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.
Newport Beach, California, October 28, 2015 – The Phoenix BIM Workshop, a one-day user and technology conference, concluded on October 15th with overwhelmingly positive reactions from the first-time attendees.
Revit 2019 is finally here! Check out my conversation with CADLearning’s Building Content Manager Jason Boehning about some of our favorite new features and what they’ll mean for Revit users.
Question: How do object enablers work in Navisworks?
Expert Solution from Heidi Boutwell, CADLearning’s Infrastructure Content Manager: Autodesk uses object enablers in all of its platforms, including Navisworks. Object enablers ensure that model objects are displayed properly.
When working on a project in Revit, it is crucial to have your resources well-organized. A Revit Library can save your company a great deal of time while also strengthening the company brand standards. Learn 7 steps for getting your Revit Library started:
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 people think Dynamo isn’t for them based on the notion that it’s only useful for complex geometry or twisting towers. Lacking programming knowledge scares some others away. The reality, however, is that this powerful Revit add-on can be useful for anyone and everyone who uses Revit.
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.
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:
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.