Revit Dimensions

A small tip which you might have forgotten or you are not using….

We can delete any dimension from a full dimension string. ūüôā

Revit Dimension -Tip

We can just press Tab button and select one dimension from this full string and delete.

Revit Dimension -Tip-1

Hoping that this information will be useful to Revit beginners and also for those who are not using this.

 

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Revit Workflow for Beginners

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.

 

REVIT STAIRS DEFINITIONS

BASE AND TOP LEVELS: Stairs are based on selected levels that already exist in the project. You can add an offset on these levels if required.

DESIRED STAIR HEIGHT: Total distance between the base and the top of the stairs, including offsets.

DESIRED NUMBER OF RISERS: Automatically calculated by Revit, dividing Stair Height by Maximum Riser Height.

ACTUAL NUMBER OF RISERS: The number of risers you modeled so far.

MAXIMUM RISER HEIGHT: Riser height for your stair will never go above this value.

ACTUAL RISER HEIGHT: This distance is automatically calculated by Revit, dividing the Stair Height by the Desired Number of Risers.

MINIMUM TREAD DEPTH:  specify the minimum tread depth & we can go above this number, but not below.

ACTUAL TREAD DEPTH: By default, this value is equal to minimum tread depth set in the stair type.

MINIMUM RUN WIDTH: Set on the stair type, you can specify the minimum run width.

ACTUAL RUN WIDTH: By default, this will be the same as the minimum run width.

Revit Shortcuts For Daily Use.

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)
A
AA                          Align
AP                          Group Objects
C
CC                          Copy
CS                          Create Similar
D
DD                         Align Dimension
DE                          Delete
DI                           Dimension
DL                          Detail Line
DM                         Mirror From Drawn Line
DR                          Door
E
EL                          Spot Elevation
G
GP                          Group
L
LC                          Link CAD
LR                          Line Model
M
MA                        Match Type Properties
MI                         Mirror
MM                       Mirror From Axis
MN                        Manage Link
MV                        Move
O
OF                         Offset
P
PB                         Project Browser
PN                        Pin
R
RE                         Scale
RG                         Remove Object from Group
RM                        Room
RO                         Rotate
RP                         Reference Plane
S
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
T
TG                         Tag
TR                         Trim
TX                         Text
U
UG                        Ungroup
UP                         Unpin
V
VG                         Adjust Visibility Graphics
VP                         View Properties
VV                         View Manager
W
WA                        Wall
WN                        Window
Z
ZE                          Zoom Extents
ZO                          Zoom Out
ZX                          Zoom to Fit
ZZ                          Zoom in Region

Difference between Architecture Floor & Structure Floor

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.

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