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Graitec is Nominated for a Construction Computing Award!

Graitec is Nominated for a Construction Computing Award!
For the last 11 years, Construction Computing Magazine has been recognising all the excellent work done to develop, maintain, design and modify buildings across the UK by awarding a recognition to the best technology, tools and solutions providers in the industry. Known as “The Hammers”, the Construction Computing Awards for this year are due to take place on the 16th of November at the Radisson B...
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Jonathan Hand

Adding Trusses using Revit Extensions

Adding Trusses using Revit Extensions
The Revit Extensions add-on extends the capabilities of Revit software in key areas, including structural analysis, modelling, reinforcement, interoperability and construction documentation. Using the dialog box you can configure the settings for truss type, rafter and chord sizes along with settings for wallplates, gable ladders & spandrel panels. In the below video I show you how to downlo...
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Simon Locke

Powering Your Model with Revit Circuits - Part 3

Powering Your Model with Revit Circuits - Part 3
Circuits in Revit can take many forms. Power, Data and Fire Protection to name but a few, whatever the circuit you wish to create, the process is very similar and relatively simple once you’re familiar with it. Naturally you need to have the correct equipment loaded into your project to create circuits, the default Autodesk content is generally set up well enough to begin with. The benefits of cir...
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Keith Paterson

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT - Free Aerial Mapping

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT -  Free Aerial Mapping
Autodesk have an agreement with Bing Mapping to provide free aerial photography for Autodesk Users. The only caveat is when using the mapping make sure that the Bing Mapping Copyright Agreement is displayed on your drawing. However AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT work off an X,Y coordinate system. The aerial mapping requires a location to be set. One way to do so is setting a longitude and latitude locat...
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Alan Johnson

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models
When we open or append Navisworks models each model file will have its own default scale unit associated with it, and Navisworks understands the concept of whichever scale unit the scene is presented in. This is useful when measuring items and setting tolerances for clash detection. There is a single scene unit that is set from the global options editor and it is used throughout as appropriat...
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Alan Johnson

Repositioning a Door in a Stacked Wall in Revit

Repositioning a Door in a Stacked Wall in Revit
Walls in buildings, especially external walls, are often composed of multiple wall types and materials, with different widths stacked on top of each other. These are known as stacked walls in Revit. For example,if we place a door into a stacked wall, with different width block and brick stacks, the door will position itself as in the image below, using the thicker blockwork stack as the primary ho...
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Pat Mullins

Analyse Solar Radiation In Revit

Analyse Solar Radiation In Revit
This is the fourth in a series of blogs that explore Autodesk’s Energy Analysis solutions. Read the first part: "Use Autodesk’s Cloud Rendering Service to Understand the Quality of Daylight Within a Space" part two: "Quantitative Lighting Analysis with Autodesk Insight 360 - Daylighting Analysis for Revit Plugin" and the third: "Improving Building Performance Using Revit and Insight 360" Ever...
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Simon Locke

See What You Require - Navisworks Section Planes

See What You Require - Navisworks Section Planes
When working with Navisworks, quite often you will have quite a sizeable project in terms of area. In these cases, sometimes it’s difficult to take a good look at just the areas you need. Many design packages allow you to create sections and Navisworks is no exception. Much like the others they provide views of a localised area of the project. Once the section is produced a viewpoint can be create...
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Josie

How To Get Certification For BIM Level 2

How To Get Certification For BIM Level 2
BIM has been around for years now, and with the government enforcing its adoption through their level 2 mandate, it is surprising to see that only 62% of the industry is leveraging this methodology. According to the NBS National BIM Report 2017, one of the biggest factors preventing firms from adopting BIM is the lack of in-house expertise, lack of training and costs of implementation, leaving a l...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Selection Options

Revit Selection Options
There are several ways to select multiple objects in Revit – See how many you know from the list below: 1. Click on the first object and then Ctrl+click on additional elements to add to the current selection. 2. Shift+click to remove an element. 3. Draw a Selection Box by placing the cursor on one side of the elements to be selected and dragging it diagonally to form a rectangular boundary. To se...
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