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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Materials and Patterns that Follow a Curve in Revit Tutorial

 




This is a quick video I created inspired by a Twitter question.  I'll show you a simple little hack to make your materials and patterns follow a curve in Revit!  The best part is they render correctly, too!

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - Roofs and Railings (Episode 4)

 



In episode 4 of our Modern Kitchen Renovation series we will finish up building our existing conditions Revit model.  Today we are going to model Revit roofs and railings for the existing structure... The roof is fairly simple but contains some great tips and tricks for aligning soffits, gables, and valleys.







Monday, June 27, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - I Broke My Own Revit Rule (Episode 3)

 



In episode 3 of our Modern Kitchen Renovation series we will continue building our existing conditions Revit model.  Today, we will model our existing cabinets in Revit.  

I think you are going to be surprised at the method I used.... 









Thursday, June 23, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - Modeling Existing Doors, Windows, and Ceilings in Revit (Episode 2)

 



In episode 2 of our Modern Kitchen Renovation series we will continue building our existing conditions Revit model using the LIDAR scans we created with our phone.  We'll add Revit Doors, Revit Windows, and Revit ceilings... 

I think you will have some fun watching me attempt to model this really wacky ceiling design ... 








Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - Existing Conditions and Revit (Episode 1)

 



I am super excited to introduce a new "residential Revit" series to you all!  I spent the last few months recording my entire process as I designed a mid-century modern kitchen for two great clients.  Throughout these episodes I will be sharing the tools, processes, tips, and tricks I use on real-world residential architecture work.

In the first episode I will be breaking down how I document existing conditions and input them into Autodesk Revit. 

Sponsored by "RevitFamily.biz":

I am also very excited to announce that Brenton of RevitFamily.biz (who you may remember from Episode 63, Episode 64, and Episode 77 of BIM After Dark Live) has not only offered to sponsor this entire series but was gracious enough to offer you all 20% off ANY of his Revit family packages or bundles!

This partnership was a no brainer for me as you will see how often I use Brenton's families while I build this mid-century modern kitchen model.

Be sure to thank Brenton for his support by checking out his Revit family models... Use offer code "2022revitkid" to save 20% off!.






Thursday, May 12, 2022

Making Art with Dynamo (w/Zach Kron) - Replay

 



Well... That was a fun one!!!

If you missed last nights episode of BIM After Dark Live, check it out right now...

Zach Kron joined us to talk about how he makes art with Dynamo using a pen plotter...  We talked about why he decided to make his art, what inspired him, his process, and he even created a piece LIVE on the show!!  

Click here to watch the replay now....

Don't forget to thank our sponsor this season!



Twinmotion is supporting this season of BIM After Dark Live and I can't be more excited about it.  You know I won't ever represent a product I don't use and believe in and this is no different.  If you have not heard of Twinmotion or want to learn more I have a bunch of previous videos and reviews listed here...

Be sure to use THIS LINK to download a free trial now to see for yourself!

I also have a FREE from Revit to Twinmotion course you can sign up for here....




Friday, May 6, 2022

Ask Paul Aubin, Live! (Revit Q&A Session)

 


On last night's episode of BIM After Dark Live we welcomed Paul Aubin back on the show for a little "ask my anything".

The questions ranged from family calculation points, to topography tunnels, to MEP and Architectural model communication !

Also... One question stumped us both, live.... ;) 





Thursday, April 28, 2022

Play, Design, Build with Cesar from Zaha Hadid Architects


 


If you missed our conversation yesterday, be sure to check out the replay now...

On this special episode of BIM After Dark Live I was joined by Cesar Fragachan from the Computational Design Group (ZHACODE) at Zaha Hadid Architects.  Cesar walked through how him and his team use Twinmotion, Unreal, Revit, Rhino, and more to revolutionize the design process.

In Play, Design, Build with Cesar from Zaha Hadid Architects, we will hit on topics such as:
- Twinmotion as an early design tool
- Adding gamification to the architectural design process
- Different ways to engage users early on in the design process
- Design and manufacturing through a kit of parts
- Bridging the gap between design and construction through fabrication....
and more...

We had a small technical glitch in the middle but recovered quick!  Sorry about that... but, it is a LIVE show after all! :)

If you missed our conversation yesterday, be sure to check out the replay now...





Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Scope Boxes in Revit ... Explained (Office Hour Sessions)

 



On this episode of Office Hour Sessions sit in as I give an in-depth overview on Scope Boxes in Revit.  This Revit tutorial dives into how to use scope boxes, set them up, assign a scope box to a view, make part plans, and even explores some of the pit-falls and troubleshooting around Scope Boxes in Revit.

Every other week I hold a private call with members of the BIM After Dark Community (https://community.bimafterdark.com/).  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 ! 





Thursday, April 14, 2022

Advanced Revit Family Tutorial (with Brenton Wiberg)


On last night's episode of BIM After Dark Live, Brenton Wiberg returned to the show to share some of his most useful (and impressive) advanced Revit family techniques, tips, and tricks...


Brenton demonstrated some of the following real-world advanced Revit family creation techniques:


- Nesting multiple windows or doors that are fully parametric but also able to be tagged and scheduled on their own...


- A custom window tag you WON'T want to miss...seriously, it is a really cool tag. 


- and more...


Click here to watch the replay of episode 77 with Brenton now... 






Friday, April 8, 2022

Dynamo for Revit 2023 ... with John P!



 


On this episode of BIM After Dark Live I was joined by John Pierson of Parallax Team to talk about all of the new features to Dynamo for Revit 2023!  

By now, you've probably seen plenty of "What's New in Revit 2023" videos and posts... John and I decided to focus our discussion specifically on Dynamo because it also received some HUGE updates in the latest Revit 2023 release....

Oh, and he made a skeleton dance... :)


Click here to view the replay of Episode 76 with John P... 




Thursday, March 31, 2022

Revit to IFC - The Ultimate Guide (with Konrad from BIM Corner)

 



Just in case you missed it, the replay from yesterday's episode of BIM After Dark Live is now available....



On this episode of BIM After Dark Live I will be joined by Konrad Fugas from BIM Corner (https://bimcorner.com/) to talk about exporting from Revit to IFC.  If you are using any 3D program (not just Revit) for Architecture, Engineering, or Construction then you should take the time to understand what IFC is, what it means, and why it exists....

We touched on some of the following topics (and, of course, all of your questions, too!):

What is IFC and what is it used for?
Why correct IFC export is so important?
IFC export dos and don'ts
Most common IFC export mistakes
IFC export in Revit:
Mapping categories to IFC classes
Proper IFC structure tree in Revit
Exporting User defined IFC properties 
IFC exporter in Revit - run through, dos and don'ts...