Have you ever experienced the “Missing Third Party Updater” message?  It comes about when an Updater (addin or macro) is in use, and then does not exist on a PC that is new to the project.

From sasha.varsanofieva
You must close all local files, open and click do not warn on your central, and then recreate locals. Otherwise the locals will continue to write the tag back into your central and from your central into the locals.

In my case, this wasn’t enough to fix the issue.  The updater message still showed.  I did this:
  1. Opened the Central with Audit and Detach ticked
  2. Clicked the “Do Not Warn…” option
  3. Saved the file as a Central with a different filename
  4. Closed the file and opened it in the usual method (with Save New Local ticked)
  5. The warning did not show anymore

Have you ever tried to access the Wall Joins tool where you have only two walls meeting?  Such as in a T intersection scenario like this:

On my Revit 2014 system, the Wall Join modifiers will not activate in the Options bar when clicking on the above join.

However, if you add a bit of temporary wall, like this:

You can now access the Options for the Wall Join.  Set your option, then delete the temporary wall.

This workaround allows you to set the “Don’t Clean Join” option on a 2 wall T-intersection…

Another tip – if you have trouble selecting a particular Wall Join, select two or three walls that participate in the join and then use the sunglasses to Temporary Isolate Elements.  You should now be able to select the proper join.

It is one of the few tags that can directly access the Level parameter – quite useful, even to the point where I created secondary Design Option called Level Tagger with a bit of Ceiling on it, and then use a Ceiling “Level” Tag to give me the Level in given views.

Using Copy – Paste Aligned to Selected Levels for the bit of Ceiling, and

Copy – Paste Aligned to Selected Views for the Ceiling “Level” tag.

The secondary Design Option is only turned on when I want to use this particular tag, meaning that the Ceilings are typically hidden.

Oh, you can also tag normal Ceilings with Ceiling Tags 🙂

Another method of tagging the Level parameter is using the Case Param to Param tool:

  1. Add a Text SP in the Project (shared parameter) to the Category for which you want to tag the Level property (ie. Floors)
  2. Use Param to Param to copy the Level parameter of Floors to the SP you added in step 1
  3. Add that SP to a Floor tag to tag the “Level”
The obvious problem – this is not a live link.  Also, it doesn’t work too well with Grouped Floor elements.

HyunWoo Kim describes how to make a Curtain Wall that has actual curved glass panels (uncommon, but possible) by making a Curtain Wall type with a Basic Wall as the Curtain Panel masquerading as Curved Glass.  He adds Wall Sweeps to the Basic Wall type to “pretend” to be Curtain Wall Mullions.

I have used a similar method to make curved Balustrades / Railings (making a Rail Type that is actually the glass panel and apply Glass material to it).

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Enjoy Revit: Curved Curtain Wall

This little family is surprisingly useful:

Particularly good for situations where you want to dimension something but you can’t access the “host elements” – or you are worried the host witness lines may get changed or deleted (which would also delete the dimension.)

You could customize it to suit your own graphic requirements eg. add some dimension arrows and witness lines to it.


EDIT  Due to a number of requests, here is a 2012 version for 2012 and 2013:

(using Paolo’s addin:)
  1. Download and copy dll and addin and copy to C:ProgramDataAutodeskRevitAddins2014
  2. Unblock the DLL (right click Properties in Explorer)
  3. Addin should automatically be available in Revit 2014 without restarting
  4. New Generic Model Adaptive family
  5. Import 3D DWG
  6. Start the Reference Points from 3D DWG command (Addins – External Tools)
  7. Select the DWG
  8. Click Finish in the Options bar
  9. Wait a while – you will get something like this:
Download links:

file DLL and ADDIN that should be copied here:
C: ProgramData Autodesk Revit Addins 2014

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Daniel Gijsbers uses Notepad++ to do some quick editing and creation of similar Navisworks search sets:

“Let’s create a couple of searchsets that will find the same parts but on different levels.

He notes that you should import-export-import to make sure GUIDs are not duplicated.

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