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.
Kobi Toolkit for Revit, previously known as CGS Revit Tools, are a series of add-in utilities that extend the capabilities of Revit in various key areas. Philip Charlson shares his three favorite Revit productivity tools in the Kobi Toolkit.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! This month, I have a whole bunch of recent Autodesk software updates to share. I also have several must-watch videos for you to work better in Civil 3D. Read on for all the updates.
If you’ve ever played the “I’m not touching you game” as a child, you know how important boundaries are and our need for space. Revit families are no different. A 3D element provides a great parametric visual of what we can expect outside of the virtual world, but without the proper clearances the equipment may not be given the space it truly needs to function.
How often do you find yourself in the middle of a project with a strict deadline, running into struggles that could be solved if you knew just a little bit more about the software program? As users, our weaknesses are most apparent to ourselves when deadlines are close and researching issues will eat up precious amounts of our limited time.
The CADLearning platform is designed to help Autodesk users improve software skills and increase efficiency on projects when it fits in your schedule. The online learning model can work for any user with any learning style at any skill level.
With the 2017 release of Revit, the vertical offerings (Architecture, MEP and Structure) have been consolidated into just Revit (sometimes called “one-box”). This left some Revit users wondering what this meant for them. The answer is simple: Revit now contains the capabilities of all three verticals in one application. So, if you were previously using one of the Revit vertical offerings, you can now do everything you could do before and more!
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.
In the April From AutoCAD to Revit webinar, Aaron demonstrated how users can impressively tell their story with views in a Revit model. He covered creating graphical and non-graphical views, setting the view displays, and modifying the views.
Revit MEP users often find difficulty attaching a P-trap to the different plumbing fixtures they want in their project. Here’s an easier way to add P-traps to your systems so that they display correctly when you create plumbing isometrics. Learn more: