Structural Precast for Revit – Configuration Settings

BIM & Beam

A few weeks ago I published an overview video for Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit and now I think it is the right time to get up to speed on the latest Precast tools in Revit. Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 was released along with Revit 2018.1

New Structural Content in Revit 2018.2

BIM & Beam

Revit users can choose between various types of I-shape, T-shape, trapezoidal and many other beam cross sections. Learn more on what’s new in Revit 2018.2. The post New Structural Content in Revit 2018.2 New Precast Content.

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Is Revit dead?

Sean Burke

Many of my colleagues have recently expressed concern regarding the future of Revit. It’s not a terribly difficult observation to make; from the end-user perspective, Revit (the client application) has shown a reduced pace in the development of new features. So, is Revit dead?

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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. I'll still do what I've done in the past and tackle features with dedicated posts as the new Revit season progresses.

Rebar Projects in Revit

BIM & Beam

For example, SOFiSTiK, a German software development company provides a rebar detailing add-on to complement Autodesk Revit. Their use of Revit and SOFiSTiK on the Moorgate Shaft project is well documented.

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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. Authors Wiley and Sons News New Releases Revit Architecture Books Sybex Revit 2014

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. When I use Reload From and select the IFC file I linked in the first place Revit creates those three files all over again.

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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 Cloud

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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. In the old days a version of Revit that lacked a license turned into viewer mode.

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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.

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. Windows 8.1

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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. New Features Revit 2017 tex

New Feature List for Revit 2015

Revit OpEd

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

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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 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]. We want this to be accessible to new and experienced users of Revit. David Light - Revit: An open Revit Standard?

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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?

New Book - Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit

Revit OpEd

A team of authors led by Bill East (COBie inventor) has finished a book dedicated to COBie and Revit. We show you how to unlock the power of the Revit COBie Extension and Classification Manager Add-Ins to automate COBie file production details.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Revit on Windows 8

Sean Burke

Enough about the OS itself… this is about running Revit on it, in it, around it… or something. Revit opened fine that first time. Varies } – The Python for Revit tools don’t function at all. More accurately, Revit hooks don’t work.

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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.

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.

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 is Available

BIM & Beam

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 builds on the speed and project performance improvements that distinguish Revit 2016 and includes more than 25 updates, many requested by users.

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 Roadmap

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.

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Revit Viewer and Worksharing

Revit OpEd

Reading a thread at Autodesk's Revit Community forum David reminded me of the quirky issues related to the Viewer when worksharing is being used. If someone launches Revit Viewer and then tries to open a project that has enabled worksets they'll get this warning.

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. I 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.

Revit 2016 - Rendering Engines

Revit OpEd

Revit 2016 has both Mental Ray and Autodesk Raytracer options available to us when we decide to render via our desktop (not using Cloud Rendering). Unfortunately it takes quite some time to plug in and unplug something so intrinsic to how Revit works. New Features Rendering Revit 2016

Revit Updates for 2015 and 2016

Revit OpEd

New updates are available for both Revit 2015 and 2016 now. These are the three related release note files that The Revit Clinic shared the other day. Revit 2015 Update Release 13 readme and release notes Revit 2015 Update Release 13 for R2 readme and release notes Revit 2016 Release 2 Update 3 readme and release notes. 2015 2016 Release Updates Revit 2015 R2 Revit 2016 R2 Updates

Revit 2014 API Languages

Revit OpEd

Revit 2014 has added a couple new language options for people who can speak to Revit through its API (application programming interface). In Revit we can get lost in them when we deal with conditional formulas in the family editor.

Leak - Revit 2017 Help Documentation

Revit OpEd

New Release Revit 2017A little birdie posted a link to this earlier on the interwebs.it's s a live Autodesk page.so it must be okay? I see some things to look forward to. I guess I have an answer to my earlier complaint about the SNU. :(.

Revit OpEd: Revit 2013 - Sunshine

Revit OpEd

Revit OpEd. Welcome to Steve Staffords Blog ~ Revit OpEd = OPinion EDitorial ~ My view of things Revit, both real and imagined. Revit 2013 - Sunshine. Labels: Image , Revit 2013 , Visualization. Revit OpEd Sub Pages. Revit OpEd. Revit Lifeline.

Structural Connectivity in Revit 2017

BIM & Beam

During the project process from design to detailing, there are many discussions between engineer, detailer, and fabricator about how to connect the multi-material framing elements like beams, columns, and bracings.