October 23, 2019

Rendering is an artistic representation of a potential reality. Being able to visualize the model is helpful for clients and owners in the design process. Renderings are often used in marketing materials and should be top quality. While many add-on programs for renderi...

October 8, 2019

The default or Architectural templates in Revit are sometimes used as a starting point for structural drawings. However Structural templates in Revit contain unique features that comply with standards for structural drawings.

Starting a new project using Revit’s default...

September 11, 2019

The Revit development team is constantly working to improve features and security in the software. Often the minor updates are released in Service Packs, while more major updates and new features are released in Updates. The latest Revit 2020.1 Update was recently rele...

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...

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...

August 15, 2018

Here at ZenTek we do a lot of consulting work with architectural, engineering and MEP firms, so I get to have a lot of conversations with folks on the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM). In this day and age, I’ve yet to talk to a design firm that doesn’t us...

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