Step by Step Guide – Creating My Iplex FWG Family in Revit

A lot of people ask me if I’ll give them my Iplex floor waste gully family. The answer is always no, not because I don’t want to share, but because I would rather people learn and understand for themselves rather than taking the easy way of “grabbing something from the internet” I recorded a video

C4R – I’m Still Missing Too Many Elements! (Part 2)

So last week you went through how to fix the ‘too many missing elements’ error, but after clearing your cache and sourcing replacement files you’re still seeing the error. This means things are a little more serious, but there is still a potential solution. Search the Journal for Missing Element Warnings This time around, you

Aligning 3D Section Boxes

A quick one that came up today.. “Ryan, how do I align a 3D section box with an object that is not at right angles to the view?” So what we’re talking about here is when we have a plan view that is rotated away from a straight up and down orientation.   When you

C4R – So You’re Missing Many Elements? (Part 1)

If you’ve been working on C4R for even just a little while, you have probably seen the dreaded

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 how we can improve our workflow. It’s clear how lookup tables are beneficial to the pipe and conduit modelling process, so how can we use them in other Revit family categories? Originally lookup tables were only available

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

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

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 Based on Another View

Okay, so we’re on a roll with practical Dynamo usage. Last week we looked at placing views centrally on our sheets, but what if you didn’t want the view centrally placed? What if you wanted views placed in the same location on all sheets maybe in the top left of the page? As always with

Update to MisterMEP Dynamo Package (0.1.4)

I’ve just published a small update to the MisterMEP Dynamo node package. A quick changelog: Fixed the problem

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