NEWS, INSIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS IN AEC TECHNOLOGY

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Using Navisworks to Compare Models

In this click saver I want to talk about using Navisworks to compare changes when you receive updated models. Since most clients have updated to the new Autodesk suites, Navisworks Simulate is included, meaning this feature is readily available to everyone. First,...

Display Ceiling Information in Floor Plans

In this click saver I want to talk about showing ceiling information in a plan view. I have been working with quite a lot of interior firms recently that are switching over from AutoCAD/ACA to Revit. Many wanted to see soffits...

Odd Shaped Viewports in Revit

By Jarod Schultz, Director of Autodesk Services In this click saver I would like to present a new feature in Revit that is highly desired but we have not had until 2014 release. With 2014 we now have the ability to do...

Regapp ID Cleanup Utility

By: Jarod Schultz, Director of Autodesk Services In this click saver I would like to talk about a utility that will help clean out your drawing files that have excessive Regapp registries. When a drawing file contains excess unreferenced Regapp IDs,...

Update Pro-Revit Tools

We have updated our Pro-Revit tools with some added feature requests from clients. Our BIM Query tool that lets you export and import data from Excel now gives you additional filtering tools to work with only certain selected parameters from...

Autodesk Building Performance Analysis (BPA) Credits

Autodesk is happy to announce they are now piloting shorter courses for professionals. Autodesk BPA Credits are continuing education programs, for professionals to improve their knowledge of building science fundamentals and Autodesk building performance analysis tools and workflows.  Like the student...

Revit Slab Depression Family

In this Click Savers I want to discuss a family that is missing from the Revit platform. I get asked quite a lot about doing depressions in slabs, floors, and walls with Revit. Out of the box there is not...

Revit Daylighting Analysis Plug-in

The Revit Daylighting Analysis plug-in (RDA) is specifically designed for architects to be able to use without learning the difference between the Perez or CIE's sky models, direct normal incident, or direct horizontal radiation. Just specify if you want the...

Butterfly Roofs in Revit

In this Click Savers I want to discuss the additional roof tools that might be easily missed at times. Recently I was working with a client that wanted to create a unique roof similar to what I call a butterfly...

Introducing – initial.aec Pro-Revit Tools

Our Pro-Revit Tools extend the capabilities of Revit Architecture, Structure, and MEP in various key areas. By using our Pro-Revit Tools they will make your life easier and more productive when working with Revit. We have concentrated on 6 key...
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