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Archiving Revit Projects

Philip Charlson on Sep 7, 2017 11:03:00 AM

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Archiving a Revit Project

There are many companies out there that are working in Revit. Now whether its architecture, MEP or structure all companies need to know what to do with a project when they are completed with it. The question becomes to archive a Revit project and get it to a safe location. Below are directions for a couple common scenarios when a project has been completed within Revit.

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AEC Collection Changes

Beverley Barnes on Aug 29, 2017 5:48:11 PM

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Changes Coming in September

Additions to the AEC Collection

Autodesk recently announced that starting September 7th, 2017 they will be adding a few new tools to the AEC Collection that will extend its current capabilities to support visualization, analysis and fabrication workflows. The best news of all, the price of the AEC Collection remains unchanged. Additions include:

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Three Favorite Revit Tools

Philip Charlson on Feb 28, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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CGS Revit Tools are a series of add-in utilities that extend the capabilities of Revit in various key areas. They can be a huge time saver and make working in Revit easier and more efficient. With 60+ different tools, and new ones being added constantly, this set of tools has become indispensable for me. Here are just three of my absolute favorite Revit Tools.

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Autodesk Seek Content Now Hiding In the BIMobject Cloud

Ryan Knutson on Jan 24, 2017 3:49:00 PM

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Are you wondering where Autodesk Seek went? Well, don't worry, it's not gone – just moved. Last year Autodesk appointed BIMobject, Inc. as its exclusive reseller for new subscriptions of Autodesk Seek. This partnership included the transfer of content to the BIMobject Cloud.

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Revit Content Libraries Missing? Your Building Design Suite Deployment is to Blame.

Paul Beseman on Aug 23, 2016 5:24:40 PM

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If you have the Building Design Suite and plan to create a deployment only of your Revit install, please be aware of a known issue with Revit Content Libraries. A few files fail to copy correctly when the deployment is built, and this prevents Libraries from being installed. The files to watch for are:

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Controlling Layers within Walls in Revit

Philip Charlson on Mar 23, 2016 2:30:00 AM

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In creating building models within Revit you may find the need to only show structural walls within floor plan views. While working on a project recently, I found the need to only show stud components within the walls and no gypsum board or finishes for walls.

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Autodesk Viewers, So Many Options

Douglas Benoit on Feb 10, 2016 8:42:23 AM

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Do you share design files with non-Autodesk users who need to review your design for approval or buy-in? 

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Revit 2016 R2 Enhancements

Philip Charlson on Nov 20, 2015 10:12:56 AM

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At the end of October Autodesk came out with their mid-release update of Revit. With the release comes a number of user-requested enhancements that just can’t wait for the next release. After updating Revit and working in a model with the enhancements, one of the first things I noticed was the addition of the options for Wall Joins. You’ll see it in the Options bar when creating a new wall. In the past you would have to select the wall to set it to disallow a join. Another addition is the ability to select multiple wall joins and change the selected joins to a butt, miter or squared off condition.

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