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James Parsons-Moore

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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Simon Locke

How To Improve Revit Square Duct Elbows

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Whilst working in Autodesk Revit there will undoubtedly be some standard out of the box families that you will use and others you will not find so useful. There will be some however that can be made m...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Save 40%+ On Drawing Production Time

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“After engaging Graitec to create a customised template to meet our Drawing Style, we are now able to produce our product, from 3D Generation to a Full Set of Working Drawings at least 40% quicker tha...
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Alan Johnson

Drawing Walls To Brick Dimensions In Revit

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Brickwork dimensions should be used in Autodesk Revit whenever possible at the design stage to minimise the need for cut bricks. Tables 1 & 2 below give dimensions for vertical and horizontal bric...
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James Parsons-Moore

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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Simon Locke

How To Create Revit Sloped Piping 1 in 1

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Sloped pipework in Autodesk Revit has been around for some time now and is very useful for producing drainage/gravity piping systems. A question I get asked quite a bit during Revit MEP training cours...
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Alan Johnson

How To Define Column Widths And Row Heights In A Revit Schedule

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We know that Autodesk Revit schedules are very powerful - if we have modelled it then we can schedule it, and the information will be live and up to date. Revit schedules save us lots of time. A lot o...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Why Do We Set AutoCAD Drawing Units?

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In this AutoCAD video lesson, we will look at why it is useful to set the drawing units of our drawings, as well as how to make units work to our advantage. This is the third in a series of AutoCAD vi...
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John Bennett

AU2018 Las Vegas - Achieving Automated Arrangement Drawing Outputs from Advance Steel

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This year, I had the opportunity to present at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, this was a great privilege and honour to be selected. My class this year focused on achieving automated arrangement dra...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How To Work With Drawings At Different Scales In AutoCAD

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In this AutoCAD video lesson, we will look at how to solve the problem when copying objects from one drawing to another where they don’t appear to be there because in fact they are way too big or smal...
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