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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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Jonathan Hand

Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018

Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018
The new structural precast extension for Revit 2018 now gives users the ability to model and detail precast elements within their Revit projects. In the below video guide, I show how to download and install the Add-on to your Revit Software. This new add-on offers a range of tools for modelling and detailing precast elements. Driven by a range of predefined parameters, users can automatically ...
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Justin Taylor

Revit to Navisworks – Constructability Parts

Revit to Navisworks – Constructability Parts
Part elements in Revit support the construction modelling process by letting you divide certain elements from the design intent model into discrete parts. The idea of dividing components into parts is for scheduling, tagging, pour sequencing, delivery planning (logistics) and installation sequencing. For example, dividing up a floor slab for the different concrete pours, or walls which will be pre...
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Showing New Render Material On Existing Brick Wall In Revit Architecture

Showing New Render Material On Existing Brick Wall In Revit Architecture
I came across this question recently, how to show a new render finish on an existing brick faced wall and still use phasing to show the existing brick wall in one view and the new rendered wall in another view. The wall also has existing windows and doors but one window will be blocked up. My first thought was this is not going to be easy. Here is my solution, first thing I created a brick fa...
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Jonathan Hand

Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit

Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit
Did you know that in Revit, you can add a background gradient color to a 3D view?. The gradient will be a blend between the horizon color and the sky or ground color. This can be configured by following the below simple steps:1. Open the 3D view from the Project Browser.2. Click the View tab > Graphics panel- (Graphic Display Options). This can also be accessed by the Keyboard shortcut (GD) 3...
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Justin Taylor

Wrapping Revit Wall Sweeps

Wrapping Revit Wall Sweeps
When placing Wall Sweeps / Reveals did you know that you can wrap them around the ends of the walls and into openings? Simply select the sweep and choose Modify Returns. Then, with your cursor (which now looks like a little scalpel) pick the end profile of the sweep you wish to extend and wrap. This will extend the sweep and also gives you a blue node (Drag Wall Sweep End), which you can drag to...
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