Friday, January 18, 2019

ACEC-MN Design Technology Forum - VR Presentation Recap

Today I had the opportunity to talk about LHB's work with Virtual Reality (VR) at the Minnesota ACEC Design Technology Forum, hosted by AET in St. Paul, Minnesota. It went really well, with a good turnout and lots of great questions.


Thursday, January 17, 2019


I have another Enscape blog post out this week... showing a little love for MEP.

With just a few simple adjustments to your Revit MEP model (or, better, your template) your architects will love you. But, hey... there are plenty of opportunists to leverage this tool within the MEP firm as well. Including architectural construction and space exploration as well as impressing clients directly.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Revit 2019.2 Update is out - Zoom in Schedules is the best!

The Revit 2019.2 Update has just been released into the wild!

Here is a quick rundown on the new features and enhancements that jumped out at me...

Demystifying Generative Design - a Free eBook by Autodesk

Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, Zach Kron, tweeted that they just published an free eBook called Demystifying Generative Design. This 9-page PDF covers three main topics:

  • What is generative design?
  • The power of computation 
  • A look at productivity, time and cost savings, and waste


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Revit eBooks for Professionals and Students

I wanted to write a post highlighting the fact that my books are available as eBooks, and by several popular providers. And, for fun, to share how a few of them rank!

Read on to learn more...

Monday, January 14, 2019

Managing Opening Infills for Doors and Windows

I recently wrote a post about the challenges representing demo'ed openings in an existing floor element in Autodesk Revit; Revit Challenge: Demo Hole in Existing Floor.

As a follow up to that, this article was inspired by my friend Pieter Schiettecatte, who wrote:
"Related to this theme: if you’re ever thinking of doing an article on infills, I have a great suggestion for those 😊 
There’s a popular Revit Idea to make them ‘optional’, but I would vote for getting rid of them completely. 
  1. The infill is a confusing feature for a lot of users
  2. Even in the case we want to infill the resulting opening, it is almost never with the same wall type as the original wall so the automatic infill is useless for that
  3. So as far as I’m concerned, the only use for it is to be able to host a new window in the opening of where an old window used to be.
A much cleaner workflow would be: get rid of infill elements completely and enable us to host elements in openings in the host. So we could pop in a new door in the entire ‘extent’ of the wall, which includes its openings. This would also reduce the ‘element has lost host’ errors." 
Here is an overview on how automatic infills work within a demo'ed opening...

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Case of the Missing Section in Plan View

There are many ways in which a section may not appear in a plan view while working in Autodesk Revit. This post will cover a few of the basics...

Read on to learn more...