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Revit OpEd

Revit OpEd
It's been 14 years since Revit formally began knocking on the doors of architectural firms. The first response quite often was, "We've already got {insert your software here}, no thanks"! Other responses were, "Really? Let's have a look"! Which was then followed by "Oh gosh, you mean it doesn't do "X" just like {insert your software here}? Well thanks for coming by, good luck"!

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Pattern-Based Curtain Panel Roof Tile There are many interesting ways to use Revit's pattern-based curtain walls and panels, and this is one that must have occurred to many users when the capability was introduced in version 2010. My recent work on smaller scale residential buildings provided the opportunity to develop the technique.Traditionally in Revit roofing tiles have been represented by a "roof object" with a surface pattern and thickness. The line-based families I had previously created for hip, ridge and rake tiles are great for enhancing 3D views and also elevations to some degree, but these views were still very "flat" - resulting from the imported surface pattern (displayed at an angle) and the lack of definition of the foremost edge of the roof material.

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? - BIMBoom Revitlution The History of Revit - The Future of Design.url Note: 2/8/09 As long as you're here, probably seeing Revit for the first time, I welcome you to my blog and would like to offer my assistance in your search for more information about Revit. I'm amazed as to the number of people looking at Revit for the first time in 2009. Just so you know, the technology is fantastic. It is a totally different approach, workflow, methodology and way of thinking for architects and engineers. After you read this blog post, I encourage you to do the following: Download and try Revit.

Create Revit Site with Google Earth Surface Autodesk labs site provide "Google Earth TM Extension"for AutoCAD, Architecture, Civil 3D, Map 3D, the usages of the tool are: * Import Google Earth image to .dwg applications (AutoCAD, Architecture, Civil 3D, Map 3D) * Publishing 3D DWG Models to Google Earth TM * AutoCAD Drape a grayscale Google Earth TM image onto a 3D mesh in AutoCAD applications The 3rd function provide a method to import the elevation data for the current Google Earth view into AutoCAD as a mesh, then one can link the site .dwg as a reference to create Revit site, here are the steps: 1.

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. AutoCAD 360 Why Use the Cloud Tool? 12:32 am . August 19, 2014 . AutoCAD 360 team What is one shape that does not represent a real life object in a drawing? Modeling Hi All, Just want to share a little tips & tricks with you. One of my users was trying to create some openings touching the bottom of a wall foundation with continuous footing. The methods that he used to create the openings were: 1) Wall Opening tool 2) Edit Profile on Wall Sketch

Ten Ways to Keep Your Revit Model Speedy When working full steam for a deadline, it is easy to overlook some of the warnings Revit produces. If left unchecked for too long, you can amass 700, 800 or even 1000 warnings—which can make your model slow and cumbersome, because it keeps looking to see if the "problems" have been fixed. Take a moment to check how many you have in the model and the "quality" of those warnings. The most common, benign and easiest to fix are warnings about rooms separation lines overlapping each other or walls and warnings saying that two items have the same type mark. More complicated warnings like ramp slope and stair riser warnings should get reviewed right away, because they require more complex calculations and can have a bigger impact on performance.

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. Revit MEP: September 2008 With Revit® MEP software, Design West Engineering completes construction documents for the SEA LIFE™ Aquariumat LEGOLAND®. Design West Engineering Customer Success Story Revit® MEP Revit® For our clients using Revit Architecture, our originalgoal was to produce 100 percent of our construction documents with RevitMEP and we’ve already accomplished that. It really does help us run a muchtighter project and put a better product into the field. The 3D models give theentire design team — from the project engineer on down — adramatically improvedunderstanding of the building.

Shades of Grey: THINKING ABOUT DOORS There is a door that I made(some months ago) for the Banking Halls. The middle, opening part is taken from photographs of doors that exist today in the Bank Museum (the reconstructed Stock Office). The surround is based on a drawing of Soane's and a 1920s photograph of the Colonial Office. I had made the surround rather crudely, and the whole thing was a fixed size with no built-in modularity. Download FREE Revit families and BIM content .rfa Revit Tree Collection -... Download this collection of 40 Revit Tree Families / 3D BIM Models of 2D Polygon Trees in Plan and Elevation. (AutoDesk 2012 Revit .rfa) - Imperial & Metric. There are 10 types of Trees in this collection with 4 different sizes - S,M,L,XL and they are great for use in you Architectural Plans and Elevations. Watch the vid for more info and click the 'buy now' buttons to purchase

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.

Revit OpEd: Make Up My Mind Toggle Several Parameters At One Time With Revit’s Yes/No parameter data type it is very easy to toggle two parameters using the statement: Not(Option A) in the formula field for Option B. Un-checking Option A checks Option B automatically. Checking Option A un-checks Option B automatically too.