“Hey Michael, got a second?” I looked up from my desk to see my project manager standing at my desk. He had a mischievous look on his face. “I have a special project for you.” Uh oh, I thought. This isn’t going to be good. The last time he had a “special project” for me, […]
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When I started at Gehry Partners in 2005, one of my first tasks was updating a drawing index. The project I was working on was a big mixed-use project. When I say big, I mean REALLY big. This project included a subway station, some retail, a basketball arena, and lots of housing. Suffice to say, there were […]
Most of the offices I’ve worked in had a standard practice for numbering doors. Usually the door number matched its room number, with a letter sequence designating each door in the room. So the first door in room 101 is numbered 101A, the second 101B, and so on. Revit makes dealing with rooms and doors much easier […]
Macros are one of the easiest ways to Automate Revit. They let you get under the hood of your software and put it to work for you. Macros do not require any additional software other than Revit and are a great way for beginners to learn programming. So what exactly is a macro? A macro […]