BIM Technical Manager at Graitec, has over 12 years with Revit and BIM, as well as over 16 years CAD experience. As an Autodesk Certified Professional and Instructor, Simon specialises in Revit, Navisworks and 3ds Max. He also works as a consultant on many projects large and small helping design practices and manufacturers to implement BIM - from setting up new BIM standards, to solving complex design issues with the software, and making sure that the customer gets early and lasting benefit from their investment in BIM technology. Simon is a pure enthusiast, who is always more than willing to share his enthusiasm and knowledge of BIM.
Simon Dickinson

How To Use Dynamo For Reporting Coordinates

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Imagine that you have several objects in Revit that you want to report or schedule the coordinates for. They could be piles, columns, survey marks. Whilst the out of the box Revit gives you the abilit...
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Best Practices For Saving, Backing Up And Archiving Your Revit Projects

Best Practices For Saving, Backing Up And Archiving Your Revit Projects
It is vital to remember that data is a valuable resource and can cost your business thousands if lost or corrupted with no available backup for recovery. Standard RVT Files By default, when you s...
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Autodesk Revit - Easy Peesey P-Traps

Autodesk Revit - Easy Peesey P-Traps
On a recent job I need to create server P-Traps, these were big ones on 120mm pipe, but the way the default family works in Revit is not easy and you cannot Automate the way in which they are placed, ...
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Introducing FormIt 360

Introducing FormIt 360
Do you think SketchUp is great and one of the best conceptual design tools out there? Such a shame the workflows between conceptual design and development of drawings are lacking. Step aside Sketchup ...
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Hardware Acceleration In NVidia Mental Ray

Hardware Acceleration In NVidia Mental Ray
Mental Ray is no longer shipped with 3ds Max 2018 , but can be downloaded from the NVidia Website ( Read about it in my previous post ). The good news is that in 2018 we now have Hardware acceleration...
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3DS Max 2018 - Where’s My Mental Ray Gone?

3DS Max 2018 - Where’s My Mental Ray Gone?
So you’ve installed your 2018 version of 3ds Max, you’ve opened an old project only to find you no longer have Mental Ray as a renderer option. Autodesk no longer ship 3ds Max with NVidia Mental Ray. ...
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Populating Visualisations with 3ds Max

Populating Visualisations with 3ds Max
Working in the architectural industry I love to see the fantastic visualisations that my customers create from their designs. From concept models to full photorealistic visuals of something that ...
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How To Get Affordable Point Cloud Data

How To Get Affordable Point Cloud Data
So, you have an object / building and you need to digitise it. Either you need a Mesh or you need the data for use in your Project. Getting accurate design data from the real world into the digital wo...
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Cut and Fill in Revit

Cut and Fill in Revit
So, is Revit a civil engineering package ? Basically, the answer is no, but it does not stop it from having a few tricks up its sleeves. Cut and Fill is one of those little gems. Autodesk Revit has so...
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The New Features of Revit 2018

The New Features of Revit 2018
Another year has passed and we now have the release of the 2018 product range from Autodesk. I’d like to concentrate in this post on the new features of Autodesk Revit 2018 . There are quite a few ama...
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