There are alsdo a couple of downloadable files that go with the video just for reference.
This seems like agood way to automate some stuff in Revit, some of the dumb stuff like updating family files to new versions or doing a perge in a specific directory. A bit like .BAT files but could be a bit more temperamental. It is worth exploring.
You need the start and end of journal file for opening the file and then “DOING SOMETHING” then closing the file down after. They also need a bit of testing so that its pretty robust.
I was thinking about this for scripting changing linetypes. As Brian Mackey mentions in his Details video the setup for thin/medium/thick lines in Revit OOTB is pretty irritating, I’d rather go back to the CAD designations of line thicknesses, colours and line types, they make sense. So that is what I want to do, setup my own linestyles. I thought about Journal Scripts, as Brian Mackey mentions thats what he does for clients, and a few other things in Revit but I found that HyperFine Architects have a great video on different ways to copy things between projects, Linetypes being one of them:
I’ll use their method for creating linetypes and copying from a Setup drawing across to different projects. I think that is a better way as if I’m not happy with the linestyle setup I can always alter it and then copy that update into the new project.
I’ve yet to play with the journal files or make a set of lineStyles, I just want to capture the resources for when I can get onto them for now.