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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 a...nd 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 Change the Reference Level of a Beam in Revit

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If you have placed beams in Revit, you should be aware that they have a Reference Level that they are constrained to. If we look at the properties of that beam, you can see the Reference Level at the ...
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Alan Johnson

How to Copy Multiple Doors from One Revit Project to Another

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Let’s say you working on a new project, and you need to start placing some doors (or Windows) and you remember that the doors you want are not already loaded in to the project but you know the doors y...
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Yasmin Talbot

Architects, Engineers, Fabricators and Contractors – Join us for a Global Digital BIMUp Conference

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On the 8th, 9th and 10th October we are holding our first Global Digital BIMUp Conference which is a must attend online event for Architects, Engineers, Fabricators and Contractors. With over 170 clas...
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Simon Locke

How To Colour By Numbers In Revit With Duct Colour-Fill Legends

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Before you start creating colour legends in Autodesk Revit it is best practise to make a duplicate of your required floorplan, if you have not already done so and ensure it is re-named accordingly. An...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How To Split A Building Across Several Sheets And Work With Dimensions That Detail Across A Split View In Revit

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The Complete Guide Often, with larger buildings in Autodesk Revit , we need to split the building to have different parts of the building in separate views so they can be placed on different sheets at...
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Alan Johnson

How To Insert SketchUp Into Revit Using FormIt

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Have you ever needed to take a model from SketchUp in to Autodesk Revit ? In Revit Insert Tab > Link Panel > Link CAD > change the file type to SKP, browse for file and open, but when yo...
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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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Nicholas Sanders

Structural Analysis Software – Wall Design Made Easy

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There are many approaches available to help tackle reinforced concrete wall design, some of them easy - some not. However, there are few that allow you to analyse and design continuously without leavi...
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Alan Johnson

How To Identify The Year Version A Revit Project Or Family Was Created Or Saved In

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For many years when opening an Autodesk Revit file, it was a bit of a pain when selecting it then seeing the ‘Your model is being upgraded’ dialog and then having to wait for the file to upgrade. Now ...
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Nicholas Sanders

Advance Design 2020 What’s New: Part 2

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There has been a major advancement in the way Advance Design calculates Seismic and Spectral analysis. With the introduction of a new solver which uses used load dependant RITZ vectors to calculate on...
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