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Justin Taylor

Revit tip - Use cloud-based Structural Analysis for Revit on an analytical model

Revit tip - Use cloud-based Structural Analysis for Revit on an analytical model
Structural Analysis for Revit enables users to quickly and inexpensively perform cloud-based structural analyses directly. Results are displayed, and can be explored on the Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis website. To use the Analyse in the cloud feature, firstly the Structural Analysis Toolkit add-in must be installed; you will need to login with your Autodesk ID within the current Revi...
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Alan Johnson

Using the IFC Export tool from the iConstruct add in for Navisworks

Using the IFC Export tool from the iConstruct add in for Navisworks
As we know, .IFC is a very useful, widely supported file format. For example, if we wanted to take a model from Navisworks in to Revit, the IFC format would be ideal. Unfortunately, Navisworks has only a small number of export options, and IFC export is not available out of the box. However, we now have a way of exporting an IFC out of Navisworks, thanks to iConstruct, the brilliant add in so...
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Pat Mullins

Revit’s Hidden 2D Symbols.

Revit’s Hidden 2D Symbols.
You could be forgiven for not realising that Autodesk Revit has lots of 2D symbols preinstalled, because there not that easy to find. Technically, they belong to the Category ‘Detail Item’ so that’s what we should be searching for when we use the ‘Load Family’ command. Use this path to see what’s available – Look in the ‘Entourage’ folder. Once you’ve loaded the ‘Detail Items’ into you proje...
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Simon Locke

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans
Like many other functions in Revit, there is more than one way to create sectioned 3D views. The way we will look at here uses the view extents from existing 2D views such as sections and plan views to set what is visible in the 3D section, which is a far more controlled way of setting the views up than just activating the section box and moving the shape handles. Just follow the instructions...
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Adam Butcher

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in
There is a neat little add in tool called Inventor HSM engrave, which will create single line text, which can then be traced to create the engraving on the machined part.  Most people use AutoCAD to create the text with a simple font, and then explode the text to create single line geometry. After that the AutoCAD DWG file is imported onto the sketch of the Inventor model whilst in the 2D ske...
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Jonathan Hand

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018
In line with the release of Revit 2018, comes the Structural Analysis Toolkit as one of the best add-ons for Revit. It provides a suite of tools that supports the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process and allows structural engineers and technicians to analyse and check your structure from within the Revit environment. Using this toolkit structural designers and engineers can optimize their...
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Adam Butcher

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?
If you are new to Inventor HSM and you do not have experience in CNC machining, there is a great handbook to help you on your way - I personally found that it contained lots of useful information. The handbook takes you through the introduction and CNC process overview, shop safety, CNC tools, coordinate system, CNC programming language, CNC Operation, 2D milling toolpaths, CNC turning, 3D toolpat...
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Grant Dott

BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Field are closer than you think!

BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Field are closer than you think!
It’s one of the most frequently asked questions after discussing BIM 360 with customers: ‘When will BIM 360 Docs link to BIM 360 Field’? There is no real answer to that. It may be on the Autodesk roadmap for the future, but pinpointing a date isn’t on the cards. However, there is a workflow that allows us to use both simultaneously on an iPad. By having both Autodesk BIM 360 apps (BIM 360 Docs an...
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Grant Dott

BIM 360 Equipment linking and better commissioning

BIM 360 Equipment linking and better commissioning
The BIM Integration or Equipment Tracking functionality in BIM 360 Field has come a long way since the days when you had to link it with Navisworks and go back and forth a couple of times. When Equipment Sets were introduced in BIM 360 Glue, we finally had a bit of control over which equipment we wanted linked in the field. Now, we can go another step further with ‘Equipment Linking’ inside BIM 36...
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Alex Fielder

Great Content to Streamline your Autodesk Inventor Project

Great Content to Streamline your Autodesk Inventor Project
Sometimes, during an Inventor project, you’ll catch a lucky-break that will end up saving you (and your customers!) hours; this is one of those occasions:As part of the many facets offered by the Professional Services team here at Graitec, we provide the service to create for customers high-quality, BS8888-compliant drawing packs for your prototype manufacture & project work. During one of the...
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