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Linked Mechanical IFC Model Into Revit; Can’t See Ductwork

Tonight (yes, I am working on a Friday night), I ran into a new issue that I thought the community might be interested in. I linked an IFC into Revit which was exported from AutoCAD MEP. The issue is, I could not see any of the duct. Autodesk posted a solution to the problem that unfortunately … Continue reading Linked Mechanical IFC Model Into Revit; Can’t See Ductwork

[Solved] Revit Error: Unable to make the necessary Workset (Project Info) editable in the Linked File in order to change the Shared Coordinates.

While attempting to link an architectural Revit model into my electrical model, an interesting error message popped up: “Unable to make the necessary Workset (Project Info) editable in the Linked File in order to change the Shared Coordinates.” This was a new one for me. When attempting to open these models, you can’t uncheck the … Continue reading [Solved] Revit Error: Unable to make the necessary Workset (Project Info) editable in the Linked File in order to change the Shared Coordinates.

[Solved] Revit does not display vertical elbows (i.e., risers in shafts) properly in plan view

Let’s talk a little about Plan Regions in Revit. In a nutshell, this tool helps to show areas of a View that may need to deviate from your view’s View Range. Aside from the common uses for this in architecture, mechanical designers can actually get their risers to display properly when using a vertical elbows. The Problem Mechanical … Continue reading [Solved] Revit does not display vertical elbows (i.e., risers in shafts) properly in plan view

Use Dynamo to delete all views in Revit

I have been working on a Dynamo Workflow that will purge out all views and sheets from a Revit model. Yes, there are several add-ins that currently accomplish this task, however I eventually want to create a “Super Purge” Workflow that will purge a model of all views, sheets, and elements for me. More on … Continue reading Use Dynamo to delete all views in Revit

Revisions from a revision schedule in a titleblock family are not populated on sheets

Today I was challenged with figuring out why a revision schedule from a titleblock family was not showing the revisions on the sheet that the titleblock was placed on. I found a subtle setting in which I’ve never used before – it is to set a fixed Height of the revision schedule. I suppose this could … Continue reading Revisions from a revision schedule in a titleblock family are not populated on sheets

Rotate a section to line up to an angled element in Revit

I remember my early days of Revit and working with architecture that had several angles in plan view. Cutting a section without knowing the exact angle is difficult in Revit and the Align tool currently does not work on section lines. Here is a workaround to rotate your sections to align with any angle within Revit. 1) Draw … Continue reading Rotate a section to line up to an angled element in Revit

[Solved] Revit can’t create a new module in the macro manager

This morning, I ran into an interesting bug in Revit 2016. I opened up my Macro Manager per the norm, but when attempting to create a new module Revit wouldn’t save the new module. It successfully opened the dialog box to let me choose a name, language, and description, however once I clicked “OK” nothing … Continue reading [Solved] Revit can’t create a new module in the macro manager

IronPython UI Generator and Script Library for Autodesk Revit

I just stumbled on this script library for Revit users who wish to use Python with the Revit API. In it’s simplest form, it’s a folder of IronPython .py scripts for Autodesk Revit. Check it out on GitHub: https://github.com/eirannejad/pyRevit There is plenty of example code written in Python that you can refer to when learning to create … Continue reading IronPython UI Generator and Script Library for Autodesk Revit