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.
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.
Revit Libraries contain robust model content, annotative content, and many other items that support your team’s project processes, workflows, and overall experience in Revit. Learn all about why you need to properly set up Revit Libraries.
The BIM Workshops announces today the successful conclusion of its Las Vegas event, which saw strong support from the area’s BIM professionals and users. Hosted by U.S. CAD, a BIM consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner, the all-day training and networking event featured industry-leading experts discussing technology trends and best practices for architecture, construction, and engineering.
You may have heard that with the 2017 release of Revit, Autodesk replaced the Revit vertical offerings (Architecture, MEP and Structure) with Revit (sometimes called “one-box”). What does this mean for you? Revit now contains the capabilities of all three verticals in one application. So, if you were previously using Revit Architecture, for example, you can now do everything you could do before (and more!) in Revit.
In the last blog I started down the road of successful Record Model (RM) creation, because as we know, Record Models are one of the most powerful demonstrations of Building INFORMATION Modeling. In part two, I wrap up this glorious feat with not one, but TWO amazing tips that cause the most grief with RM’s, hard paths versus relative paths and why are there so many links showing? 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.
The third Orange County BIM Workshops, hosted by U.S. CAD, was attended by more than 100 BIM professionals, representing 60+ companies. Read about more of the event highlights here!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are used to creating your construction documents in AutoCAD, you understand the time it takes working in Paper Space, adding your Viewports, and printing. Learn how you can save stress and time by creating and managing your documents in Revit.
The BIM Elephant returns, asking the popular question, “where is my ROI from using BIM?” My colleague Damon Socha and I dive in offering a different perspective.
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.
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!