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Justin Taylor

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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Justin Taylor

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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Janet Black

How to display the Advance Steel Edit Object Type List command

How to display the Advance Steel Edit Object Type List command
You can view information about certain elements by hovering over them depending on certain criteria you select from the Advance Steel Edit Object List. This includes the main and single part name and number, material, coating, weight, exact weight, section class and profile etc. However, when you select the Edit Object List icon, nothing happens. Well today I am going to show you how to get that f...
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Justin Taylor

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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Justin Taylor

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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Alan Johnson

Adding 2D Detail in Revit Tutorial

Adding 2D Detail in Revit Tutorial
Are aware you can show information in Revit in a variety of ways, from 3D views to plans, sections and elevations. In each case the geometry is typically modelled based on design intent, meaning the goal isn’t to model everything but model enough to demonstrate what the building is going to look like. It then becomes necessary to add 2D details to bridge the gap between the design and building rea...
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Simon Locke

Powering Your Model with Revit Circuits - Part 3

Powering Your Model with Revit Circuits - Part 3
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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Michael Arnott

The AEC Collection Adds More Products For No Extra Cost!

The AEC Collection Adds More Products For No Extra Cost!
As of today, the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection, already filled to the brim with essential software, is welcoming a whole host of extra products, including Advance Steel, Fabrication CADmep and Dynamo, and all for no extra charge. The new products added are: Advance Steel Fabrication CADmep Robot Structural Analysis Professional Dynamo Studio Revit Live Structura...
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Keith Paterson

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT - Free Aerial Mapping

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT -  Free Aerial Mapping
Autodesk have an agreement with Bing Mapping to provide free aerial photography for Autodesk Users. The only caveat is when using the mapping make sure that the Bing Mapping Copyright Agreement is displayed on your drawing. However AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT work off an X,Y coordinate system. The aerial mapping requires a location to be set. One way to do so is setting a longitude and latitude locat...
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Alan Johnson

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models
When we open or append Navisworks models each model file will have its own default scale unit associated with it, and Navisworks understands the concept of whichever scale unit the scene is presented in. This is useful when measuring items and setting tolerances for clash detection. There is a single scene unit that is set from the global options editor and it is used throughout as appropriat...
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