Back to Basics: Revit for MEP Users – Setting Up a Starting View
In this installation of the Back to Basics: Revit for MEP Users series, I am covering how to set up your Starting View in Revit. This process involves using a Sheet for a Starting View, not a Drafting View or Legend View. Prior to watching this video, you will need to have a Title Block inserted into your project as a Family. You can review my blog post on Title Blocks to learn some expert tips for inserting them into your projects.
Watch the video below to see my quick demonstration for setting up your Starting View in Revit.
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.
Newport Beach, California, August 27, 2015 – The Central States BIM Workshop, a two-day user conference, successfully concluded its fourth year in Omaha, NE. Hosted by U.S. CAD, a BIM consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner, the event had more than 120 attendees from over 50 companies joining industry-leading speakers and experts on August 6th and 7th for 38 different sessions covering BIM, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Construction, and more.
Autodesk came out with their mid-release update of Revit. With the release, comes a number of user-requested enhancements that just can’t wait for the next release. Philip Charlson shares what you need to know about these enhancements:
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! I have some really cool videos and tips for AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and more this month. There are also some recent updates from Autodesk. Read on for all of this month’s news.
Newport Beach, California, April 30, 2015 – The San Diego Big BIM Event, a half-day seminar hosted by U.S. CAD and designed to introduce new 2016 BIM and CAD technologies, successfully attracted over 120 attendees to its annual BBQ and networking event.
Early Bird registration is now open for the 2016 Orange County BIM Workshops, a training conference hosted by U.S. CAD, a BIM consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner.
It’s time for interiors to start moving into Revit. More and more owners are beginning to require interiors in Revit, and, because of its visualization capabilities, users can create realistic renderings with animations to show walkthroughs. In this month’s Workflow Wednesday webinar, Kristin Rhein shared some helpful tips for interior designers and engineers looking to move interiors to Revit and take advantage of the abilities of the software.
When creating building models within Revit, there are times when you only need show structural walls within floor plan views. Philip Charlson shares his process for controlling layers within walls in Revit. Read more:
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a few important updates for various programs. I also have some exciting new tools and interesting videos to share with you this month (and a favor to ask)!
In this short video, learn how to use the Copy/Monitor tool to copy levels and grids from the architectural link you established. This is an essential step to help you clean up your existing plans and create some new floor plans.
If you’re a company or team that still uses AutoCAD for the majority of your design work, then the sermon of how much “better” Revit is than AutoCAD is a tired one. Why is there such a big push for making the switch from AutoCAD to Revit?
Revit projects involve several moving pieces and information to help us understand the story of our projects. This guide is intended to give you the best practices for creating Symbols, translating existing Symbols, and storing Symbols.
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:
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.
RSVP now for the San Diego Big BIM event on Thursday, April 10th!
Enjoy some of the best BBQ in the county with Phil’s BBQ and hear from special Autodesk guest speakers Scott Davis and Angel Espinoza, who will be discussing the latest Autodesk technology news and features. Don’t miss out on this annual update!