Category Archives: Architecture

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Orienting and Color Coding

Our medical office building project is rolling along, with consultant model updates weekly and clash reviews prompting a lot of webinar meetings.  Two things we discovered really quickly: 1) Without direct access to Navisworks Manage, we couldn’t get updated reports, … Continue reading

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Modeling Parking Garage Ramps

While I’m a HUGE fan of reducing parking requirements for housing and mixed-use projects, there is still a need to design (and model) parking garages.  This can be a real challenge to new Revit users, as there IS a ramp … Continue reading

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Rendering Non-Renderings

Photorealism renderings have their place in the architectural design process – presentations to design review boards, client promotion materials, etc.  For the in-house design teams, however, I am a much bigger fan of non-renderings – perspective views to communicate scale … Continue reading

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T.I. Test Fit Guidelines

Test fit requests often precede actual T.I. contracts, and are typically a very basic per-square-footage fee. As such, budgets rarely allow for 3D build-out of existing spaces, and the goal is primarily to get area summaries and office/workstation counts against … Continue reading

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Local files are like donuts

….you don’t want a day old one! Create a NEW local file from the Projects > Open > [select the CENTRAL file], verify that CREATE NEW LOCAL is checked, and OVERWRITE EXISTING FILE when the option pops up. Complications that … Continue reading

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Reviewing Model Groups

The majority of current projects I’m consulting to are multi-family housing, or patient care.  Both utilize model groups extensively to efficiently duplicate and update the repetitive room/unit layouts across multiple levels.  While good for repetition and update management, groups can … Continue reading

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Living Walls lecture

When: Tonight, February 16, 2012 –   6:30-9:30pm Where: SFAIA  Office (130 Sutter St.) Find out more here.

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Putting the I in IPD

More and more, subconsultants are being provided a Building Information Model rather than traditional 2D backgrounds, and are being asked to return a 3D deliverable in kind.  And with that, comes questions: Q:  Do I have to use Revit, too? … Continue reading

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Is ‘the cloud’ still a dream?

Technically speaking, no.  ‘Working in the cloud’ is already a reality – look at your cloud-hosted email services and customer management tools – a tremendous amount of daily data exchange is already up there.   But should your team’s design data … Continue reading

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