I think I might rename this blog series to Tiny Tools Adventures. What do you think? Now you have the theme song stuck in your head, don’t you?
Match Type Properties
You know when you have a great model and everything is beautiful and then you notice… that one single door is the wrong type. The one across the hall is perfect! If only you could get the one door to match the other door.
I know. Cut to the chase.
You 100% can. Revit has a command called Match Type Properties that lets you “suck up” the type information from one element and “spit it out” onto another one.
On the Modify tab, look on the Clipboard panel for the teeny tiny paintbrush:
I promise that’s a paintbrush in front of the universal icon for properties. Here it is a little easier to see:
How to Match Type Properties
It couldn’t be easier to use. Just activate the Match Type command, click on the element with the type you want to keep, then click on the element that you want to change. Revit will keep the command active so you can keep clicking on all those pesky doors that got changed at the 11th hour during CDs.
That’s it, couldn’t be simpler. It’s just another one of those commands that got tucked away with a tiny overlooked button.
Jason is the Senior Practice Manager for Architecture and Engineering at CADD Microsystems where he heads up a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about design and technology and making them work together. He has worked both in front of and behind the monitor in the AEC industry for over 20 years beginning his career as an architectural designer, but quickly discovering a passion and knack for technology. He migrated to the IT support world, applying that passion to help architects and engineers leverage technology in new and exciting ways, and save time in the process. He is one of the founders of RevitRVA, a Revit user group in the central Virginia area, and has a wide array of knowledge and experience with both software and hardware to help companies improve their processes and work more effectively.
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