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Alan Johnson

A quick tip on how to use Revit File User Tracking History

A quick tip on how to use Revit File User Tracking History
If you want to see a history of who has been actively working on an Autodesk Revit file, you can find that information in the project history. For any project, if you open the file or a local file, go to Collaborate tab> Manage Models panel> Show History Then select the file you want to see the history of, and you will get a dialog box showing the history. This won't tell you what was ...
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Janet Black

Advance Steel 2018: How to use a Customised Prototype created in the default location

Advance Steel 2018: How to use a Customised Prototype created in the default location
In Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 I’ve just opened the Prototypes folder located in C/ProgramData/Autodesk/Advance Steel 2018/USA/shared/Support/Prototypes. I'm using the American version, but the same principle applies for the UK. I copied an existing prototype and created a custom prototype (title block) for my company and saved it in this default location for Advance Steel. I created drawings and ...
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Alan Johnson

How to run a Revit Interference Check

How to run a Revit Interference Check
Did you know that you can run an Autodesk Revit Interference Check as a basic clash check? The Interference Check tool can find intersections amongst a set of selected elements or from all elements in the model. If desired, you can select the required elements in a view. To get it started, click Collaborate tab> Coordinate panel> Interference Check drop-down> (Run Interference Check). Wh...
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Alan Johnson

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet
When creating an Autodesk Revit drawing sheet we have an option to use the Project Information (Manage Tab) to fill in predefined parameters which then automatically fill in the text in the title box on all the sheets we create. One of these parameters is Project Status, which allows us to type in whatever we want to show for the Status - for example Tender Issue, Preliminary, Construction or As B...
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Janet Black

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel
In this video, we will show you how to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Standard GAA 19P4 and McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel 2018. The issues can arise if you are working on an industrial project, perhaps a platform or a stair tread that requires a certain grating size, which might not exist in Advance Steel. However, it is possible to add a new size to an ex...
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Alan Johnson

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing
Sometimes when using Autodesk Revit we will come across some detail or element we want to model, but can’t figure out how to get Revit to actually do it. Recently a customer contacted me with such an issue. They had created a roof which had an awkward detail, and couldn’t figure out to how extend a section of roof. After a bit of consideration, I thought roof by extrusion would be the best w...
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Rob Merriman

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click
Have you ever been in the situation where you have run all your fabrication drawings, done all your editing and then realised just before you're about to send them out for fabrication that the project description, project number, client information, detailer and checker that are shown on the drawings are incorrect or missing? Handily, you don’t need to delete all the drawings or open them one by o...
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Justin Taylor

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure
Sometimes it’s good to blog about useful stuff which isn’t all about design software and standards. Stuff which can really help someone out in their day-to-day life and get them out of a frustrating situation, but which is still relevant to the industry in general. So, this blog is all about what to do if you are on site and realise that you've forgotten your tape measure. We’ve all done it. Reali...
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Dave Cassapi

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection

Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation - different types of Surface Connection
For the first part of a series on Autodesk Inventor Surface Creation, I will look at the different types of surface connection that are available. Inventor can create some very nice quality surface data, with all that is required from the user being an understanding of how to choose from the options. To begin with any of the features can be used to create a surface, simply by selecting the surface...
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Justin Taylor

A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns

A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns
Here’s an interesting and useful tip for your Autodesk Revit Structural Framing and Columns. When you read it, the first thing you will ask is ‘why isn’t this setup like this by default?’ well… I’m guessing because the feature I will be using only came into Revit a couple of years back, and the shipped content in Revit has never been updated (I stand to be corrected). Ever needed to calculate...
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