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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

HUGE Update Makes AI Rendering for Architects Even Easier (Revit + Veras)


In this video I will show three examples of AI rendering for architects with EvolveLab Veras and Autodesk Revit. AI image creation has come a long way and Veras has been adding feature after feature over the last 12 months... I'll show you how these updates will change the way you design your buildings. 

Click here to view the video now....

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Desktop or Laptop for Architecture ?!


"Should I get a desktop or laptop for architecture?".  This, along with,  "what computer hardware should I get for Revit?", are the two most common hardware based questions I get... In this video I recorded an open box review of my new desktop computer, benchmark it, an compare it to it's laptop equivalent...

Click here to view the video now...

If you're looking for a new desktop or laptop be sure to check out BIMBOX today (and let them know you heard it here!!)...

Desktop Specs:


13th Gen i9-13900K

128 GB RAM


Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090

Laptop Specs:

BIMBOX Mech 16

13th Gen i9-13900HX



Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 (Laptop)

Friday, December 1, 2023

Autodesk Construction Cloud: Beyond Revit Worksharing - Replay


On this episode of BIM After Dark Live (Autodesk Construction Cloud: Beyond Revit Worksharing) I welcome back Scott Davis to expand on Autodesk Construction Cloud ("ACC").  Many of you know of the term (or know of "BIM360") and use it for Revit Cloud Worksharing... As great as the Revit Cloud Worksharing is (and it is great), you may not know about all of the other incredible features ACC has to offer... We will dig into how you can take full advantage of the tool you are paying quite a bit of money for... and take live questions along the way..

Some of the things we plan to touch on include:

Insight - Power BI templates

Markups in issues


Sheet Collections

Locations - Import From Revit


Download PDFs from Build

...and more!

Click here to view the episode now.... 

Also, don't forget to check out Scott's previous episode here... 

Monday, November 20, 2023

My Residential Revit Template: An Exclusive Look Inside - Replay


On this episode of BIM After Dark Live I walked through my Revit template for custom residential architecture. 

So many of the Revit template examples and downloads available are focused on larger commercial projects. I wanted to create a streamlined, minimal, and effective template that was optimized for small-scale residential design and construction. This template will give you everything you need to quickly create a model and set of construction documents for your 400 square foot home additions... not your 4 million square foot hospitals!

Click here to watch the replay as I take your questions and walk through my approach to such a template... 

Interested in Downloading the Template?

This template is exclusively available to members of the BIM After Dark Community.  

Key Features:

Text notes, dimensions, schedules, line styles, and more that all look graphically compelling right out of the  box. 

ONLY the view templates, line styles, detail components, families, wall types, and just the content you NEED to start your single family residential projects in Revit.

Minimalist, "retro" style titleblocks and cover sheets built in. 

Schedules, key schedules, note blocks (with annotation families), and more to help you quickly generate your construction documents. 

A fully comprehensive sample project of a 400 SF addition with all views, sheets, details, and information included!  

A project browser that is simple to use and organize (as well as customize!). 

Graphic display settings for your 3D and 2D views that will improve the quality and comprehension of all of your Revit views.

.... and more....

Click here to become a member and download the template AND sample file today... 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Multi-Family / Mixed Use Revit Documentation Tips (w/Aaron Maller) - Replay


Special guest Aaron Maller (Parallax Team) returns to the show to talk about real-world multi-family / mixed use projects in Revit.  With a focus on documentation, Aaron will walk through his teams approach to detailing, linking, grouping, and documenting an insanely large multi-family project! 

If you missed it be sure to check out the replay here...

Thursday, November 2, 2023

How to Detail in Revit ... Like a Pro! (w/Brian Mackey) - Replay


Well then...  you know your guest has been dropping some great nuggets when the Paul Aubin has this to say in the chat: "that's friggin cool"...

If you missed this episode, definitely check out the replay! 

 Some of the topics Brian touched on included:

- Create intelligent details using Detail Items and tags, no text or lines

- Link 2D details to Model components via Global Parameters

- Link 2D details into multiple Revit files such that they all update

Click here to view the replay now... 

Links to similar Presentations from Brian:

Detailing in Revit Part 1 2012 August

Detailing in Revit Part 2 2012 September

Detailing in Revit Part 3 2012 October

Detailing in Revit Part 1 2013 October

Detailing in Revit Part 2 2013 November

Detailing in Revit Part 3 2014 January

Creating Intelligent Details 2020 September

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Wood Truss in Revit Tutorial (Office Hour Sessions)

 On this episode of Office Hour Sessions I riff about making wood trusses in Revit... 

Every other week I hold a private call with members of the BIM After Dark Community.  I thought it would be valuable to highlight some of the conversations here on the channel.

If you think you could benefit from an Office Hour like this one, Join the BIM After Dark Community for full courses, support, and sample files today!

Click here to view the office hour session now... 

Friday, October 20, 2023

Construction Documents in Revit MEP (w/Scott Buchanan) - Replay


On Episode 102 of BIM After Dark Live, I welcomed Scott Buchanan to the show.... Scott has over16 years of Revit MEP experience  with projects in all phases from concept to design, fabrication, construction and operations.  We had a great discussion about documentation and Revit MEP and then Scott dropped a few really good tips/tricks that will actually help anyone who uses Revit (beyond just MEP)...

Click here to view the episode now... 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Automatic Construction Documents in Revit (w/ Miguel of EvolveLab) - Replay


Seriously... Get ready to have your mind blown. Imagine having a tool that will automatically generate your interior elevations (of all our rooms), place them on sheets, and then dimension them... Or, imagine you had a tool that elevated all of your desired curtain walls, placed them on sheets, tagged them, and dimensioned them.... 

Well, Miguel Bardaji joined us on last nights episode of BIM After Dark Live and did exactly that....

Friday, September 22, 2023

WE HAVE LUMEN!! - Twinmotion 2023 for Revit Update


Twinmotion 2023 for Revit just got a HUGE update...  We now have LUMEN!  What does this mean for you?  It means you have more realistic lighting, reflections, and shadows in REAL-TIME views... Check out this video for an overview of what Lumen looks like in Twnimotion and some tips/tricks to getting the most out of it... 

Click here to view the video now...

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

From Revit to Twinmotion Tutorial - Modern Barn (Episode 03)

In Episode 03 of our modern barn series we take our Revit model in to Twinmotion.  This tutorial will walk through the process of adding materials, vegetation, entourage, and even updating your scene with an entirely new design option!