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Copy a Legend to Multiple Sheets in Revit

The good folks over at Boost Your BIM have posted a macro for copying a legend to multiple sheets. It works really well, but I wonder if anyone would like to take on the challenge of doing something similar in Dynamo. public void legendOnSheets() { Document doc = this.ActiveUIDocument.Document; // create list of element ids for … Continue reading Copy a Legend to Multiple Sheets in Revit

How to get a nested list item by index in Dynamo (the easy way).

I found a super simple way to get a nested list item at index using Design Script using a single node. The Code Block in the example: x[0][33][1]; Where: x      =  Input for your list [0]    =  Parent List [33]  =  The nested list item #1 within Parent [1]    =  The … Continue reading How to get a nested list item by index in Dynamo (the easy way).

Revit Macro – List electrical panel schedules and the sheets that they are placed on

We found a quick-and-dirty way to show what sheets your electrical panel schedules are on. Essentially, it is a schedule of schedules. We haven’t found any other way to accomplish this as of yet and we welcome any improvements to this code. What this does is simply create a dialog box with all of your … Continue reading Revit Macro – List electrical panel schedules and the sheets that they are placed on

Overlapping Grid Bubbles in Revit and How to Fix Them Globally Across Multiple Views

How do you deal with overlapping grid bubbles? Whether you use “elbows” on your gridlines or offset your bubbles, you should never have to go to each view individually and manually change them. Revit has the ability to apply the visual adjustments to your gridlines across multiple views using “Propagate Extents”. It seems as though this … Continue reading Overlapping Grid Bubbles in Revit and How to Fix Them Globally Across Multiple Views

Using Revit to Design a Storage Unit Facility

We recently teamed up with a Texas construction company to design a storage unit facility. While this isn’t a exactly a bragging-worthy Revit project, we believe that we’ve used Revit to add value to the conceptual phase for storage facility owners, operators, and investors. 3D is Greater than 2D First and foremost, the site was … Continue reading Using Revit to Design a Storage Unit Facility

Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Defined

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format was developed by buildingSMART®. The format maintains standards to import and export BIM elements and their parameters between software platforms. In many ways, an IFC is like an intelligent version of a DXF. The IFC Wiki defines IFC as: The Industry Foundation Classes IFC specification is a neutral … Continue reading Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Defined

How to show a custom scale as “None” or “N.T.S.” in Revit

For those of you who are new to Revit, there are many hurdles to overcome when working with documentation. We’ve all run into the issue where we want a drafting view title or titleblock to say “SCALE: NONE” or “SCALE: N.T.S”. This is a simple task, however not very obvious in Revit. Click the scale … Continue reading How to show a custom scale as “None” or “N.T.S.” in Revit