RevitTotD – 7.6.2015 | Delete all Revisions

“Hey, we decided we don’t need any revisions for the next issue.”


Sure no problem.


Except your project has 1,381 Revisions in it, across 140 sheets…


… and they’re all hidden…

… and as everyone knows, you can’t delete that last revision from Revit.




You can download the graph here (Dynamo 8.x). Uses the Grimshaw’s package from
(install through the Dynamo Package Manager.)


Hit run, bye bye revisions!


I’ve removed the link from the boolean to the python script and set it to False, just in case. This graph is, of course, nothing new. You can use it to delete every instance of any category in the project you wish so use responsibly.


Next challenge: Delete revisions from specified revision#/name/sequence#/etc!


Till next time!



[2015] Using Fence to Change Target

Here is a quick tip to help you stay in that command while being able to switch targets. See below the break for more specifics on what this tip covers.

While in a multi-part command like Join with the Multiple Join option checked, you can switch targets of the join by dragging a selection area (ie: using the fence option new in 2015). If you drag an area without selecting anything you can clear the join target and move on using the same command without leaving the command.

Multiple Join


Protip: Use shift more…

Protip: Tabbing through elements too fast and miss it? Hit shift+tab to go back one or two.

Shift Tab

Coordination: AutoCAD v Revit

This is how you handle coordination in AutoCAD:

“I see structural members in our RCP where I’m trying to put lights…”
“OK, just delete those lines”

This is how you handle coordination in Revit:

“I see structural members in our RCP where I’m trying to put lights…”
“If you see it in RCP, then it’s below our ceilings and we need to coordinate it with structural.”

BIM TotD – 2.6.2012 | EOH

If you don’t know by now, I’m a KS junky… that’s Keyboard Shortcut for you mouse clickers (try it, try typing KS in Revit to see what happens!). So it occurred to me that I should share another quick KS that I use quite a bit.


A personal preference of mine is to halftone objects that are being called out in an enlarged plan. This makes any dimensions or tags that are in that area pop out and become more readable against those objects. So as you can imagine I do a lot of half toning of individual objects. To prevent pulling my hair out in trying to get certain categories grouped or any fancy trick like that I usually simply halftone the individual objects using element overrides.

Believe it or not, there is actually a KS for this already provided in Revit: “EOH” If it’s not already in yours, maybe it should be. Simple to add. Search for halftone in your KS dialog and look for the highlighted command below.


That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing for the next BIMTotD



Revit Interface Class outline

So I’m teaching a quick class on the Revit Interface in my office and I thought I would post the class outline in case anyone wanted a reference guide or something to use as a start for a similar training class at their office. Enjoy and feel free to comment! If you use it, please do the nice thing and at least give me credit 🙂

LnL Series_Interface01_11.2.2011

RevitTotD – 4.7.2011 | 2012 – Ghosting and OTHER COOL SH__!

Last video for today. But this one covers a plethora of other cool features that are being unveiled in 2012 (hopefully you are downloading it as we speak!).



RevitTotD – 4.7.2011 | 2012 – Groups on Steroids

Yet another awesome new toy from the lab for 2012. Assemblies is kinda like groups… except it’s totally not groups. And much better. And useful. And thus far actually stable… well. just watch and see for yourself!

Sad but true; this feature should have been around a LONG time ago. Combine this with the view specific create parts and you have yourself an uber detail production machine. I can tell you this feature will be getting a LOT of use in our office.

RevitTotD – 4.7.2011 | REVIT 2012!!! Create Parts Demo

So it’s finally being downloaded by everyone on the face of planet BIM, which means I can officially, without legal issues, post these videos!  The following are some videos demonstrating the new shininess the folks in the labs have given us this time around!

This is a really cool tool called Create Parts! Yes, that’s right, you can FINALLY create cutaway sections without some goofy workaround in Revit! Have fun tinkering!

btw: direct download link for Revit 2012 (courtesy of Whatrevitwants):



Playing with Revit’s Head

I love making Revit think it’s capable of more than it’s capable of doing.

Messing around with some rendering techniques.  What ya think?  Now if I could only remember how I got it to do this… :/

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