Selection options in Revit 2014

Revit 2014-Select options


Objects that are pinned manually or Automatically(Like the Curtain panels in Storefront wall type) do not get selected if the above shown selection tools: Select Pinned objects is showing ‘x’ sign. Hence make sure that it is put on to facilitate the selection by Tabbing , highlighting & clicking as is commonly used.

Also if the select by face tool is on, the selection becomes easier by just clicking on the face of the Panel.


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Get away with the Educational Stamp in plot

This post is for my Students in SOA, MSRIT who want to know how to get rid of the Educational Stamp while plotting the drawing.

1. Type in command DXFOUT, to export the existing dwg to .DXF format. Close the file.

2. Use Open command to open the saved .DXF file , under files of type, choose Dxf to browse the .dxf files only.

3. Save the above .dxf file, it will save it as .dwg that does not have the plot stamp anymore.

AutoCAD Docked Windows-undock or float it…

The Layer Dialog Box got stuck to the Left side of the AutoCAD screen & refuses to move or float , no right click option available to switch off ‘allow docking’. The layer properties are not seen properly unless scrolled that makes it very uncomfortable to work… Well if you have faced such situations before, here is what you need to do….

On the task bar, next to workspace tool, there is a Lock icon, right click on it … select … All…under that unlocked. This allows the window to float on screen!AutoCAD 2014- Undock windows-1AutoCAD 2014- Undock windows-2