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Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 10:41:16 AM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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Hi Friends,

Mass objects or Families can not be scaled in Revit Architecture 2011 or 2012?

This is such a basic command in Autocad...but it is greyed in Revit when we select a mass object...

How to scale objects without Scale command?

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Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 2:27:55 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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This is not CAD - Revit is so much more than that limited program.  You can not scale model elements.  Some individual elements can be scaled in edit mode.


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Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 1:55:31 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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It certainly isnt, more the pity!


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Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 7:53:50 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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MERLYN,

Long time Revit users will smile at your post because we know something about your future.  If you can stick around long enough to actually learn Revit, you will no longer make comments like you made. 

Good luck - I hope you make it.


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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 8:48:48 AM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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I am new to Revit. I want to insert a lift on my plan. The lifts of the Revit library won't fit in my shaft dimensions. The properties of the lift have no option to change the dimensions. What should I do to fit an existing lift object in my shaft dimensions?

Another question I have, is that whenever I open a family object, the measuring tool is not active. How can I measure distances in family editor?

 

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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:11:21 AM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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My repeated post is a mistake. I was just refreshing the page and it did post my message again. 


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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 11:05:59 AM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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You will need to edit the family and change the dimensions there, or build you own lift family.  If you think about trying to scale something like a lift, it would not make sense, as everything would get smaller.  Typically a lift with smaller internal dimensions would not have thinner walls, which is what scaling would do.  To get started with family editing, click on the lift object and then 'Edit Family'.


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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 3:51:46 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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Hi Alfani81,

"The lifts of the Revit library won't fit in my shaft dimensions. The properties of the lift have no option to change the dimensions. What should I do to fit an existing lift object in my shaft dimensions?"

Usually, a lift is a manufactured equipment, which means you should follow the manufacturer's dimensions to design your shaft. My suggestion is to select a specific model for your project first, then design you shaft around it.

Like a Garaventa lift, the Revit file from the manufacturer is an all-in-one family, which means it includes all models and sizes with diffrent options. You need to play with the family to create types for each model, such as Type-S-180-LH-Lower-RH-Upper, standard size, go-through, LH for lower gate, RH for upper gate, or Type-Mid-90-LH-Lower-LH-Upper, mid-size, 90 degree platform LH for both gates.

If it is an existing lift, then you need to field measure all dimensions, then design your shaft. 



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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 4:08:22 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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alfani81, try this one



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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 4:37:07 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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That 155559_Elevator10913 is a very good and sophisticated family for an elevator, and I used it as my base model family for our elevators.

However, like I mentioned in the previous reply, I modified that family based on the manufacturer's literatures such as Otis, which is in our specifications for our project standard.

For a specific project, we select the model first, then design the shaft based on that model. 


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Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:13:47 PM | How to Scale Objects in Revit

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Thanks sllana! I will try this and will let you know.


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