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Do U Revit: Revit Families- To Split or Not to Split

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Friday, 19 February 2010 10:57

The excellent Do U Revit blog has a really interesting feature on adding multiple materials to your Revit Families, without additing additional geometry.

"Materials can be applied many different ways in Revit families, directly to the geometry, by category and even with a parameter but that is not all. One of my favorites is combining multiple tools to create an inlay effect without additional geometry. The key to accomplishing this is using the split face tool along with the paint tool......"

Read the entire article here


Revit Rocks: Add Sheet Counter to Revit Title Block

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Friday, 19 February 2010 10:48

Greg (of Revit Rocks and CadClips fame) has a great free video for you, showing you how to add a sheet counter parameter to your Revit Title Blocks

" REVIT does not come installed with a title block family parameter that displays how many sheets are in a sheet set. In fact REVIT doesn't have sheet sets. Some people prefer to display the total number of sheets in a set as the '15' displays above. In the 3 CADclips below you are first introduce to the completed title block family in a project then we start from scratch and show you how to build it yourself."

Check out the full post and videos here


Revit Clinic: 3 More Revit Rendering Tips

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Thursday, 18 February 2010 13:20

One of my favourite Revit Blogs, The Revit Clinic; has just posted an additional 3 handy tips for anyone interested in the rendering process.

The original 10 Rendering Tips article can be found here. And the 3 additional tips are here


Looking to PDF from "inside" Revit?

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Friday, 12 February 2010 11:18

If you'd like the ability to seamlessly create PDF's from within the Revit environment, you are now in luck! Bluebeam software now has a plugin for Revit that does just that

"This plug-in is pretty robust. You can get a great output from the default settings, but can also configure it to your heart’s desire by adjusting several file conversion options to select sheets, add bookmarks, hyperlinks, PDF security, text stamps and so much more."

Many thanks to Gregory Arkin over at  for the heads-up on this one

Click here to get all the details from Bluebeam software


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