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Revit 2017 New Features

Revit 2017 New Features

Autodesk Revit 2017 software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) includes navigation optimizations and improvements that deliver enhanced software speed and performance. New features help users model detailed design intent and connect design and detailing workflows. Revit 2017 elevates design communication and connects BIM features that drive more efficient processes for the extended workflow. PLATFORM  …

Revit 2017 has arrived! Here’s what to expect

Revit 2017 has arrived! Here’s what to expect

The release of Revit 2017 features a host of new improvements that make it a significant step up on last year’s edition. See the video below for a brief overview, and watch this space for a more in-depth look, and be sure to sign up for our two-part webinar series of the new features for…

Downstream Uses of BIM

Downstream Uses of BIM

We held a great BIMbc Vancouver meeting last week. Simon Yew, CAD/BIM Specialist with IBI Group, shared workflows that use publicly available Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data from the City of Vancouver Open Data Portal to get topography without having to wait for an official survey. Simon emphasized the value of getting information that is good enough to…

Smarter Markups with Bluebeam Revu 2016

Smarter Markups with Bluebeam Revu 2016

Take paperless workflows to a whole new level with the new features in Bluebeam Revu 2016. This video looks at the following new features: Legends Batch Markup Summary Revit Plugin Enhancements Tags Alignment Enhancements AutoMark Enhancements This video is designed for Business Principals, Builders, PMs, Plan checkers, Field workers and CAD users.

Using Revit Categories in Dynamo

Using Revit Categories in Dynamo

In my previous Dynamo webinars and in my recent presentation to the San Francisco Dynamo User Group (SFDUG), I emphasized that when it comes to selecting elements, I like using the API built-in category names. The benefit is that you don’t have to scroll through a long node after closing and re-opening a Dynamo definition. For…

Digicon Canada survey looks at the future of BIM

Digicon Canada survey looks at the future of BIM

Digicon Canada recently released the findings from its 2015 National BIM Survey, conducted in partnership with NBS. Its goal? To assess the extent of BIM adoption in Canada, as well as the data exchange mechanisms in architecture, construction, and owner-operator landscapes. While there were increased numbers with regard to BIM adoption, the survey does suggest…

Your wishlist has been granted with Bluebeam 2016 !

Your wishlist has been granted with Bluebeam 2016 !

Almost everything from the AEC wishlist has been elegantly delivered in Revu 2016 by the fine team at Bluebeam. Below are some of the features our AEC users will love: Batch Markup Summary: Gain more control over your markup data with Batch Markup Summary. This brand-new feature allows users to create a single or multiple reports…

Vault ahead of the competition in the AEC industry

Vault ahead of the competition in the AEC industry

Autodesk Vault software is an oft-overlooked tool that can provide remarkable benefits for the building design and construction community. This video will explain exactly what document management software truly is and how it can benefit even small AEC firms. The Autodesk Vault family of data management software can help you keep track of all your…

Autodesk Seek: Load Revit families quickly

Autodesk Seek: Load Revit families quickly

Autodesk Seek has a new addin for Revit at the App Exchange. It represents a valuable upgrade from the traditional built-in search box in Revit that kicks you out into a website so you can download manufacturer-specific content for Revit (after you log in). The Autodesk Seek addin allows you to more easily search, download…

Summit Technologies at BUILDEX Vancouver

Summit Technologies at BUILDEX Vancouver

Be sure to mark your calendars for February 24-25, when AEC industry leaders from British Columbia and beyond will be on-hand to inform and educate at the BUILDEX Convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Bob Heyman, President of Summit Technologies, will be moderating a panel of experts in a discussion on how to address broken…

Lumion 6.0 Now Available

Lumion 6.0 Now Available

Image quality is what distinguishes a great presentation from a good one. That’s why materials, reflections, shadows and lighting have been taken to a new level in Lumion 6. These features and hundreds of other improvements have been enabled by a major overhaul of Lumion´s render engine. The results are now more compelling and realistic…

Owner-driven BIM

Owner-driven BIM

Building owners have important post-construction needs that are often poorly addressed with legacy paper-based workflows. This presentation demonstrates how owner-defined BIM standards can help streamline data management throughout the life cycle of a building. Viewers will be able to: List current challenges in “template” Project Execution Plans and workflows Understand the components of an owner-driven…

eTransmit for Revit

eTransmit for Revit

It is not uncommon to have to share Revit model files as part of a milestone submission. If you have linked DWGs/custom keynotes it can be a challenge to put together all the files and keep the links properly pathed. There is a useful add-in by Autodesk that helps simplify this situation called eTransmit for…

Revit 2016 R2 Release New Features

Revit 2016 R2 Release New Features

It’s that time of year again and Autodesk has released their mid-cycle update to Revit.  We should get used to this new release cycle in that Autodesk has told us that this is how they are rolling out new features for the foreseeable future. Speaking of the roll out it appears that they are exclusively…

How to get the most out of a model review

How to get the most out of a model review

This presentation will go through the process of how to review models completed in Revit. It will look at how to present the model review to the project team, utilize the data to narrow down employee training needs, and compare the model against current office modeling standards. This presentation addresses: The process of completing a…

5 Goals of a BIM Manager

5 Goals of a BIM Manager

Are you starting out as a BIM Manager or wanting to enhance your management role? Join us for a peek into the five goals that will help you achieve success within your firm. Based on real-world experience, these are the goals Laura Kay Smith, BIM Manager at Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning has set…

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