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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.

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,…

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…

Getting Started With Lumion

Getting Started With Lumion

These tutorials show you the basics of Lumion. Learn how to move around, import models and create a video. It is essential to watch these tutorials before you start with one of the other tutorials. It is best to watch the tutorials in the order they are listed. 01.01 Controlling The Camera (02:31)This tutorial shows…

Using Revit Categories in Dynamo

Using Revit Categories in Dynamo

In my previous Dynamo webinars and in my recent presentation to the San Francisco Dynamo User Group (SFDUG), I emphasized that when it comes to selecting elements, I like using the API built-in category names. The benefit is that you don’t have to scroll through a long node after closing and re-opening a Dynamo definition. For…

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…

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