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Enjoy the Constraints

Putting constraints on elements within your model is a great way of telling Revit and other team members about relationships between elements that need to be maintained. However, these relationships are hard to visualize, especially for other team members who didn’t create them in the first place. Who hasn’t got a warning or an error message telling you that the constraints aren’t satisfied or you can’t make a certain modification? Using the “Reveal Constraints” display mode – located on the View Control Bar at the bottom of each view - allows you to visualise clearly what constraints are in the Revit model.

Getting it Pinned

If you are referencing or overlaying an external dwg, rvt, or other types of drawings files, make sure they are pinned down to ensure that these reference files do not shift and cause inaccuracies in modeling. You can pin objects by selecting the pin object icon under the Modify Tab, or by typing PN while object is selected. Pinned objects can also be set to not select or highlight when the cursor highlights over the pinned object. This is helpful when an extremely large external Revit model is linked to the working Revit model. Revit tries to visually highlight any elements that your cursor hovers over, and may take up some processing time when highlighting an extremely detailed element. Simply toggle the “Select Pinned Element” button at the bottom right corner of your Revit model to disabled, and your pinned element will no longer be selectable. Toggle it back on when you need to make adjustments to the pinned element. Pinned objects will show a thumbtack when selected. Clicking the thumbtack will unpin the object.