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Managing View Templates with Revit links that are set to “By Linked View” per level

One of the biggest challenges of dealing with large Revit models is working with outside consultants’ linked Revit models. You may need to use a linked view to easily match said consultant’s floor plan views. In that case, you should use the By Linked View V/G setting of your RVT Link. The problem you will face … Continue reading Managing View Templates with Revit links that are set to “By Linked View” per level

A Review of BIM Track – A platform for BIM Coordination and Collaboration

While running some BIM coordination exercises at an MEP firm, I had the opportunity to test a new product, BIM Track. While the product may not necessarily be new, it is new to me. Overview From the BIM Track website: BIM Track™ is a web-based collaboration platform that empowers your team with better coordination workflows. … Continue reading A Review of BIM Track – A platform for BIM Coordination and Collaboration

Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and A360: Your Revit Model in the Cloud

Update: At some point after this article was published Autodesk has rebranded A360 – it is now called BIM 360. Autodesk has launched a collaborative platform in which users have the ability to host their Revit central models on the A360 cloud. This method attempts to solve the limitation of multiple users in different physical … Continue reading Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and A360: Your Revit Model in the Cloud

Exporting an AutoCAD MEP model as an IFC and then linking it into Revit

In the BIM world, there are several platforms and file types. AutoCAD has many flavors most of which are discipline specific and are used in fabrication processes. Just like any software, cross-compatibility between platforms is finicky at best. The big disconnect happens when a design engineer hands off their model to a contractor to complete … Continue reading Exporting an AutoCAD MEP model as an IFC and then linking it into Revit

We should all be using Revit’s worksets for efficient worksharing, not visibility / graphic overrides.

More and more I’ve had debates regarding worksets being used for visibility. My stance is to avoid using worksets to control visibility and graphic overrides – save this task for filters. Using worksets for visibility graphic overrides will completely strip your ability to use works sets the Revit way, which is to efficiently share work. This … Continue reading We should all be using Revit’s worksets for efficient worksharing, not visibility / graphic overrides.

ArchSmarter Toolbox – Free Macros for Revit to Maximize Efficiency

  We recently stumbled onto a set of Revit macros that may be of use to all Revit users regardless of skill level. The good folks at ArchSmarter have a toolbox of Revit macros that maximize efficiency on mundane tasks such as duplicating views, aligning views on sheets, and batch linking Revit models. The best … Continue reading ArchSmarter Toolbox – Free Macros for Revit to Maximize Efficiency

Using Revit to Design a Storage Unit Facility

We recently teamed up with a Texas construction company to design a storage unit facility. While this isn’t a exactly a bragging-worthy Revit project, we believe that we’ve used Revit to add value to the conceptual phase for storage facility owners, operators, and investors. 3D is Greater than 2D First and foremost, the site was … Continue reading Using Revit to Design a Storage Unit Facility

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facility Management (FM) Is The Future

Yes, Revit is a design tool for architects and engineers. Revit is also evolving into a fabrication tool for contractors. But did you know that a Building Information Model (BIM) can also be beneficial for building owners and facility managers? Autodesk, the leading software company for the building industry, acquired FM Desktop in 2006 only … Continue reading Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facility Management (FM) Is The Future