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Pat Mullins

Saving a Revit View to an External Project

Saving a Revit View to an External Project
I have been asked if it’s possible to export a Revit model to another Project and delete any superfluous data along the way. The long answer to this problem is to use ‘Save as’, and then delete the redundant items, typically Views and Sheets, etc. from the new Project. Luckily, there’s a quicker solution, the ‘Save to New File’ option. This deletes everything unused or not visible. So here’s the p...
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Mark Calloway

Industry Collection Suite Download & Activation

Industry Collection Suite Download & Activation
How to Download & Activate your New Industry Collection SuiteWith the new Industry Collections you only need to download and install the individual applications you want. The new Industrial Collection Suites includes a much more comprehensive range of applications than ever before but there is no need to spend all day downloading and installing the full suite. If you only want to use Autocad o...
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Jonathan Hand

Fabrication Data in Project Documents for Advance Steel

Fabrication Data in Project Documents for Advance Steel
A new feature of the latest release of Advance Steel is the ability to include fabrication data in your bill of materials on drawings, BOM reports and also your prototype titleblocks. Using the properties of the beam or plate you can specify the fabrication data using the section or fabrication data tabs withing the object properties.   Once the information is added to the model you can then...
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Pat Mullins

Managing Revit Shortcuts

Managing Revit Shortcuts
Like most software, Revit has command Shortcuts, these give you a quick and efficient way to enter your most frequently used commands. As standard, there are some default shortcuts and of course you can create your own. If required, the shortcuts can be exported, shared or printed. Access the Shortcuts in 2 ways - • Options-User Interface- Customise.• View-User Interface-Keyboard Shortcuts. Once y...
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Jonathan Hand

Modelling the Olympic Rings in Advance Steel

Modelling the Olympic Rings in Advance Steel
So the Olympics are over for another 4 years and what better way to continue the legacy than to have a go modelling the Olympic rings in Advance Steel!!! Using the beam and plate commands it was a pretty simple task of creating a base platform based in an elliptical shape then adding some vertical posts to support the structure, then it was on to the rings. I used the plate from line feature to c...
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Andy Vockins

Windows Anniversary Update

Windows Anniversary Update
Windows 10 has now been available for a year and as such, Microsoft have released quite an extensive update which they have called the Anniversary update. The update will update Windows 10 from build 1511 to build 1607. The Anniversary update is available through Windows Updates but Microsoft are rolling it out gradually so you may not see it immediately. If you want to install it and it is not ap...
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Jonathan Hand

Cold Rolled Modelling in Advance Steel

Cold Rolled Modelling in Advance Steel
Did you know that Autodesk Advance Steel has a complete toolset for cold rolled detailing? The out of the box software comes with a vast range of Z, C & Mezzanine floor sections that can be utilized in wall, floor & roof applications for cold rolled detailing & modelling. With connection defaults for adding lateral restraints &anti-sag systems, tie rods & purlin connections, A...
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Pat Mullins

Extending Wall Layers in Revit

Extending Wall Layers in Revit
When we alter the height of a wall in Revit each component (or ‘Layer’ to use the correct terminology) of the wall is extended, if this is what we intended, fine. But on occasion we might want to extend individual Layers. This blog will explain how it’s done. Example wall with the plaster ‘Layer’ extended. The construction of a wall is determined by the walls ‘Type’, so this is where we should s...
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Jonathan Hand

Utilising Advance Steel for Architectural Metalwork detailing

Utilising Advance Steel for Architectural Metalwork detailing
One of the key features of Autodesk Advance Steel is the ability to detail architectural metalwork components. The software offers an industry focused toolset to allow you to model stairs, railings & sheet metal components complete with a range of fixings, anchors & joint connections. Utilising bespoke macros in the extended modelling ribbon Advance Steel is the software choice for this co...
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Pat Mullins

Customising the Revit Ribbon

Customising the Revit Ribbon
Customising the Revit Ribbon Customise the Ribbon by changing its display and rearranging its Tabs and Panels. Set options for Ribbon display and behaviour, control placement of Palettes, configure the Quick Access Toolbar and learn how to reset the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar to defaults. As you have read above, this blog is all about editing the ‘out of the box’ Ribbons, before we start it...
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