dp Stuff have updated their very cool Revit addins to work with Revit 2015, and happily I have three prizes to giveaway:
Free Revit Utils 2015 and Randomizer 2015 pack
Half-price Revit Utils 2015 and Randomizer 2015 pack
25% off Revit Utils 2015 and Randomizer 2015 pack
To enter the competition, scroll down to the Comments on this post and write your response to this question (don’t worry if your entry doesn’t appear straight away, it will 🙂 …
Name one challenge you have faced while using Revit. How did you overcome it?
The deadline for this competition is Tuesday 10 March 2015. After this date, I will review the comments and then give the prizes to the entries that I think are the most original, thought-provoking, outside-of-the-box and interesting 🙂 Results will be announced in a comment on 11 March, and I will reply to the winners individually.
I posted about Randomizer a while back. I have since seen it used to randomize the colour of panels. One way to do this is to use a integer or numeric Shared Parameter and View Filters (ie. randomize from 1 to 5, have your View Filter apply Red to 1, Yellow to 2 etc). However, could this principle be applied to change the actual Material too?
Philip Chan provides one answer: In the component family environment, Revit won’t allow you to formulate the material parameter. All you can do is to set the material as a parameter; in the formula field, you won’t be able to input formula like you can for other type of parameter (e.g. Length). I recall a trick from Alfredo Medina that you can parametrize a material with conditional statement using nested family. So, I ended up rigging up a curtain panel family with a setup that looks like this: