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Constraints Revit Architecture

Constraints aren’t as rigid as the Pin tool, but they do allow you to create dimensional rules in the model so that elements remain fi xed relative to other elements. You can create a constraint using dimensions or alignments, and then click the lock icon that appears upon creation of a dimension or …

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Split With Gap Revit Architecture

The Split With Gap tool allows you to specify a gap distance and pick a single point on a wall. Although the wall is divided into two separate segments, the gap distance is maintained with an automatic constraint. To use Split With Gap, follow these steps: 1. Go to the …

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Trimming or Extending Lines and Walls

You can trim and extend lines and walls to one another using the Trim/Extend tools on the Modify tab of the ribbon. In older versions of Revit Architecture, this function was assigned to a single button with three options in the Options bar. In the latest version, there are three separate tools in …

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Aligning Elements Revit Architecture

If you’ve been using Revit software for any amount of time, you have likely discovered the power of the Align tool. It has the ability to supplant the need to use many of the tools we’ve already discussed such as Move and Rotate. The Align tool lets you line up elements in …

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Scaling Elements Revit Architecture

The Scale tool lets you scale certain lines and graphic elements in 2D that are appropriate for scaling, such as imported raster images and 2D line shapes. While not an obvious option, the Scale tool can be used in Sketch mode for any type of sketch-based element in a project or for solid …

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Arraying Elements Revit Architecture

The Array tool allows you to copy instances of an element with equal spacing between the instances. You have the option to create intelligent arrays that can be grouped and associated for further refi nement, as well as one-off, unassociated arrays. Like the other tools we’ve reviewed in the Modify tab of the …

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Using the Mirror Tool Revit Architecture

The Mirror tool allows you to mirror elements across an axis in order to create a mirror image of an element or multiple elements. You can either pick an existing reference in the model with the Mirror – Pick Axis tool or draw the axis interactively using the Mirror – Draw Axis …

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Using the Rotate Tool Revit Architecture

To rotate an element, select it and click the Rotate tool in the Modify panel. Remember, you can also activate the Rotate tool fi rst, select one or more elements, and then press Enter to begin the operation. This is a two-click operation similar to the Move and Copy tools. The default …

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