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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....

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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...


Monday, March 21, 2022

Revit Family Formula Tip




In this BIG "BAD" BIM Tip of the Week was submitted by one of our subscribers, John.  This Revit Family Formula Tip shows a unique way to manage more complex family formulas without having to deal with LONG parameter names... Pretty cool!


Click here to view the family formula tip now... 




Friday, March 18, 2022

Mastering Revit MEP Systems (w/David Butts)



 


On this episode of BIM After Dark Live I was joined by David Butts to talk about mastering Revit MEP Systems.  However, this was not your typical "click here" demonstration of MEP Systems in Revit....  


David and I will discuss understanding the workflow more than the features. It’s about changing a mindset to understand the relationship between objects in design and model, and how relevant data transverses between objects. It what CAD guys still don’t get – the deliverable is no longer going to be about the sheet, it’s going to be about the data towards a true set of digital twins.


Some of the topics we will touch on include:

- Reviewing the four step process of Revit MEP system design

- How systems alter perspective towards the MEP design tools

- Understanding the failure of traditional CAD for MEP and overcoming it

- Looking towards new deliverables with clients and consumers


David's 4 step system to creating systems in Revit was an eye-opening moment for me... I even had an epiphany myself live on air... more than once... 


Click here to view the replay now... 





Monday, March 14, 2022

Selection Options in Revit Tutorial

 





In this BIG "BAD" BIM Tip of the Week I demonstrate how the Selection Options in Revit Tutorial work.  These are so powerful but also tend to be a pain for Revit users that don't know they exist!  For example, when you can't figure out why you CANNOT select that curtain wall mullion?!  Oh, it's pinned and I have pinned items set to not select!


Click here to view the selection options tips and tricks tutorial now... 




Friday, March 11, 2022

Python vs. C# for Revit Users (Using Dynamo and Grasshopper)

 



On this episode of BIM After Dark Live the great Marcello Sgambelluri returns to the show to talk about Python vs. C# for Revit Users as it relates to Dynamo and Grasshopper.  


If you don't know Python and want to learn it, join us.  If you don't know C# and want to learn the basics, join us.  If you KNOW Python but want to know how it relates to C#, check this video out.


We also had some great comments in the live chat that you will want to keep and eye on, too!


Click here to view the replay of Episode 73 with Marcello... 




Monday, March 7, 2022

Crown Molding with Slab Edges in Revit ?


 


In this BIG "BAD" BIM Tip of the Week James shared a tip about hosting slab edges to model lines.  Well, I took it a bit further and showed how this technique can be used for things like crown molding and interior finishes in Revit!


Thanks for sharing, James!


Click here to view the tutorial now...