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Justin Taylor

Revit Tip - Unlock the power of Revit Key Schedules

Revit Tip - Unlock the power of Revit Key Schedules
When times are busy and your workload is hectic, it’s easy to forget about certain tools and workflows which are not often used. This happened to me the other day when a client asked if something could be done in Revit. I had to stop and think for a moment before confidently saying “Yep, of course it can be done.... this is Revit after all!” The issue my client had was that a certain item being sc...
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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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Simon Locke

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans

Revit Tip - Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans
Like many other functions in Revit, there is more than one way to create sectioned 3D views. The way we will look at here uses the view extents from existing 2D views such as sections and plan views to set what is visible in the 3D section, which is a far more controlled way of setting the views up than just activating the section box and moving the shape handles. Just follow the instructions...
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Jonathan Hand

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018
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 technicians to analyse and check your structure from within the Revit environment. Using this toolkit structural designers and engineers can optimize their...
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Josie

Have your Say on our Next Revit PowerPack Features

Have your Say on our Next Revit PowerPack Features
Here at Graitec, we’re always looking for ways to improve your experience and maximise efficiencies, giving you the tools you need to deliver excellent projects every time. We are soon to start developing a new release for our Revit PowerPack and we would like to know what features and functionalities you’d like to see as part of it. Graitec’s Revit PowerPack - voted in top 5 Revit content in 201...
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Simon Locke

Text Enhancements in Autodesk Revit 2017

Text Enhancements in Autodesk Revit 2017
One of the updates to Revit in the 2017 release was some additional features in text editing. Text in Revit has always been a relatively simple affair, probably due to it being used as a support function to tagging. However, the latest release has seen some nice additions to this command. These new features are available both when adding your text or editing it. Along with the usual Bold, Italic...
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James Parsons-Moore

How to create a “Clay Render” effect in Revit.

How to create a “Clay Render” effect in Revit.
I was sat with a customer last week and they asked: How can we make a Clay Render in Revit? Now, to be honest I’m more technically minded (Being an Architectural Technologist by trade) I wasn’t too sure what they meant. So I quickly researched and figured out what it was. After some though and a play round with Revit, I came up with the following technique... It may not be perfect, you have t...
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Justin Taylor

When is a Hole not a Hole? Rendering with Cutouts and Transparency Maps

When is a Hole not a Hole? Rendering with Cutouts and Transparency Maps
If you have ever needed to render a scene in either Revit or 3DS Max which has objects such as sun-shades, chain-link fencing, perforated screens etc. then this is the blog for you. What you don’t want to be doing it actually modelling the object in 3D. First, this is extremely time consuming and, unless you are running a machine of monstrously high specifications (we’re talking military defence p...
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James Wood

Autodesk Revit to 3ds Max – External Visualisations

Autodesk Revit to 3ds Max – External Visualisations
Graitec Professional Services offer high end external visuals to suite all your design concept needs. We model in Revit or 3ds Max or take the clients existing Revit model, then using Autodesk Suite workflows create wonderful rich designs that bring the model to life. The technique mastered utilises the Revit link. If there is a design change to the original Revit model we can update the model in ...
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James Parsons-Moore

Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!

Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!
Part K of the Building regulations states that “The maximum pitch for a private stair is 42°”. Revit stairs have several checking tools to help make your stairs comply to whatever standards you’re designing to. But there isn’t anywhere that can quickly show you the pitch/slope of the stairs. Here I will show you how to create a schedule to show you how to do this! To start with we have to go bac...
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