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1.4x more efficient learning

These days everyone is creating videos, about Revit, BIM, the AEC industry, funny pets and dancing kids. Sitting down to watch an hour long+ Autodesk University video is a challenge for most people, so I have begun speeding up videos I watch. I have found that playing lectures at 1.4 times the speed is fast enough that…

Revit/Vasari and 123D Catch for Energy Modeling of Existing Buildings

Solar Radiation Tool in Project Vasari The following videos were posted by Simon Gillis from Autodesk at the Sustainable Design Toolbox to describe in more detail the steps necessary to carry out the Rapid Energy Modeling (REM) of existing buildings. You can see how you can use 123D Catch and Project Vasari or Revit 2012…

Project Vasari: Point Analysis Results

Here is something cool I came across recently. It is essentially a way to display results from the solar radiation tool in a more “engineering-like” format, essentially, colour-coded (yes, I will respect Canadian spelling conventions 🙂 dots with text readings of the values. Here it goes: On a 3D view I went into the Default…

Get Your Revit 2012 Web Update 1 – Step by Step

The latest buzz is that the Revit 2012 Web Update 1 is now available. The following procedure outlines how to install the new update. 1. Open your Revit Structure/Architecture/MEP 2012 and sign in on the top right: 2. Log in using your credentials 3. Click on the Communication Center (or Centre since we are after…

Rehash: Navisworks

Autodesk recently posted a couple of video tutorials for Navisworks that are worth checking out. The first shows you how to do some smooth animations and the other lets you play with some of the TimeLiner features for scheduling and simulation. Update: Here’s a new video for cross-referencing 2D DWF sheets into Navisworks 2012

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