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Purge Unused Text Types

Purge Unused Text Types

Deleting unused text types in Revit can be a real pain. Purging does not always successfully delete text types that aren’t used, so what do we do? You guessed it: Dynamo to the rescue. In a recent project, we used dynamo to try and find where rogue text types were being used. The advantage of…

What’s New in Revit 2018 for Architects

What’s New in Revit 2018 for Architects

So it’s that time of year again, here are some quick updates for what is new in Revit 2018 for Architects. EXCITING CHANGES Ability to add parameters and schedule RVT Links and Model Groups Adding Parameters to RVT Links and Model Groups – Can Add parameters to both. For Model groups I see tons of potential…

[Watch] Autodesk Maintenance & Subscription: Navigating the Change

[Watch] Autodesk Maintenance & Subscription: Navigating the Change

Recently, Autodesk announced changes to maintenance on perpetual licenses allowing users to switch to term subscription. This session addresses some of the key questions asked. We will review key dates, the options available to you when your Maintenance plan comes up for renewal, and example pricing to help you decide which approach is best for…

Best Practices in Revit Family Creation – Resources

Best Practices in Revit Family Creation – Resources

At my last webinar: “Revit Family Best Practices,” I had the opportunity to constructively critique (roast?) the families and modeling practices employed in the out of the box architectural Revit sample project. There are few resources I demonstrated which I would like to elaborate and share links for: Case apps, now open source after their…

[Watch] Autodesk BIM 360 Docs: Cloud based Document Management for your AEC Projects

[Watch] Autodesk BIM 360 Docs: Cloud based Document Management for your AEC Projects

When it comes to AEC projects, inefficient communication can result in project delays and costly re-work on commercial and residential construction projects. BIM 360 is software for architecture, engineering, and construction industry professionals, designed to reduce project risks and allow project teams to collaborate more effectively. With BIM 360 Docs, architects, contractors, foremen, document managers,…

[Watch] Managing your Autodesk Account

[Watch] Managing your Autodesk Account

Join us for a tour of your Autodesk Account. Get your Autodesk software up and running. Learn how to add and manage your users by editing their access to your services. Find out where you can access your Subscription benefits and how to navigate some of the idiosyncrasies of the site.

Lumion 7.3: LiveSync for Revit

Lumion 7.3: LiveSync for Revit

Make changes in Revit and immediately see them appear live in Lumion! Lumion LiveSync provides a real-time high quality 3D view of your Revit design. This plugin for Revit creates a live connection with Lumion, so that changes in Revit can be previewed in real-time in Lumion. Live synchronization can help you work faster, for…

Introducing AutoCAD 2018

Introducing AutoCAD 2018

AutoCAD 2018 was released today. If you’re on an AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2017 subscription license or maintenance plan, you’ll get all your updates as they become available in the Autodesk Desktop App. Accept the update, and you’ll be up and running with the new features immediately. New and enhanced features SHX text recognition With…

[Watch] What’s New in Revu 2017

[Watch] What’s New in Revu 2017

Bluebeam Revu 2017 is a design and construction solution that delivers new takeoff and workflow automation tools for the entire project life cycle. Hosted by Bluebeam, this video provides an in-depth look at the latest features and enhancements that can give you the competitive edge by maximizing efficiency. Ready to try Bluebeam Revu 2017? Download…

Upcoming: Geraldine Rayner presents at BUILDEX Vancouver

Upcoming: Geraldine Rayner presents at BUILDEX Vancouver

Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Director will discuss what the goals of following a BIM process from an Owner’s perspective are, and what in turn, this means for the AEC industry. With more the 30 years of experience in the AEC industry, 10 years committed to the direct application of BIM, Geraldine has the experience and…

Geraldine Rayner Presents: Owners’ New Expectations at CanBIM

Geraldine Rayner Presents: Owners’ New Expectations at CanBIM

Congratulations to Geraldine Rayner, Director, Summit BIM who presented with Larry Harder, Director of Capital Projects, Fraser Health Authority on the changing nature of owners’ expectations at the CanBIM – Vancouver Regional Session. The presentation looked at how Fraser Health moved beyond the 3D model to structured data that could be used throughout the building…

Autodesk Revit Live is your path to immersive visualization

Autodesk Revit Live is your path to immersive visualization

As the AEC industry continues to move more and more towards Building Information Modeling, questions about the next step in a fully-realized BIM are starting to emerge. More than just developing a data-rich model with Autodesk Revit, everyone involved in a project will be able to see what’s being built before construction begins. Autodesk Revit…

[Watch] Dynamo, Revised

[Watch] Dynamo, Revised

The development of Dynamo continues accelerating, becoming an integral part of Revit. Edwin Guerra, Summit’s resident Dynamo expert, reviews what changed in Dynamo in 2016. This video highlights the exciting new possibilities Dynamo offers, including: Direct manipulation – push pull functionality; Improved list management – improved interpretation of node data types; and, Direct shape enhancement…

Dynamo Delete Node

Dynamo Delete Node

After careful inspection of the out of the box nodes available in Dynamo, many users wonder why there isn’t a delete node included. Perhaps, it was too risky for Autodesk to take any liability for the accidental deletion of hundreds of elements. Luckily, there are a few custom nodes available which accomplish the deletion task.…

FormIt: How to Build a Custom Library

FormIt: How to Build a Custom Library

Have you ever been frustrated recreating your custom materials in each FormIt sketch? The short video frees you from this common hang up. Discover how the Content Library can be used to work for your materials.

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