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4Projects adds Revit plugin

Extranet Evolution

As regular readers may recall,  Asite  was one of the first to champion what it called collaborative BIM (cBIM) and, recognising the high market penetration of Autodesk’s Revit BIM authoring software, it added a Revit plugin when it launched its v15 release in  July 2012 – an enhancement then somewhat overshadowed by the product’s rebranding as Adoddle.

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Revit 2015 Update Release 11 Direct Links

What Revit Wants

Update 11 for Revit 2015 R2: [link] Readme: [link] Enhancements: [link]. Revit 2015 Revit 2015 R2 update release

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Revit 2017 - New Features and Enhancements

Revit OpEd

With little fanfare Revit 2017 is here, brandishing a slightly changed big R logo. In past years I've proposed a What's New in Revit session for RTC Australasia. As a part of the crew for the Revit Technology Conference ( RTC Events ) I also see class proposals for a great many people who really want to say what's on their mind. Long Post Warning, worth it I hope.

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Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Release 2 Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Release 2 Readme R2 download link [link] New build numbers for Revit 2016 R2: 16.0.1108.0 Revit 2016 Revit 2016 R2 update releaseThis might pop up in your Application Manager soon. 20160126_1600 Enhancements list should (eventually) be live at: [link] non R2 download link: pending.

A360 Collaboration for Revit

BIM & Beam

So you’re a team using the A360 workspace for your BIM projects; sharing files and models, enabling search and viewing, but you’d really like to take collaboration to the next level by working together on shared models.  Or you’re a project stakeholder and don’t use Revit software yourself, but do need to have the deeper view into project models that you can only get by opening the software. 

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Rebar Projects in Revit

BIM & Beam

For example, SOFiSTiK, a German software development company provides a rebar detailing add-on to complement Autodesk Revit. The visual capability of Revit, coupled with the ability to design reinforced concrete in 3D, allows users to gain more insight into the design during the project than would otherwise have been the case. and the UK.

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Revit 2016 - Collaboration for Revit 2016 is Available

Revit OpEd

The 2016 version of C4R (Collaboration for Revit) is available now. A360 Add-ins Autodesk 360 C4R Cloud Hosting Collaboration Collaboration for Revit Revit 2016 Revit in the CloudClick this to download or click the image for an overview You'll need to visit your Subscription page to access the download to install it.

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How Does a Revit Model Work?

What Revit Wants

If you had 5 minutes to explain to someone the basics of a Revit model, how would you go about it? wanted to share this very basic (and rough) sketch with you, that I put together to describe the main data structures in Revit, along with key management components: Hope you can read my hand-writing :). training what revit wants

Revit and AutoCAD

Revit OpEd

It''s been 14 years since Revit formally began knocking on the doors of architectural firms. As Revit matured there were fewer opportunities for showstopper items. We can''t justify the time and effort required to move to Revit". Revit Structure was introduced (2005) and the conversation began again with engineers. Revit was the new kid on the block. What context?

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Revit 2016 - IFC Observations

Revit OpEd

In the past we had to open an IFC which created a Revit project file we could then link. There are three files that Revit creates based on the source IFC we link. If I get obnoxious and delete these files and then open my active project file I get a warning message that Revit couldn’t find a linked file. Revit creates a shared parameter file based on the IFC data.

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Revit Viewer

Revit OpEd

I've been doing some work with Autodesk as a Revit Mentor helping users navigate their 30 day trial. One of the recurring themes is, " I only need Revit to view other peoples models. How do I do that? " In the old days a version of Revit that lacked a license turned into viewer mode. To counter that situation we now have a separate application that is Revit Viewer.

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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials

Revit OpEd

You are probably already familiar with their other book, "Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 20##", the bigger brother to Essentials and the "Introducing" book that was discontinued after the 2012 release. The Wiley site for the book tells us: Beginners will get comfortable with Revit''s core features and functions. Congratulations to the new team on the release of their book!

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Revit 2016 New Features eBook

What Revit Wants

Interestingly, it reads more as a 236 page 'Introduction to everything about Revit'. Revit 2016 Revit 2016 new featuresCADLearning have allowed free access to a fairly info-packed ebook. Its a pretty detailed document, and the "new" 2016 features seem to be only occasionally mentioned. But its well worth a look.

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Free Revit Model Checker and COBie addins

What Revit Wants

Jason over at rvit has posted about a suite of free Revit tools, and here they are: Model Checker , Model Checker Configurator , COBie Extension , and Classification Manager I'm particularly interested in the Model Checker. it looks pretty comprehensive: Use these links to download the installation file for Model Checker depending on your version of Revit. add-ins Jason Kunkel rvit

Revit 2017 - Text Editor Features

Revit OpEd

Long awaited, much rejoicing was heard when Revit users heard the news, there is a new text editor. Yes they've revisited the text feature in Revit! Part of the process of building the new text editor involved comparing how Revit worked with AutoCAD. Revit selects a size in 1/2 point increments. New Features Revit 2017 textReally? Can it be true? Yeah.complicated.

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Gravity Analysis in Revit 2016

BIM & Beam

There is a new analysis type available in the Structural Analysis for Revit service. This is a simplified analysis which by deducing the flow paths of loads determines how the vertical loads are being transmitted from the top of the model to the foundation. Watch the video

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Revit 2015 System Requirements

Sean Burke

While I still haven’t been able to install Revit 2014, or Vasari Beta 3, Revit 2015 is officially supported on Windows 8.1. We still have a project wrapping up that’s using Revit 2011, many projects starting out with 2014 today and everything in between. BIM New releases Revit Windows 8.1 is finally supported. Enterprise in a Parallels Virtual Machine). .

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New Feature List for Revit 2015

Revit OpEd

Here''s a list of the items that are new to Revit 2015. I''ve put them into my own grouping. New Features News Revit 2015 Revit Updates

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The First Article You Should Read About Revit

What Revit Wants

A while back, Alex Gore contacted me to ask me a few questions about my experience with Revit. In some ways, it is a motivational piece about sticking with Revit, but there are tips and recommendations sprinkled throughout. There is a great deal of What Revit Wants in here, if you have the time to skim through it. So where will Revit end up? What hasn't happened (yet)?

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Creating Revit Egress Paths 2.0

Sean Burke

Life Safety Gnome, the official mascot of Revit egress paths. For many versions of Revit, we have used Steve Stafford’s Line-Based Generic Model family for representing Egress Paths in our life safety drawings. Revit 2013 has opened up some new possibilities. Revit 2013 Egress Paths – YouTube. BIM Revit video Egress RevitRawIt has served us well.

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Revit Schmevit

Revit OpEd

PLEASE, in the year of Two Thousand Fifteen, finally abandon your disconnected ways and use Revit (or.Archicad). of Opinion Rant Mode Revit Standards WorkflowPlan, Section and Elevation.the bread and butter of architecture. Why would anyone want to work on these three kinds views of a project and not find that the elements (doors, windows, walls, etc) they present don't match? If I create an enlarged plan shouldn't it match the plan it was generated from, but have greater detail? Shouldn't the windows called out in a plan match those called out in an elevation? faahgeddaboudit.

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Collaboration for Revit Installation and Setup Made Easy!

What Revit Wants

There are a few challenging pieces of the puzzle that all need to come together to get C4R or Collaboration for Revit working on a real project. Secondly, Autodesk really wants your whole team (like everyone, every consultant, every Revit link) on Collaboration for Revit. Quick Overview Ok, so Collaboration for Revit runs on on top of BIM 360 Team. You still with me?

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Revit Standards. Open for Business.

Sean Burke

Do we really need Revit Standards for the firm that are paper-based doorstops? Announcing: The Open Revit Standards Project:  [link]. The idea behind this is a wiki-based, open source, and free location where knowledge and best use practices can be documented for using Revit on projects. We want this to be accessible to new and experienced users of Revit. Usually, no.

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Revit 2017 - Upgrading Text Warning

Revit OpEd

Brian Mackey (The Revit Geek's Blog) has written two posts about what he's observed happen with an upgrade so far. Damien Ferlazzo (Revit Link blog) shares his experience upgrading text so far with his POST. Issues New Features Revit 2017 Tags text Text Editor Tips Troubleshooting UpgradeIn my earlier review of the text editor I included this warning: When you upgrade from older projects you're going to have to deal with text changing to reconcile these changes. That means you CAN'T upgrade a project a couple days before a major deadline and expect to just hit print.

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What’s new in Revit 2015

Sean Burke

What you came here for, the Revit 2015 new and enhanced features summary. Revit displays IFC geometry much better than with the native import method, and this may change as the import/export IFC tools are still Open Source. Revit Fabrication export settings for moving data to AutoCAD MEP or AutoCAD Fabrication CADmep is improved. Energy Models geometry extraction from the Revit model are significantly more accurate. New releases Revit So, let’s just get right to business. have no images to share, yet. This list is not exhaustive. Stay tuned.

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Revit patch… Heartbleed

Sean Burke

Yes, Revit 2015 was found to have a vulnerability to Heartbleed. Kudos to Autodesk for rolling out another great feature with Revit 2015, that many people may have overlooked. New releases Revit Over the weekend, I was very surprised to see the Autodesk Application Manager pop up. – Who names these things anyway? want that job. That would be even less obtrusive.

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Revit Roadmap

Revit OpEd

Autodesk's Sasha Crotty discussed the big picture for Revit's development at RTC in Porto. Sasha is the current Revit Core Product Manager which means (from her bio) she is responsible for the direction and evolution of Revit's multi-disciplinary tools, performance, and the API. Development Features Future News Planning Revit RoadmapIf you're curious about that you can check out her post HERE.

Dynamo Now Pre-Installed with Revit

BIM & Beam

Autodesk’s open source computational design tool Dynamo is now automatically installed with Revit as of Revit 2015 R2. Using visual programming and popular scripting, it is possible to drive Revit geometry by programmatic means, super charging the design process. If you have not tried Dynamo I highly recommend it.  Learn more

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GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2016 R2

BIM & Beam

GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit®   is an add-on packed with tools that deliver more functionality, better control and more automation for Revit users across all industries.  It helps provide BIM-centric rebar detailing in the Revit environment. free trial version of the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit is available to download the Autodesk Exchange App Store.

Revit Sunrise Release Preview

BIM & Beam

Experience additional features in the preview that build on the significant project productivity improvements in Revit 2016. Because this is an early in-progress release, there are no guarantees all the features you might see or read about will appear in a future release of Revit. Try Autodesk Revit Sunrise. Please keep this in mind when making any future purchasing decisions.

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Free Revit Families and Sample Downloads from What Revit Wants

What Revit Wants

Over the years I have used many workarounds to get things done in Revit, and usually I post about how to do it, and sometimes I offer a family or RVT download too. again :) I'll try to keep this page updated with the current set of What Revit Wants freebies and downloads. Typically the title of the download is the link to the family, and the next line is the source post: Download Link Source Link Feel free to comment to let me know if these are useful, or if they are not :) In some cases, Revit has 'caught up' and the older workarounds are no longer necessary.

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Wish - Revit Safe Mode

Revit OpEd

Revit will crash from time to time. It would be handy if there were a way to start-up Revit in safe mode - add-in free so to speak so it can run on its own and help us diagnose an issue. Speaking of Wishes - Autodesk started a new community forum called Revit Ideas to post this kind of thing. of Wishes Ideas Issues Revit Safe Mode TroubleshootingI'm echoing something I heard David Baldacchino suggest, good idea Dave. Sometime it isn't because of something I've done, it tracks back to an add-in I've got installed. 3rd Party Apps Add-ins Add-ons Dept.

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Looking to install the Autodesk Steel Connections for Revit 2017?

BIM & Beam

In this video we show you how to download and install the Autodesk Steel Connections for Revit 2017 from your Autodesk Account: Once installed, the application provides access to a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit, enabling connections to be modeled with a higher level of detail. It also includes a built-in steel connection design engine based on US and European code

Revit 2016 Update 5

Revit OpEd

This morning Autodesk Desktop Application (AdA) worked and let me know that an update is available for Revit 2016, Update Release 5. AdA News Revit 2016 Update Release Updatesand in my case for R2. AdA installed the update for me. didn't find any evidence of it on the public facing Autodesk pages but it was listed among the updates I could download from my account management panel at Autodesk, after signing in. Hopefully you'll find AdA works for you too. If you've got to download it to deploy it for your firm then I'd visit the manage portal to download it there.

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Revit Safe Mode - Wish Fulfilled

Revit OpEd

The other day I wrote about David's idea for a Revit Safe mode and Robert Manna responded in a serious way. It runs outside of Revit, prepares for opening Revit without the add-ins you choose to disable. He and the gang at Stantec created and have just shared an application to do just what we were suggesting. This is a screen shot of it running (from Robert's post).

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Revit 2015, Navisworks 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

AutoCAD 2015: [link] [link] Navisworks Manage 2015: [link] Navisworks Simulate 2015: [link] *Its not live yet *, but the Revit 2015 link will look something like this: Revit 2015: [link]. AutoCAD 2015 BDSP 2015 BDSU 2015 direct download Navisworks 2015 Revit 2015

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Revit 2017.1.1 Update Download Links

What Revit Wants

Direct download link for Revit 2017: [link] Readme: Autodesk Revit 2017.1.1 Revit 2017 Revit 2017.1.1 Fixes Readme Release Notes: Autodesk� Only Available Online. update release