Category Archive: Tips & Tricks

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FormIt – Getting Started – Part 2

In this click saver I want to talk about some recent updates to Autodesk FormIt. Some of you might have been trying out FormIt already since I last wrote about it, or I at least would hope :0). Starting August...

Change Revit 2013 Standalone Installation to a Network Installation

Below, James Pray details a very technical document meant for BIM/CAD Manager/I.T.-types who have historically been frustrated by transitioning Autodesk licenses from standalone to network installation. This is specifically for transitioning Revit 2013 standalone to network; but, take it for what it's...

Fast and Accurate Lighting Analysis

Lighting Analysis for Revit is a fast cloud service that uses Autodesk 360 Rendering to expose electric and solar lighting results directly on the Revit model. The results are validated against Radiance, a commonly used simulation tool, and displayed in-canvas...

Revit 2015 Content

In this click saver I want to talk about Revit 2015 family/template content. Some have been experiencing an issue where their content is not being installed correctly. First we must understand that during the installation of Revit 2015 it has...

Using Bluebeam Page Label Tool

When putting together a PDF document set, it can be time consuming especially when the PDF’s have come from different sources. For this Click Saver I’m going to assume that you have worked with the File -> Combine tool to...

Hotfix – Autodesk Revit 2014 – Revit Server

This hotfix improves two areas: • Poor performance with Revit Server due to excessive calls to locateModel logic. • Inability to save models to Revit Server 2014 due to a condition where “An item with the same key has already...

Free AutoCAD App – Radical Purge

In this click saver I want to talk about a free utility that will do more for you than just purge. A few months back I talked about an app that cleaned out your registered applications that can cause slowness...

2015 Product Keys and Release Dates

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 suite. For example, installing AutoCAD 2015 as a point product requires product key 001G1,...

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...
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