Revit API Labs Training Material
This repository contains the ADN Revit API Labs, the material we use for our two-day hands-on Revit API training classes.
It includes both the labs themselves, consisting of sample source code exercises in both C# and VB for you to fill in, corresponding instruction documents for both languages, and an accompanying slide deck.
The labs cover three main areas:
- Introduction for getting started with the Revit API, database, elements and properties
- User interface programming to create an external application and custom ribbon
- Family API for programmatic family generation
Tip: For easiest set-up of the labs exercises, extract to the following folder:
Training Labs – a set of hands-on exercises during the class.
Slide deck used for the training.
Sample .RVT Revit models used for labs.
Note about Build Warning
If a Revit Application is built with "Any CPU" build configuration, you will receive a warning similar to the following when and the RevitAPI and RevitAPIUI assemblies are referenced:
There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "RevitAPI, Version=XXXX.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, processorArchitecture=x86", "AMD64". This mismatch may cause runtime failures. Please consider changing the targeted processor architecture of your project through the Configuration Manager so as to align the processor architectures between your project and references, or take a dependency on references with a processor architecture that matches the targeted processor architecture of your project.
To overcome the above warning, we modified the Labs .csproj and .vbproj files to add the following lines.
<PropertyGroup> <ResolveAssemblyWarnOrErrorOnTargetArchitectureMismatch> None </ResolveAssemblyWarnOrErrorOnTargetArchitectureMismatch> </PropertyGroup>
For more information on this, please look at this blog post:
About this material
The material provided here is used for our two-day classroom trainings. You can also use it for self-learning.
This introduces you to the fundamentals of the Revit API to get you started. It does not provide a complete coverage of the entire Revit API or .NET Framework.
Materials are in both C# and VB.NET. Labs exercises are provided in two languages. The accompanying PowerPoint presentation is mixed.
Disclaimer: We are aware that this material is not completely free of errors. We correct them as we encounter them. Please help us by forking this repository, fixing the issues you note and submitting a pull request for us to integrate your fixes back into the main repository. Thank you! We hope this will still be useful for you to get started with Revit API programming.
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