For anyone looking for Revit 2018 Extensions and Updates go to the "Updates and Addons" section of your manage.autodesk.com accounts and download to your hearts content. Thank you Autodesk for making these readily available, quickly!
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For anyone looking for a running collection of the greatest architecture resources on the web. Check out http://www.sectioncut.com/. This website has been a great resource for new ideas, technology, or virtually anything in relation to the profession of architecture for the past several years throughout my journey through architecture school. I thought my bookmarks collection was large, and this put mine to shame. A great way to save these bookmarks across all devices would be to install Google Chrome and to log in with your google account. Great way to ensure all the content of this website and all other interests are streamlined and accessible on the go. Below you can find a link to the Google Chrome installer.
Google Chrome Installer
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
How much time have you spent trying to recreate or build schedules? What about trying to find or share a schedule? With UNIFI’s newly released support of Revit Quantity Schedules, you can easily set up or retrieve a schedule in seconds and you don’t even need to open Revit to view it. Learn how this time saving, headache-free solution that will enable you to focus on what you do best – designing and building structures.
The Value of Schedule Support Inside UNIFI
Schedules are data-centric views of a BIM model and are critical to a firm’s documentation workflow. The manner in which firms create and deploy schedules is similar to how content is managed, since schedules are the tool for the reporting of quantities and attributes of content.
UNIFI built our Schedules feature based upon input from our user community and we focused on what mattered most to our users - ease of use, efficiency and business value:
- Hassle-free set up - While other folks still debate how to best organize, maintain and distribute schedules inside of Revit project files (optimal balance of quantity, organization, etc.), UNIFI allows you to free your schedules from these painful workflows! Set up is extremely easy and matches the familiar upload process, versioning and revision process used for other elements, saving considerable time.
- Easy access - Individual schedules are immediately indexed and accessible through our powerful search system without any extra effort to manually meta-tag or parse data out. Our analytics show us that 80% of inserts made by customers were displayed in the top 10 search results.
- Fast - Don’t bother anymore with the time consuming task of opening a container Revit project file every time you have to access a schedule! With UNIFI, schedules are stored as small, individual, versionable elements – fast to preview and fast to add to your project.
- Instant Previews - In UNIFI, you can immediately preview the schedule. Our platform does the heavy lifting for you by analyzing the schedule structure, then rendering the schedule header for you. You can even cycle through previews for each base file.
Schedules support is a great addition to UNIFI’s already supported Revit element types of Families, System Families, Drafting Views and Groups.
How Does this Feature Work
Schedules can be added to UNIFI by opening a project and then opening the ‘Batch Export’ dialog. Schedules will appear there as a parent type and expanding this will reveal all of the available schedules. Choose the schedules you want to store in UNIFI and click “Export”. This will queue them up in UNIFI for upload – just like any other element, you can choose your tags and libraries before uploading and following upload they follow the same approval process that you’re familiar with already.
In Browse mode, schedules will appear as their own folder after choosing a library. Schedules will also appear in your search results if your search term matches against tags, the category of the schedule and of course, the name. You may also apply a filter for ‘Schedules’. Inserting schedules works like other elements; simply click ‘Insert’ to load into your project. To assist you in making a selection, a view of the column headers is even conveniently located on the Details page.
Schedules are managed like every other element type. Tagging, renaming, library management, custom preview images, revisions, etc. are all handled the same way.
UNIFI’s new Schedules capabilities provide even greater value to leading architectural, engineering, construction firms who use UNIFI to create and manage their building content.
Find out more information here: http://unifilabs.com/seamlessly-create-find-share-schedules-cloud-unifi/
Sign up for the informational webinar on the 26th here: Unifi October 26th, 2016 Webinar Signup
Monday, October 17, 2016
This was originally posted here.
This may be one of the greatest updates yet, especially for the MEP world of BIM. Major enhancements and functionality has been added to the fabrication content. HUGE enhancements and functionality. Don't wait to install this. It's an amazing new release, and a step forward for our AEC community.
Thanks to Luke Johnson for getting this posted up for everyone!
Direct Download Links - Thanks to What Revit Wants!
Direct Download Links - Thanks to What Revit Wants!
October 12, 2016
Announcing Revit 2017.1
It’s been a while since our last post from Inside the Factory, but believe us we’ve been busy. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Revit 2017.1.
You may wonder whether “.1” is the same as the “R2” releases you’ve seen in previous years, and the answer is yes. With no file format change, Revit 2017.1 includes new features and functionality and is available for access by Revit subscribers and current maintenance subscription customers from Autodesk Accounts or via the Autodesk App Manager.
Revit 2017.1 is dedicated to enhancing user efficiency by making it easier to capture and document design intent and better supports high detail, complex modeling. We want to free you to focus on creating better designs and working more productively, relying on Revit to automate tedious workflows. The newest update to Revit also features multiple user-requested enhancements that reflect a continued focus on making better software.
But because what you really want to know is exactly “what’s new in Revit 2017.1”, here’s the list of everything new that you’ll find in the latest version of Revit. We think you’ll like it.
Dynamo Player: Use the new Player to run Dynamo scripts in Revit with just one click—no programming ability required. Now even users unfamiliar with Dynamo can use scripts to automate tasks or standardize processes.
Updated Dynamo: The Dynamo software that installs with Revit has been updated and now accesses even more Revit functionality with new nodes and improved list management tools.
Import 3D shapes (Rhino/SAT files): Import RHINO and SAT files as high-quality 3D models, assign them to a Revit category, which lets them appear in schedules and be filtered in views. Use dimensions on elements in the import, and even use imported elements to create room boundaries.
Corruption Data Loss Prevention: Use the Repair Central Model tool to fix the corruption in a central model and create a new central model.
High-Resolution monitor support: Revit fully supports 4K monitors with properly rendered icons, buttons, dialog boxes, and interface elements
Collaboration for Revit Sync Progress Notification: new dialog provides feedback on the progress of synchronization in C4R
Insight 360 Integration: Get easy and intuitive access to powerful Insight 360 tools installed natively directly on the Revit Analysis tab.
Model in perspective views: Add, move, copy, rotate, or align elements in a live 3D perspective view, and see the impact of your modeling decisions in real time. Reduce the need to switch views for everyday modeling tasks, and work in the view that best supports your workflow.
LED Light Fixtures Content: LED lighting fixtures content included and ready to use in models and renderings. Renderings will take advantage of accurate LED IES files to give high quality realistic results from the LED lights in the scene
Sketch on Level: The sketch’s work plane will stay with the work plane of the element giving a more predictable and consistent editing experience – even when you move or copy elements.
Railing Type UI Usability: Access Top and Bottom Rail properties from directly within the Railing Type Properties dialog.
Stairs Parameters Tooltips: New detailed tooltips include illustrations and helpful hints for stair elements settings and controls.
Split Columns & Framing Elements: The Split Element tool includes new features for structural framing and column elements. The Split Element tool respects joins, justifications, and the location of hosted objects. Openings, details, attached elements, and joins maintain their geometry and locations.
AISC Connection Code Checking for Steel Connections: The code check in Steel Connections for Revit has been updated to the 14th edition of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
New Steel Shapes Content: Revit comes with Chinese and Japanese steel content, making designs more easily transferrable to Advance Steel without advanced mapping required. Content includes the 20 most common used sections according to the latest Chinese and Japanese standards.
MEP Fabrication Modeling Improvements
Resize Connected Parts: Resize runs of connected fabrication parts using the Properties palette or the Edit Parts dialog.
Change Service: change the service on MEP Fabrication parts in a model using the Properties pallet.
Exclude FAB Parts from Auto Fill Tools: Model more effectively with ability to exclude fabrications parts when using auto fill tools.
Add or Modify a Damper: On MEP fabrication ductwork parts that accommodate dampers, you can add, remove, or rotate damper blades using damper specific in-canvas controls.
Split Fabrication Elements; split fabrication straight segments with the Split Element tool and Split with Gap tool.
Hanger Support Rod enhancement: change the size (diameter) of a hanger support rod while maintaining accurate costing data.
AWWA Valves and Pumps Content: Revit includes an expanded library of wastewater-system content based on the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards
Space Naming Tool Integration: space naming tool installs with Revit.
Stay tuned here and on Facebook and Twitter for more information about these new features and what the Revit road-map holds.
Want to get involved? We invite you to share your suggestions for Revit features and improvements with us via the Revit Ideas page in the Autodesk Community. It’s the best way to get your ideas in front of the Revit team and influence the evolution of Revit.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
For anyone looking to ignite their productivity in their offices I highly suggest Slack. Slack is a team based communication system that allows users in any office to collaborate live through a messaging platform that is incredibly dynamic and user friendly.
In our firm we've implemented slack to communicate design intent, ideas, and details back and forth to other key players in other offices in our building without having to lose productivity getting up and walking back and forth between each others offices.
We've also created a link within Revit that allows us to open slack from within Revit allowing our users to not have to leave their Revit application. This increases productivity ten fold for new users in the office to not worry about asking questions.
Please go check it out!