Back to Basics: Revit for MEP Users – Linking Files & Checking Room Bounding
This is the first in a series of short videos designed to help the novice Revit user. While my videos are focused on the workflows of an MEP user, a lot of what I cover is applicable for other trades.
In this first video, I will cover four specific topics in Revit for the MEP user:
- How to open a template in Revit
- How to link in an architectural file
- How to check room bounding
- How to look at the phase mapping
View the full video and demo below.
What future Revit for MEP topics would you like me to cover next? Leave your comments below!
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!
Newport Beach, California, February 2, 2016 – U.S. CAD, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner, announces today that it has partnered with Panzura, a leading provider of cloud-based global file systems, to solve cross-site CAD and BIM collaboration challenges in the AECO industry.
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One of the most powerful demonstrations of Building Information Modeling is a Record Model. So much that it deserves a two-part blog. If you have any questions after this first one, I can include the answers in the second part. I have shortened certain steps to keep the blog interesting. If you want the full procedure, contact U.S. CAD and we can give you the exact steps towards an incredible deliverable that has been tried and tested. Happy modeling!
Join us in July for a 5-part webinar series focused on technologies that can improve your workflow and productivity in Revit and Navisworks. During these 45-minute webinars, you’ll learn about the Top 5 tools, functions, or goals; you’ll also get a chance to ask questions of our Industry Experts!
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