Back to Basics: Revit for MEP Users – Setting Up View Templates
In this installation of the Back to Basics: Revit for MEP Users series, I am covering how to set up View Templates in Revit. This goal of this process is to take multiple levels and create floor plan views for plumbing, lighting, and power.
Watch the video below to see my quick demonstration for setting up your View Templates 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.
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.
In the first of the “Back to Basics: Revit for the MEP User” series, I walk you through four key steps: opening a template in Revit, linking in an architectural file, checking room bounding, and looking at phase mapping.
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.
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:
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.
When Autodesk first came out with Navisworks Switchback it worked brilliant. However, in our quest to make things ‘better’, we sometimes make them worse. The BIM Elephant is alive and well in the brain of software developers as much as AEC offices. Below is a tutorial on how to get Switchback to work better, and a work around for those who want to find their elements on their 2D plans, not in a 3D view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newport Beach, California, October 27, 2015 – The Pacific Coast BIM Workshop returned for its second year to Anaheim, CA on October 1st and 2nd. The two-day event was hosted once again by U.S. CAD, a local BIM consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner.
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.
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.
How often do you encounter confusion or difficulties when passing your Civil 3D design to a Revit user (or vice versa)? If this is a frequent problem, you’re not alone. Civil 3D and Revit don’t always get along well, but, with the right workflow, you can maximize your efficiency and make work easier for yourself and everyone you work with.