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AECbytes: The New Materials User Interface in Revit 2013

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:13

The excellent AECbytes website has recently published an article detailing the changes to the User Interface with regards Materials, in Revit 2013

Read the entire article HERE

   

Autodesk Revit 2013: So what's new?

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 11:59

I know I'm a little late to the party with this one, but nevertheless here goes.....

Even if you haven't yet sampled it for yourself yet, I am sure you have heard about the release of Revit 2013 over the last few days? So the obvious question is "What is new in Revit 2013?". It just so happens that the well respected Revit guru and blooger David Light has produced a comprehensive run down of all the new features. You can read David's report here. You can expect tutorials and articles on each of the new features in the coming months, here at Revit Zone.

   

Model Text: An introduction

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:08

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Welcome to this Revit Zone article on Model Text. In this short tutorial we are going to explain what Model Text is, how and why you would typically use it.

In Revit there is fundamentally "two" types of text object. The first is "Annotation Text" and the second is "Model Text". Annotation text is isued to annotate your views, elements, details, etc. It can be either standalone or "connected" to an object by use of a Leader. The main thing to note about annotation text is that it is "view-specific". It only exists in the view in which it is created.

Read more: Model Text: An introduction

   

Dimensions: Using Revit dimensions to equally space elements

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:01

Please Note: If you're new to Revit, you may be interested in my "Beginner's Guide to Revit Architecture" 84 part video tutorial training course. The course is 100% free with no catches or exclusions. You don't even need to sign-up. Just enjoy the course and drop me line if you found it useful. The full course itinerary can be viewed here

 

In this short article we will take a quick look at how Revit's dimension tool can be used to equally space parts of your design, as required. No theory, let's just dive straight in with a practical example.

Let's draw a simple shell of a building.....

Now let's say we want to quickly divide this shell up into 5 equal compartments- they could be apartments, etc. Rather than working out the spacing between each party wall, we can use Revit's dimension tool to quickly align our party walls at equal spacings. First of all simply drop four party walls into the shell- do NOT worry about the spacing of the walls.....

As you can see in the above image, there is no way that these are equally spaced. But they WILL be in a minute, due to the power of Revit's dimnesioning tools.

Let's go and drop an aligned dimension between all the walls. You'll find this tool on the Annotate > Dimenision tab....

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