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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.

[Watch]  Conceptual Analysis in FormIt

[Watch] Conceptual Analysis in FormIt

Find out how to apply the basics of Energy Analysis during the Conceptual Design stage using FormIt’s Pro tools. Elyse Hatch, Technical Consultant will show you how to use FormIt to review your design iterations so you can start the energy conversations early. She will cover: What you need to begin; Shadows and Solar Study;…

FormIt 360: The Nitty Gritty for New Users

FormIt 360: The Nitty Gritty for New Users

This brief video gives a quick tour and highlights basic use of FormIt 360. We touch on the user interface and the main tools for creating a new sketch, as well as placing and modifying primitives. After all that hard work, we show you how to preserve your creation. This is the Nitty Gritty; Ready,…

[Watch] BIM Checkup

[Watch] BIM Checkup

Find out how you can improve your efficiency with BIM. Whether you are just getting started with a BIM implementation or you are mid-flight, this checklist approach is ideal to assess your BIM readiness or your progress to date. The session will look at how to: Assess whether your BIM content is consistent and how…

BIM for Small Businesses

BIM for Small Businesses

Many small firms are of the mind that BIM is only for large organizations. Our contention is that quite to the contrary, proper use of BIM is the great equalizer, letting smaller firms take on larger and more complex jobs, allowing more time for design with less fear of time lost during contract administration. There…

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…

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…

Get started with conceptual design in Revit

With the success of Project Vasari, more designers are becoming interested in learning to harness the power of conceptual design tools. The following is a short list of the best resources I have found. Blogs:buildz – Zach Kron’s attempts to push Revit/Vasari to the limits of parametric modelingBIM Troublemaker – A resource to explore the…

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