Monday, August 24, 2015
It has been over a year since Autodesk acquired BitSquid and I have been patiently awaiting what would come of it for the AEC industry. Well, we finally get a glimpse of how this acquisition will effect us Revit users. Continue reading for a video reel of what can be done using the "stingray engine"...
Monday, August 10, 2015
Labels: coordinate systems, levels, project base point, revit coordinates, revit levels, revit tip, revit tutorial, survey point
Over the years there have been posts on this blog that spark debate, opinions, and "face-palms". The "Controlling Your Levels..." post I published back in May of 2015 is an example of a post that makes you think and rethink Revit's coordinate system.
Well, an awesome reader named Ben Muller (@pix3lot) was wracking his brain (and the comments portion of the previously mentioned post) to understand fully every aspect of Revit's coordinate and level system. As a result, Ben created a nice graphic that really helps to explain all of the different level and coordinate systems in play when using Revit. Keep reading to view Ben's awesome image:
Monday, August 3, 2015
Labels: revit site, revit tip, revit toposurface, revit tutorial, site, site designer, site designer plugin, topography
The concept behind the Site Designer plugin is fantastic. The ability to make accurate (looking) roads, sidewalks, and curbs that automatically follow your toposurface is a no-brainer.
During the session Dan mentioned he had created a series of videos about the Site Designer tool and asked that we share them. Well, I decided to post them here for you!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
|Revit Bloggers on a Selfie Stick|
Monday, July 27, 2015
Revit Technology Conference North America (RTCNA) 2015 just wrapped up. With my mind full of information, ideas, and inspiration I wanted to reach out to you, my reader. I have attended many different types of conferences since starting this blog and have formed my own opinions on each. I want to know what some of you think! Haven't been to a conference? That's okay, I am still looking for your input!
Please, take a minute to fill out a quick survey about Revit/BIM conferences...
What is this all about, you ask? Well, you will just have to fill out the survey and wait and see!
Monday, July 20, 2015
Labels: filters, revit selection tools, revit tip, revit tutorial, save selection, selection, selection filters
The Save Selection tool is one of those little things that has been staring you in the face for years while using Revit yet you barely even noticed or used it. I wanted to take a moment and give a little love to this little tool...
Where is it?
When you select more than one item in Revit it will appear on the far right of your screen (see above). Additionally, the same panel can be found on the "Manage" tab (see below):
Monday, July 13, 2015
Labels: displaced view, displacement, exploded axon, revit axon, revit isometric, revit tip, revit tutorial
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Fortunately, Autodesk introduced "Displaced Views" back in Revit 2014. With a few little tips and tricks you can make some awesome looking axons like the one above and the ones below. Continue reading to view a video tutorial on how to create similar axons (including the neat looking dotted displacement path lines)....
Monday, June 29, 2015
Last week one of the most visited architecture websites featured an article titled "The Best Software Tutorials on the Web". I have followed ArchDaily for many years (probably longer than I have been publishing to this website) and was absolutely floored to find TheRevitKid.com featured on their list! What a great honor!
Monday, June 22, 2015
Dynamo is gaining some serious traction in and around this BIM space we live in. For example, the post I published with a series of updated links to Marcello's ongoing Dynamo series has been getting slammed with Google search traffic over the last month. Additionally, I have also found Dynamo useful for automating some every day tasks at the office:
Monday, June 8, 2015
I have stated many times on this website that using good custom texture images for your Revit materials will greatly enhance your renderings, elevations, and overall presentations. It is one of the main points in multiple chapters of BIM After Dark Volume 1. So what do you do if you find and awesome image of the material you are looking for but it is not seamless??
If you are not sure what I mean by "seamless" here are two examples...
|This is a textures that is NOT seamless... Notice how you can see where the image repeats itself...|
|This is a seamless texture... Notice how you cannot tell where the image repeats itself...|
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
BIM After Dark Volumes 1 and 2 have been live for a year and a half now (with Volume 3 in the works!). I can't even count the amount of emails I have received over the last year and a half asking if PayPal could be added as a method of payment. Well, Gumroad, which I use for fulfillment of the BIM After Dark series, is finally accepting PayPal!
If you are one of those readers who emailed me thank you for your patience.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Here's the scenario. You have a topographic survey completed in CAD by the surveyor. Its a good file and you are able to import the CAD file and create Revit topography from the survey. Nice!
Now, you want to model your building. When you enter one of your elevation views you realize the topographic map is at 29'-0" and your Level 1 is at 0'-0". Hmmm.... You want to model your building at the correct elevation (29'-0") but you want your wall sections, elevations, and details to read 0'-0" on your documents. Keep reading to find out how you can control what your Levels will show...
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