AutoCad Files should not be imported into Revit Project, they should always be Linked to have a control on the files.
- In Revit window go to Insert and Link Cad option for inserting cad into Revit
- Import cad option should not be used for inserting cad as importing creates issues while deleting or changing
- Linking CAD enables full control of the AutoCAD data in Revit project
When linking following steps shown in the image should be looked into.
CAD links can be reloaded, unloaded or removed from Insert > links>Manage links>CAD Links
A small tip which you might have forgotten or you are not using….
We can delete any dimension from a full dimension string. 🙂
We can just press Tab button and select one dimension from this full string and delete.
Hoping that this information will be useful to Revit beginners and also for those who are not using this.
The time when you start a practice project. Try taking a small project so that the understanding of the workflow and elements becomes more clear.
5 easy steps to follow.
- Start a new project
- Build the model :- try gathering the maximum information required to build the model
- Information of other disciplines :- try adding entities of other disciplines, if the project is architecture design then add few structural and MEP elements, just a basic families.
- Document the model:- Add Annotations (tagging and dimension every element)
- Present a model :- Prepare a small presentation,use sheet setup, 3d sections etc.
These steps are only for the early learners of revit, when they want to start a practice project to check their capabilities.
These are just the default shortcuts, which i have sorted out as most commonly used. those can also be modified as per your convenience. which is already explained in one of my post.
Revit Shortcuts (A-Z)
AP Group Objects
CS Create Similar
DD Align Dimension
DL Detail Line
DM Mirror From Drawn Line
LC Link CAD
LR Line Model
MA Match Type Properties
MM Mirror From Axis
MN Manage Link
PB Project Browser
RG Remove Object from Group
RP Reference Plane
SA Select All Instances
SC Snap Center
SE Snap End
SI Snap Intersection
SL Splits an Element
SM Snap Middle
SN Snap Nearest
SP Snap Perpendicular
VG Adjust Visibility Graphics
VP View Properties
VV View Manager
ZE Zoom Extents
ZO Zoom Out
ZX Zoom to Fit
ZZ Zoom in Region
Structural slab is generally used to model the slabs where as the architecture floors are used to model the floor finishes .
The difference of both the floors is in the properties, the structural floor is having extra structure properties, whereas architectural floors have the basic architecture properties.