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One-Line Diagrams in Revit

As I work with electrical engineers who are migrating to Revit, a common question that I get is “How do I create one-line diagrams in Revit”. One-line diagrams, also called single-line diagrams, are an important part of electrical drawings for construction documents, so it is a subject that needs to be addressed. They are a simplified method of representing a 3-phase power system that shows distribution boards, switchboards, transformers, panels, breakers, etc., with lines illustrating the connectivity of the components of the distribution system. The diagram is not just for physical construction of the building’s electrical system, but developed by the electrical engineer during early stages of design...
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Autodesk Pushes the Boundaries of BIM in the Evolution of the Architect (Part II)

Autodesk Pushes the Boundaries of BIM in the Evolution of the Architect (Part II) | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
Yesterday we began a discussion in advance of AIA 2016 about the evolution of the architect and our shared mission with you. You will recall from yesterday’s “Part I” preview of Autodesk’s activities at AIA 2016, most of our tools are now connected to a Revit core – instantly, seamlessly, efficiently. We’ve introduced the idea of extended BIM. Your life, your team – simplified.

Let’s continue discussing how Autodesk at AIA 2016 is showcasing how we’re helping enhance your job while up-leveling your productivity...
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Are you BIM Level 2 Ready?

Are you BIM Level 2 Ready? | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

BIM Level 2 is now a requirement for all new government projects in the United Kingdom. As a contractor, you must be able to detail the processes you will use to meet the mandate and adhere to the new standards. But not to worry, we are here to help!...

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Free WorksetCreator Add-in

Free WorksetCreator Add-in | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
Workset creator enhances the Autodesk® Revit® workset edition by letting you mass change workset names with options like double click name editing , “Find and Replace”, or by “Adding a Prefix”. Also it will create a bunch of worksets in just a few clicks letting you paste names from other apps like text files.
Workset by Average will let you assign workset to multiple elements based in category, family or type, and will suggest you best target workset based in average workset of same elements.
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Dynamo for MEP | AUGI

Dynamo for MEP | AUGI | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

Most examples of Dynamo focus on computational design and complex geometries. Many see Dynamo as a tool for creating complex geometry, and consider it from an architectural perspective. But Dynamo can be the powerful ally of every trade, all along the project life. By harnessing the data manipulation capabilities of Dynamo, you can largely improve on the current calculation features of Autodesk® Revit® and create new workflow for designing directly in Revit.

Through five use cases, I will present you some ideas for using Dynamo for mechanical engineering.

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Dynamo Version 1.0 Released!

Dynamo Version 1.0 Released! | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
We are so excited to release Dynamo 1.0.0! There are many things that this release is, and many things that it is not. At a high level, Dynamo 1.0.0 DOES represent a stabilization of Dynamo’s internal software organization and DOES NOT indicate that we are “done”. This milestone release means that we are committed to supporting functionality going forward, and giving developers and users a clear pathway for upgrade. The major changes between 0.9 and 1.0 are a cleaning up and refactoring of the underlying Application Programming Interface (API) and a large number of bug fixes. One simple result is that users and Package Developers can confidently rely on packages to extend and enhance their Dynamo experience by eliminating breaking changes between releases.
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Revit MEP: Formulas & Families | AUGI

Revit MEP: Formulas & Families | AUGI | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

Modeling with Autodesk® Revit® for MEP provides a great benefit in coordination, but firms expect more from their investment in Revit. Improving the design process is a priority, and a powerful way to increase productivity is to make families and schedules that can handle redundant engineering tasks and calculations. This gives engineers instant feedback that allows them to focus on the big picture.

This article will review formulas available to the MEP engineer and ways to leverage them to make design simpler. Family parameter can be driven by formulas that call on other parameters in the same family. It is very typical to drive the dimensions of forms based off of other dimensions with simple math operators

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G K's comment, May 6, 8:38 AM
Great useful concept , thank you 
Advance Steel 2016 Extension for Revit 2016
http://ow.ly/4nrU3m
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How Can Manufacturers Get Into BIM? | The B1M

As a product manufacturer, you’ve no doubt heard of building information modelling (BIM). You might be considering how it is going to change your busines
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Elevation Depth Cueing in Revit 2017

Elevation Depth Cueing in Revit 2017 | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
This is a new feature in Revit 2017, which has long been on many architectural user's wishlist. OK, lets do some testing and see if we are ready to take it off the wishlist yet?. . . . .
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Bridge Modeling | AUGI

Bridge Modeling | AUGI | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

You cannot create bridges according to German bridge standards and requirements with Revit!” That was the general opinion in January 2015. In this article I will show you some strategies/methods and families that I developed while modeling a feasibility study for a customer last year...

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Using Revit Structure for More Than “Revit Structure” | AUGI

Using Revit Structure for More Than “Revit Structure” | AUGI | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
Contrary to what we would like to believe, the construction workflow is not as clear-cut and simple for the average individual to understand. The devil is in the details. What!!? Say it ain’t so! OK… let me step back a little. Yes, throughout its lifecycle a project will follow a clear progression from design to construction to occupancy. The key is using virtual design and construction technology (VDC) to help the overall process in minimizing the loss of information in the hand-offs between the phases and enhancing communication between the parties involved...
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Move quickly from design to fabrication with Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

Move quickly from design to fabrication with Autodesk Advance Steel 2017 | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

Yesterday we announced the release of Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017. Built on the familiar AutoCAD platform, Advance Steel helps provide engineering and detailing professionals the tools needed to model the details necessary for their structures. The latest version of Advance Steel adds a host of new features and enhancements that help improve productivity and usability, and allow fabrication documents to be drafted and documented more easily to support BIM enabled workflows.

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Increasing Adoption of BIM by Owners | AUGI

Increasing Adoption of BIM by Owners | AUGI | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been widely adopted in the design phase, until recently we have not seen the level of BIM awareness and knowledge increase among owners. BIM project requirements by owners has been very loose and not clearly defined, but has grown significantly with the maturity in recent years. Project owners are becoming more aware of the value of a project that leverages BIM processes. Project owners ultimately have the most vested interest in the success and delivery of a built asset—with owners’ operations burden two-thirds of the cost it would make, they would be interested in the value BIM would bring to their project.

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Legal Issues of BIM Assessment Document for Download

Legal Issues of BIM Assessment Document for Download | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
This concise 14 page document comes from collaborate and is available for free download...
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Autodesk Pushes the Boundaries of BIM in the Evolution of the Architect (Part I)

Autodesk Pushes the Boundaries of BIM in the Evolution of the Architect (Part I) | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

The architect is the trend setter. The mold breaker. A leader in combatting climate change – one home, one building, one design at a time. Nowhere will this be more apparent than at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual convention starting May 19 in Philadelphia.


For decades Autodesk has been a close collaborator with architectural design professionals – listening, responding, developing and innovating with you – and together, today, we embrace another evolution of our profession. And at AIA this year we’re going to celebrate how fast the profession is evolving as we help push the boundaries of BIM and shape the evolution of the architect in the 21st century...

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V-Ray for Revit : A Case Study

V-Ray for Revit : A Case Study | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
Following an ordinary installation, and opening Revit 2015, you will notice a new V-Ray tab on the ribbon. I was pleasantly surprised by the simple layout and straightforward options before me, and it all seemed to integrate seamlessly into the Revit I knew. Below is a brief overview of the controls...
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Improve the Quality and Productivity of Your Revit Modeling with This Powerful Toolkit

Improve the Quality and Productivity of Your Revit Modeling with This Powerful Toolkit | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

A detailed review of GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit.


n Revit, all of us are striving to be as productive as possible. In some specific industry disciplines, various Revit add-ons can give you a real edge. Having spent some time looking at ways to automate various Revit modeling tasks, I was interested to see how I could benefit from the newly updated GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit.


In general terms, I have seen some great Revit add-ons, and some that are not so great. There has been a trend recently to combine many Revit add-ons into complete suites of many Revit tools, and you can buy such suites from a number of different vendors. When reviewing a suite of Revit tools, a few key criteria need to be considered, such as:

Uniqueness

Focus

Ease of use


In this review, I will consider these points as part of an in-depth consideration of GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk Revit.

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G K's comment, May 11, 8:22 AM
Nice Information!!
BIM IN A PROJECT MANAGEMENT: WITH REVIT 2016
http://bit.ly/21VS15P

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New Tangency Locks in Revit 2017

New Tangency Locks in Revit 2017 | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
One of the new features in Revit 2017 that I am most excited about is "Tangency Locks". The reason is that I have spent many hours, days and weeks trying to control arcs in Revit. Now we have another tool to help with this...
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ARCHICAD 20 and Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Connection

ARCHICAD 20 and Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Connection | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

ARCHICAD 20 was announced today and last week the Rhino — Grasshopper — ARCHICAD Connection was officially released. I want to highlight the Rhino — Grasshopper connection as part of my sharing of ARCHICAD 20 because moving forward the Rhino ecosystem is going to get more and more important to ARCHICAD users. The Grasshopper connection is amazing (and available for ARCHICAD 19), but unfortunately is only for PC. However as of ARCHICAD 20, we will be able to import geometry directly from Rhino. This means fluency with Rhino (and Grasshopper) will be increasingly important and useful. Also while the Grasshopper connection is not available for Mac users (yet?), Grasshopper is. So it seems reasonable that an ARCHICAD 20 workflow for Mac users can be Grasshopper->Rhino->ARCHICAD Objects. That route is not as beautiful and bidirectional as the Grasshopper Connection, but I’m a firm believer that this is a workflow that will continue to develop and grow. As such, we all have an opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start building this into our design methods...

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When BIM Is BIM: Comparing AutoCAD BIM and Revit BIM | AUGI

When BIM Is BIM: Comparing AutoCAD BIM and Revit BIM | AUGI | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
It all came about in a debate started by one user who insisted that we should be using AutoCAD® MEP over Autodesk® Revit®. Before we get too far, our decision has already been made, but I don’t deal in absolutes. As a company, we made the decision a few years ago that Revit was going to be our preferred BIM platform. If the design team can come to agreement on using the same package across the board—the entire team—then I’m still a huge fan of AutoCAD® Architecture and AutoCAD MEP.
So I decided it was time to lay all of this on the table and highlight the main features of each package. I also want to list what I wish Revit had that compares to what AutoCAD Architecture/MEP includes, and what AutoCAD Architecture/MEP needs that’s already a feature in Revit. Hopefully this will help you make the best decision for your firm and clients.
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Evacuation Path Analysis with Dynamo

Evacuation Path Analysis with Dynamo | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

More and more I’ve been challenged and inspired to find new ways to perform custom architectural analysis. In this post I want to share with you a short and simple (for once) Dynamo script that can be used to analyze the evacuation paths in your building design in Revit. The script (that you can download at the bottom of this post) will calculate the accumulated distance from several points to a selected emergency exit and display the results in a selected Revit view.

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Autodesk Revit 2017 – What’s New for Structures

Autodesk Revit 2017 – What’s New for Structures | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
In this review I will just focus on the structural changes that have happened in Revit 2017 which I have broken down into the following:

Reinforcement (RC Detailing)
Structural Columns
Structural Connections
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Autodesk AEC 2017 Product Portfolio

Autodesk AEC 2017 Product Portfolio | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it

utodesk has just released the 2017 version of many of its products, and this article looks at the highlights of its 2017 AEC product family, including Revit, InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Navisworks, and Advance Steel. Autodesk also instituted a licensing change a few months ago, so perpetual licenses of these and earlier releases are no longer available; instead, they will only be available on a subscription basis.

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Revit 2017 Advances BIM for Future of Designing Buildings

Revit 2017 Advances BIM for Future of Designing Buildings | BIM WORLD | Scoop.it
Fastest and Best-Performing Release to Date Boosts User Efficiency By Sylvia Knauer, Product Marketing Manager, Autodesk Autodesk announced several key new and enhanced features for its flagship Revit software designed to increase software...
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