Archilizer Recipe Book

A blogspot for computational ideas in Architectural practice.


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Text to Capitals

This is a short macro that I wrote today for a task that has always been bothering me. I spend equal amounts of time changing the first several text notes by hand, looking for an existing solution in the Revit Store as well as everywhere else (Google) and finally writing the small script up.

It is the smallest possible amount of code and you can surely ...

24 JANUARY
Revit
Macros
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Python 3 in 1

It has been a while since I last posted and that's because I've recently started consulting for the splendid architectural company of Glenn Howells Architects. As I am trying to help their awesomely cute young architectural staff overcome the initial hurdles of taking up Revit, I enjoy the dynamics of travelling between their Birmingham and London offices. 

What has taken the most part ...

30 JULY
Dynamo
Python
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Family Editor Interface

Update: Family Editor Interface was added to the Featured App category! 

On 30 May 2016, Archilizer's first plugin got a place in the featured apps in the Revit Store. We are really happy with this fact and we hope that now the plugin will have the chance to reach and help even more people out there!

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This is a special one for me because ...

26 MAY
Revit
Archilizer
Plugins
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Cross-referencing Sheets and Views on Sheets

When managing projects of non-small sizes, one of the tedious routines that you are required to go through is to somehow match information that is part of the project's Sheet set and its View set. The idea of cross-referencing data between various elements is native for information management, yet Revit does not yet cover that aspect for us. Dynamo, however, does (so, in a ...

12 MAY
BIM
Dynamo
Revit
Python
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Site Designer Review

Site Designer for Revit 2015/2016 R2 has been out for a while now. For those of you who may have had the chance to register its emergence and got quite excited by the beautiful video demonstrations out there (like I was) but haven't had the time or reason to give it a try themselves, here is what you might need to know.

Site Designer ...

06 MAY
Revit
Plugins
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Controlling Revit Hatch Pattern Line Weights II

Greetings young Revitalizers!

 

After I've posted the 'Controlling Revit Hatch Pattern Line Weights' blog post, I've decided that I like the title so much, that I will make the second part. OK, it may not be the title, but the fact that after playing around with the solution I gave earlier, there were still areas that I couldn't gain control over - mainly ...

14 APRIL
Dynamo
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Plugin Review - View Duplicator

After a short delay, a BIM Consultancy gig in Doha and a trip in the desert (thank you Velina for organizing this amazing event and thank you once more for bringing us home in one piece), I have decided to do a short review of a really neat and useful Revit Plug-in, called 'View Duplicator' that I recently came across.

Without further ado, I give you the ...

08 MARCH
Revit
Plugins
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DCC Winter Event - Talk to the Brain

The room was packed - with people as well as with ideas, knowledge and information. In short - it was a blast and I can't wait to see the next one! 

If you want to stay for the long version of my improvised review of the event that took place at the office of AKT on the night of 4-Feb 2016, let me first explain what ...

05 FEBRUARY
Computation
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Controlling Revit Hatch Pattern Line Weights

Revit is an amazing CAD program. (And so is ArchiCAD, all right. I just happen to know and use Revit). Despite the fact that it has been around for quite some time and given the monstrosity of Autodesk as a company (therefore allowing it to push its products like no other), I feel that it has taken more than it should have to get Revit to ...

21 JANUARY
Dynamo
Revit
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Relinquish All Yours

I have been doing work for a Doha-based practice for the last couple of days. It was a short gig, an in-and-out operation to help the team push through a rough deadline and since I was the one setting up their Revit Model just a month prior, I was in a great shape to take off the pressure off their team. The workflow was a bit ...

19 JANUARY
BIM
Revit
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Ultimate Guide to Reveal All Levels in Revit

Hey folks, 

Today I am going to show you how to reveal all levels in a Revit project, because: 

  • Have you ever opened an Elevation or a Section View only to find that your levels have miraculously disappeared?
  • And then opened every single section and elevation, but couldn't quite figure where they went (pondering on the meaning of the words 'propagate extends' for ...

17 JANUARY
BIM
Revit
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Dynamo - Sheet Find and Replace

Have you ever had the daunting task to create hundreds of sheets in Revit? And when you finally got through the tedious process of copying and pasting numbers and names you find out that you need to change a single letter to the prefix to all the hundreds of sheets? A simple 'Find and Replace' function is all you need, sadly one does not ship with ...

21 DECEMBER
Dynamo