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Alan Johnson

How To Insert SketchUp Into Revit Using FormIt

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Have you ever needed to take a model from SketchUp in to Autodesk Revit ? In Revit Insert Tab > Link Panel > Link CAD > change the file type to SKP, browse for file and open, but when yo...
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Rob Merriman

Checking Your Advance Steel Model

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My woodwork teacher had a saying that has stuck with me since school - “measure twice, cut once”. Whenever I’m attempting a DIY project I always remember this saying, and I have one for Advance Steel ...
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Yasmin Talbot

10 Advantages of Structural Analysis Software - Advance Design

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If you’re a structural engineer, you are probably aware of the many benefits that structural design and analysis software will bring you during the analysis, design and optimisation phase of your stee...
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James Parsons-Moore

TwinMotion – Is this the best rendering software for Revit?

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They say a picture paints a thousand words! This has never been truer than in architectural design.  The best way to show someone (a client, buyer) your design is to produce and accurate visual r...
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Nicholas Sanders

Structural Analysis Software – Wall Design Made Easy

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There are many approaches available to help tackle reinforced concrete wall design, some of them easy - some not. However, there are few that allow you to analyse and design continuously without leavi...
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Alan Johnson

How To Identify The Year Version A Revit Project Or Family Was Created Or Saved In

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For many years when opening an Autodesk Revit file, it was a bit of a pain when selecting it then seeing the ‘Your model is being upgraded’ dialog and then having to wait for the file to upgrade. Now ...
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Aleck Giles

How To Use Advance Steel Project Specific Prototypes

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Many Advance Steel users work for sub-contract detailers who have many clients with different logos or entirely different drawing frames. It is nice and sometimes necessary that drawings are provided ...
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Nicholas Sanders

Advance Design 2020 What’s New: Part 2

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There has been a major advancement in the way Advance Design calculates Seismic and Spectral analysis. With the introduction of a new solver which uses used load dependant RITZ vectors to calculate on...
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Nicholas Sanders

Advance Design 2020 What’s New: Part 1

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With the latest release of Graitec’s Advance Design structural analysis software having just arrived I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase some of the latest features in Advance Desi...
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Alan Johnson

How To Save/Export A Revit Shared Parameter

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Did you know that you can export shared parameters from a family or a project to a new or existing shared parameter file in Autodesk Revit ? 1. To start, create or open a shared parameter file (this i...
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