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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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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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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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Alan Johnson

Creating A Brick Wall With Fence Panels In Revit Architecture

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I was recently asked how you would create a brick wall in Autodesk Revit with fence panels and brick columns, to be used for a garden wall. We toyed with a few ideas, such as stacked walls, edit profi...
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Simon Locke

How To Use The Revit Shared Reference Point Add-In

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Whilst setting up a model in Autodesk Revit , one of the most important steps you will need to take, especially when collaborating with other parties on a BIM project, is to establish the location of ...
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John Bennett

How To Use The Revit 2020 Steel Connection Enhancements

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New for Autodesk Revit 2020 is the propagate joint option , but also alongside this is the ability to create a series of connection configurations, as a duplication and stored with a different referen...
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