Bones and Ligaments (or... Revit Reference Planes and Parameters) with Donnia Tabor-Hanson

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Component, or loadable, families in Revit need to start with a good structure. Let’s consider the Reference Planes as the Bones and the Parameters as the Ligaments of a Revit family. Delving into the properties of a Reference Plane and how they can help control a family will open your eyes to their strength. Parameters be they Shared or Family parameters form the ligaments for these bones. The power of that Shared parameter file and rules of editing it will enlighten you as to its use.

 

Below you'll find the recording - AND you may like to visit the complete playlist for this series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdlF7MirPEC0dZCptV5lxiDfopfrWBdjA

 

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  • Thursday, May 06, 2021
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Can't wait!!! 😁

Me either!

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We are two days away. Have you marked your calendar? 

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Yes I have!

Yep - It is on the calendar!

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From  the Community Conversation here are some links that were put in the chat:

You may need a log in but it can't hurt to have a log in for Revit Forum

https://revitforum.org/showthread.php/1046-Revit-Formulas-for-quot-everyday-quot-usage

 

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@donnia.tabor-hanson , the Community Groups link you provided is not taking me to a valid web page. Can you address this?

 

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Reached out to get the moderators to get a fix for this. Thanks for letting us know.

 

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Thank you. I also noticed I can navigate to the community pages via the "Industry-focused communities" link, so I got where I wanted eventually.

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Thanks again to @Anonymous for jumping in and answering some Chat questions. I did not see those during the webinar but you were so right on as always.

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my pleasure as always

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Hello Donnia,

 

Thank you very much for the webinar. It was gratifying to see how tidy your families are.

Unfortunately, I had to leave a bit early and I don't know if the chat question about the reference level and the overlapping reference plane was answered.

The question was if there is any difference in locking geometry to the reference level vs the bottom reference plane that is in the same place. Sorry if this question was explained and I missed it.

Many thanks,

Hernan

I did answer that, you can go back and look at the video if you wish to see what all you might have missed. 

As for the reference planes vs the level, I stick with Reference planes. Why would I change just for that one level?

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Are you naming all your Reference Planes now?

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Yes!, and putting them in the correct orientation and adjusting the length has helped a lot in having tidier families. Thanks!

That is great! Not only will other be happier but you will to when you have to reopen a family and fix something. It really gives you a new look at how families are being built by others and now yourself.

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As an Autodesk Exert Elite, we are asked to tag our post with #AutodeskExpertElite. Catching up now. 

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