Friday, September 20, 2019

BILT Europe 2019 - Professional Lighting Analysis for Architects

I will be presenting on professional lighting design with a focus  on a BIM-centric workflow at BILT Europe 2019 on a couple weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland!. Today's post is a sneak peak at what I will be presenting on... including some material from my 64-page handout.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

NDSU 2nd Yr Arch visits LHB

Last week LHB hosted 60 second-year architecture students from North Dakota State University (NDSU), again...

Today's post recaps this super fun activity!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

One Button Shortcuts in Revit

Today's post comes compliments of my friend Pieter Schiettecatte from A+I in New York City.

Did you know you can have 'one button shortcuts' in Revit?

Normally, Revit requires two buttons for any shortcut (MV for move, CO for copy etc). However, these commands are used so often it would be faster to just have one button (M, C, ..). 



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Friday, September 13, 2019

AUGIWorld June 2019 Issue - My Article

AUGI World magazine featured an article I wrote promoting industry standing within MEP, focused around the Revit ecosystem. This actually came out in June, and I forgot to share it here...

The article is titled Promoting Industry Standards.

Read it now: AUGIWorld June 2019 Issue


I hope you like it!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Revit Design Options and Electrical Circuiting

Revit has a feature called design options, which facilitates different designs in different phases. This is mainly meant for preliminary concept development, but can also be used to manage bid alternates through construction documents (CDs). In the image below, we used design options to manage a bid alternate for pricing on two additional lanes in a new swimming pool.

Using this feature into CDs is not without its challenges and limitations. Today's post highlights electrical circuiting in the context of design options, and then closes with a mention of a related ArchSmarter course I created as well as some 2008-vintage renderings of this pool addition!


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Revit Room Area Basics - Part II

Following up on last week's Part I on a basic post about Revit's Room and Space area calculations, I wrote today's post...

Our main focus here will be on linked models, and how area is calculated. Specifically, we will assume this is an MEP model with Spaces placed in it. The architectural model is shown in the first image below (click to enlarge)... notice the it is set to calculate area from the face of walls.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Helpful Posts for New Students

Now that we are past the Labor Day holiday here in the USA, most students here are back to school.

With that in mind, here are a few helpful posts to get your semester of learning Autodesk Revit off to a good start:

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