# TOP 10 REVIT TIPS AND TRICKS FOR NEW USERS

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TOP 10 REVIT TIPS AND TRICKS FOR NEW USERS. REBECCA MCWILLIAMS BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS FEBRUARY 11,2013. 1. BUILT-IN CALCULATOR. Revit has a built-in calculator that you can use at any time while entering distances or parameters. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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TOP 10 REVIT TIPS AND TRICKS FOR NEW USERSREBECCA MCWILLIAMS

BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTSFEBRUARY 11,2013Rebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD1. BUILT-IN CALCULATORRebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013Revit has a built-in calculator that you can use at any time while entering distances or parameters. Preface the distance or parameter you are entering with an equal sign (=), and then enter the formula. You can use any standard arithmetic formula. For example, to create a wall half of 32-6 7/8, enter the distance as =326 7/8 / 2

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD2. INSERT VIEW FROM FILERebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013DRAFTING VIEWSSCHEDULESSHEETSWHERE not TO USE IT?

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD3. TRANSFER PROJECT STANDARDSRebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013OPEN THE TWO PROJECTS IN ONE SESSION OF REVITCOPY STYLES AND SETTINGS FROM PREVIOUS PROJECTSONLY COPY WHAT YOU NEED.

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD4. SAVE AS FAMIL(Y)(IES) LIBRARYRebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013WHY VALUABLE?HOW TO DO IT?

5. WORKSET VISIBILITYRebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013WHY VALUABLE?WHERE TO USE?HOW TO SET UP?Override by view

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD6. LOCKING A 3D VIEWRebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013ABILITY TO FREEZE A 3D VIEWCAN CREATE NOTES AND ANNOTATIONS ON LOCKED VIEW

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD7. QUICK HATCH INSERTIONRebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013DRAW THE HATCH PATTERN YOU WANT IN REVIT USING AN AUTOCAD HATCH.IMPORT THE AUTOCAD FILE INTO A REVIT DRAFTING VIEW.DO A PARTIAL EXPLODE ON THE AUTOCAD HATCH.SELECT THE REVIT FILLED REGION ITS TYPE PROPERTIES ARE NOW IN THE PROJECT AS A MODEL HATCH.RENAME THE HATCH.

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD8. MAKE WALL LAYER ADJUSTABLERebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013OPEN THE WALLS EDIT TYPE PROPERTIESEDIT THE STRUCTURESECTION PREVIEW MODIFY - UNLOCK

BIM TO FMOctober 2012Troy MifsudmyCADD9. VIEW TEMPLATES

Rebecca McWilliamsTOP 10 TIPS AND TRICKSFebruary 2013WHY VALUABLE?WHERE TO USE?HOW TO SET UP?Shift-Select-Apply