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Simon Dickinson

Dynamo Packages for Autodesk Revit

Dynamo Packages for Autodesk Revit
If you use Revit and have not yet discovered Dynamo for Revit, then you should. Dynamo can be used to automate a lot of potentially time consuming tasks, and we are not just talking conceptual design. Dynamo for Revit has moved on a lot since it’s early days of being a computational concept design tool. I have written a script to do some standard operations from creating floors as a room finish, t...
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Grant Dott

How BIM 360 Field Delivers for the Customer

How BIM 360 Field Delivers for the Customer
Customers, building owners or even management firms look for a couple of things when they have a building project on the table; budget and schedule. This building could cost a serious amount of dough and it has to start earning that money back as an asset to the owner. The Ring of Risk The ‘Ring of Risk’ is all about identifying where potential concerns could happen. So how do we reduce the risks...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Model Compare (5 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Model Compare (5 of 5)
In the fifth and final part of this series, we will cover the version comparison feature and tracking changes between versions, ensuring all changes are viewed by team members and versions tracked. You can also read parts one to four of this series on our blog. The non-Collaboration for Revit (C4R) way of uploading a new Revit file version is to hover your cursor over the file within the project f...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Viewing, Commenting and Marking-up (4 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Viewing, Commenting and Marking-up (4 of 5)
In the fourth part of this series, we will cover the visualization, marking-up and commenting, all in real-time. You can also read parts one, two and three of this series on our blog. BIM 360 Team can handle many, many, many file formats and I don’t just mean the ability to upload and download as per your typical FTP or cloud storage site. What we are talking here is the ability to actually view t...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Creating and Managing a project (3 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Creating and Managing a project (3 of 5)
In the third part of this series, we will cover how to start a project, the types of projects that can be created, user roles and how to upload/import files for it. You can also read part one of this series “Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration” or part two “BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow”   Step 1Click on the Create Project button. Typ...
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Andrew Spence

Steel Production Planning with Graitec Advance Workshop

Steel Production Planning with Graitec Advance Workshop
One question that we ask steel fabrication production managers to help them think about the way they plan their production is “How long does it take to drill a hole?”. Of course in steel production planning there is no simple correct answer, or way of precisely estimating it as there are so many different factors involved.   You could make an educated guess with some further information - wh...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow (2 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow (2 of 5)
In the second part of this series, we will cover the steps that will need to be followed your Autodesk Subscription Manager to assign a BIM 360 Team Hub to your subscription contract. You can also read part one of this series “Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration” NOTE: Multiple contracts can be assigned to one hub to either transition to a new contract with differen...
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Justin Taylor

Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration (1 of 5)

Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration (1 of 5)
No-one can deny that the world of design and build is rapidly changing evolving at an unprecedented rate. The emergence of new technologies and specialised tools can become a challenge when collaborating with different teams on complex projects. In this series of 5 posts we will explore: BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment Contract Assignment and Hub Setup Workflow How to Create and Manage a...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.
Have you ever produced a plate list and wondered why it doesn’t seem to list all the plates in your model? Let me explain what is happening. Traditionally it has been considered cheaper and easier to manufacture a plate such as an End Plate that measures say 200x180x10 from a 200x10 flat bar instead of plate. Only one saw cut is required to make the basic shape rather than cutting several edges of...
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Paul Munford

Materials Library for Woodwork Designers

material library for woodwork screengrabWoodwork for Inventor comes with an extensive library of intelligent materials including a range of high pressure laminates, veneers and paper films for example.Wood is a beautiful natural material. The problem with including wood materials in your 3D CAD model is that they can look great – or terrible! There is no in between…Figure 1 Materials are added as meta-data so you don't have to model all...
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