Revit Dynamo PowerBI Workflow Video Recording – Part 1

I found my practice recording of the first part of my BILT Asia 2018 presentation. For the whole documentation about this presentation, you can grab a copy from the link provided further down below.

I would like to thank you, in advance, for your support. My website (allscan12.com) will keep on running for as long as there is someone like you who would be willing to spend a small amount to support me in funding my online library. It will be your online library too. Your support is very much appreciated.

For some of you who haven’t get a copy yet, here are the two links for you to choose from, where you can purchase a downloadable PDF copy, depending on your payment option.

Using PayPal:

Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Guide ebook (PayPal)

Using Credit/Debit Card:

Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Guide ebook (Credit/Debit Card)

Have a great day and watch out for part 2 of my practice video recording.

Cheers.

How to export your project Revit Families to your local drive

I’m sure you’ll find the same procedure from Autodesk Knowledge Network when you Google the same topic.

After my 1TB Seagate external hard drive failed to work, I lost lots all my personal files and project-related references. Some of these files are the Revit families I created for some projects that can be re-use for my future Revit projects. Because of this, I decided to go back to those projects I worked with and start exporting copies of, not only specific families but all the families in that project to make it easy and quick.

So, let’s get started.

Once you have your Revit file open, go to:

File – Save As – Library – Family

Then you’ll be prompted where do you want to save your exported families. You may click on the “Documents” folder icon on the left to create your own folder. Keep the rest as default then click “Save”.

And in just a few seconds or minutes, you’ll have all the Revit families exported in your local drive.

Have a great day.

Cheers!

How to Edit Revit Element Owned by Someone who is now on holiday?

Have you ever been in a situation wherein you wanted to edit an element in Revit but you can’t do so because it was owned by another user who is working in the same project? Sometimes even if the other user has synced their model back to the central file, for whatever reason, they still own the elements. What if the other user is on holiday? There is no way he can open the Revit model and sync it to clear his ownership.

You don’t have to worry much if you encounter this problem in the future. There is a quick way on how to resolve this issue by following the procedure below.

  1. All you need to do is to keep a record of the user name (covered in orange fill) that will pop-up asking you to “Place Request”.
  2. Sync your model to central.
  3. Close the model.
  4. Go to “File/Options” menu. An “Options” pop-up window will appear.
  5. Under the “General” tab, look for the “Username”(see image below) and replace it with the one in step 1.
  6. Then create a new local copy of the model. This time it will be under the new username from step 1.
  7. Sync the model. This will clear any pending request assigned to the username in question.
  8. Close the model.
  9. Go to “File/Options” menu. An “Options” pop-up window will appear.
  10. Under the “General” tab, look for the “Username” and replace it with your username.
  11. Create your new local copy.
  12. Sync the model. Once syncing is done, you can now edit the element you wish to modify.

I hope you find this helpful.

Have a great day.

Cheers.