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3+ years as an Autodesk ATC Instructor for:
Revit Architecture, Revit Structures, Revit Family Creation & Navisworks Manage
20+ years experience in construction industry covering:
Construction, Demolition, Structural Engineering & Civil Engineering
Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional
Revit Architecture 2014 Certified Professional
Alan Johnson

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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How to Edit Curtain Walls in Revit

How to Edit Curtain Walls in Revit
Sometimes when we use tools in Revit the result is not entirely what we want, but many tools in Revit allow us to edit typical elements and get different end results. In this tutorial we discuss editing curtain walls in Revit using a typical Storefront as an example as this is a popular use of the tool; but the lesson learnt can be applied to other curtain wall requirements too. If we place a stor...
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How to Use Filters in View Templates in a Revit Structure Model

How to Use Filters in View Templates in a Revit Structure Model
When we use Autodesk Revit for the design of the structural fabric of a building there are many useful tools built in to Revit to help us, one of those that I am going to focus on in this mini tutorial is using Filters within a view template, the advantages and some typical examples of how they can be used. The use of filters allows us to quickly identify and FILTER out items within our model. For...
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Using Search Sets or Selection Sets for Clash Detection in Autodesk Navisworks

Using Search Sets or Selection Sets for Clash Detection in Autodesk Navisworks
Navisworks is a very powerful tool for clash checking combined models, for example Structural and MEP Revit models. We can clash check those models against each other but this can produce far too many clashes. To get better more focused results we need to use the different Clash Detective options to fine tune our clash checks. When performing a Clash check in Navisworks we check against Items in t...
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Autodesk Navisworks Tip - When to Use Search Sets Vs Selection Sets

Autodesk Navisworks Tip - When to Use Search Sets Vs Selection Sets
We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things, a couple of features that enable Navisworks users to work efficiently and effectively is searching and selecting items and being able to reuse those same searches and selections again and again. Integrating Search and selection sets into your everyday workflow can make proje...
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Creating a 3D section view of a level in Revit Structure or Revit Architecture

Creating a 3D section view of a level in Revit Structure or Revit Architecture
When we are creating a 3D model we can look at a 2D plan view of a level. This could be just to check what we have modelled or to show the client what we propose. Sometimes it’s hard to visualise the components that have been placed within the model, so we are going to look at how we can create a 3D view of a floor plan. In the main 3D view, right click on the View Cube, this is usually in the t...
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Creating a Repeating Detail in Revit Structure or Revit Architecture

Creating a Repeating Detail in Revit Structure or Revit Architecture
Detail components are line-based 2D elements that you can add to detail views or drafting views. Repeating Details Components are very useful when working on complex details. With the Repeating Detail tool, you sketch a path defined by 2 points, the path is then filled in with a pattern of detail components. You can create a repeating detail using any detail component and it is essentially an arra...
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Alan Johnson

Create a stepped wall foundation in Revit Structure

Create a stepped wall foundation in Revit Structure
When using the foundation tools in Revit Structures you can create a wall foundation, but there is no automatic tool to connect the foundations for a stepped wall, the following steps are one way for you to create a stepped wall foundation. First of all, you need a stepped wall, the wall type for now is not important. You could create this by editing the profile of the wall to create a stepped wa...
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