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Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 6:51:52 AM | Please give me some advice, long time CAD/SketchUp user trying to learn Revit




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I have been using CAD/SketchUP+Maxwell. Now I am trying to learn Revit. Mostly the firm is working on residential projects, but I was always frustrated a little that I had to create different views one by one from scratch. For a couple of weeks, I've watched and followed pretty much all the tutorials I could find, including the whole videos of Learning Autodesk Revit Architecutre. Now that I am trying to actually use it for the real projects, I find a lot of difficulties. Here is the practice file that I worked on.


1. In the rectangular box, there is a weird condition. There is 4" bump where the diagnoal and vertical wall meet. The diagnoal wall just wants to join the vertical wall, I can't make that 4". I tried using an architectural column, but it wouldn't join the exterior diagnoal wall very wall; meaning the column won't have the same wall property, such as brick facade.


2. The doors are not in yet. I'm still desparately trying to figure out parametric door swings and wall opening offset for door jambs. Need help on that, too.


3. I suppose I had better just draw 2d lines for bathroom/kitchen fixtures to be demolished?


I know I am more concerned about graphic represnetation than building information modeling, but this kind of small residentail renovation project needs quick plan drawings for client meetings. Revit might be overkill for this kind of job, but I am quite excited about the coordination later on: that it will have sections, elevations, details, and schedules that are all connected. (that I don't have to track down door size changes from plans and change door schedule one by one)


If there is anything I am doing wrong in the attached file, please help me understand. 

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Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:38:11 PM | Please give me some advice, long time CAD/SketchUp user trying to learn Revit



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Answered this question in your other post.

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Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:34:29 PM | Please give me some advice, long time CAD/SketchUp user trying to learn Revit



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"....and wall opening offset for door jamb...."

Under manage tab/additional settings/temporary settings, you can set openings to be to the opening centerline or edge.  Is that what you are looking for?  You can use this temporary dimension to locate the door on placement.


All doors, if built correctly, can be dimensioned to the opening or center.  Once dimensioned, the door location can be moved by clicking on the door then changing this dimension.

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