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What to do if you forget your Tape Measure

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure
Sometimes it’s good to blog about useful stuff which isn’t all about design software and standards. Stuff which can really help someone out in their day-to-day life and get them out of a frustrating situation, but which is still relevant to the industry in general. So, this blog is all about what to do if you are on site and realise that you've forgotten your tape measure. We’ve all done it. Reali...
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A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns

A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns
Here’s an interesting and useful tip for your Autodesk Revit Structural Framing and Columns. When you read it, the first thing you will ask is ‘why isn’t this setup like this by default?’ well… I’m guessing because the feature I will be using only came into Revit a couple of years back, and the shipped content in Revit has never been updated (I stand to be corrected). Ever needed to calculate...
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An overview of the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings

An overview of the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings
If you are already working with, or looking at the benefits of offered by using point clouds, then Autodesk ReCap is a great tool. It comes as part of the AEC Collection and to begin a series of blogs offering tips and tricks for this product, I will give an overview of the ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings. ReCap allows you to change the point cloud appearance to communicate specific data about t...
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Modifying your Revit Walls to extend layers

Modifying your Revit Walls to extend layers
On the topic of Autodesk Revit Walls, I frequently get asked whether there is a way to have a portion (one or more layers) in a compound wall extend beyond the bottom or top of the wall. In fact, this is very straightforward to do, and I shall outline how in this blog. The trick to making this work is to modify the structure of the wall in a section view. You also have to unlock the...
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A Vision of BIM

A Vision of BIM
After all these years, it still amazes me to hear people discussing, arguing and trying to define what BIM is and who it’s aimed at. BIM is certainly not a new thing. So, let us begin with dispelling a few common myths. The conceptual underpinnings of BIM go back to the earliest days of computing. As early as 1962, Douglas C. Englebart gave us an uncanny vision of the future architect in his paper...
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Revit - But I Want White Text On My Title Sheet!

Revit - But I Want White Text On My Title Sheet!
Sometimes you just have to accept a work-around, recolouring your text white in Revit is just a great example of one of those times. You see black = black and white = black and that’s just the way it has always been. So, what if you want text to be white so that it stands out on a coloured title sheet border like this: Well there are two ways to achieve white text (without inserting an image). 1....
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Revit Sheet Composition

Revit Sheet Composition
Printed output in Revit is What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), with a few exceptions: The background colour for the print job is always white. By default, reference planes, work planes, crop boundaries, unreferenced view tags, and scope boxes do not print. To include them in the print job, in the Print Setup dialog, clear the corresponding Hide options. The print job includes elements that ha...
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Bridge Design in Revit….no Really!

Bridge Design in Revit….no Really!
It always amazes me when lady coincidence collides in front of me. On the same day I had a client ask me about bridge design in Revit, I was later chatting to one of my colleagues about a non-related topic over lunch, when he mentioned he needed to get back to the class he was running…wait for it…. On bridge design in Revit. Now whilst bridge design it not in my realm of expertise, I can at least ...
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Revit And Complex Linetypes

Revit And Complex Linetypes
Sometimes you just have to accept a work-around every now and then and that’s the case when it comes to complex linetype in Revit. It’s a question I always get asked by users migrating from AutoCAD, where both text and symbols can be incorporated into the linetype definition. For those of you who have created your own basic linetypes in Revit you will be familiar with the Line Pattern dialog box. ...
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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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