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Accompanying the launch of Smart Documentation, our newest add-on for Revit, we hosted a webinar to introduce the app to architects and engineers who want to complete drawings and schedules faster.
Since launching Smart Documentation, we’ve received a variety of questions about this toolset. So, we’ve decided to hold 3 specialized webinars in September: one geared toward architects, one for structural engineers, and one for MEP engineers.
In those webinars, we’ll show how you can generate 2D documentation from 3D models better, faster, and easier in Revit using Smart Documentation in each of those disciplines. Read more »
Throughout the years we’ve been optimizing BIM workflows, one thing has not changed. 2D documentation and shop drawings are the final results that building designers and manufacturers need to put out for the prefabrication and construction processes to move forward.
As BIM becomes an integral part of the AEC industry and workflows quickly adapt to it, we still need to produce many documents and detailed drawings, whether plans, sections, elevations and other project data.
Communication in the industry still hinges on documentation and its precision. Read more »
Engineers and BIM project coordinators have to keep up with all the openings in their Revit projects at every step. There are times when it’s enough to show openings schematically. At other times, real voids are required. Then, there are those times when openings need to come with fire collars or fireboards.
No matter which of those “times” you find yourself in, our Cut Opening add-on for Revit has got you covered! Along with the option of modifying families that are being inserted, you can use opening families that have your company-specific parameters or fire safety components as specified in technical documentation. There are virtually no limitations.
Cut Opening offers further flexibility and automation by letting you prescribe which opening or fire safety component should be placed at which type of intersection, whether you want to classify them by System Type/Name, Service Type, Wall/Floor Type, or any other unique parameter. Read more »
Placing hangers and supports for MEP services in Revit is really hard to do manually, so engineers and designers almost universally turn to apps to solve this issue. Read more »
Cross-laminated timber is a burgeoning material for constructing sustainable buildings. Sustainability, though, is not only about the use of appropriate building materials – it’s also about sustainable processes. The key, therefore, is to make the design process as efficient as possible. Read more »
Keeping up with numerous Revit families is time-consuming work, especially in large libraries and projects. Even more so when you need to fill in information that comes from some external file, such as Excel. Read more »
Logistics planning is a crucial step in off-site prefabrication of timber or steel wall, floor, and roof panels. The more efficiently it can be done contributes to time and cost savings as well as overall sustainability as the project moves from the design phase to the construction site. Read more »
AEC professionals in the light-gauge steel (LGS) framing industry face constant pressure to churn out deliverables, like drawings and schedules. Modeling and updating a frame in Revit® manually, however, means hours of additional work. Not to mention errors.
And mistakes at the design stage result in wasted resources, increasing the carbon footprint of the building project. Read more »
In precast concrete design projects, a given precast element may have hundreds of rebars of different shapes and diameters. As detailers and structural engineers know, it takes a lot of time to model all of them manually.
So, Revit® users go on the hunt for ways to do it automatically that would save time and also eliminate errors. Read more »
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Working on building projects requires a lot of attention to the details and precisely organized technical information. A lot of time is spent on repetitive tasks to sort, number, and mark dozens of elements by position, technical specification, function, and other criteria.
The architect marks door elements by type and fire classification; the structural engineer sorts and numbers beams by length and structural capacity; the manufacturer creates a schedule with all the brackets and studs sorted by type and other parameters. All of that takes many hours to do.
Although Autodesk® Revit® itself has a lot of features to manage projects and generate the requisite data and documents, it still takes up quite a lot of time to sort and mark elements. Architects and engineers who use Revit encounter issues like those below frequently. Can you relate? Read more »