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Creating Exploded Views: Revit

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A useful and overlooked tool in side of Revit is the Displace Elements tool, which allows you to create an “exploded” 3D view for showing parts and assemblies. The process is quite simple and offers a great way to enhance your documentation.

Because displacing elements is view specific, it is best to duplicate an existing 3D view or create a new 3D view specific for this purpose. To displace elements, start by selecting the element(s) that you want to displace. Selecting more than one object will group them together and displace the elements at the same distance. Once you’ve selected the elements, in the Modify contextual tab>View panel, select Displace Elements.

 

 

Three grips will appear to displace the elements in the X, Y or Z direction. Elements can be displaced by selecting one of the grips and dragging the in desired direction. Alternatively, the displacement distance can be set to a specific distance in the Properties palette:

To display projection lines from the original location to the displacement, with the object selected, in the Modify|Displacement Set>Displacement Set panel, click Path and then select the corner of the displaced element where you want to locate the path.

To display a door, window or other hosted element separately from a wall, press < Tab> until the element is highlighted and follow the steps for displacing. Groups cannot be displaced as a whole, so to displace elements that are grouped, press <Tab> to cycle through and select the individual elements to then displace. If you no longer want an element to be displaced, select it, and in the Modify|Displacement Set>Displacement Set panel click Reset.

To display the displacement sets in a view, in the View Control Bar, click  (Highlight Displacement Sets). The sets will display in color to make it easier to know what has been displaced in the view.


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Getting the most out of 3D Views: Revit

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3D views provide one of the most effective ways to manage a model in Revit. As plan, elevation and section, 3D elements are created and the views are cropped based on the model. However, this functionality is parametric and we can use created views to better work inside of a 3D view.

The easiest way to work inside of the model in a 3D view is to use the Section Box. This can be turned on in the properties palette, with nothing selected, under Extents. Once checked, a box will appear with 6 sets of grips for cutting through the model in all 3 directions.

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Installing and Configuring the Autodesk Network License Manager (FlexLM)

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Prior to installing the latest version of LMtools, you’ll want to remove any previous versions you have installed. Follow the instructions here to do so:

Removing Older Version of Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools)

Once you’ve removed any older versions of LMtools, you can obtain the Autodesk Network License Manager from the installation media. You can also download it.

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Removing Older Versions of Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools)

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Prior to installing the latest version of LMtools, you’ll want to remove any previous versions you have installed. Open LMTools and go into the Start/Stop/Reread Tab. Pick the Stop Server button.

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How to Obtain an Autodesk Network License File

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If you own a network license, at some point, you’ll need a network license file.

In some cases, Autodesk will send this file without you even needing to ask, in others, you’ll need to request it.

There are three pieces of information you’ll need:

  1. Serial number of the product(s) you want to license
  2. License Server Name
  3. License Server MAC Address
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Finding Your License Server’s MAC Address (Physical Address)

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When you request a Network (Multi-User) license file from Autodesk, you’ll need to know the MAC Address of the machine that will be hosting the license file. Here’s how you find it.

On a Windows machine, you’ll typically see a network icon in the lower right corner of the screen, near the clock. You can right-click on that icon to access the Network and Sharing Center.

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Setting Up an Autodesk Account (Contract Manager/Software Coordinator)

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The Autodesk Account is your portal to manage your software, subscription, and licenses. It’s also where you’ll go to actually get your software.

There are three levels of access to an Autodesk Account.

  • Contract Manager
    • Typically the person who purchases the software. The Contract Manager can also be the Software Coordinator (and by default, will be the Software Coordinator). The Contract Manager is the only person (and can only be one person) who has access to the contract information.
  • Software Coordinator
    • Assigned by the Contract Manager, the Software Coordinator has access to the product downloads and user account control for purposes of Adding and Removing users and assigning permissions.
  • End User
    • End User accounts are set up by either the Contract Manager or the Software Coordinator. The End User account access will vary based on assigned permissions.
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