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Grant Dott

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant
Since Autodesk introduced us the concept of the Future of Making Things (FOMT) which is now the Current of Making Things (COMT), the typical construction site is adapting to a new way of life. Let me explain. I discuss BIM 360 products, workflows and integrations with many different types of companies. In the early days of BIM 360 you were predominantly either a General Contractor managing the pro...
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Justin Taylor

Resolving an issue with Revit Window Reveals

Resolving an issue with Revit Window Reveals
Us technical consultants just love being put on the spot and that’s exactly what happened to me this week whilst onsite (Thanks – you know who you are!) The issue: in Revit, the standard windows all have a single size opening; Interior and Exterior structural openings are the same. My client works with a certain hotel chain whose windows have a smaller external reveal so that the outer brick crea...
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Justin Taylor

A handy but not widely known tip for Revit Selection Box (BX)

A handy but not widely known tip for Revit Selection Box (BX)
It’s funny when sometimes you just assume that everyone knows about a certain feature or tool, only to have them say ‘How did you just do that? Do it again.' Let’s see how many Revit users out there don’t know about this one, which is a much easier way of accessing Selection Box than going to a 3D view, checking the Selection Box is on in the view properties, and then trying to drag the ...
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Justin Taylor

Take your Rendering even further with Enscape for Revit v 2.0

Take your Rendering even further with Enscape for Revit v 2.0
You have to laugh – just as I posted my blog all about real-time rendering with Enscape for Revit, the Enscape team release their latest version, and it’s packed with so many new and enhanced features that I had to write a second blog straight away! If you haven't already, download and install a trial of Enscape. So, what’s new and improved? Firstly, there’s the lighting. The reflections and indir...
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Justin Taylor

Enhance your Rendering with Enscape for Revit

Enhance your Rendering with Enscape for Revit
Enscape has to be one of the coolest add-ins for Revit, as it makes real time rendering as easy as 1, 2, 3! BREAKING! - Version 2.0 of Enscape for Revit has been unveiled today; for all the info you need follow the link to my blog on the latest enhancements! In the meantime, this blog is still a handy overview of the main features of the software, so do read on. First things first, download and in...
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Grant Dott

The many ways to create BIM 360 Field Issues

The many ways to create BIM 360 Field Issues
When you are on the road and living out of hotels, you begin to wonder about the most fascinating things. After a busy day in meetings, which has left the brain a bit frazzled, I am back in a hotel room watching TV when a political debate comes on, and the discussion is about clarifying the issues around something or other - blah, blah, blah. Haha, I could tell them something about issues. And the...
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Simon Locke

L1 vs A? – Revit Circuiting Quick Tip

L1 vs A? – Revit Circuiting Quick Tip
Out of the box, the phase referencing for electrical circuits in Revit defaults to the American standard of A, B & C. This means your circuit references will look like the following for 3 phase circuits – A1, B1 & C1 etc... A quick fix for this is to go into the Electrical Settings (shortcut ES) and amend the ‘Circuit Naming by Phase - Phase A, B & C Label’. See below: As seen in scre...
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Simon Locke

Personalise the Revit Panel Schedule Template

Personalise the Revit Panel Schedule Template
Revit comes already pre-loaded with several panel schedule templates for Branch, Switchboard and Date circuits. Customising these templates allows you to personalise your finished panel schedule and ensures that you only include information you wish to show. One of the branch panel templates is based on the design of a UK BS7671 distribution board (DB) schedule, and we will look at editing this on...
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Pat Mullins

Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin.

Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin.
This is the second in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis solutions. Using daylight in your building is a key strategy for passive design. Letting sun into your building impacts visual and thermal comfort. To determine the right balance, we need to consider the visual needs of the space & how we could efficiently use the Sun’s light to meet those needs. Illuminance and Da...
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Josie

All Set for AU London 2017?

All Set for AU London 2017?
In less than 24 hours, the biggest gathering of professionals who design, build and create will come together at the Tobacco Dock in London. Graitec is a proud sponsor of this great initiative which is taking place in the UK for the first time! Autodesk University brings you the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the new trends and technologies that will shape how we build the cities of t...
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