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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…

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…

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…

Connecting Data: BIM for the Building Life Cycle

Connecting Data: BIM for the Building Life Cycle

  Helping a design-build company deliver 6D BIM to the owner In 2014 Lark Group was awarded the $17.7 million Aldergrove Border Crossing project. Structured as a design-build project, one of the key deliverables was 6D BIM to the owner.  The owner realized, that for a relatively small initial investment, he could link the attribute…

How Many Ways Can I Move You

How Many Ways Can I Move You

Part of our new series of fast and furious tech tips, this brief video shows the user multiple ways to relocate components within a Revit project.

Introducing BIM 360 Team

Introducing BIM 360 Team

Purpose-built for the needs of architects, engineers and their project stakeholders, BIM 360 Team gives design teams a central location to communicate, view, markup and review 2D and 3D project design files from anywhere—simply using a web browser to a mobile device. By giving project access to all team members who need it, design teams…

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

UPDATED ENGINE Lumion 6.5 contains an updated engine. It is now based on DirectX 11. As a result, the engine works better with Windows 8 and 10. For Windows 10 users, it also gives access to extra graphics card memory (the previous maximum was 4GB) so that larger scenes are possible. The engine update provides…

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account Downloading from Autodesk Account Download Methods in Autodesk Account Troubleshooting Download Issues Downloading from Autodesk Account To access the Autodesk Account download options for your software: Sign in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com. Locate the software you wish to download in the list of Products & Services. Click the…

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…

CAD: Crazy About Dynamo

As Julien Benoit, coined recently in response to Ian Keough being endorsed for CAD on LinkedIn, CAD now means Crazy About Dynamo 🙂 Dynamo is by far the greatest development on the Revit front in the past year. The speed with which the project has developed is very encouraging and exciting. More encouraging are the…

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