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Pat Mullins

A Guide To Revit Section Line Alignment And Snapping

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One of the many new features in Autodesk Revit 2019.1 is an enhancement to the ‘Section Line’ tool, as we can now Alig’ and Snap to and from Section Lines. This means that whilst using the Align tool,...
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Alan Johnson

Placing A Soldier Course In A Wall In Revit

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You might already know that walls in Autodesk Revit are system families, which means they exist in a project but can’t be saved as individual families (RFA). You also might already know that the Wall ...
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Alan Johnson

How To Use Revit To Render In The Cloud And View Panoramas On Your Phone

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Revit is a very powerful design tool that can also produce high quality rendered images. Although It will never compete with 3ds Max, not everyone wants or needs photo realistic images, and often a go...
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Rob Merriman

Are You Backing Up Your Advance Steel Data?

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These days data is king, and it needs to be accessible from anywhere, at any time. As such, companies have systems in place to make sure that their data is backed up properly and securely. From a stee...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Make Sure You Keep Your Autodesk Software Updated

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For ongoing improved security, new or enhanced features and bug fixes it is always wise to keep your Autodesk software up to date. As a short list of the January 2019 releases, there are 2017, 18 &...
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James Parsons-Moore

A “Clash” of Consultants - Who Does the Responsibility Fall to for Clash Detection?

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Clash Detection is a term that often gets associated with BIM and Digital Construction. I’ve consulted on many BIM projects over the years and I often get asked: “Who does the responsibility fall to f...
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Simon Locke

How To Improve Revit Square Duct Elbows

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Whilst working in Autodesk Revit there will undoubtedly be some standard out of the box families that you will use and others you will not find so useful. There will be some however that can be made m...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Save 40%+ On Drawing Production Time

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“After engaging Graitec to create a customised template to meet our Drawing Style, we are now able to produce our product, from 3D Generation to a Full Set of Working Drawings at least 40% quicker tha...
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Alan Johnson

Drawing Walls To Brick Dimensions In Revit

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Brickwork dimensions should be used in Autodesk Revit whenever possible at the design stage to minimise the need for cut bricks. Tables 1 & 2 below give dimensions for vertical and horizontal bric...
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James Parsons-Moore

Autodesk Revit Tutorial - Continuous Cavity Wall Joins

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A question that I get asked a lot in Revit is “ how do I get my walls to behave properly so I can take a party wall cavity through the external wall ”. (As shown in Figure A ) Figure A This process is...
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