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Building information modelling is becoming synonymous with the architectural and construction industries, and with key stakeholder and building owners demanding decreased costs, on time and on budget delivery, and post completition building information. The adoption of BIM will continue to grow both in the private and public sectors as well as in the construction supply chain where BIM content and deliverables are being demanded as part of project expectations.

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Alan Johnson

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet
When creating an Autodesk Revit drawing sheet we have an option to use the Project Information (Manage Tab) to fill in predefined parameters which then automatically fill in the text in the title box on all the sheets we create. One of these parameters is Project Status, which allows us to type in whatever we want to show for the Status - for example Tender Issue, Preliminary, Construction or As B...
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Alan Johnson

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing

A handy tip for Autodesk Revit Custom Roof Editing
Sometimes when using Autodesk Revit we will come across some detail or element we want to model, but can’t figure out how to get Revit to actually do it. Recently a customer contacted me with such an issue. They had created a roof which had an awkward detail, and couldn’t figure out to how extend a section of roof. After a bit of consideration, I thought roof by extrusion would be the best w...
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A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns

A handy tip for Section Shapes in Revit Structural Framing and Columns
Here’s an interesting and useful tip for your Autodesk Revit Structural Framing and Columns. When you read it, the first thing you will ask is ‘why isn’t this setup like this by default?’ well… I’m guessing because the feature I will be using only came into Revit a couple of years back, and the shipped content in Revit has never been updated (I stand to be corrected). Ever needed to calculate...
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Alan Johnson

How to use the Audits tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

How to use the Audits tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension
The Audits tool is a powerful feature in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension for quickly creating viewpoints and selection sets based on model properties and/or predetermined search criteria (search sets). You can utilize predetermined search sets within your model. Alternatively, you can take advantage of iConstruct’s auto filtering option, to identify and isolate model geometry based ...
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Alan Johnson

How to add 'Checked by' to your Revit Revision Schedule

How to add 'Checked by' to your Revit Revision Schedule
Here’s a quick tip for adding a Checked By field to an Autodesk Revit Revision Schedule, which can be applied in Revit Architecture or Revit Structure. We start with a very basic revision schedule with Rev, Description and Date: We are going to add a 'by' and a 'checked' column to our schedule. Select Revision Schedule in the Project Browser and then in Properties we go in to Fields, and add ‘Is...
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