Ok , admittedly it was for Revit 2013, but this is still a great pdf to have handy, especially if any new users haven’t seen it before:
Thanks to Trey Klein for putting this together, and betterrevit for uploading.
Just in case you haven’t seen it yet – you should check out this great thread on RFO:
…….Index to Tips and Tricks…….
Question from Alaa El Kabbany:
I’m asking if anyone knows how to show the local file path on the revit file interface (like autocad)…..is there a way?
Download the Revved tool package from here. After it is installed, on your Add-Ins bar you can click on ReVVed — Open Folder to access the “local file path” in explorer.
You can download ReVVed 2011 or ReVVed 2012 or ReVVed 2013 for free. (via PKH Lineworks)
What Revit Wants: Revit 2013 Direct Download Links
Also, check out my recommended Revit add-ins on Pinterest.
Top-11-Tips-Tricks-Revit-2013.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Here’s a taste:
3. Need a slope annotation on your ramp in a plan view? It can’t be done without this trick!
Why won’t it work? Okay, I’ll check with the Revit developers… but in the meantime, do this:
a. Open a 3D top-down view (click on the Top of the view cube) showing the ramp.
b. Use the Spot Slope tool to place a slope arrow on the ramp in the 3D view.
c. Select the spot slope annotation. Click Ctr-x (cut to clipboard).
d. Open the plan view. In Modify tab, click Paste drop-down and choose > Aligned to Current View.
e. The parametric slope arrow now exists on the ramp in the plan view!
Thanks to author Trey Klein.
Heads-up and link from betterREVIT:
Where’s my Chair? | betterREVIT
A whole bunch of tips can be viewed at:
Revit Chander – WikiHelp
(its a long page – keep scrolling)
You could also check out this PDF file:
Do you have a PDF or a page full of tips you would like to share? Feel free to comment…
You are going to RTC. Will it be amazing? Probably. But will you get the most out of it? That is completely up to YOU. Here are a few pointers.
- Drink lots of coffee (in moderation, of course)
- Talk to as many people as you can – target the people who you have made contact with online but haven’t met in person
- Get your own name out there in conversation – make sure you say something memorable, like “this Rivett program is cool, hey”
- If you get bored, go get another coffee
Here is the golden tip – for each session that you attend, make a note of 2 (two) things that you think you can use. These may be
- ways to customize your Revit environment,
- online resources you didn’t know about,
- anything that could improve your personal workflow or your company standards.
But aim for 2 points per session. More points make it difficult to actually recall and apply them, less and you are not getting your RTC value-for-money.
PS – Feel free to post your own ‘survival tips’ in the comments…
I recently viewed the class 45 Autodesk® Revit® Tips in 45 Minutes (Smith, Chad) on AU Virtual. It was an excellent class. Here are two things that I learnt:
You can Tab BETWEEN elements – in other words, select one wall in a chain of walls, then highlight another wall in the chain and press Tab. Only those walls in-between the two will be selected!
Pre-select when Filtering – before making a Filter, select an element first. Then go View – Filters – click on the ‘New Filter’ icon. The Category of the element that you select is automatically pre-selected for the new Filter!
There are some basic rules of Priority, that all compound structures follow, when joining together.
1) The higher priority layers always take precedent. For example, a Priority 1 layer will barge it’s way through lower priority layers in order to join up to another Priority 1 layer.
2) Lower priority layers cannot cut through higher priority layers, during the “clean up process”- they are just stopped by them.
3) The exception to both of the above are layers that fall within the Core boundaries. A priority 2 layer “within the core boundaries” will override a priority 1 later” that is situated “outside of the core boundary”.
“Walls: Applying Functions to Compound Layers: