Tips, Tricks, Best Practices

Typically Revit operations that can make using ElumTools easier.

Why won’t certain elements show up in ElumTools rendering?
All elements need to have a material assigned in order to render, which sometimes isn’t the case by default. Particularly for structural/HVAC kinds of categ...
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 at 2:13 PM
Associate the ElumTools emergency parameter with a family parameter
The ElumTools Emergency Luminaire parameter is a shared parameter that exists in the ElumTools shared parameters file. Often it can be desirable to associat...
Mon, 15 May, 2017 at 12:00 PM
How to speed up ElumTools
Set Categories to Ignore in Material Mapping using Category Overrides. Simplify the environment using Filter by View Visibility.  Curved surfaces slow ...
Tue, 30 May, 2017 at 3:58 PM
How to calculate multiple scenes or channels in ElumTools
 A 'Scene Manager' functionality is currently not available within ElumTools. However, Revit allows the use of Design Options as a workflow to dev...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 12:55 PM
How to Create a Lighting Fixture Location Summary Schedule
Revit seems to know the elevation of light fixtures with respect to the floor below as a System Parameter. The "Offset" and "Elevation" ...
Fri, 27 Apr, 2018 at 2:57 PM