If you’re fairly new to Autodesk Revit and would like to make the most out of the software, here are 10 tips that may help you along the way.
- Get to know the user interface. Explore all the different menus and options available to you. The more familiar you are with the user interface, the easier it will be to use Revit to its full potential.
- Experiment with the different features and tools available. Revit has a lot of features and tools that you may not be aware of. By experimenting with them, you’ll be able to find the ones that are most useful to you and your work.
- Create a custom template. This will help you to streamline your work and make it more efficient. By creating a template with all of your preferred settings, you’ll be able to save time in the long run.
- Take advantage of keyboard shortcuts. They can help you to work faster and more efficiently. If you’re not sure what shortcuts are available, consult the Revit help documentation or search online for a list of shortcuts.
- Stay organized. This will make it easier to find the information and files you need when you need them. One way to stay organized is to create folders for each project you’re working on. Within each project folder, create subfolders for different types of files (e.g., drawings, models, etc.).
- Use views and sheets wisely. When working on a project, you’ll often need to create different views and sheets. Before creating a new view or sheet, think about whether or not it’s really necessary. If you can get by with using an existing view or sheet, it’ll save you time in the long run.
- Know when to use linked files. Linked files can be very useful when working on large projects. However, they can also add complexity to your file structure. Only use linked files when absolutely necessary and be sure to keep track of where they’re located so you can easily find them later if needed.
- Take advantage of worksharing. If you’re working on a project with other people, take advantage of Revit’s worksharing features. This will allow you to share files and work on them collaboratively.
- Use families wisely. Families can be very helpful when working in Revit. However, they can also add clutter to your file structure if you’re not careful. Only create families for the elements that you’ll use frequently and be sure to delete any unused families from your project files.
- Keep your revit files clean. Over time, your revit files can become cluttered with unnecessary data. Periodically go through your files and delete any unused views, sheets, families, linked files, etc. Keeping your files clean will help to keep your work organized and efficient.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to getting the most out of Revit software. If you need help getting started, consider consulting with TrinWare. Their team of experts can provide you with the information technology support you need to get the most out of your Revit software and other design tools. Contact them at (720) 488-9800 today to learn more.