December

20

2018

I’m always happy to hear how customers use our software tools to streamline their Revit workflows. Here’s a tip recently sent to me by Phyllis Robbins, Design Content Manager: Associate, at Eppstein Uhen Architects.

The Challenge – Tedious, Manual Process

When deleting Autodesk Revit demo content and combining phases, you get a message stating that deleting a demo wall will delete the insert or host. Manually excluding the infill demo walls is a bit tedious.

The Solution – Ideate Explorer and Query

With Ideate Explorer and its Query function, you can use the phase criteria Name to exclude the infill walls from a selection set and then use Ideate Delete for everything else. This process works because even though infill walls behave correctly as phased, they do not really have a phase property when selected.

Ideate Delete is part of Ideate Explorer and provides the benefit of confirming your selection set prior to deletion.

Once you merge phases when updating old models, the residual infill walls will go away.

Share Your Processes

I’d love to hear how you use our tools to save time and increase model accuracy. Send me an email at glynnis.patterson@ideatesoftware.com


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.