NEWS, INSIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS IN AEC TECHNOLOGY

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Revit Toolkits: SEPS, COBie, USAF, and GSA

SEPS BIM Tool This Revit plug-in facilitates the creation, placement, and validation of medical equipment within a BIM model from the DOD’s Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS). Download Now COBie Toolkit This Toolkit includes a Revit template that allows...

Sort/Group the Selection Tree in Navisworks

In this Click Saver I want to talk about a how to re-sort and group the appended files in the Navisworks Selection Tree. Sometimes appending linked files over time will cause the Navisworks Selection Tree to become hard to read since it...

Beam and Column Auto-Height Adjustments

In this Click Saver I want to talk about a how Revit can auto-adjust the beam and beam system height location. With the new Revit suites more clients are starting to use the structural tools since everything is included now....

2013 LOD Specification Released

BIMForum on August 22, 2013. After a draft release in April and public comment period that ended in June, the BIMForum has released its final 2013 Level of Development Specification for Building Information Models. Download your copy of the here:...

Printing Layer List from AutoCAD

In this click saver I want to discuss how to print out you layer list when using the AutoCAD platform. I was recently asked by a client on how to do this. This is whole lot better than the old...

Propagate Extents in Revit

In this Click Saver I want to talk about an old trick that I have used for years that recently a client thought was a new feature in Revit 2014. The feature is called Propagate Extents, what is sad is...

Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2014 on Autodesk Exchange App

A few packages of Revit Extension 2014 have been released on the Autodesk Exchange App Store. Find them all here: Autodesk Exchange for Subscription or Free Civil Structures for Autodesk Revit 2014 Frame Generator for Autodesk Revit 2014 SDNF Import/Export...

Revit Wall/Face Based Family Trick

In this click saver I want to talk about a Revit Family Trick that hopefully will save you some headaches today or maybe sometime in the near future. When working with clients there has been times someone has created a...

Autodesk 2013 Product Key List

Issue You want to know the product key for your Autodesk 2013 products. Solution Product keys are required for installation of Autodesk products and are used to differentiate products that are both sold independently and as part of a product...

Creating Better Shaded Views from Revit, Part Deux

In this Click Saver I want to finish the "Creating Better Shaded Views from Revit" that I started last month. The last trick that I wanted to show was how I got a top down view showing the visual style...
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