CAD Shack: Linked Models Disappear when using Remote Desktop.

CAD Shack

Linked Models Disappear when using Remote Desktop Connection. When using remote desktop to access my PC to deliver training, I have been bummed in the past to notice that linked modeled objects did not show up on the display screen. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

Imported or Linked DWG Appearance as Generic Model Broken in 2017

Revit OpEd

I decided I'd use the old create an in-place Generic Model family trick. If you're with me so far you're probably expecting what I expected; to find that Revit regards this imported 3D geometry as generic model (cuttable) category information, giving me the look I wanted. However, when I clicked Finish Model the linked file disappeared entirely. Hmm, I decided I'd create a component Generic Model family instead and use Import CAD.

CAD Shack: CAD Works Content Browser

CAD Shack

CAD Works Content Browser. Im grumpy because I want a Bell and Gossett Revit family quick and I do not want to install CAD Works Revit add on to get it. This may mean that I am old and set in my ways, and I should just get over the fact that I need to install CAD Works Content Browser to get this family. I think the guys at CAD Works do great work and I hope the family I eventually get will be fine, but the extra step and required connection to CAD Works irritates me.

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CAD Shack: Dependent Views

CAD Shack

The use of dependent views is invaluable in a MEP model when systems cross match lines. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Dependent Views.

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BIM for Reinforced Concrete – From Design to Detailing in One Model

BIM & Beam

Before we dive in, let’s quickly review the four benefits of BIM for engineers: Combines the versatility of 2D documentation with the higher level of fidelity and accuracy of 3D modeling of steel reinforcement and concrete accessories, with minimal effort to produce both.

CAD Shack: East Coast CAD Kicks it up a Notch

CAD Shack

East Coast CAD Kicks it up a Notch. East Coast CAD has had Fabrication for AutoCAD MEP software for years, but it added MEP Fabrication Version 1.0 See East Coast CAD announcement here. 25th at 1PM EST. There is a sign up link from the EastCoast CAD/CAM home page. WILLING TO BET THAT ALL THE DEMO DOES IS PROCESS AN EXISTING MODEL THAT HAS BEEN SET UP PERFECTLY. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer.

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More about design drawings and model planning

Construction Cost Estimating

In the same way there is some software that helps to plan the models for building purpose or designing in other way such as BIM describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a building or other facility like bridge, highway, tunnel etc.

CAD Shack: Unassigned Linked Rooms

CAD Shack

A few weeks ago we noticed that we had a linked architectural model with named and numbered rooms. The weird thing is some of the linked spaces in the MEP model were showing up as “unassigned” Not all of them, just some. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, November 01, 2011. Unassigned Linked Rooms.

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CAD Shack: Everything about Revit Schedules

CAD Shack

The Itemize every instance check box creates a separate line for every instance of a model element. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

CAD Shack: BIMBO

CAD Shack

Some weeks back I was planning on having lunch with a CAD/BIM manager from a competing firm HDR. I spent quite a bit of time at his firm consulting, and we still like to get together to discuss CAD and BIM issues. Out of the blue another CAD/BIM from manager from Schemmer who was a student of mine called to say that some old Avatech buddies were going to take him out to lunch that same day and maybe I would like to join in. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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CAD Shack: Breaking up the Group

CAD Shack

I have noticed that when I get architectural models with excessive grouping that they bog down my MEP models. I try to keep the my linked architectural model as clean as possible and one thing that seem to help is breaking up groups. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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CAD Shack: One Wish

CAD Shack

I wanted to use phones and web browsers to acquire and sort BIM data directly from Revit models. I would like mechanical/plumbing in Revit MEP to have the same connection philosophy as Revit Structure using and analytical models. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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Basic Survey and Model Coordination

Revit OpEd

Conceptually Revit expects us to begin by creating a model using Project North, make it easy to put on paper first. I recommend a different process using a Master Site model) No CAD survey, just an old hand drawn document?

CAD Shack: Revit Parameters - AUGIWorld Article

CAD Shack

Check out page 20 for how you can assign MEP scheduled parameters to items placed in the architectural model. We have already been asked by one of our consultants to use their MEP content in our Architectural model. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog.

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How the Brits View BIM – Buildling Information Modelling

Building Information Management

A multi-dimensional tool, Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves generating a visual model of the building which also manages data about it, at the design stage, throughout the construction phase and during its working life. Future of Building Information Modelling.

CAD Shack: Revit - Rooms vs. Spaces

CAD Shack

Spaces (created in Revit MEP ) can be bounded by elements in linked models, in the host model, or in both. In Revit MEP , spaces use the computation height that is defined in the architectural model. Multiple spaces can access the identity of a single room in a linked model.

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CAD Shack: AUGI World - Tips to Leverage Data Efficiently

CAD Shack

Skip to page 33 to get the low down on some elegant Revit MEP tips and tricks to try with the data in your model. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, April 02, 2012.

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CAD Shack: Greenology at Autodesk

CAD Shack

In November Autodesk published a report from an experiment they did involving the a rapid energy modeling for 6 of their existing buildings all over the globe. If you cant get enough of that Green-Revit-Synergy type stuff, you should check out the Rapid Energy Modeling Report PDF they have posted on their web site. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD.

DebunkTheBIM: The clandestine practice of consultants modelling.

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Wednesday, January 11, 2012. The clandestine practice of consultants modelling for tender documentation.

CAD Shack: Dan's Family Reunion

CAD Shack

I often redefine some architectural families to be 2D in my model to keep the model size down and lessen interference issues. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, April 06, 2010. Dans Family Reunion. Every time the architect would provide an update, I would have to load these families one at a time in the updated file.

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The curse of the Messy CAD database.

DebunkTheBIM

Specifically: how your building data is managed, no matter if drawing, flat-model or 3D model based. Having a CAD manager does not ensure you are safe, neither is an IT department. No CAD manual, book of procedures or list of policies will protect you.

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CAD Shack: How to Know Everything Revit MEP

CAD Shack

The software accurately models in three dimensions, runs analysis, performs interference checks, and creates construction documents for HVAC, plumbing, lighting and power designs. Simply having a three dimensional model isn’t enough. CAD Camp is rolling out this month.

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CAD Shack: Revit Family Formula Examples and Tricks

CAD Shack

Pick Generic Models. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, January 23, 2012. Revit Family Formula Examples and Tricks.

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Complex Modeling using Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate

BIM & Beam

Building Design Suite is a portfolio of interoperable 3D building design software that supports BIM and CAD-based workflows.

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CAD Shack: Can't See Spaces

CAD Shack

He had everything on in the model and the linked model, the worksets were good, and everything he tried. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, November 14, 2011.

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CAD Shack: Revit MEP How to Create a Lighting Fixture Schedule

CAD Shack

Revit MEP offers many advantages compared to two dimensional CAD programs. Knowing exactly what you have in a model at all times and knowing that number is correct, brings a level of confidence that enhances the design. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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2D CAD sucks

Do

I really truly beleive that moving to a non object based Computer Tool like 2D CAD was one of the worst things our industry ever did. With 2D CAD we got the notion of "oh its easy to change". I simply cannot beleive how painful it is to manipulate "stuff" in 2D CAD versus an object modeler like Revit. I've recently been forced to work on an Autocad project out of neccessity (lack of staff).

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CAD Shack: Vote for Autodesk University Classes

CAD Shack

Subing out the Model How Subcontractors are forging a new functionality with BIM. A debate is raging as to who should have access to the Model and where contractors and subcontractors can add value to the BIM process. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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New Version of National CAD Standard Features a Slew of Enhancements

Construction Dive

There is a veritable laundry list of new features included in the latest version of the national standard for computer-aided design (CAD) -- a standard intended to help architects, constructors, and operators coordinate efforts by classifying electronic design data consistently and making information retrieval easier.

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CAD Shack: AUGI World May Issue is out

CAD Shack

This article provides a method to use Autodesk Revit to model, and control by parameters, the basic version of nine types of forms that Felix Candela used, with several variations, during his career. CAD Employee Hiring 101 – The fundamentals of hiring CAD employees are often overlooked.

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CAD Shack: Central States Revit Workshop 2012 - Registration is.

CAD Shack

William Spier - Rapid Energy Modeling. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Central States Revit Workshop 2012 - Registration is Open.

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CAD Shack: Creating Revit Type Catalogs for Families

CAD Shack

For this example use Model and Manufacturer. The words model and manufacturer will work, the letter X or any other characters will work as well, just dont leave them blank. Column B defines the Model number assigned to that type. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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CAD Shack: Filtering Out Colored Duct for Architects

CAD Shack

When at a loss on how to handle the colorful MEP model one of our clients called on Joe Eichenseer at IMAGINiT for help. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD.

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Revit Beginners: Journal of Building Information Modeling

Revit Beginners

Journal of Building Information Modeling. Read what some of the industry experts have to say about BIM in the relatively new Journal of Building Information Modeling. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. Journal of Building Information Modeling. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

CAD Shack: Revit Palettes - The Family Browser from Kiwi Codes.

CAD Shack

They are selling the add in on a subscription model. $35 CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, January 06, 2011.

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How to design tank foundation with AFES foundation design software

Construction Cost Estimating

It consists of structural calculation report, construction drawing having bar schedule, material quantities and 3D CAD modeling. 3D CAD construction construction design construction software construction video steel stucture

Sharing BIM with your Construction Team

Carol Hagen

There are numerous ways to share models with owners, architects and major specialty contractors but what do you do to make it easier for the other subcontractors and suppliers? Another solution is to share your model using Bluebeam Revu CAD.

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Does a BIM Requirement Stop You From Bidding?

Carol Hagen

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become an industry standard on complex construction projects. As more Construction owners reap the benefits of BIM, more projects add a modeling component. Understanding the benefits to the Owner, Architect, Engineer, and subcontractor will make you more comfortable in the design and modeling process. Then you can mold your own model of a BIM professional without any “bad habit” baggage.

Some useful design and analysis software for engineers

Construction Cost Estimating

With it, one can design different types of structures as well as distribute synchronized model data efficiently with the whole design team. Use this software to generate structural models quickly and intuitively devoid of long learning curve delays.

Structural Engineering for Architects – An unique handbook for structural engineers & newbie architects

Construction Cost Estimating

Structural prototypes' contain instances of model creation and load testing executable by the students. All the informations in the book are supported with particularly sketched diagrams, models, CAD visualizations, construction details and snapshots of finished buildings.