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May 16, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

MEP Hangers has been remade to give you more options, greater flexibility, more functions, and increased speed in laying out hangers and supports throughout your Revit MEP model. The software has been totally revamped to make new workflows possible. Plus it's got a sweet new interface.

Here's what you need to know in order to use the new MEP Hangers to its full potential.

May 15, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Q: I have a large commercial project containing hundreds of rooms on 10 floors. Given 5 possible finish scenarios, I want to apply each one of them as per specification to each room, preferably in one click. Is it possible with your products? If so, which one?

A: You can do this using Smart Browser and its feature BIM Tree Manager.

  1. In BIM Tree Manager, go with Room Category:

April 17, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this post, I want to share some tips about creating families if you want to put them inside your multi-layered wall in Revit® and get nice section views. I'll use two common scenarios to show how to add concrete thickening to precast sandwich walls.

Situation A: Adding concrete thickening around openings

Below is a simple example, but feel free to add any other elements or parameters as needed.

Step 1: Create a face-based family for thickening around the window.

Create solid and void extrusions with the same constraints. In the picture below, you can see one extrusion, but it’s actually one void and one solid element in the same location. Make sure the void does not cut the solid.

Cut a fake host inside the family with the void element. (I minimized the host size for the purpose of this post; there's no need to do that.)

April 15, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Here's a tip for new Revit users. In the design phase, tons of views have to be created inside a Revit project. So, how can we make sure that all the views are loaded onto sheets and ready for printing? We’ve got a workflow for this. Follow these steps and you can be sure that all views will be loaded onto sheets for printing!

  1. Open Browser Organization (right-click “Views”)

April 10, 2018 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

When framing a prefabricated wall panel in Revit, the “Frame Parts” function is useful when you have parts of the wall that do not belong to the prefabricated panel, e.g., siding that will be built in place. Here’s a workflow showing how you can frame parts.

April 04, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

Our Precast Concrete solution for Revit was just recently updated with new features and performance improvements, including new ways to split walls, add details, and create shop drawings/tickets. But by far the most significant update is that the Metal Framing Floor+ feature has been added to Precast Concrete! We did this especially for clients wanting to create slabs by using Structural Framing families and even apply this to warped double tee slabs for precast parking garages.

April 04, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

The whole point of creating BIM models is to reap as much benefit from them as possible. One benefit for structural engineers is that when you create a physical model, you can create an analytical model simultaneously, saving you time later because you can send it straight to structural analysis software instead of creating it from scratch.

So, with that in mind, here is one tip about analytical lines for beams.

If you want to have a physical beam under another beam but keep the analytical lines at the same level, then use the z-offset in the beam properties instead of moving the beam down.

Analytical and physical model goes into the same location:

March 29, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Q: I want to use the split pipes command to generate fabrication cut sheets for our sprinkler lines. I need to split all the lines into segments of equal lengths. How can I add a starter length of pipe? e.g. The first segment needs to be less than all the others and will be cut in field to adjust to where our sprinkler mains have been run.

A: See video :-)



March 27, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Q: Is it possible to batch-change the category of families in a project?

A: Yes. You can change the category of your families in batches by using Smart Browser. Here's how.


To exchange families inside your project, you have to add an extra parameter for those families and write some notes for Smart Browser. Smart Browser doesn’t see when you change categories, and it can’t upload a new family, but if you change category and add a parameter – it will see and change the families in your project. Let's see how to do it.

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