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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.…

BIM Metrics for Owners – References

BIM Metrics for Owners – References

In my recent webinar, I outlined five simple metrics that can help building owners better prepare and implement BIM requirements and workflows as an organization. A few links of interest which were mentioned during the webinar are included below for reference. I mentioned WeWork, a co-working startup who has focused on model-centric workflows augmented with real time…

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…

Dynamoing Structural Framing

Every day that passes I continue to see Dynamo as a powerful design tool able to provide useful feedback on tasks that would just take too many clicks using the traditional Revit User Interface. So, today, as I finished my presentation on Dynamo (archive link here), I kept thinking of different applications. Here I used…

2014 Webinars

We would like to invite you to join us for a new series of webcasts on various BIM topics, starting today. Coordination Made Easy January 15, 2014, 11:00 AM PSTHosted by: Jeremy Peters In this webcast we will explore traditional Revit and Navisworks Clash workflows followed by a more efficient streamlined approach. Register here BIM…

The Panacea of BIM – Part 2 of …

English: Example of 3-point perspective. Model by “Noel” from Google 3D Warehouse. Rendered using IRender nXt and Google SketchUp (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We can do BIM, I swear! A project just arrived and it requires a “BIM deliverable”. Nothing more and nothing less… As usual, no additional details are provided as to exactly what this…

Model-based Coordination: Navisworks and BIMsight

I had the honour of presenting at this month’s BIMbc user group meeting on the topic of model-based coordination. While this can be done in Revit, even using the freely available Revit viewer, there is always the issue of having manageable and responsive models that are easy to navigate and share. Tools like Navisworks and BIMsight fill…

Is your BIM score over or under PAR?

In golf we keep score relative to par; the number of strokes that should be required to complete a hole.In BIM I like to think of PAR as a breakdown of how valid our building model is, or can be, at any time in its development. PAR for your BIM consists of three factors:PrecisionAccuracyReliabilityLet’s break…

Autodesk BIM 360 – BIM Collaboration in the Cloud

Is Horizontal Glue™ a key feature of the next Autodesk BIM 360?  Mysterious videos were posted three or four weeks ago featuring a web-based product called Autodesk BIM 360.  All of the videos have since been removed (*Please see update at end of post). The product shown in them, was a product formerly known as Horizontal…

Less is More…more or less

When we ask users how they model and define their Revit assemblies (walls, floors, roofs) most will tell us that their libraries are made up of complete assemblies created from inside to outside. As we move away from traditional ‘model to get the drawings’ workflows and begin to create models that are shared and leveraged…

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