With a passion for building & technology, and how it can make consumers life easier; I am a creative designer with clear strategic vision, strong communication and implementation skills, combined with a passion for delivering optimised design and management projects on time. Within Graitec im focused primarily in the areas of BIM, engineering and ...new design techniques to support an ever-changing world. More
Jonathan Hand

Adding Trusses using Revit Extensions

Adding Trusses using Revit Extensions
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The Revit Extensions add-on extends the capabilities of Revit software in key areas, including structural analysis, modelling, reinforcement, interoperability and construction documentation. Using the dialog box you can configure the settings for tru...
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Creating Advance Steel renders in Fusion360

Creating Advance Steel renders in Fusion360
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Do you need to create some quick renders of your Advance Steel projects? If it’s for a client to showcase the project or marketing purposes, then this blog is for you. In the below tutorial video, I show how you can create very quick and simple rende...
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Advance Steel 2018 Hotfix 1

Advance Steel 2018 Hotfix 1
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Autodesk have released Hotfix 1 for Advance Steel 2018. The hotfix has concentrated mainly on issues regarding manual dimensioning and labelling, along with some other changes and updates. For a full list of fixes, please click Here The hoxfix can be...
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Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018

Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018
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The new structural precast extension for Revit 2018 now gives users the ability to model and detail precast elements within their Revit projects. In the below video guide, I show how to download and install the Add-on to your Revit Software.   &...
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Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit

Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit
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Did you know that in Revit , you can add a background gradient color to a 3D view?. The gradient will be a blend between the horizon color and the sky or ground color. This can be configured by following the below simple steps: 1. Open the 3D view fr...
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First Look – New ‘Header Beam Connection’ from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Advance Steel 2018

First Look – New ‘Header Beam Connection’ from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Advance Steel 2018
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New in the 2018 version of the Graitec PowerPack is the addition of the Header Beam Connection. This new joint allows Advance Steel users to automatically add a connection to their model with dynamic controls for adding plates, bolts & stiffener ...
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The strange language of Revit explained!

The strange language of Revit explained!
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Having used Revit for several years now, I sometimes forget that the language used within Revit is quite obscure and a bit geeky. For those new to Revit I have created a quick blog explaining 11 key terms. Annotation Crop An annotation crop region fu...
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Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018
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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 techni...
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Advance Steel for Timber Framing - Adding Beam Packers

Advance Steel for Timber Framing - Adding Beam Packers
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Did you know that Advance Steel can also incorporate timber components to the model? In the below video, we show how you can add timber beam packers to structural steel beams. Advance Steel can have all the required timber sizes added to its vast dat...
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WoodEngine Add-On for Advance Steel 2017

WoodEngine Add-On for Advance Steel 2017
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Using the Advance Steel API the guys over at Mitek WoodEngine have developed an add-on for Advance Steel that helps the workflow between timber frame and steel work detailing. The Add-On in Advance Steel allows you to convert the WoodEngine structura...
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