September 3, 2019

Creating project templates in Revit sometimes gets pushed aside for more billable work. However, having functional project templates can save time and money by eliminating repetitive setup procedures. Revit project templates should be general enough to properly set up...

August 20, 2019

Revit ships with default Family templates used to create custom Families. Specific Family templates contain appropriate parameters, reference planes, and sometimes geometry for the Family Type. While it is not possible to edit a Revit Family template and easily “Save A...

July 31, 2019

Revit is a valuable design tool in the building information modeling, or BIM, process. Let’s take a look at some of the tools available within Revit that can assist in creating an intelligent building model.

First and foremost is the building model itself. Using object...

July 10, 2019

There seems to be a chasm in the industry these days between CAD programs and 3D modeling programs. Those who are set in their ways are difficult to convince of the merits of one program over the other.  Industry trends seem to indicate that 3D modeling, and essentiall...

June 26, 2019

Starting a Revit project is easy. Keeping a Revit project organized can be a more daunting task. Often project requirements change, phases are added, or the owner needs to have some options to choose from. These conditions require advanced planning, where possible, as...

June 12, 2019

By this time, most of our industry has heard the term “Building Information Modeling”, or BIM, being used in a variety of ways. Business development is built on “We Do BIM”...but what does that really mean?

Building information modeling (we’ll call it BIM for short)  is...

May 22, 2019

Revit Structural Connections can be confusing. First is the fact that Revit Connections up until the 2019 release require a separate add-in:
 

This particular feature can be found in your Autodesk Subscription account under Updates and Add-Ons. In Revit 2019 and beyond,...

May 8, 2019

Global Parameters in Revit are a hidden gem. Global Parameters can drive other parameters or set a global function for dimensions. In space planning, Global Parameters may be used to calculate and hold an overall area, or set values for other dimensions.

For example, th...

April 17, 2019

Autodesk has just released the latest version of Revit with some exciting new features.

Starting off is the ability to import and snap to vector PDF files. This is a long-awaited feature and will certainly prove to be helpful to all disciplines.

On the architecture side,...

March 26, 2019

Revit is a data-driven program, intended for use in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Often we hear that BIM is all about the “I” (information), when in reality it is a complete process through the entire building lifecycle. Data within a Revit project is applied us...

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