Lookup Tables and You – Part 2 – Improving Your Workflow

Now you understand how lookup tables are formatted and referenced from Revit families, let’s have a look at

Lookup Tables and You – Part 1 – Understanding Lookup Tables

Life isn’t just about Dynamo, so here is something a little different to mix things up. Earlier this year I spoke at BiLT ANZ 2017, I had the opportunity to present two separate talks of which one was lookup tables. It’s a bit of a dry topic, so stick with me. Lookup tables for pipe and

Placing Multiple Views on Sheets With Dynamo

Keeping on the theme of Dynamo and drawing setup, I had a series of MEP models that I needed to setup that had 2 views that needed to be placed on each sheet, a main view and a smaller inset view. I started from my sheet generation Dynamo graph and ran through a number of

Tagging Invert Levels

Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of err.. solutions for tagging invert levels. From adding shared parameters to your pipe families through to using Dynamo and everything in between. Ignoring the fact that you can’t add parameters to system families like duct and pipework, there is a far simpler way to get what you’re

Importing DWGs to Revit While Still Displaying MTEXT Correctly

For those of you that still heavily rely on DWG based details and schematics that are bought into

Practical Dynamo – Moving Views on Sheets

For those of you that read through my previous post last week on creating sheets using Dynamo, you

Practical Dynamo – Generate Sheets from Excel

I was discussing Dynamo workflows with good old Captain BIMCAD the other night and we got to the topic of project setup. Personally I don’t use Dynamo in my everyday project setup workflow, I use Ideate BIMLink, Omnia Scope Box Synchroniser and Sheet Duplicator but if you don’t have access to this software; especially BIMLink as it’s a

Site Extraction with flux.io and Dynamo

By now, most people in the industry would have heard of flux.io, a spin-off from X (formerly Google

What to do when you have no option to save your Navisworks NWD

A quick tip for your Tuesday afternoon. Have you ever had the problem where no matter how many times you click on the save button, you can’t see the option to save your Navisworks file as an NWD?   This likely means that you have an NWD file attached that has been set with the ‘May

So you’re having trouble with masked text being transparent..

You have some grids. You have some text. The text is opaque but for some reason it still

Generating 3D Topography from a 2D DWG file

Being an MEP guy, topography is one of those things in Revit I don’t deal with too often but the general concept of working with topography isn’t tremendously difficult. The two main options you have for automagically generating a topography surface are to either import from a DWG file that contains 3D surfaces – generally

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