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

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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Cloth Modifier in 3ds Max

Cloth Modifier in 3ds Max
You’ve modelled your scene, building, product in your chosen design product and now you want to add an extra level of realism in 3ds Max. Imagine you want to model a realistic looking table cloth, or ...
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How To: Finding Overridden Dimensions in Revit using Dynamo

How To: Finding Overridden Dimensions in Revit using Dynamo
I was recently asked during a customer meeting if it was possible to override a dimension in Revit with a different value: Although possible, I refused to give them the answer and told them to find ou...
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How to Make Millions Using Revit and Dynamo (Possibly)

How to Make Millions Using Revit and Dynamo (Possibly)
Ok, so this all started the other evening when my wife was trying to create random teams for an event at work. She needed to select one person from one list to form the head of five other lists, then ...
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Accessing the Entire Revit API Using Dynamo and Python

Accessing the Entire Revit API Using Dynamo and Python
So, you have been using dynamo but you realise you cannot find a node to do a specific task. You search the packages and still cannot find what you are looking for. Using python, it is possible to acc...
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Ray Casting and Bouncing in Dynamo

Ray Casting and Bouncing in Dynamo
A couple of questions I have come across a few times are: Does Revit have a way to check the head clearance on stairs automatically, or would I need to use other software? Also can we use Revit for Li...
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Dynamo Packages for Autodesk Revit

Dynamo Packages for Autodesk Revit
If you use Revit and have not yet discovered Dynamo for Revit, then you should. Dynamo can be used to automate a lot of potentially time consuming tasks, and we are not just talking conceptual design....
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Cutting Structural Members with Reference Plains in Autodesk Revit

Cutting Structural Members with Reference Plains in Autodesk Revit
So you are working in Revit and placing structural beams and columns, the problem is you need the end of the beam cutting at an angle, but there is no option for this in the properties. I’ve seen peop...
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Revit Tip: Close Hidden Windows

Revit Tip: Close Hidden Windows
I was at a customer’s the other day and we were placing some quite large complex families, these were nested families containing all the components needed to put them together. We noticed it was takin...
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Creating Elliptical Walls in Revit

Creating Elliptical Walls in Revit
So is it possible to create an Elliptical wall in Revit? The question seems like a simple one and on the face of it the answer most people would have is, yes it can, especially when we see Revit havin...
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