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Autodesk Certified Instructor.
Training Revit Architecture, Revit Structures, Revit Family Creation & Navisworks Manage.

With 5+ years experience in software training and 20+ years experience in the construction
industry covering; Architecture, Structural Engineering , Civil Engineering and Demolition.

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Alan Johnson

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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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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How to use the iConstruct Dynamic Label Tool in Navisworks

How to use the iConstruct Dynamic Label Tool in Navisworks
When using Navisworks sometimes its handy to tag or Label an item or number of items so we identify them without having to select them and check the properties. We can use the Navisworks tag tool and add comments or use the redline text tool but there is another option. iConstruct comes with a number of standard tools and one of those is Dynamic Label. This simple tool allows us to add our own cus...
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Modelling Different Roof Types in Revit

Modelling Different Roof Types in Revit
Revit Architecture offers several methods of creating roofs. Roof by Footprint, Roof by Extrusion or Roof by Face. We would choose the method that best meets the needs of our design. We can quickly create basic roof shapes using Roof by Footprint such as a simple pitched (or hipped) roof using define slopes to set the angles we want. We can also create simple flat roofs by unticking define slopes....
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How to use the iConstruct Append Data Tool in Navisworks

How to use the iConstruct Append Data Tool in Navisworks
When we select items in Navisworks sometimes those items do not have all the properties that you would hope for, and if you are trying to select or search for similar items it would be handy to be able to add extra data to the selected item or items, we can then use that added data to perform searches. iConstruct comes with a number of standard tools and one of those is Append Data. This simple to...
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How to use the iConstruct Select Similar Tool in Navisworks

How to use the iConstruct Select Similar Tool in Navisworks
When we are selecting items in Navisworks sometimes it can be difficult although not impossible to select exactly what we want, so a customisable tool would be very handy to help with our selection. iConstruct comes with a number of standard tools and options to configure other tools, once its installed it will be located on the Tool Add-Ins tab. By expanding the General Configuration tab we can s...
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How to Create a Stepped Wall in Autodesk Revit

How to Create a Stepped Wall in Autodesk Revit
When we place a wall in Revit, we set a length and a height. We do this by picking a start point and end point to set the length, and for the height we set a base constraint and a top constraint with any offsets required. This creates a rectangular wall. If we wanted a stepped wall, we could draw separate pieces of wall and then with either levels to constrain to, or offsets we can change heights...
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iConstruct ‘add in’ Tool for Navisworks

iConstruct ‘add in’ Tool for Navisworks
As with some Autodesk software, Navisworks allows us to ‘add in’ additional tools, these can be 3rd party created tools or tools created by Autodesk. One ‘add in’ for Navisworks that I am going to focus on is created by iConstruct. See iconstruct.com where you can download a complete version of iConstruct for 2016 and 2017 or you could request a free trail. The iConstruct ‘add in’ contains many us...
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How to Organise Your Viewpoints in Autodesk Navisworks

How to Organise Your Viewpoints in Autodesk Navisworks
When we are Coordinating models in Navisworks we will more than likely be creating multiple viewpoints so we can jump to preset views without having to navigate each time to reach an item. We can create many viewpoints and name them anything we want, but it would be very handy if we could reorganize them in folders so they are grouped together, for example by areas, who created them or disciplines...
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Using schedules to manage components in Revit

Using schedules to manage components in Revit
Autodesk Revit is a powerful software which supports a BIM workflow from the initial concepts to the construction of the project. Revit models enable you to design with precision, optimise performance and collaborate seamlessly between teams. Due to the complexity of the projects, Revit has included features that will allow us to view and manage components. On this tutorial, I will talk about how ...
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