James Parsons-Moore

TwinMotion – Is this the best rendering software for Revit?

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They say a picture paints a thousand words! This has never been truer than in architectural design.  The best way to show someone (a client, buyer) your design is to produce and accurate visual r...
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A “Clash” of Consultants - Who Does the Responsibility Fall to for Clash Detection?

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Clash Detection is a term that often gets associated with BIM and Digital Construction. I’ve consulted on many BIM projects over the years and I often get asked: “Who does the responsibility fall to f...
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Autodesk Revit Tutorial - Continuous Cavity Wall Joins

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A question that I get asked a lot in Revit is “ how do I get my walls to behave properly so I can take a party wall cavity through the external wall ”. (As shown in Figure A ) Figure A This process is...
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The Revit Family Tree

The Revit Family Tree
When teaching Revit Family Creation to customers, one of the 1st things I do is talk to them about the differences in families. (eg system families and loadable families etc.) Sometimes I see the...
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How to create a “Clay Render” effect in Revit.

How to create a “Clay Render” effect in Revit.
I was sat with a customer last week and they asked: How can we make a Clay Render in Revit? Now, to be honest I’m more technically minded (Being an Architectural Technologist by trade) I wasn’t too su...
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Sharing Schedules Between Projects in Autodesk Revit

Sharing Schedules Between Projects in Autodesk Revit
I thought I would follow up my last post, ‘ Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check ’ with this one. At the end I mentioned that you could insert a schedule from one project into another! It’s v...
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Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!

Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!
Part K of the Building regulations states that “The maximum pitch for a private stair is 42°”. Revit stairs have several checking tools to help make your stairs comply to whatever standards you’re des...
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How to Import AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in to Revit

How to Import AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in to Revit
OK... So 2 common conversations I have with my customers. 1. James... I don’t like the Revit Hatch Patterns. They’re too basic for my needs. 2. James... I’m really struggling to get my AutoCAD Hatch P...
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Drawing Naming in Revit in Accordance to BS1192:2007

Drawing Naming in Revit in Accordance to BS1192:2007
As most of you already know correct naming of files is not only beneficial to the standardisation and coordination of a project; it also means that uploading to your chosen project CDE (Common Data En...
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