Software Tips

  • How Ongoing Innovations Have Made Revit More Automated Than Ever

    Today’s Revit is more automated than ever. In adding and refining features in every release over the past few years, the Revit product development team’s goal has been simple: “We’re always looking for opportunities to automate functionality and to reduce the effort that people have to go through to achieve better results,” says Autodesk senior […]

  • Mixed use development Connected Learning Hubrchitect

    Uplevel your architectural practice with new resources from Autodesk

    Are you an architect who needs to coordinate your design across an extended project team including BIM managers, structural, MEP, and civil engineers (to name a few)? Do you have questions about how to work better as a team across disciplines or with firms collaborating on the same projects? Are you looking to connect with […]

  • Reducing Waste in Structural Steel Fabrication with BIM

    During Autodesk University Las Vegas 2018, I taught a class called “Reducing Waste in Structural Steel Fabrication with BIM”. I discussed how prefabricated parts for structural steel can be designed with BIM-based integrated workflows and how this process helps reduce waste in steel fabrication, decreases the risk of costly errors, and increases quality and speed […]

  • Autodesk University 2017

    Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, and Workflows You’ll Want to Try at the Office

    When you think Autodesk University, you probably think about learning the latest trends and technologies but also tips & tricks on your favorite products. And that’s just what you’ll find! For this post, I’m going to summarize some of the Advance Steel tips and tricks that I described in my class “Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, […]

  • Adding Grout Tubes to Precast Walls using Dynamo

    In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to show you how in Revit we can easily add grout tubes and tubes on top to precast walls. Grout tube and tube on top are families that come with the installation of Structural Precast Extension for Revit. They are both face-based families. When […]

  • Segmentation of Precast Walls in Revit

    In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to touch upon the topic of segmentation of precast walls. Segmentation of precast walls can be done automatically or manually. Before we run the automatic segmentation we should check and adjust the Configuration Settings. The Configuration settings can be imported or exported via XML […]

  • Structural Precast for Revit – Configuration Settings

    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. With this post I would like to start a dedicated series on this new app to help you […]

  • How to Manage Rebar Numbering with Dynamo

    Before we move into the Dynamo part let me quickly highlight rebar numbering and partitioning in Revit. In Revit, numbering allows identical reinforcement elements to be matched for schedules and tags. Partitioning in Revit gives you the ability to define a common parameter for reinforcing elements within a certain construction sequence. Rebar elements are automatically […]

  • Free Form Rebar Distribution in Revit 2018.1

    A new type of Rebar can be modeled in Revit 2018.1, by working in 3D views and selecting the structural element faces to which the rebars are aligned. Free Form Rebars can have any geometry, either planar or 3D, and can be used for modelling and detailing of reinforcement in complex 3D structural elements. Rebars […]

  • Multi-Rebar Annotation in Revit

    A reinforcement drawing shows the positions of all reinforcing elements in a particular structure or a structural element. There are numerous ways of drafting concrete shop drawings, and drafting styles vary between countries or even between design companies. Rebar in Revit comes with properties that can be read by predefined tags (families) created specifically to […]