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Friday, August 12, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - Simple Design Options in Revit Tutorial (Episode 9)

 



In episode 9 of our Modern Kitchen renovation series I am going to introduce you to the world of design options in Revit!  In this simple tutorial I will show you how to set up a design options sets, design options, and flip through them in Enscape!

Oh, and I will show the final "schematic design" option before we start modeling it out in the next episode!

Click here to view the episode now....

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - "Test Fit" my Design with Revit and Enscape (Episode 8)

 



In episode 8 of our modern kitchen renovation series we will start laying out our kitchen design using the generic line-based cabinet family in Revit and Enscape. Essentially, we will "test fit" our design schemes with Revit and Enscape while still going back to hand drawings in between.  Oh, I will also show you my Enscape settings for this phase of design that help you feel the space without as much distraction!

Click here to view the episode now... 




Thursday, July 28, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - Phasing in Revit (Episode 7)

 





In episode 7 of our Modern Kitchen Renovation Series we are going to talk a bit about Phasing in Revit.  Through this tutorial, I will walk through the concept of phasing in Revit, show you how I set up and created demolition plans  and views for the kitchen, and give an overview of the graphic settings I use for my demolition views and plans. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - "Sketching" Cabinets in Revit (Episode 6)

 




In episode 6 of our Modern Kitchen Renovation series we are going to build a fully parametric Revit family from scratch!  Placing cabinets using the "out of the box" Revit cabinet families can be restrictive and frustrating in the early stages of design... This Revit family creation tutorial will show how how to create a simple two-click placed family that will have you "sketching" your layouts in Revit and developing your design without restriction!


Click here to view episode 6 of the Modern Kitchen Renovation series now...





Friday, July 8, 2022

Modern Kitchen Renovation Series - Designing, Sketching, and Revit (Episode 5)

 



In episode 5 of our Modern Kitchen Renovation series we will finally get to the fun part of being an Architect!  Designing!  I will break down my design process: how I sketch, the tools I use, and how I integrate Revit into my sketching process.


Click here to view the episode now... 




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.... ;)