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Alan Johnson

Scheduling Room Information in Revit

Scheduling Room Information in Revit
In Revit, a schedule is just another way to represent or look at a project. A schedule is a tabular display of information, extracted from the properties of the elements in a project, we can create schedules for any modelled category item. You can create a schedule at any point in the design process. As you make changes to the project that affect the schedule, it automatically updates to reflect t...
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Pat Mullins

Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin.

Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin.
This is the second in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis solutions. Using daylight in your building is a key strategy for passive design. Letting sun into your building impacts visual and thermal comfort. To determine the right balance, we need to consider the visual needs of the space & how we could efficiently use the Sun’s light to meet those needs. Illuminance and Da...
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Josie

All Set for AU London 2017?

All Set for AU London 2017?
In less than 24 hours, the biggest gathering of professionals who design, build and create will come together at the Tobacco Dock in London. Graitec is a proud sponsor of this great initiative which is taking place in the UK for the first time! Autodesk University brings you the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the new trends and technologies that will shape how we build the cities of t...
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Justin Taylor

Use a View List Schedule to Check Your View Settings Quickly

Use a View List Schedule to Check Your View Settings Quickly
In a project, under the View tab and Schedules drop-down list, you can create a View List schedule to check all the view settings. On the Fields tab of the View List Properties dialog, select the fields to be include in the view list. If you want to create user-defined fields, click Add Parameter. By using the Filter, Sorting/Grouping, Formatting, and Appearance tabs, you can simplify the schedul...
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Josie

RICS, BIM4SME and Graitec Recognise BIM Achievements.

RICS, BIM4SME and Graitec Recognise BIM Achievements.
Building Information Modelling, better known as BIM, has dramatically changed the way medium and large-scale building projects are developed. BIM gives constructors the ability to collaborate and coherently assemble a complex model rather than independent drawings, massively improving accuracy in estimations, lowering costs, reducing errors and saving valuable time. RICS are proud to be working in...
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Michael Arnott

Get ready to move beyond BIM with NXT BLD

Get ready to move beyond BIM with NXT BLD
Join us at a great centre of history to learn about the future with the NXT BLD conference at the British Museum on June 28th, where the future of the Built Environment beyond BIM will be under discussion. The event will focus on a range of exciting new industry trends, such as 3D Printing, AI, VR and many more. It will be particularly interesting to discover how the latest developments in fields ...
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Justin Taylor

It's Just a Phase You're Going Through

It's Just a Phase You're Going Through
Many projects, such as renovations, proceed in phases, each representing a distinct time-period in the life of the project e.g. existing, temporary works, demolition and new construction. Another way to think of them is as milestones within the project life. They can represent specific time periods themselves e.g. week 1, week 2, week 3 of construction, or the status of the project at&nb...
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Janet Black

How To Change Selection Colour Default When Numbering in Advance Steel 2018

How To Change Selection Colour Default When Numbering in Advance Steel 2018
Here is the dilemma, you have numbered your structure and want to locate a certain element in the structure, however, when selecting an element from the numbering dialog box, the element is highlighted in red. This is the default color - which sometimes makes it difficult to see the highlighted element in a large structure where pieces may be already coloured in a similar tone. Well, Autodesk...
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Jonathan Hand

First Look – New ‘Header Beam Connection’ from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Advance Steel 2018

First Look – New ‘Header Beam Connection’ from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Advance Steel 2018
New in the 2018 version of the Graitec PowerPack is the addition of the Header Beam Connection. This new joint allows Advance Steel users to automatically add a connection to their model with dynamic controls for adding plates, bolts & stiffener components. As ever the joint can also be saved to the Advance Steel library so your individual company configurations can be loaded from a single c...
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Jonathan Hand

The strange language of Revit explained!

The strange language of Revit explained!
Having used Revit for several years now, I sometimes forget that the language used within Revit is quite obscure and a bit geeky. For those new to Revit I have created a quick blog explaining 11 key terms. Annotation CropAn annotation crop region fully crops annotation elements when it touches any portion of the annotation element, so that no partial annotations are drawn. The annotation crop can ...
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