Category Archive: Tips & Tricks

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Batch Linking in Bluebeam Revu

Start by creating a multi-page document in Bluebeam Revu®. Navigate to the file menu tab and select "Create". From these options you will choose "From File" or "From Multiple Files". In this example, I have chosen the latter. Browse to...

Streamlining Your Revit Project Setup with Dynamo

Project setup is at best a tedious task requiring repetitious selections, clicks, and entries — and then getting to do so over and over again. I think you get the idea and I’m sure we’ve all been there. Dynamo can...

Punch Process: Creating Custom Tools + Adding Images to Field Issues

Bluebeam Revu® profiles are a way to customize your interface and toolsets. Start by selecting or creating a "Field Issues" profile. If curious on how to make a new profile, watch our video here. CREATING A CUSTOM TOOLSET In the...

Integrating Bluebeam Revu + SharePoint

With the latest release of Revu® (20.1), enhancements around the SharePoint integration were included. In this post, I will cover the steps necessary to enable the integration and what the workflow entails. CONNECTING SHAREPOINT Start by navigating to the Revu...

Creating a Transparent Signature Stamp in Bluebeam Revu

There are multiple options when it comes to creating a signature stamp with a transparent background within Bluebeam Revu®. In this post we will walk through how to create one implementing three different signature options. STEP 1 - CREATING A...

Autodesk FormIt: Dynamo’s Overlapping Planes Building Script

During our last FormIt webinar we shared how to transfer 3D terrain into a model through: Use of the location finder, A 2D plan to overlay a site plan onto the 3D terrain, Dynamo to quickly create a building form...

Missing Maps Error Using Arnold

These days, most users are applying their materials through the Revit models, assigning them directly to the families. This is necessary when rendering directly in Revit and is quite useful as well when using software like Enscape or Twinmotion. It...

Revit Rendering in the Cloud

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so let your design speak for itself. For most, a Revit drawing may be hard to visualize with the mind’s eye so take the guesswork out of the equation by translating your work into a 3D-view rendering. Doing...

BIM 360 Trial Offer Activation Best Practices – COVID-19 Special Edition

With the current public health crisis at hand (COVID-19) and the necessity to work from home, Autodesk is offering a free 60 day (extended) trial of the BIM 360 Design/Docs cloud based service. If a company would like to take...

Working from Home in BIM or CAD? Here are Some Options.

As the North American Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry shifts, as much as it is able, to a remote working environment due to the realities of the coronavirus, the need to be productive in Revit, AutoCAD and Civil 3D...
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