If you want to bring the sketchup models or components into Revit , Do not directly import the component into the Project file instead bring it in as a family file. So import it in the family template eg of Entourage.rft template if you want the component of people from skp to Revit.
Go to create a new Family of here a Entourage, Insert Tab—Import CAD—Choose files of type .skp from the list & choose your component of sketchup.
Save the file & Load into Project & use instances of the family. This will reduce the file size rather than importing it directly & copying manu times in the project file.
Roof fascia can now be edited to have the curved edge as shown above using the Divide Parts option that allows the Parts to be divided with a profile or sketch. Follow this Tutorial Learn Revit by Snapshots-09.
1.Select Roof Fascia Command from Roof drop down menu
2. Create a new type of Fascia by Duplicating in the Edit Type Properties & changing the Profile family to required one(Previously created and loaded into the Project)
3. Place the Fascia along the Roof Edges
4. Change the Material of the Fascia in the Edit Type Properies.
5. Select the Roof Fascia & click Create parts in the Ribbon
6. Select Divide Parts
7. Select Edit Sketch option, Set the Workplane –choose pick a plane & pick one face of the Fascia (select Show workplane to check if the plane is correctly selected)
8. Orient the View Cube to the parallel elevation where the sketch can be drawn on the face of the Fascia.
9. Draw the cutting profile as a closed loop so that the fascia can get cut to the curved shape
10. Finish the edit mode, finish the divide parts mode.
11. Select the divided part & choose Exclude part from the Ribbon to see it removed resulting in the curved egde of the Fascia as shown below. Repeat the same on the other sides.
TIP: You can also Use the Beam Command & place the Beam of Fasica’s size along the edges of the Roof & Use Opening by Face to edit the shape
1. Select the Dimension for Alternate dimensioning, click the Edit Type in the Properties
2. Under Alternate Units:Choose the position for placement of the Alternate Units
Units Format: Choose the unit required for Alternate units( check off Project units to choose other units)
Units Prefix & Suffix : Can choose brackets to display the Alternate dimension Or choose appropriate unit text like m, cm etc.
Tag the 3D saved views with Material tag:
1. Go to 3D view
2. Lock & save the 3D view with the Lock 3D tool in View control Bar
3. Go to Annotate Tab –> Material Tag--> If not loaded it will prompt you to load from the Library, Go to Annotation folder from the Library to locate the Material Tag if not loaded already
Else ,if already the Tag is loaded, directly start placing it in the view
4 This Material tag has the Material Description as the label, so whatever is set in the Description of the material in the Material editor that will appear in the Tag.
5. Check the Description of the Material in the Material Editor by going to the browser through the Structure edit in Type Property of the Element.
****Tips: You can change the Arrowhead style & type of arrow by selecting the tag—Type properties.
Learn Revit 2014 by Snapshots- 05-Displaced views
Learn to create Displaced views in Revit 2014. A good presentation tool…
Learn by Snapshots-Lesson 04-Wall orientation
Learn to check which side is exterior or interior of the wall as we place them in plan & avoid confusion later….
Learn by Snapshots-3 Check this link to learn about Revit 2014 feature ,how to change the shape of the crop region & callouts! ( very useful one!)Wish they had given even circular shapes too.
Revit project needs careful planning & management, Here’s the post on How to start a new Project in Revit.Check this pdf ….
Lesson 02:Learn by Snapshots-02
This is the first learning through snapshot post, hope it helps the beginners.
Some less known facts about Revit that may be interesting…
Q1. What is the shortest way to input only inches value (e.g. 10”) in Revit?
A. Hit feet symbol 2 times instead of holding shift + inches symbol.
(This happens only in Revit…not in AutoCAD!)
Q2. No Quick Calc like CAD?
A. No but input parameters in commands or Properties can support calculations.
Start with = sign & put the formula with mathematical operators.
Q3. Keyboard Shortcut to close (line sketches, walls etc. )to the starting point?
Q4. Wall types are set with different default Unconnected heights?
||Default Unconnected Height
|Basic Exterior, Generic , Curtain & Stacked Walls
||20’ or 8000mm
|Interior Partition Walls
||10’ or 4000mm
||-12’ or -4000mm Base offset to Level where drawn
||6’ or 2000mm
Q5. The only wall type that is not Room Bounding by default?
Q6. Convert Stacked walls to independent walls ?
A. Right click the stacked wall…Select Break Up to convert them to independent walls