Posts from "Product news" category

August 6, 2013

FAQ: How to Create a Block with Parameter Driven Text in Revit?

Dynamic Legend is a powerful Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure/MEP extension that allows designers to quickly create, modify and update legends for Revit elements. It is time-saving software that is used by many Revit users worldwide. Using this add-in each Revit user can create & update intelligent legends and specifications per different legend pages. Dynamic Legends works with all Revit categories those can be added to a legend view.

From time to time we get questions about Revit app Dynamic Legend possibilities. At this time I will answer to quite a common question:“I would like to create a block that has parameter driven text, i.e. a mixture of vertically and horizontally aligned text, and for this block then to be copied downward. How to do that?”

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July 29, 2013

Automation of fire protection design in Autodesk® Revit®

Smart Sprinklers

There are always one or two headlines in daily papers about people killed in blaze. It is a great concern. These lives could be certainly saved by proper fire protection. The average death toll in the world is 10.7 people per million residents. This figure is different in various countries, e.g. it was only 2 in Switzerland and 18 in Finland by 2007. The fact is that one person is already too much.Read more »

July 19, 2013

FAQ: How to Insert Correct Size Hangers in Revit Depending on the Duct Size?

Insert Elements is an Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure/MEP add-on for quick insertion of architectural, structural, mechanical elements (Furniture, Lighting Fixtures, Mechanical Equipment, Structural Connections, Areas, etc.) into predefined positions of Revit model. This Revit app uses built-in and fully customizable rules that are logically related with other objects.

Question that has reached us: “I can get the hangers to insert, but cannot get the hanger to be the correct size for the duct it is supporting.”

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July 16, 2013

Importance of Openings in BIM Project

A successful BIM project will always be defined by its data richness which should be leveraged with the model workability and consistency. Workable model should be clean and smartly organized by not losing necessary data richness. Consistency among elements in a project makes the BIM project cost effective.

Cut Opening

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July 12, 2013

Evolution of Modular Building Design: Wall+

Wall+BIM solution Wall+ for Autodesk® Revit® is a perfect example for automated framed building design. This application allows Revit® users to create their sustainable buildings excluding all the dirty drafting work from their everyday processes.

Wall+ is a very versatile BIM solution that has almost all possible wall framing situations in its workflow that can be easily configured.Read more »

July 2, 2013

Challenges of Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design-2Sustainable design is the factually loudest buzzword in an AEC industry. It is actually a very good trend because an impact of the construction sector to the climate change is the second largest in Europe (Eurostat, 2013). That means there is a need for a major change.
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June 28, 2013

Do You Want to Work Fast with Large Revit Projects? It’s Easy

We get some questions about work with large Revit projects from time to time. For example, “Why does it take a lot of time for BIM Tree Manager to start on big projects? How to make it work faster?

BIM Tree Manager is a powerful BIM application for Autodesk® Revit® though a lot of users do not know how to work faster with it. This is a common issue and a solution is really simple.Read more »

June 13, 2013

FAQ: Is Revit Extension Insert Elements Included in the BIM Tree Manager software?

BIM Tree Manager FeaturesInsert Elements is a powerful Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure/MEP extension that helps to quickly insert architectural, structural, mechanical elements (Furniture, Lighting Fixtures, Mechanical Equipment, Structural Connections, Areas etc.) into predefined positions. Insertion is performed using built-in and fully customizable rules that are logically related with other objects.

Insert Elements is the separate Revit® extension, but there is our other product that has a comparable feature.

Question that has reached us: “Is Insert Elements extension within the add-on as well as the BIM Tree Manager function?”

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June 13, 2013

New free Cut Opening version (Cut Opening LT) has been released!

This is to announce that we have a new useful gift for all Autodesk® Revit® users: the latest product, the free Cut Opening LT for creating and cutting openings in building constructions. Extension works with Ducts, Pipes, Cable Trays and Conduits.

Cut-opening LT

Cut Opening LT easily cuts holes automatically in the places where MEP ducts, pipes, cable traces or conduits intersect walls, floors or ceilings. This extension manages the creation of openings using Revit® „Interference Check“ results. Compatible with Revit 2014 and 2013.

Cut Opening LT 2

Main features:

  • cut Opening LT automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors or ceilings;
  • adds opening offset if needed;
  • user can change the type and shape of opening;
  • the cut offset and shape of opening can be locked;
  • possibility to change/delete existing openings if needed.

The Cut Opening LT is available worldwide to all users of Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Revit® Structure and Revit® MEP. It is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2013 and 2014.

You are welcome to download free Cut Opening LT here>>

June 11, 2013

Easy Radiator Family Creation with R-Heating Application

It can be hard, time-consuming work to make a selection and insertion of repetitive elements. For example, there is a need to put radiators by windows in the project, selecting radiators by room heating load. In practice, it could take hours. However, this problem can be easily solved with a few step workflow using R-Heating the BIM solution for Revit®.
This article covers radiator family creation by specific manufacturer characteristics using R-Heating application.

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