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Do U Revit? practical BIM: What is this thing called LOD There still seems to be some confusion about what LOD levels mean, and how they should be used. I must say I have difficulty relating what I do and what I need whenever confronted with filling in an LOD table. If they are this difficult why are we using them? From what I can gather LOD was developed by Vicosoftware, a software company that produces construction costing software. LOD, as in "Level of Development", is a measure of how seriously you take the information represented by a BIM element. Therefore LOD levels for a chair might go: LOD 100 = there is a chair LOD 200 = there is a chair that has nominal space requirement of 500x500 LOD 300 = there is a chair with arm rests and wheels LOD 400 = manufacturer and model number. or in general terms: LOD 100 = there is a thing LOD 200 = there is a thing about this size LOD 300 = there is a thing with these functions and options LOD 400 = it is this particular thing. LOD is also a measure of progress. Some examples:

BIM Planning View Range explained View Range is a concept that you will get your head around (hopefully!) sooner or later. So why don’t we make it “Sooner”? Once you are comfortable in controlling the various parameters contained within the View Range control panel, you’ll be able to easily manipulate exactly what is displayed in your Plan & Reflected Ceiling Views. In the usual “Revit Zone style”, we’ll deal with the concept by means of a worked example. So what I’m going to do first is set up a very simple building with some key levels in it. So here goes. And here are the Levels that are in this Project…. And if we take a look at a Plan View, we can see that we have placed a simple desk and 4 chairs on the ground floor. So let’s put the model aside for a moment and cover a bit of the theory. We find the View Range control panel by looking in the View Properties panel for a plan view. If we go ahead and click on “Edit” we get to see the View Range Panel itself… The panel itself is fairly simple. All as you may expect.

Shades of Grey Second week back at work. It's been hectic, so first post is going to be a mixed bag of memories. RTC 2012 USA was brilliant. First of all the people. So many new friends and internet connections come alive in the flesh. I hope I can stay in touch with you all. England was all scattered showers & brief sunny periods. The building themselves are fascinating. That evening I saw my 3 cousins, who have lived their lives close to Barnsley where we grew up. The final weekend took me to London and some quality time with my youngest son. London has been doing a great job of inserting new high-tech interventions into historic locations this past few years. I saw the new insertions at Kings Cross for the first time last weekend. It was not always thus. On Sunday we took the central line out to Stratford to take a look at the Olympic village, but it was no longer accepting visitors so we had to make do with the new Shopping Mall.

What Revit Wants BIM Uses The Uses of BIM document, released in September 2013, is designed to communicate the BIM Uses classification system and BIM Use Purposes. The first portion of the document introduces the BIM Use classification systems. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the components of the classification system including the BIM Use Purposes and BIM Use Characteristics. The BIM Use Purpose Section includes a description of the objective of each of the BIM Uses. The BIM Use Characteristics section includes a description of the facility element, facility phase, discipline, and level of development. Twenty-five BIM Uses, organized by project phase of project development, were identified through numerous interviews with industry experts, analysis of implementation case studies, and review of literature. In December of 2009, a survey was taken to help determine the frequency by which organizations use each Use and the benefit to the project of each Use.

MapGuide Project Home | MapGuide Open Source BIM Adoption Expands from 17% in 2007 to over 70% in 2012, According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Report - In The Fold For the First Time, More Contractors are using BIM than Architects McGraw Hill just published results of its new SmartMarket Report: The Business Value of BIM in North America. The report presented highlights of its new research showing the rapid advance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America. The percentage of companies using BIM jumped from 17% in 2007, to 49% in 2009, to 71% in 2012; For the first time ever, more contractors (74%) are using BIM than architects (70%); All users report increased business benefits from BIM including better profits, more accurate documentation, less rework, reduced project duration, fewer claims and the ability to offer new services; Almost 40% of BIM users are heavily committed to it, doing over 60% of their work in BIM. This study also points to important trends in the AEC industry: The strong growth of BIM in construction. For more information on the report, please go here.

Architecture 3d models and instruments for design architecture. Revit Models for Madix Fixtures Madix has converted its entire product catalog that utilizes floor space to Autodesk Revit® profiles, and it has made them available online for our customers and designers. Having Madix's display and storage products in Revit format will greatly benefit store planning executives who utilize Revit and the designers who plan fixture layouts. We want to empower our customers to improve store planning and help them visualize how fixtures will look in future projects. Designers can manipulate and reposition Madix fixtures in 3D space by downloading Revit® files from our webpage and then open it using Autodesk® Revit®. Begin your store planning experience with Madix now. What is Revit®? 3D Engineering software application Used by architects, store planners, engineers, and building construction executives Structural and design components can be moved and placed in 3D space to create impressive store layouts.

Håvard Vasshaug | The Dark Arts of Revit Gradient, Slope, Grade, Pitch, Rise Over Run Ratio Calculator Bicyclists, motorists, carpenters, roofers and others either need to calculate slope or at least must have some understanding of it. Slope, tilt or inclination can be expressed in three ways: 1) As a ratio of the rise to the run (for example 1 in 20) 2) As an angle (almost always in degrees) 3) As a percentage called the "grade" which is the (rise ÷ run) * 100. Of these 3 ways, slope is expressed as a ratio or a grade much more often than an actual angle and here's the reason why. Stating a ratio such as 1 in 20 tells you immediately that for every 20 horizontal units traveled, your altitude increases 1 unit. Stating this as a percentage, whatever horizontal distance you travel, your altitude increases by 5% of that distance. Stating this as an angle of 2.8624 degrees doesn't give you much of an idea how the rise compares to the run. Calculating Grade By Measuring The Road Distance run = Square Root (15,844.95² - 396²) run = 15,840 feet Calculating Grade By Using Slope Distance