Author: Jason Kunkel

Prepopulating your Families for the COBie Extension and Classification Manager

Out of the box, the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit and the Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit add-ins will not function in the Family Editor workspace. What that means is that you cannot use the add-in buttons to assign settings or classifications when you are not in a Revit project. However, if you want to set up your families with the default appropriate parameters and start adding data BEFORE they are in a Revit model file, there is a pretty easy way to do that. Both of the add-ins install with their own Shared Parameters file. They can be...

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Revit Parameter Naming Tips

As your Revit usage expands, or even when you just start using it, it is inevitable that you are going to need to make your own parameters. At its core, Revit is a database, and parameters are how it holds onto data. The ease and speed of being able to make your own parameters is a bigger benefit than many realize, but as always, with great power comes… the need for standards. We have a lot of Revit nerds here at CADD, and we all have our own ideas about Revit parameter naming conventions. I’ve organized a handful of...

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COBie Extension Update

The Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit is the best way to collect, generate, and export COBie data in your Revit model to a COBie spreadsheet. There’s been an update recently, with some bug fixes and tweaks requested by users. The Parameter Mapping has been cleaned up a little for those running the English version of Revit.  Some extra “built-in” parameters that weren’t doing anything have been removed from the list of possible parameters to select. You can now properly see the filename for models linked from Revit Server. Zones in Zone Manager now allow you to type in a...

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It May Be Time For Your Revit Revival

Revit has been around in one form or another for almost two decades now, and it isn’t uncommon to find a firm that has been using it for ten years or so.  In terms of software, Revit is definitely not new. The good news is that each year new features get added, but even better is the industry catches up to the idea of using a BIM model and better ways to tap into all that data that Revit excels at collecting. In the industry we work with a wide range of firms.  I want to take a minute...

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