Use Sketchup Components in Revit

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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.



Revit 2014 New Feature: Divide Parts: Create Curved Edge Roof Fascia !Learn Revit by Snapshots-08

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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.

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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 RibbonRevit-Curved RoofFacia-5

6. Select Divide Parts
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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





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Revit 2014 New Features: Alternate Units[Learn by Snapshots Lesson:07]

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1. Select the Dimension for Alternate dimensioning, click the Edit Type in the Properties


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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.

Revit 2014 – New Feature: Now add Material tag in 3D Locked view


Tag the 3D saved views with Material tag:Revit 2014-Material tag in 3D

1-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D 1. Go to 3D view

2-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D 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 view4-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D

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.

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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.8-Revit 2014-material tag in 3D


****Tips: You can change the Arrowhead style & type of arrow by selecting the tag—Type properties.