Back to Basics: Revit for MEP User – Copying Levels & Grids with the Copy/Monitor Tool
In this next part of the Back to Basics: Revit for MEP Users series, I’m covering the Copy/Monitor tool. This tool is very useful in copying levels and grids from the architectural link that you set up previously.
Watch the short video below to see me walk through the steps of pulling in an elevation, aligning the levels, and creating floor plans off the levels.
What Revit tools would you like to see me cover next? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Although the rendering option in Navisworks continues to improve, many of us want basic colors for our 3D Spatial Coordination and other useful tools. Many owners are dictating what colors they want model objects to be, to improve communication during design review and other important meetings. Improvement means change, and change often means moving buttons and commands. For those having trouble coloring their models, follow this sequence:
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Autodesk has recently released some important updates for various softwares. There are also some must-watch videos and webcasts to register for below.
Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a couple of updates for various software. I also have some really cool videos and articles that show some helpful tips & tricks for Civil 3D. Read on for all the updates this month.
If your firm is transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit, but still has a library full of old AutoCAD Details, you can rest assured. There are several ways to convert your AutoCAD Details into your Revit projects. Learn 4 simple steps from Jack Trexler:
Many users know how to create a simple spool drawing from their pipe layout, but when it comes to creating a batch spool there seems to be some difficulty. Learn how to create a Batch Spool for CADmep from Philip Charlson.
Question: I just want to view a Revit model. How can I do this?
Expert Solution: Download the Revit trial version and use the Revit Viewer.
Question:When working in AutoCAD MEP, how do the tools fit into the engineering and design process?
CADLearning Expert Solution: To gain the most advantage, using MEP tools in the correct sequence and for the appropriate task can help you to reduce errors, increase accuracy, and improve both productivity and coordination.
When Autodesk first came out with Navisworks Switchback it worked brilliant. However, in our quest to make things ‘better’, we sometimes make them worse. The BIM Elephant is alive and well in the brain of software developers as much as AEC offices. Below is a tutorial on how to get Switchback to work better, and a work around for those who want to find their elements on their 2D plans, not in a 3D view.
Whether you are an architectural, MEP, or structural Revit user, all companies should know how to archive a Revit project and get it to a safe location. Here are directions for common scenarios when archiving Revit projects.
In the May From AutoCAD to Revit webinar, U.S. CAD Solutions Consultant, Aaron Wagner discussed general rules, tips and tricks, and a basic step-by-step guide in setting up a Revit Template.
The annual Autodesk product release is upon us. For users on subscription, products like Revit, 3ds Max, etc. are ready to be downloaded and used right away! Whether you’re an architect, a contractor, an MEP designer, structural engineer or otherwise involved in building design and construction, here’s what’s new for you in Autodesk 2018!
We are pleased to announce a new format for our popular conference series, the BIM Workshops, based on feedback from users like you! Check out what these new changes entail.
Since July 31, 2016, Autodesk is no longer selling new subscriptions or perpetual licenses for Design & Creation Suites. In their place, three new industry collections were introduced to provide you value that well exceeds the premium suites. Here are 5 things you need to know about the switch.
If you’re an architectural drafter or interior designer, you understand the repetitive and time-consuming task of manually entering data in your schedules. Here are tips and tricks on how Revit can speed up your drafting process with schedules.
Many architectural designers face the issue of bridging the gaps between preliminary design, design development and construction documentation in Revit. Users needed a tool to seamlessly move their designs in and out of Revit throughout their design process. With FormIt, you can start producing your 3D model designs on your tablet before your morning commute, pick up where you started on your office desktop and switch back to your tablet during your lunch-time meeting with a potential client.