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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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Keith Paterson

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020 UK & Ireland Country Kit

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It’s here… and a lot earlier than previous years, thankfully. Autodesk have released the Country Kit for the UK & Ireland (UKIE) for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020. The UKIE Country Kit is available for do...
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John Bennett

Revit 2020 - Installing the Steel Connections Package for Dynamo

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Steel Connections in Revit via the new Dynamo plugin for 2020. There is an option to create steel connections via the new package provided by Autodesk for Revit 2020, they have a nice blog explaining ...
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Alan Johnson

How To Save And Load Your Navisworks Workspace

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You know the feeling when you open your software and all the docked windows are gone, and tools added to the Quick Access tool bar are missing too. Well in Autodesk Navisworks  there's no need to...
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Alan Johnson

Using The Navisworks Appearance Profiler

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A fairly underused tool in Navisworks is the Appearance Profiler, which allows you to set up custom appearance profiles based on sets (search and selection) and property values and use them to colour ...
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Simon Locke

A Guide To Revit 'Or' Condition View Filters

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View filters in Revit have always been a very powerful and useful feature with a multitude of uses. Since the 2019 version, Autodesk have improved them even further with the introduction of ‘Or’ condi...
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