I build a lot of parametric families for the company I work for, quite literally 1,000's per year. I take it as a personal challenge to make a part with the least number of user inputs and the greatest amount of accuracy I can. The screenshot below is an example of a Medical Gas alarm panel, 3 of them actually. Of course it's a parametric model, based on the number of nozzles it has, they change dimension in the X and Y axis, and number of ports available.
It would make families much cleaner in these situations if a connector can be turned off or disabled from use, driven by check mark, or any other method of formula to automate this! This would also reduce confusion to our detailers having random floating connectors they aren't supposed to use anyway.
I realize I could save copies of each version with the connectors deleted and additional nozzles deleted, but come on, we could also just stay detailing with AutoCAD and inserting dumb (stupid) blocks, because that's essentially the same thing.
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!
For Ducts and Cable Trays the Offset should follow the Vertical Justification. For Example, if you draw a Cable Tray with the vertikal justification "Bottom" and an offset of 23cm, the offset displayed is 28cm instead. For our MEP people the situation is always very unfavorable, since they never look at the middle axis, but always at the top or bottom edge of a cable tray or duct.
Before we can vote for good ideas, we have to be able to see them. We are now over 2500 ideas submitted. I can't realistically scroll through 130+ pages of ideas.
If this is going to be a serious platform for development and feedback from customers, it needs to be maintained better. With the automation tech today, this shouldn't have to be a burden for Autodesk.
Thanks all and hopefully we can get more out of this forum.
In some cases, it is relatively difficult to create a family for all the existing situations in real life. For example, a plumbing manhole. The latter can have from 2 to 4 (or even more) connections with, for each, different heights and slopes. The realization of such a family quickly becomes rather difficult to make and relatively unstable to modifications within a project.
The possibility of having virtual connections would solve many problems of this kind.
I am trying to fix the issue of The default software code written to convert "Fixture Units (FU)" to "Flow (GPM)" via Hunter’s Curve does not account for fixture units below 5FU for "Predominantly Flush Valve Supply Systems." It currently assumes 15.0 GPM for anything ≤5FU for “Predominantly Flush Valve Supply Systems”
Please develop the .dll file and .addin file so the Flush Valve System has the correct GPM for under 5FU so it does not assume 15.0 GPM.
To see more, please see these two posts.
It would be extremely helpful to have the possibility to give the types of Levels/Grids/Colums/Walls/Floors the copy option "Copy original Type" at once. For example you could integrate this option with the "Additional Copy Parameters" (see pic).
HERE IS A LINK to an article and screencast which I created relating to this issue...
The problem with aligned dimensions is that you struggle to reference to a proper or desired Reference Point when instances are not parallel to each other.
Another problem is that you do not have the option under general modeling to use/draw a "POINT" (Similar to the point reference option in AutoCAD).
There is only one place in Revit where a Point Reference is available which is under conceptual mass modeling or mass families. (See image below):
Furthermore, using mass point references is "messy" when used, so this is not an option or viable workaround at this stage.
It should really not be difficult for the development team to implement the "Point" or "Point Reference" under the general Revit Draw Toolbox. It will resolve a couple of issues for software users and it will simplify certain workflows. This will be useful in all disciplines as I've longed for a Point in Revit on many occasions for various reasons.
HERE IS JUST ANOTHER example of why the Point or Point Reference would be useful in the general Draw Toolbox of Revit.
To me, reveal hidden elements does not really reveal hidden elements. Sure, it reveals elements that were turned of categorically and individually, but what about those that were turned off via Workset or Filter or by other means? Reveal Hidden Elements does not do that.
In addition to the following requests on this forum:
I think Reveal Hidden Elements needs to go further. Perhaps something similar to the Worksharing Display where it color codes elements that are hidden by category, individually, workset, filter, etc.
Feel free to add to this if you like
Spaces could replace rooms
Some categories are still lingering in rooms:
Should be easy enough to build tables of DOORS VS. SPACES.
Since Revit is back to one flavor, doors (and other components) could be associated with SPACES allowing for KEY schedules to specify occupancies, heat loads, people counts, and everything managed though spaces.
Combine this with shared parameters in key schedules and we can leverage data in really big ways!
ps- dump the north/south/east/west text fields for finishes... We'd rather use material parameters for primary, secondary and tertiary colors for finishes! : )
Want to be heard by Autodesk? Want to be heard by the Autodesk Revit developers?
That's why I'm here, and that's why you're here too.
Wonder whether your ideas or the ideas you vote for are making an impact on decision making?
Here's an idea.
Autodesk, how about telling us how we're doing?
In the update documents, an asterisk is shown for updates due to bugs reported by the software users.
How about giving us a breakdown of improvements with each minor and major release?
Autodesk Revit 2018 Feature List
Major feature 1 (Roadmap item)
Major feature 2 (general improvement)
Major feature 3 (legacy wish list)
Major feature 4 (Revit Idea Station item. Kudos to @............)
Minor improvement 1 (Revit Idea Station item. Kudos to @............)
Minor improvement 2 (legacy wish list)
Revit API Enhancements
Improvement 1 (Automatic new feature translation)
Improvement 2 (Revit Idea Station item. Kudos to @............)
We want to know if we're making an impact!
I have a forum post on this entire topic here:
Essentially, the pipe elbow and tee down symbols don't allow for proper setup in order to look the way most folks want.
In the forum post above you can get more info, but Revit won't allow us to set the 2-line view to appear this way without affecting the 1-line symbols.
Here is an example of how I'd like to be able to show everything. This can't be achieved with the current setup (in 2016 and 2017).
My thoughts on how this could be achieved:
1. Add extra options within the Object Styles/VG overrides for Pipe Rise/Drop for BOTH 2-line and 1-line piping.
2. Allow for symbolic lines to actually appear within a "Tee" part type pipe fitting family.
It would be nice to have MEP connectors be available for connection in a linked model. Also, these connectors should be able to be added to a system or circuit. There are many projects where mechanical, electrical and plumbing are split into multiple models in various ways. It would be helpful to have the same system creation functionality across linked models.
I'd like to be able to assign an EMERGENCY (red) material to a lighting fixture and have the ability to control its visibility via the EM_Shading parameter that is tied to a material used to show emergency fixtures.
At present, we are not able to use a formula to control the material, so we end up making multiple types or use duplicate geometry and controlling it with a yes/no visibility option. Other option was to use a detailed item, but those do not show up in the 3D views or 3D export to Navisworks. It's nice to be able to differentiate emergency fixtures from regular ones in 3D, instead of only on floor plans (if using detailed items).
Can we get the border of Labels to be snappable?
The end goal is to have a pill shape boarder around the Item Number and have it adjust in length based on the number of characters in the tag. The work around is to have multiple types but to be honest the sheer quantity of items we fabricators place tags on will add time to the Renumbering process adjusting these. Below are some images to help explain what I am talking about.
Please allow us to schedule:
1. Loss method Setting,
2. Loss Method,
3. specific coefficient,
4. pressure drop
for piping, ducting fittings and accessories so we can verify and control sizing. Also we can apply ourselves any standards in the world.
In creating views and dragging them onto the sheets. When we have a big project and whenever we select a view or open a view from the section symbol, the project browser will expand (if it's collapsed) and show that view (in bold) so we can easily identify the view that needs to be dragged onto the sheets. At present, it does bold the view, but we need also need it to jump to whichever view is currently selected in the main working screen. Otherwise, we have to scan up and down to see a view that's in bold. Ideally, if we can highlight it, that would help greatly too.
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