June 8, 2011

More Revit Architecture 2012 Q & A

In my last Revit Architecture 2012 update webinar we had a few additional questions regarding some of the new features within the product so I wanted to share them with the rest of you:

Q: When working with Assemblies, can they be copied from one to another?

A: Assemblies are unique to a project. The views within an Assembly cannot be copied between other Assemblies within the project. A Sheet View within the Assembly cannot be inserted into another project as a standard Sheet view can using the Insert from File tool. Assembly elements can be Copy/Pasted to other projects. The key here is that you need to select the Assembly, Parts, and Elements in order to Copy to the Clipboard. Use Ideate Explorer to make your selections. Assemblies are not available in the Transfer Project Standards.

Q: Can custom identity data parameters be added to Materials?

A:You can add custom parameters to Materials within Revit. In the Manage tab select the Project Parameters tool. Here you can add custom parameters for Materials. These values will be displayed in the Materials dialog box in the Identity tab under a heading called Custom Parameters for a selected material.

Q: Will the Revit Architecture 2012 Update presentation be available online for further review?

A: Yes, Ideate will be posting all of our recent Autodesk 2012 presentations to our web site soon. Additional 2012 videos are available on YouTube.

Ron Palma
AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Ron has 23+ years of experience in the AEC industry as a designer, lead project designer, trainer and CAD manager. His instructional background includes Autodesk Certified Instructor, trainer, support technician, educator at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College, and a U.S. Army certified instructor. Follow Ron @RonPalmaAEC.

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