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I’m a big advocate of milestone archives (surprisingly, its less common than you’d think).  Making a significant revision mid-way between milestone deliverables? Archive.  Getting ready to clean up the model by ‘accepting’ Design Options? Archive. This leads to me being … Continue reading

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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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Preparing for Navisworks Clash Detection

Many of the smaller firm clients I work with do not have in-house access to Navisworks for broader, multi-discipline clash detection, but may be contributing a model to be reviewed in Navis through the primary consultant, or the contractor on … Continue reading

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Protected: Customizing Keynotes

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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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Converting CAD Details

Every firm needs to invest time in converting their detail library from legacy CAD format into smart, editable Revit details. This is NOT a ‘push the EASY button’ process, but there are different methods with different (in value and future … Continue reading

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Points on Point Clouds

Having had the past pleasure (uhem) of working with client-provided point clouds, I was excited to view the AU2012 session on ‘Scan to BIM: Point Clouds Reloaded” presented by Kelly Cone of Beck Group. While a handout will never be … Continue reading

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Protected: Revit Resource Files

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View Creation Workflow

While the standard view creation process in Revit works well for the simple production of callouts from overall plan views, most larger projects find they need transitional views – Overall to Partial to Enlarged Area, THEN to details.  These additional … Continue reading

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Smart Group Origins

When creating Groups of elements, Revit creates a default origin point at the ‘center of mass’ of the selection set.   It’s easy to simply accept it, name your group and proceed with placing it numerous times throughout your project. The … Continue reading

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