Autodesk Revit is great except the step where I try to convert or export the whole project into laser drawings, in order build a physical model.
Obviously there are many floors, walls and roofs or planes; each requiring its own flat drawing or dxf file for laser cutting.
Every time I have had to completely redraw the project in another program.
I did some research but found no solution.
Firstly, do forgive my bad English, and, if this is a repeated post.
Currently, I am working on Dockable Panel. The dockable panel is driven by a button on the ribbon tab, that is, the button will toggle the visibility of the dockable panel. Everytime the button was pressed, the visibility state is recorded, and it works as expected, if and only if, when the user is using the button to toggle the visibility.
However, if the user closes the panel by clicking the cross/close button on the panel. The application will not update the visibility state, as it does not 'know' the user has closed it.
Is there any method i can call to find out the panel visibility? or, any event i can subscribe to alert me?, as in Revit API.
Any pointers or direction is very much appreciated.
Thanks for reading, and, my bad if this is a dumb question and wasted your time.
Bless, and, cheers.
Koh Kah Chin
Looking to TAG some duct to show oveall building RL (i.e. height from ground being 0m) instead of EL from related level. Any ideas?
I am looking to create the same detail shown in the sketch up images.
Any suggestions on how to achieve this?
Also has anyone ever came across a slate material with good realistic image.
Question #1: To my Sections Sheet, I am adding a Key Plan of each floor to show where the sections are cut. I duplicated a plan of each floor and renamed it "Floor # - Key Plan", and added the view to the Sections Sheet at a small scale, and now I am using a 1" = 80'-" scale for these key plans. I am able to hide all the unwanted annotations elements, but I notice that some like the "UP" and "DN" of stairs, which are very large, do not go away without erasing the stairs also.
How can I leave the stairs at this small scale but without the associated annotation?
(I also notice that this happens with elements like Washer (W), the Water Heater (WH), etc).
Question # 2. Related question: Do Revit has a "Key Plan" creation fuction to automate this work?
Thanks in advance.
I am unable to get the integration with civil 3D feature to work with Revit 2013. I can press the integration with Autocad C3D button and get to the next dialogue box with scope of integration but when i click OK i get the following error below. I have uninstalled both Revit and Civil 3D (2012 and 2013) and have removed all traces of Revit from the registry before reinstalling. I am desperate for help and suggestions as my machine is the only machine so far in the office that is doing this.
- Create method exception.
Assembly name: DBridgeRoad: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.; StackTrace: at REX.Bridges.Common. ...
PLATFORM: Win32NT Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
MESSAGE: (6/17/2013 2:24:16 PM) Create method exception. Assembly name: DBridgeRoad: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.; StackTrace: at REX.Bridges.Common.Resources.Dialogs.Common.BTabPanel.InitializeControl() at REX.DBridgeRoad.Resources.Dialogs.RoadGeometryHorizontalTabs.InitializeComponent() at REX.DBridgeRoad.Resources.Dialogs.RoadGeometryHorizontalTabs..ctor(REXExtension Ext) at REX.DBridgeRoad.Extension.OnCreateDialogs() at REX.Common.REXExtension.Create() at REX.DBridgeRoad.Extension.Create() at REX.Common.REXApplication.Create(REXContext& AppContext)
DEPENDENCY: Autodesk.REX.Framework, Version=2013.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=51e16e3b26b42eda (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.Controls, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.Controls.WPF, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.Controls.Forms, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.Mathematics, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.Preferences, Version=2013.0.0.2251, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.System, Version=2013.0.0.2251, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251) | REX.Service, Version=2013.0.0.2251, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null (file version: 2013.0.0.2251)
Greetings. I have a problem with the stairs in the new house I and my husband recently bought - they are too rough and I doubt the upper railing meets code.
They seem to be a custom, hand-made job by a handyman and not a professional, which is made clear by the upper landing on the second floor - the posts were not even or measured out so at one end two are squeezed together. The stairs also give off a feeling of being raw & more "porch-like." I would like to remodel them but would like to re-use much of the wood as it is good wood and the stairs are entirely open. I know this is not recommended, howeer I would put most of it back where it was - with re-inforcements and replace the bannisters with something a little less raw to give it a more finished appearance. The stairs go up about 6.5" before reaching a fairly large rectangular landing and then go on a little less at about 6". they also go down from the first floor to another landing and then wrap around to the basement.
Also, I would like to keep the open feel to them (there are no backs and are not against a wall) but add a backing to each riser so that when I have children I can trust they won't trip or fall on them. I also have a cat that lost a leg whom seems to be having much more trouble on these stairs then my previous abode that had traditional carpeted stairs. Any ideas?
I need to download a copy of the Revit 2012 etransmit extension. Can someone please link me to that download? Pleasse don't answer with "it's located in the subscripton center" - I have looked everywhere for it and I just keep going around in circles that take me bact to the 2014 version.
I have linked a cad file in as I have always done in the past & it shows up perfectly, the problem is I need to move it to line up & I can't. In the past I just selected it, pinned it & was good to go, I cannot even select it now. I even put a selection box around the whole drawing & nothing. It is on it's own workset & this is the first project we are using 2014. I have checked every setting I could think of. Is there a new setting I am unaware of that they added?
When inserting CAD files or Revit Projects into our Project File (both stored on the network), I'm getting the full path (including the drive letter and every subdirectory) as the Saved Path even when the links are set to Relative. Whenever we archive or move the project it's still looking for links in the old locations as if they were pathed Absolute.
What gives? Is there a method of inserting files which avoids this or some other settings?
I am creating a family which uses an elliptical extrusion. However, I cannot bind the dimension of the ellipse to the parameters. How can I annotate the dimension of the ellipse? Thanks.!
I know i should first place the diffusers and VAV boxes and create a duct system before I draw ducts. Same for VAV boxes and AHU.
But somehow I started deleting and re-doing the systems AFTER I drew the ducts. When a VAV box or diffuser are connected to the duct, I can't create a system. the only way I see is to disconnect the duct from the diffuser and the discharge of the VAV box to be able to select both into a system. So i basically need to delete the duct pieces, create my system, and then make new connections. this obviously is tedious
Is there a way to create duct system without having to delete and re-create the duct connections to and from diffuser/VAV box?
When I click a diffuser already connected to a duct, the "create duct system"doesn't even show up. Once i delete the duct connecting to the diffuser, the "create duct system" is available. but as long as the VAV outlet is connected to a duct, it isn't available to be picked as "equipment"
I am creating a Revit Project from a survey of a House and its garden [River Front Property]. I have successfully imported the Site Plan,1st and 2nd Floor Plans using shared coordinates orienting them all to both Project North and True North as well as Project Levels [Project Base Point] and Actual Site Levels [Survey Point] [see also System Family:Level. Type Circle Head:Project Datum. Constraints: Project Base Point/Survey Point].
The Site Level used to coordinate the Site and Floor plans was 99970 millimetres [99.970 Metres. I converted from Metres when inputting it into Revit?] and the floor Plan levels have automatically matched the differences in height both 'Relatively' and 'Absolutely'. That is to say:-
The 1st Floor level [Ground Floor in UK]l of the House was set at 100.000 Metres in the Autocad survey - this now reads 100000 on the Revit Level in the Elevations - if the Revit Level properties Constraint set to Survey Point ] and 0 if the Constraint set to Project Base Point. The difference in Height between the 1st and 2nd Floor remains exactly the same whether displayed according to Project Base Point or Survey Point.
So far so good. However when I try to create a toposurface for the Site I immediately run into trouble - The surrounding Site falls away to the front of the House from 100Metres to 94Metres and rises at the back 100Metres to 102Metres. Unfortunately the resultant topo surface is being created way above the project model - the Spot Elevations seem to be being placed RELATIVE to the Model and not ABSOLUTELY to it. A Spot level of 99970 millimetres is being placed +/- 99970 millimetres above the 1st floor level of 100000 millimetres ie at at REVIT level of 199970.
Why is this happening when all the other levels ie: 1st and 2nd Floors conform to both Relative and Absolute Levels? Note the Imported Site Plan is in 2D but I am using it 's levels i.e: 94.275 Metres to place Spot Elevations i.e: 94275 [ABSOLUTE] in REVIT using MASSING AND SITE/ TOPOSURFACE/PLACE POINT.
Not sure if this is the right group to post. I am curious if its possible to use a macro to place specific detail groups in a specific place on the sheet. Used to be able to do this quite nicely in AutoCAD. I am fairly new to this so I am not asking for the exaxt code just a push in the right direction to make this happen. I am currently using Revit 2012. Thanks.
I have created a cloud in a view at a matchline & it is not showing up in my other view although they are dependant. Any ideas why this may be happening?
I was wondering if there’s a way to create my own customize icon for my families that I
created. Basically showing up like you would see in the option architecture, structure ext. I really appreciate for your help.
Revit has lots of built-in object types, obviously gathered from wide experience of the construction industry. But there will never be 100% of the things that people want, or the existing objects won't always match the style and construction that the user wants 100%.
Is there such a thing as a solid in Revit, that acts as an Element object through the API and thus can be returned from a FilteredElementCollector? I have played around with Forms (masses), but when I run through the elements in the drawing, there doesn't seem to be any object that matches it.
I even tried putting the mass in a family and later loading the family, but while it inserted the mass, there was still nothing in the list of elements returned that matched it.
Basically I was hoping to be able to create a custom solid / mass / form through the API (profile shape + extrusion) and fashion it - boolean subtractions, sectioning, that sort of thing, and be able to group such solids into larger assemblies, so we're creating a completely custom set of components and assemblies - insertable objects with properties that suit us.
Any suggestions? The ability to modify existing objects (in a way that significantly adapts their shape / constituent components) seems very limited.