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

Coming Soon: Dynamo training in Seattle, San Francisco

Get notified with updates on our upcoming Dynamo training session by signing up below. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Dynamo training session in January 2017. The class is intended for Revit users who would like to leverage Dynamo to eliminate repetitive tasks and build complex geometry in … Continue reading Coming Soon: Dynamo training in Seattle, San Francisco

IronPython UI Generator and Script Library for Autodesk Revit

I just stumbled on this script library for Revit users who wish to use Python with the Revit API. In it’s simplest form, it’s a folder of IronPython .py scripts for Autodesk Revit. Check it out on GitHub: https://github.com/eirannejad/pyRevit There is plenty of example code written in Python that you can refer to when learning to create … Continue reading IronPython UI Generator and Script Library for Autodesk Revit

Here’s why your Revit families hosted to reference planes may appear upside down

Hosting elements to reference planes in Revit is a technique used by many, but only fully understood by few. The most overlooked part of the entire process is drawing the reference plane itself. Did you know that there are differences between drawing a reference plane from right to left versus drawing one from left to right? … Continue reading Here’s why your Revit families hosted to reference planes may appear upside down

[Solved] Error When Attempting to Rotating Multiple Connected Elements in Revit

There are times when you may have attempted to rotate multiple connected objects and receive an error: “Can’t rotate element into this position.” At this point, beginners and seasoned Revit users both might decide that the only option is to model the elements again. Lucky for you, there is a workaround. Multiple Pipes, Fittings, and Pipe … Continue reading [Solved] Error When Attempting to Rotating Multiple Connected Elements in Revit

A quick fix for gridline bubbles that do not copy/monitor on the same ends of the gridlines

Occasionally, you may copy/monitor gridlines from a linked model only to realize that the grid bubbles are all over the place. Some are at the top, some are at the bottom, some are on the left and some are on the right. This can be frustrating to correct if you have several views in a … Continue reading A quick fix for gridline bubbles that do not copy/monitor on the same ends of the gridlines

Best Practices: Managing Sheet Lists in Revit

The task of managing drawing lists has typically been a daunting one; Particularly on large projects. With the dawn of Revit adoption, we now have some options to make document control a little easier. Avoid Two Sets of Data When Possible You’ve heard this one a hundred times when using schedules on your drawings. If … Continue reading Best Practices: Managing Sheet Lists in Revit

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

Using Navisworks SwitchBack for fixing clashes in Revit

We are really excited to try out Navisworks SwitchBack. This add-in will allow you to select an element in Navisworks and switch to Revit to fix the clash. It appears as though we will finally have full Interoperability between Navisworks and Revit. Rest assured that we will write a full review of the workflow once we’ve had … Continue reading Using Navisworks SwitchBack for fixing clashes in Revit