If we are going for pie-in-the-sky- revit could use a major overhaul (Revit user since 2006)
This is in 5 parts:
VB style formulas with VB functions (Including concatenate, string manipulation and REGEX!)
All menu and components can be modified/remapped - e.g.
And soforth- a complete overhaul.
Please allow us to add multiple links at one time, this is when links share the same shared coordinates system or insertion point.
We work on large scale projects with sometime 35-70 links, the files are nested with shared coordinates, When creating master plans or nesting the consultants files it would be fantastic if I could link in one go rather than having to link one at a time.
Even if the links needed to be moved to the correct internal location, linking multiple would save us time.
Thanks, and I hope others would love this function too!
Any project with plan angles other than 90 degrees inevitably ends up with modeled elements off axis.....this usually starts with walls being slightly off with an angle like 30.000000001 which is just enough to completely screw up the entire model....other model elements snap to this wall and suddenly elevations are messed up, you can't snap dimensions, etc. etc. And it propagates through the entire model very quickly. Sometimes you don't even know until it's too late because dimensions always round to whatever precision they're settings are set to and will tell you the angle is 30 degrees when it's really not EXACTLY 30 degrees.
When this happens I wish for a rotation parameter/property - similar to AutoCAD. When you select an element, any kind of element - system family, component family, etc., it should have a parameter for rotation displayed on the properties palette. Then you can see if it is anything other than EXACTLY 30 degrees and if it is something weird like 30.xxx-xxxxxxxx then you can click in that field and CHANGE the rotation to EXACTLY 30 degrees with 100% precision. This would fix the "slightly off axis" problem.....and the domino effect of problems that follow....
I have been using Revit for almost a decade and I have to say one of the most obvious things that could be a real time-saver would be 2 options in the materials dialog for cut patterns. 1 for a horizontal or "plan" cut and one for a vertical or "section" cut. Obviously detail components will always be needed for detailing, but wouldn't it be awesome if the fill patterns on the section cuts actually represented the materials for things like brick or block. Even if it wasn't a pattern but a way to associate specific detail components with that particular material.
This can already be done in regular families, as well as some system families floors and roofs with deck profiles. From a programming standpoint Im sure it would be difficult but I'm sure it could be done.
Wish generated for Steve Belli at Entegra Eyrich & Appel GmbH - in German support case no.: 12784911
Currently Revit uses one Hidden line style for all elements in a view if the "Show Hidden Lines" parameter of a view is set to "All".
Please, allow users to define different Hidden Line styles for the different Line styles used in views.
we need to add shared parameters to the view reference family as (building type , level indicator,.... ) mainly they are parameters driven from the title block.
we need this urgently in all our projects.
It would be a very usefull tool, to be able to add a "Local View Template" to a Plan Region. Very often you need that.
I know its possible to hide things, but when working with large project, where you split up same level over several sheets, its a pain in.... to use hide, because you constant have to check all your view when adding a thing in your model, and hide things that belong in same level but on an other sheet.
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When tagging a Part, the original object properties should be available for a tag label. Example: A structural column has a “Column Location Mark”. This property is not visible in the properties of the Part made from that object. Parts do report some original properties, like Material as read-only. All original object properties need to be available.
Parts allow hosting of structural reinforcement (see Revit Help ). If Parts are used as appears to be intended for construction detailing, all properties from the original object should be available.
Allow the creation of schedules which can include all object category's including system family's.
currently system family's can't be included in multi category schedules.
This means model data checks on generic parameters need multiple schedules.
Opening this would intheory also allow more powerful relation scheduling.
For example door-wall, fitting wall. All objects relating to a space etcetera.
Tags need a little help. For example
1. We need to be able to stretch a keynote tag, or a multi-category tag so that we can wrap the text. Having to create multiple Types for small, medium, and large is too much work. Give us the ability to add multiple leaders to these tags
2. We should be able to add Parameters to some tags, like Section Tags, and have them show up when loaded. I have found that some tags will not carry this data forward when loaded into a project.
3. Key Schedule Shared Parameters to happen so that we can add this info to tags. Would greatly help with Occupancy Calculations.
4. I am sure I am missing a lot more here. Feel free to add to this list.
Isn't it time to devise something a little more modern for patterns? Hard to believe that the 35 year-old PAT file format is still the "technology" of choice for this. Would love to see a modern pattern creator that could do any kind of pattern. Including: rectilinear, random, and especially radial. It is just silly that we have to use model lines and arrays or material hacks to simple brick arches or radial floor patterns.
A new pattern technology and editor please...
There is currently no "Or" capability in filter rules, which makes it very difficult/inefficient at times to filter. For instance: assume I only want to see walls that contain CMU or Concrete in the type name. I can create a filter for Just the concrete walls easily, and do the same for the CMU. But one filter with OR could easily accomplish the task.
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