Category: Tip of the Day

  • Revit TotD – 2.7.2012 | Somewhere to Start Families 2.2

    Yes! I’m really going to start this back up. A post here, A post there. Maybe one in between. Either way, I’ll be trudging through this series as well as posting the occasional impromptu tutorial post. In the meantime, I’m going to just leave the text that I wrote over 9 months ago and just […]

  • 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 […]

  • Revit TotD – 2.3.2012 | No School like the Old School

    Finally here. The post you’ve all been waiting for: how to get PDFs into your Revit model! Yes, I posted a nice little OpEd on how I feel about people who are whining about Autodesk not putting PDF support into Revit and it apparently stirred the hornets nest a bit. I can’t say I wasn’t […]

  • Public Apologies…

    I want to start this post by getting straight to the point. Mike Caudle, I apologize for coming across as harsh in my response to your comment on the PDF post.  Was it intended to be serious? No. Was it meant to be satirical. Not so much. Sarcastic, definitely. Humorous, for sure.  The problem with digital media of […]

  • Stop putting info in your BIM model!!!

    Someone recently told me I need to find the balance between modeling and drafting. I asked them why and their response was “I’M AN AUTOCAD USER DON’T QUESTION ME!”.. no seriously, I have no clue what their response was because I stopped listening once I realized that the reason they didn’t want to model things […]

  • Revit TotD – 1.26.2012 | Moving Walls, One End at a Time

    Yo dawg, I heard you like Revit tips! So I have another one for you. You know how you can move everything in Revit a specified distance? Well, everything except the objects that you want to move a specified distance, obviously. I mean, this IS Revit after all. Well, today I aim to reduce that […]

  • Revit TotD – 1.24.2012 | How to get PDFs from consultants into Revit

    This was an interesting question brought to me often from all sides of the firm; administrative, marketing, project management, specs, etc. “Can Revit bring a PDF into the project?” Now, there’s probably two reasons you are here reading this article right now. 1) You REALLY don’t want to use Autodesk’s native format, DWFx for some […]


    Is it a SOPA violation? I’ll let you decide. It’s really in regards to some major changes coming up regarding RevitTotD. In attempt to become a more involved blogger I’m going to be making a few changes around the shop. For now, I’m concentrating my latest project which has kept me quite busy recently! Until […]

  • Revit TotD – 12.13.2011 | Quick Shortcut Share

    Protip #… oh I forget. Change your keyboard shortcuts for the folowing: Select All Instances: In Entire View – SSA Select All Instances: Visible in View – SA Cause let’s face it, every time you hit “SA” you meant to select everything in that view! 😉 More to come, even if it is small things like this. […]

  • RevitCity chat… INSIDE OF REVIT!

    Um.. again.. kinda. This one is much less user friendly because of the authentication protocol that has to happen on’s side. However, it IS possible! Here’s how! If you haven’t already, go read this post and read the first 4 steps to create the module (or the whole post if you want a chat […]