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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2015, 08:35:35 AM »
I would imagine the little settings like "view ranges" and whatnot that can be different per floor.

If I need something other than the level above and below and maybe an offset, I take view range out of the template.

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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2015, 08:44:41 AM »
So, typically, how many plan views per template do you have? I can only see the template per level approach being advantageous when you have multiple part plans per floor. Am I missing something?
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2015, 09:07:56 AM »
I have one view template for "background setup" and my main discipline view templates (HVAC, Piping, Plumb); when I have to update backgrounds (when a ref model starts using phases or starts showing goofy stuff for example) I update that one view template and apply to all views/levels (the discipline view templates do not control the RVT LINKS option).

My discipline view templates don't control the scale either but to give this example more hypothetical complexity, If I had the situation where I needed enlarged part plans I would create one view template per discipline that I needed and they also would not have the RVT LINKS option checked (so any background updates--like above--would be done with that one view template for background updates).

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1. I also have a few (if necessary) "plotting" view templates that just remove all color and whatnot from views (these are only if necessary and hardly used).
2. I thought about what view template class controls what setting for a long time so I could get a "good workflow". My system was more "engineered" then "evolutionary" (I took a while mapped it out on paper before I did anything in revit).
3. Obviously, this/your view template system gets more complex the more complex the project you have but the principle is the same, just bigger.
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2016, 05:24:00 AM »
We have been having issues with a member of the design team constantly saving Revit models as the wrong version.

So after a little thought, I came up with this. if you copy the Revit shortcut, (Making sure its the correct version), and add the path of your model to the end of the "Target" field, i.e. ""C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2015\Revit.exe" /language ENU "R:\DWG\14\Glasgow\51400900 WDC New Office\Revit\WDC-RYB-XX-ZZ-M3-ME-CENTRAL.rvt"" and rename the shortcut with the project name,  when you double click the project it opens in the correct version, every time.
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2016, 07:18:28 AM »
We have been having issues with a member of the design team constantly saving Revit models as the wrong version.

So after a little thought, I came up with this. if you copy the Revit shortcut, (Making sure its the correct version), and add the path of your model to the end of the "Target" field, i.e. ""C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2015\Revit.exe" /language ENU "R:\DWG\14\Glasgow\51400900 WDC New Office\Revit\WDC-RYB-XX-ZZ-M3-ME-CENTRAL.rvt"" and rename the shortcut with the project name,  when you double click the project it opens in the correct version, every time.
We simply add the Revit version to the file name (I.E. 2014, 2015, 2016) so it's obvious which version is the correct one.


Side note... doesn't said employee realize that something is wrong when it takes Revit 15+ minutes to upgrade the model and links? Plus the notification that Revit IS IN FACT UPGRADING A MODEL??!?

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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2016, 09:54:36 AM »
It would seem not, his company have done it twice  :idiot2:

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We also name our files according to a British standard, which allows for no deviation for version number. our typical files have names like WDC-RYB-XX-ZZ-M3-ME-CENTRAL
« Last Edit: March 31, 2016, 10:02:49 AM by hudster »
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2016, 10:01:32 AM »
You can't fix stupid...
Yes, you can ... there are ways.   8-)
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2016, 10:51:56 AM »
You can't fix stupid...
Yes, you can ... there are ways.   8-)
You're not suggesting...  :knuppel2:



Are you??!?   :wink:



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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2016, 11:01:39 AM »
Well, the lobsters need to get fed.   :tongue2:
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2016, 12:49:53 PM »
This is one of those things I wish Revit would let you lock certain things, maybe prompt a passphrase to update the revit model.

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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2017, 07:11:41 AM »
New one for me.
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2017, 05:29:42 PM »
does not wrk for me..

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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2017, 09:09:20 AM »
does not wrk for me..
Try it in the Properties palette
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Re: Revit Tips and Tricks
« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2017, 12:26:15 PM »
it wrks.. good tip i can use that..