The power and potential of the Revit Family Editor is vast, and 90 minutes just doesn't do it justice. Dispensing with the basics, this hands-on lab jumps right into the deep end of the pool. (If you need to brush up on the basics, video recordings of many Family Editor basics are posted on my website for all attendees.) In this hands-on lab, we explore advanced parameters and the use of formulas to drive the geometry. Whether you are new to the Family Editor or just want to use its more advanced features, this lab gives you the tools to begin making more advanced family content. We explore formulas, family type parameters, materials, and even dabble in some trigonomic functions. So be sure to buckle your seat belt. You are in for an exciting ride!
Anyone who is involved in the creation of custom content for Revit software (primarily architectural examples are shown,
but concepts apply to all flavors of Revit)
Author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series: Revit Architecture, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP titles. Paul is also the author of Revit video training at www.lynda.com/paulaubin. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing implementation, training, and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans nearly 25 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at AU for many years. Paul has spoken at many industry events, such as Revit Technology Conference, Central States Revit Workshop, University of Illinois and MIT. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul lives in Chicago.
Got your attention, didn't I? Well thankfully, not that kind of explode, but rather exploded axonometric views. Using the new Displace Elements feature in Revit-based software, we can create custom 3D views that pull apart our model to show how it fits together. This powerful tool is a great way to visualize any part of your Revit project. This feature can enhance nearly any kind of communication—from details and presentation views to marketing brochures and even product design documents.The best part is, the displaced view feature is view specific! This means that your exploded 3D view is a unique view of the model that does not affect any other view. However, as you would expect, changes to the main model do affect the exploded view as well. In this class, we walk through the process to create a displaced 3D view. We create the view, enable displacement, learn to move the pieces, and even add path lines to show where they came from. The potential that this tool opens up is vast, so come and have a look at one of the most exciting new features in Revit 2014!