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Grant Dott

BIM 360 Field Issues From The Beyond! Huh?

BIM 360 Field Issues From The Beyond! Huh?
A couple of blogs ago, I discussed several ways in which Issues, in BIM 360 Field, could be created. There is however a way of creating an Issue by simply sending an email to the B3F project. Here’s how it works: Each B3F project has an email address that can be found by selecting the inbox (that’s the one with the bell) from the upper right of the GUI. Appearing underneath you will see the proje...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Selection Options

Revit Selection Options
There are several ways to select multiple objects in Revit – See how many you know from the list below: 1. Click on the first object and then Ctrl+click on additional elements to add to the current selection. 2. Shift+click to remove an element. 3. Draw a Selection Box by placing the cursor on one side of the elements to be selected and dragging it diagonally to form a rectangular boundary. To se...
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Simon Dickinson

Introducing FormIt 360

Introducing FormIt 360
Do you think SketchUp is great and one of the best conceptual design tools out there? Such a shame the workflows between conceptual design and development of drawings are lacking. Step aside Sketchup and give way to Formit 360, Autodesk’s multi-device, multi-operating system, conceptual design platform. Whether you want to run it as a desktop app through a web browser or on your mobile device or t...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad
In a recent technical support call one of our clients was having a real scheduling issue where selected parameters reported information from some families but not others even though all families had the same available parameters! How could this be happening, he was tearing his hair out and up against a deadline. This problem was the result of badly used Shared Parameter files in the families that ...
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Alan Johnson

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks
We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things, but for the clash checking to work correctly and accurately the appended models need to be in the same location. By this I mean origin location and rotation angle. If they are not in the exact same position, we need to be able to change the origin and/or ...
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Pat Mullins

Improving Building Performance Using Revit And Insight 360

Improving Building Performance Using Revit And Insight 360
Why use Revit and Insight 360? This is the third in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis Solutions. You can read the first part here: "Use Autodesk’s Cloud Rendering Service to Understand the Quality of Daylight Within a Space" and part two: "Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin." Sustainable design attempts to reduce...
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Alan Johnson

How To Create A Spiral Wall With Reducing Height In Revit

How To Create A Spiral Wall With Reducing Height In Revit
Have you ever wanted to create an object in Revit for which you cannot just utilise the standard tools, no matter how good these are? Occasionally, there will be elements of a design which will not fit the standard features of Autodesk Revit, thankfully, this flexible and powerful program enables you to create custom objects for your design. I recently had a request from a customer for guidance on...
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Alan Johnson

Placing Coping On Top Of A Wall In Revit

Placing Coping On Top Of A Wall In Revit
You might already know that walls in Revit are system families, which means they exist in a project but can’t be saved as individual families (RFA). And you might already know the Wall tool in Revit allows us to edit and duplicate to create different wall types with different make up, materials and thickness. What you might not know is we can also edit any wall type to contain extra features such ...
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Simon Locke

Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 1

Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 1
Circuits in Revit can take many forms. Power, Data and Fire Protection to name but a few, whatever the circuit you wish to create, the process is very similar and relatively simple once you’re familiar with it. Naturally you need to have the correct equipment loaded into your project to create circuits, the default Autodesk content is generally set up well enough to begin with. The benefits of cir...
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Pat Mullins

Revit Exploded Views - Displacement Sets

Revit Exploded Views - Displacement Sets
It’s a simple task to create exploded views with Revit. The Displace Elements tool provides a means of moving an element and displaying a ‘Path’ describing its original and extended location. The process involves four simple steps: Create a 3D view, optionally a perspective. Select the elements to ‘displace’ Select the ‘Displace Elements’ tool and move the elements in either the X,Y or Z axis. Ad...
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