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John Bennett

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX
This year I had the opportunity to present at AU2018 (Autodesk University) in London, my class was about the workflow between Revit and Advance Steel for the transfer of structural steel and steel connections. During this class we looked at the various options and settings involved in this process and reviewed the settings required for the different methods. We also looked at the interaction with ...
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Yasmin Talbot

3D Rebar Detailing Software – Create Bar Schedules Automatically in Revit

3D Rebar Detailing Software – Create Bar Schedules Automatically in Revit
If you use industry leading Autodesk Revit software and want an enhanced toolset for rebar detailing and concrete design, then Advance BIM Designers – Concrete series, is a must have comprehensive add-on. Graitec’s 3D Rebar Detailing software is a key BIM solution that will not only increase productivity, but will also help improve management of structural projects. In this blog and short video, w...
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Dave Talbot

Rebar Detailing Software for Revit

Rebar Detailing Software for Revit
Autodesk Revit has proved itself as one of the leading tools for BIM workflows and the technology has continued to evolve to meet the many requirements of typical construction project including MEP, Structural and now with the added power of Graitec technology, enhanced Rebar detailing and concrete design. Introducing Graitec Advance BIM Designers – Concrete Series, a comprehensive add-on that wil...
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John Bennett

Autodesk Revit 2019 – What’s New Structural Engineering and Fabrication

Autodesk Revit 2019 – What’s New Structural Engineering and Fabrication
The release of Autodesk Revit 2019 gives users their first taste of being able to generate custom bespoke connections within this software. These connections are heavily customisable with the tools to attach fixings and welds to be used and transferred across projects. This builds on the foundations laid down during the previous Revit 2018 release. These are the components behind the joints which,...
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Dave Talbot

What’s the Next BIG Disruptor for AEC

What’s the Next BIG Disruptor for AEC
If you think the AEC world is settling into BIM and BIM is the future think again. The adoption of 3D technologies in the AEC sector is merely serving as an enabler and catalyst for change right across the sector. What would previously have been considered the norm is now highly debatable to the point that the current reality is that “change is fast becoming the new norm”. Robotics, Artificial Int...
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Ian Robinson

Use a single source for your Data with the AEC Collection

Use a single source for your Data with the AEC Collection
BIM discussions are often about the big picture and can sometimes seem a little over complex for the day to day work of the Engineer. So, to address this, let's take a quick look at connected data. One big risk in an Infrastructure project is making a decision based on old or out of date data. Therefore procuring and using the same piece of data in a whole host of applications makes sense and redu...
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Janet Black

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel
In this video, we will show you how to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Standard GAA 19P4 and McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel 2018. The issues can arise if you are working on an industrial project, perhaps a platform or a stair tread that requires a certain grating size, which might not exist in Advance Steel. However, it is possible to add a new size to an ex...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type
New and hot off the press is another new feature from the Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update. This feature gives you more control over the visibility and the look of your fabrication content. Revit view filters have now become even better with the additional option of using Fabrication Services type. This allows you to now add the colours back to the design once it has been converted from design in...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs
If you have installed the latest Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update you will hopefully find this time saving addition to the Fabrication toolset very useful. Using ‘Change Size’ you can now re-size an entire selected run of fabrication ductwork, pipework or containment in one go. The first step is to select the required fabrication run in the normal method, then in the ribbon you will see the new ‘Chang...
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Janet Black

How to create an Advance Steel BOM of selected elements with Queries option

How to create an Advance Steel BOM of selected elements with Queries option
Our video below shows you how to create an Autodesk Advance Steel BOM based on certain elements in a structure or certain selected elements. You can create a query in Advance Steel, using certain criteria in your structure based on your selected preference in the Search filter, which is located in the Management Tools Palette, selection category. You can create queries based on object type, common...
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