Tuesday, April 20, 2021

BIM After Dark. Live - Enscape 3.0 (with me!)

Once again I have the pleasure of joining Jeffrey A. Pinheiro, aka The Revit Kid, on how Live YouTube channel this Thursday! I will be talking about the new features in Enscape 3.0.

We will also be talking about life at Lake|Flato, now that I've been here for a while!


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Friday, April 16, 2021

DFW BIM Infrastructure User Group (DFWBIUG)

In a about 1.5 weeks I will be a guest speaker for the DFW BIM Infrastructure User Group (DFWBIUG) webinar titled Q&A with Autodesk Expert Elite Members. This free webinar will give attendees a chance to get their questions answered by a group of Autodesk Expert Elite members.

As the Director of Design Technology at Lake|Flato Architects, just down the road from DFW:), I am happy to share some of my knowledge with a great group... especially my friend David Butts.

Although this is an infrastructure group, the questions and topic will likely be wide and varied. Although I do have a fair amount of experience in this area given the previous firm I worked for had in-house civil, bridge, and landscape architecture.

A few examples of my experience in this area:


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Monday, April 12, 2021

Revit 2022 Books Ready for Fall Semester

My line of Autodesk 2022 textbooks are updated and will be ready for Fall 2021 semester. I have a textbook for every user level, covering a variety of disciplines and uses. Many of my books include training videos and instructor support material.

Be sure to read the comments for each book below to learn which book is the #1 in academic sales and which book is the 2nd Revit book ever written!

Instructors, request your free examination copies today, and SDC Publications will give you immediate access to an eBook version, with a hard copy to follow if requested (see eligibility statement below). ISBN numbers can be found below, which can be passed on to your school book store to ensure to get the current version of the book.
BTW, all of the covers are 100% Enscape renders with no post production from the Revit model developed in the book. Except for the last two books, which do not have models so the publisher uses stock images. If you want to learn Enscape, check out my $99 ArchSmarter course - click here.

Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2022

By Daniel John Stine AIA, CSI, CDT
Available May 17, 2021
700 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-439-0

More info: click here


This is the #1 Revit book in the academic market in North America.














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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Revit 2022 - See What's New in my Annual AECbytes Article

My annual "What's New" article for Revit 2022 is out! Head over to the AECbytes site to read about the great new features and enhancements added this year. There are a LOT of new features and enhancements this year, including tapered walls, as shown in the image below!







Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Revit's (Hidden-ish) Focal Length Tool for 3D Views

Today's post will cover changing the camera's Focal Length in a 3D view within Revit. This command is a little hard to find. Plus, a tip on making the camera visible in a plan view after initial creation.


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

AKN Article - Restoring BIM 360 icon missing from Revit open dialog box 2020 & 2021

Do you miss having the BIM 360 icon in the open dialog in Revit? In today's post, I will share an Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN) article on how to restore it. This article was written by my friend, Nauman Mysorewala.


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Custom Occupancy Schedule in Revit + Insight for Early Energy Analysis

When developing an energy analysis model, the occupancy, lighting, and power schedules are very important. Is this building used all day long (e.g. hospital) or just a few hours in the morning (e.g. coffee shop)? Revit + Insight offers a good range of default options, however it is possible to create custom building types and schedules. In today's post I will show how to create a custom building type, schedules, and verify the data downstream in the GBXML/DOE2 exports.


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