Saturday, September 14, 2013

Quick Filter - Solid & Void

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 the solids.

-          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.

Solid: 47

Void: 12


Hope this make sense or do you have a better option???

Revit Link - Workset

Linking the Revit model of different discipline is common for visual check, coordination etc…
If the project is a Central model then generally we assign the Link to Workset for many reasons.
To assign the workset to element we generally select them and from the Instance property pallet change the workset.
But for links the case are different you will assign them not only in Instance Property but Type Property as well. the exercise is double and hope there's an answer.