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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…

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…

[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;…

Ins and Outs of Curtain Wall

Ins and Outs of Curtain Wall

We touch on a multitude of curtain wall aspects in this video Should you use a Curtain Wall or Curtain System? Draw it as a wall or by face on a mass? Add curtain glazing to a slope or curve? We look at three main types in the curtain wall family, as well as panels…

The Ups and Downs of View Range

The Ups and Downs of View Range

Have you ever wondered why you can’t see what is on the lower level through your opening to below? The answer is the View Range. This video highlights the basic concept and use of View Range. You will see how to manipulate the range to change the graphics of the components in your plans, and…

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,…

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