Contextual Help

LINEWEIGHT TOOLS:

These buttons can be used to easily and quickly select the lineweights tools you would like to use. By programming these options into Revit utilizing the API (Automatic Programming Interface), users are able to utilize the keyboard shortcut (KS) method in order to use detail lines. This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to 2017.

Lineweight Tools:

Step 1:  Before you begin, we need to begin a template file.  First, go to the Manage Tab, click on Additional Settings and navigate to Line Styles.  Here, you will be able to create new Line Styles for your template file.

Step 2:  Once you have established new Line Styles, save the template file and close Revit Completely.  This will allow your settings button in your toolbar to be refreshed.

Step 3: Next, click on Settings under the KB-Detail tab and begin by assigning your Lineweights selections, icons, and lineweights names.  These settings will go into effect once you have restarted Revit. 

Step 4: Finally, make sure you restart Revit and you will see the latest changes.   You are now ready with your custom toolbar!

REGION TOOLS:

These buttons can be used to easily and quickly select the regions tools you would like to use.  By programming these options into Revit utilizing the API (Automatic Programming Interface), users can utilize the keyboard shortcut (KS) method in order to use region hatches. This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to 2017. 

Region Tools:

Step 1:  Before you begin, we need to begin a template file.  First, go to annotate tab, click on Region and being by duplicating and creating new region hatches to select from (If you want alternates).

Step 2:  Once you have established new Regions, save the template file and close Revit Completely.  This will allow your settings button in your toolbar to be refreshed.

Step 3: Next, click on Settings under the KB-Detail tab and begin by assigning your Region Hatch selections, icons, and Region names.  These settings will go into effect once you have restarted Revit.

Step 4: Finally, make sure you restart Revit and you will see the latest changes.   You are now ready with your custom toolbar!

TYPICAL TOOLS:

These buttons are excellent from the original annotate tab.  We have installed these buttons into our detail tab specifically for the purpose of saving you time from switching from one detail tab to the next.  It just makes detailing that much easier.  For more information on how to use these tools, please use the Autodesk link provided below:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Revit-DocumentPresent/files/GUID-AE0A058B-3615-4DBF-A973-3E0ED3338919-htm.html  

DETAIL COMPONENTS TOOLS:

These instructions are applicable for the Architecture, Structure, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Tabs.  Each tab is equipped with up to five different buttons the user can select for their detail components.  By programming these options into Revit utilizing the API (Automatic Programming Interface), users can utilize the keyboard shortcut (KS) method to use detail components. This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to 2017.

Detail Component Tools:

Step 1:  Before you begin, we need to begin a template file.  First, go to the components tab listed under either the insert button, or through the annotate tab.  Here, you will be able to load new custom detail components into your family.

Step 2:  Once you have inserted the detail components you wish to choose from, save the template file and close Revit Completely.  This will allow your settings button in your toolbar to be refreshed.

Step 3: Next, click on Settings under the KB-Detail tab and begin by assigning your Detail component selections, icons, and detail names.  These settings will go into effect once you have restarted Revit.

Step 4: Finally, make sure you restart Revit and you will see the latest changes.   You are now ready with your custom toolbar!

TEXT TOOLS:

These instructions are for the text tools whether using the combine tool, text tool, align text, or spell check.  By programming these options into Revit utilizing the API (Automatic Programming Interface), users can utilize the keyboard shortcut (KS) method to use text tools. This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to 2017.

Combine Text:

Once you have your text that is separate objects, you can simply click on your first text and then to the next.  You may keep clicking to combine the text into one multi-line object until you hit the ESC button.  Repeat as required. 

Text Option:

This button follows the same functionality as the text option in the annotate tab.  You can easily select whether you want a leader, size, font, and position.  We included this text option so you can stay on our main detail tab without having to flip.

Check Spelling:

To use our check spelling option, simply click on the button and it will go through the document to ensure your library and spelling is up to date.  This is a great tool to use last minute just to verify all the information is correct.

Align Text:

This align text tool is perfect for those people that want their details extra perfect.  Not only does our align text option follow the same justification (Left, Center, Right), but will align the text based on the initial selection.  To use our tool, simply click on the text you would like to be followed.  Next, click on the follow text you would like to align.  Finally, click ESC to end the current command.  The best part of this is that arrows / leaders will not be affected so you do not have to worry about altering what they point too.

DIMENSION TOOLS:

We have included our dimension tools that mimic the annotation toolbar dimension tools to easily make them more accessible.  The instructions on how to use and take advantage of these kinds of tools can be found at:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Revit-DocumentPresent/files/GUID-FBA410CB-B34C-438A-881F-C87EA78189C9-htm.html

SETTINGS TOOLS:

Our settings tool is used to be able to program either your lineweights, detail components, or region hatches.  This tool is extremely easy to use as it allows individuals to name each component, choose icons, and styles.  When making your settings, please save the configuration, close Revit, and then re-open the file.  Your toolbar will be updated with the latest settings! 

Furthermore, you are also able to import and export your settings as you choose from version to version utilizing .XML format.  This makes giving individuals and companies more flexibility in setting up your toolbar and standards.

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