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Simon Dickinson

What's New In Revit 2020.1

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Autodesk have recently released Revit  2020.1 with some great new features, and in this blog I will look at some of the best ones under the headings of Connect, Create and Optimise. Connect Sketc...
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Ian Robinson

A Guide To Autodesk Infrastructure Data Sources

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Data Sources Many projects require some form of Digital Data, whether that be background maps, tree locations, Local Authority assets or environmental data. There are many sources for the Data that ca...
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Simon Locke

How To Colour By Numbers In Revit With Duct Colour-Fill Legends

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Before you start creating colour legends in Autodesk Revit it is best practise to make a duplicate of your required floorplan, if you have not already done so and ensure it is re-named accordingly. An...
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Custom Model Templates

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There are certain tasks or operations that need to be done in pretty much every Advance Steel project. You can save time by having the required elements already existing in your model rather than sett...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

The AutoCAD Layer Status Icon Mystery Solved In Three Easy Steps

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Layer Status Icon Mystery Solved in Three Easy Steps In this  AutoCAD video, I’ll share with you the knowledge to understand what those icons in the status column of the Layer Properties Manager ...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How To Split A Building Across Several Sheets And Work With Dimensions That Detail Across A Split View In Revit

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The Complete Guide Often, with larger buildings in Autodesk Revit , we need to split the building to have different parts of the building in separate views so they can be placed on different sheets at...
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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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Rob Merriman

Checking Your Advance Steel Model

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My woodwork teacher had a saying that has stuck with me since school - “measure twice, cut once”. Whenever I’m attempting a DIY project I always remember this saying, and I have one for Advance Steel ...
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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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Aleck Giles

How To Use Advance Steel Project Specific Prototypes

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Many Advance Steel users work for sub-contract detailers who have many clients with different logos or entirely different drawing frames. It is nice and sometimes necessary that drawings are provided ...
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