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Shared vs. Project Parameter Usage in Revit

Shared vs. Project Parameter Usage in Revit

Shared and Project Parameters are an important concept in Revit which can cause confusion to new users. Technically, Revit contains Built-in, Family, Shared and Project Parameters. Built-in parameters are those which can be scheduled out of the box. Family parameters are not scheduled, but may help drive parametric changes within a family and are also visible…

Bulk Upgrade Old Revit Families or Projects Using Dynamo

Bulk Upgrade Old Revit Families or Projects Using Dynamo

This screencast covers an easy way to upgrade old Revit projects (file extension .RVT) and families (file extension .RFA) using Dynamo (for free!). Upgrading families is a necessary step with every new release of Revit. In our consulting work, we highly recommend clients maintain a Warehouse File which has a level for each Revit Category…

Lumion 7.5 out now!

Lumion 7.5 out now!

Putting Beautiful Renders Within Your Reach That’s certainly true of Lumion 7.5, the latest Lumion update available from July 6th. So, before diving in, let’s take a look at what’s new! 52 New High-Definition Materials Lumion empowers architects to quickly create beautiful renders, and the Lumion 7.5 update includes a significant expansion of our extensive materials library.…

Upgrading Revit Projects to a New Version

Upgrading Revit Projects to a New Version

This article outlines best practices to follow when upgrading a Revit model from an older version. Read the release notes for the Revit version to which you will be upgrading to. If the upgrade encompasses more than one year release, read the release notes associated with all versions of Revit you are upgrading through. You…

Summit to host Owner’s workshop at CanBIM’s Regional Session in Calgary

Summit to host Owner’s workshop at CanBIM’s Regional Session in Calgary

Summit BIM’s director Geraldine Rayner and Summit’s President Bob Heyman will host a workshop for Building Owners at the CanBIM Regional Session in Calgary on June 28 – 29. A two-day jam packed event, CanBIM provides valuable insights into the latest in Building Information Modelling in Canada. Utilizing lessons learned over 30-years in the AEC…

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…

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