July 18, 2016

Revit 2017: Simplify Models with Revit Parts

I am excited to share a new workflow with you Ideate developed when a valued customer asked the following:

"What is the best workflow if I am creating a shear wall with furring on each side and need to be able to demolish the furring portion, sometimes just on one side? In addition, I want to control the height of each furring wall separately from the core.

Is my only option to create three walls? This gives me what I want to see, 
graphically and I can adjust the height of each wall independently, but now I have to manage three walls, which can be tedious and time consuming."
After pondering what the customer was trying to achieve, the first thing that came to my mind was “Revit Parts!"

In my opinion, Parts is an underutilized tool that can provide you more flexibility with all of the different pieces of your system family assemblies.

To dive into this new workflow, checkout my short video on how to turn your wall assembly into Parts, allowing you to demolish portions of the wall and control the height of each furring wall individually.

Thank you for reading! For more information on Revit and other Autodesk products, and information on training and consulting for the various products Ideate services, please visit our website.

AEC Application Specialist
Emily Clark holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University, and has over 19 years of experience in the Architecture industry. Her experience includes working for a number of Architecture and Design/ Build firms in the Western United States. She has been a Project Designer, Intern Architect, BIM Manager and Design Technology Manager. She has contributed to the completion of projects ranging from high–end custom residential to Education and Healthcare design. She has worked with multiple platforms and her passion for BIM has enabled her to help transition firms and advance with technology. At Ideate, Emily provides training and support for Revit Architecture.