Often times I thought about organizing the views inside Family
environment for better & easy setup. Unfortunately like same in Project
environment you cannot change the property by Right clicking the Views/ Type
The trick here is go to the View Tab > User Interface
> Browser Organization > New > Custom Template
Often Times I was wondering there should be a quicker way to
select the Solid’s and Void’s inside a family and finally I had a Way to filter
the solids and for void.
The furniture family below has total Count: 59 both Solid
& Void Geometry, but
-I need a total count of Solid and Void used in
this family separately.
-Another reason to quickly assign the material to
-Probably control the visibility as well
Here is the trick – From the Object style I have a new
category called – “SolidCabinet” and the material assigned as well. Selected the
multiple Solid geometry and changed the Subcategory to “SolidCabinet” another
warning to notice is Void won’t have subcategory which means when I filter now I
will get the Solid count and other is the void.
Now we subtract the count: SolidCabinet with Other. In my
case here is my calculation.
Hope this make sense or do you have a better option???
There are few thought i had for Reference planes, this post will share more information on it.
Tip1: Create a new workset name "Reference Plane" to control them. The benefit
would be when linking the Revit file to hide unnecessary and unused planes. I see allot of client model are not properly arrange and we take a copy and clean them based on the updated model. its recommended that the Revit model should be cleaned properly and share with the other disciplines.
Tip2: When selecting a Reference Planes do you see 3D tag? You
can change them to 2D by clicking on 3D – the advantage would be when you don’t
want to see the selected reference plane in the other views after you adjust
the 2D extents
Tip3: To bring it back from 2D to 3D quickly – Right click
on Reference plane and Reset to 3D extents
Tip4: Propagate Extents works with 2D extents and the extent
will be visible to the selected views
Tip5: Right click the reference plane and maximize the 3D
extents it will start extending from the end point