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Revit is Crashing

You're suffering with a file that is crashing on your computer. Have you attempted to work with/recover the file on a different computer? Doing so …

Revit Rants

I have recently been on holidays for 6 weeks in North America; midway through my trip my 3 year old LG G Watch battery gave out and refused to …

Revit: Down to the Details

I created this sweet model this morning (about 3-4 hours of work)<br>While as a whole the model looks complex and very difficult to model, in reality it …

Revitator

Well, for one reason and another I haven’t been happy with the Revitator name for a while.<p>And now I’ve finally taken the plunge and set up a whole …

Revit Swat

Happy New Year 2018. Had this thought of modeling fireworks for years. Haven’t attempted to do it until this year. I hope it looks like fireworks. …

revit in plain english

Autodesk has released Revit 2018.1. Many have been talking about the updated Dynamo Player with user input and with good reason, it's a great …

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If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, by …

RevitCat

The previous post introduced the idea of comparing the five traditional form creation tools with equivalent techniques in the Revit Conceptual …

Revit Sticky Notes

In December 2017, I was privileged to be invited to deliver a talk on BIM and Business Value at Autodesk University India in Bangalore. Thanks …

Phil-osophy in BIM

It all started with a tweet posted few days ago. Kieren Porter (@snowyweston) posted an image about some nasty system family type in the project.<p>It …

betterRevit

How time flies! The Revit Technology Conference is now only a few days away! This is one of my favourite conferences of the year.<p>As it’s almost in my …

Revit

In more exciting news, BDP (Building Design Partnership) have been acquired by Japan's largest engineering consultancy Nippon Koei. More details can …

Revit 3D

I am curious how fixing bugs is referred to as "Enhancements". It's like saying you gained 50 pounds to make you more well rounded. I guess it's safe …

The Revit Clinic

Revit 2015 introduces some new revision tool functionality. I’ve outlined the 3 biggest changes from 2014, along with some additional</b> …

The Revit Clinic

If you have the Autodesk Application Manager installed hopefully you have seen these two updates.<p>Revit 2015 Update Release 1 was released …

Revit Tip - Placing Rebar and Stirrups (Revit Rocks)

Daryl, over at Revit Rocks (and CADClips) published a nice post breaking down some tips for creating Rebars and stirrups in Revit:<p><i>Placing Rebar in a</i> …

Phantom Keynotes 2.0

I posted about this topic in the past (see Phantom Keynotes) and it seems that we keep finding issues with Keynote Legends reporting keynotes that …

TUBULAR BELTS

Some time last year we were doing a quick design for a pedestrian link, kind of a glorified footbridge. You can guess what software the guys used. It …

Keep those macro names unique

If you try to create a macro named “Line” the result will be an error like:<br>‘ThisApplication.Line()’ is a ‘method’, which is not valid in the given …

Revit Technology Conference Satchel Inserts

I am proud to be a sponsor for this year’s Revit Technology Conference in Chicago. Check your satchel at registration for something fun and unique …

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DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION

I've been reading Felipe Fernández-Armesto. His book "Civilizations" is a favourite. In some ways he reminds me of Fernand Braudel who I discovered …

Revit MEP - Choosing a Panel

This is a quick tip I picked up <i>eavesdropping</i> on a conversation with Martin Schmid (Autodesk). When you create a circuit and use <i>Select Panel</i> the list …