Revit 2021 – User History of Elements

It is a question that is often asked by managers of a modeling/authoring team: can I see the history of an element? Usually, this is to educate members who perhaps did not author the model to expectation. One way to do this is to switch one of the workset display modes: any one of the […]

How to create a custom glazing component in SANSCalc Desktop

Introduction Recently I received a question on how to create a custom fenestration element in SANSCalc Desktop to be used as a windows type. A need to create your own custom component will arise if you want to use specific supplier’s windows and doors. Many suppliers have window and door products tested by CSIR and […]

LinkElementId Class to Tag Rooms in Linked Files

When one would like to programmatically tag rooms in linked files it is can be confusing as the element ID’s that get generated in the container file. This is a short number. However, there is also a Unique Global Identifier for the element. This is a long number. Either can be used to identify the […]

How to create a custom glazing component in SANSCalc Online

Recently I received a question on how to create a custom fenestration element in SANSCalc Online to be used as a windows type. A need to create your own custom component will arise if you want to use specific supplier’s windows and doors. The supplier need to have its windows and doors products tested by […]

How to do a sub-element animation in Lumion

Using Lumion to do a sub element animation e.g.: let a building’s roof fall into place. A customer asked us to assist in that they want to do sub element animation using Lumion. If you don’t have Lumion software you can try the process below on your own by requesting and downloading a free demo […]

Fixing a Revit roof problem

I recently had a client who had issues with a Revit roof design containing gaps. The existing roof had two slopes creating the gap. Below are screenshots of the gap, both a 3d and a side view. I’m sure there are many solutions, but the first one that sprang to mind was using roof/floor Modify […]