Revit Tutorial – Type vs Instance Parameters

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Been a little while since I posted a tutorial but this month I am going ‘back to basics’ to talk about Instance and Type Parameters and where to use them. I still find that many people are using OOTB families that are not suitable for certain modelling workflows. I will focus in on two specific families, Structural Openings and Structural Framing. The structural Openings will be created with a Generic model family that’s face based, this will be ideal for rectangular openings in walls, foundations, floors, beams etc. Let’s start by looking at the instance properties of Structural Framing. In the image below I have selected the UB section, notice that the Structural Material is instance based.

Revit 2020 - Structural Framing Instance Parameters

It may be more relevant if we made this a type parameter as the structural material needs only to be set once per family type. To do this you can simply edit the…

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New DWG Capabilities Available With Dropbox Integration — AutoCAD Blog

A new integration with Dropbox will be available beginning November 27th for AutoCAD and Dropbox users that allows anytime, anywhere access to DWG files. This integration reflects our continued intent to help ease workflows, making it as easy as possible to design and make anything. “By integrating more closely with Dropbox we’re giving users and…

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Tutorial – Piling with Revit 2019, Dynamo and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 — Autodesk Revit Structure

In this tutorial we will look at a simple method to generate piling from a finished ground level to a rock stratum from borehole data. Most of you will now have access to the Autodesk AEC collection but, I often find that people tend to use just one or two tools from this collection which […]

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Have You Tried: Count Blocks Quickly — AutoCAD Blog

Many drawings include schedules, quantity takeoffs, and other tables which contain the number of times that a block has been inserted into a drawing. Did you know you can quickly find and count all blocks inserted into a drawing that have a specific name? You can use the Quick Select (QSELECT) feature to find and…

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Updating Civil 3D Surfaces Created from LandXML Files — Civil Immersion

On occasion, you may work with stakeholders who use a solution other than Civil 3D. When this happens, civil data is often exchanged as LandXML files. That said, LandXML files imported to Civil 3D can be challenging to “swap out” if updates are received in the future. In today’s installment we’ll explore a workflow using…

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