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Use Dynamo to Transfer Phase Data to Bound Revit Models

This workflow was created as a request from @PhilosophyBIM on Twitter To @DynamoBIM guru, any way to automate the phase mapping to revit elements? I have a linked model binded to another file & lost all Phases. — Philip Chan (@PhilosophyBIM) September 26, 2017 The issue arises when binding a linked model in Revit. If … Continue reading Use Dynamo to Transfer Phase Data to Bound Revit Models

Dynamo Graph to push Space data into COBie.Component.Space including elements above the ceiling (MEP)

Here is a graph that I’ve thrown together that pushes the Revit Space number  into the COBie parameter “COBie.Component.Space” for elements that are within the Space, including elements above the ceiling. Note that in order for this to include the elements in the area above ceilings (i.e., mechanical and electrical equipment), your spaces must use … Continue reading Dynamo Graph to push Space data into COBie.Component.Space including elements above the ceiling (MEP)

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