Top 10 Revit Best Practices

Revit is a 3D modeling tool at the core, but it is so much more. It is a BIM (Building Information Modeling) software that the users can use for VDC (virtual design and construction) and collaborate at every level. Ravit has gained a lot of popularity with time, but to truly master Revit as a pro should, here are the top 10 Revit best practices.

1 – Internal Notes

Every 3D designer worth his salt uses internal notes to keep track of the what’s what in the model and keep track of changes. A Revit professional should also be a master at using internal notes. You can also take advantage of Revit’s ability to turn text invisible to get prints of your model without deleting all the precious notes.

2 – Keyboard Shortcuts

This is a no-brainer. Your workflow speed directly depends upon how fast you are able to perform an action on the computer, and that means using the mouse less and less and doing most of your simpler work on the keyboard. There are many guides on Revit keyboard shortcuts, you should digest one thoroughly.

3 – Control the Mouse

Bad clicks and mis-taps are often the cause of catastrophes with design softwares. Unnecessary double clicks too. You should always control the impulse of clicking your mouse multiple times on something – especially when it is taking a bit of time to respond. With most things in Revit, double clicks have special meaning. Fortunately, you can change the mouse settings in the User Interface options.

4 – Scheduling

Revit is a BIM software, that means what you see on screen is merely the tip of the iceberg – there is a lot of data embedded behind every entity in there. And when you control the data, you can make it automate a lot of work for you. This is done using Schedules – when you encounter them in your Revit learning course, learn them intensely and take advantage accordingly. It will save you a lot of time and hassle.

5 – Plug-ins

Revit is already quite formidable software, but why not make it even more efficient, especially if you have some special needs? There are a lot of plugins and apps available for Revit that you can attach to the core software to increase productivity quite a lot, even make it do things it wasn’t even meant to do. However, be careful what you need and what’s just junk.

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Arka Roy

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