Thursday, August 29, 2019

ATG Presentation on PBR Materials and Enscape

My friend, Josh Radle over at ATG, did a webinar yesterday on PBR materials in Revit... showing the results of his tips in Enscape. Today's post highlights a cool trick I learned in this demo plus a link to the recorded session ready for you to watch now!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Revit Room Area Basics - Part I

Revit has the ability to calculate the area of a room automatically. This is super helpful, but can be limiting at times. Today's post highlights the basics of how this works.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

My Autodesk University 2019 Session - The New Game in Town: Link an AutoCAD Civil 3D Surface in Revit Through BIM 360

This November I will be presenting at Autodesk University 2019 in Las Vegas. Today's post is about this session, my co-speaker and my "job" at the Enscape booth in the exhibit hall...

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Off Topic: 360 Video of my Bike Ride Home from Work

A little 'Friday fun' share today...

Last Friday I strapped a GoPro Fusion 360 spherical camera to my helmet and recorded my bicycle ride home. The ride is partially along Lake Superior; which is the largest fresh water lake in the world, 10% of the earth's fresh water and the same size as Ireland. Our city, Duluth, Minnesota, USA, (the world's most in-land port) is on a hillside, so my ride home is about a 500 feet vertical climb (equal to about a 40 story building :)).

Notice the LHB logo in the image above? Click to enlarge the image...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Revit 2020.1 Update Released - What's New?

The Revit 2020.1 Update has just been released. This post will cover the highlights...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

BIM 360 Design - Easy Upgrade Button

BIM 360 Design has another 'value add' element over traditional Revit workflows... that being the ability to automatically upgrade a project, including all its links. This is today's topic...

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Monday, August 19, 2019

BIM 360 Design - Revit Links are Smarter than the Average Bear

When working on Revit projects in BIM 360 Design, it turns out Revit links are pretty smart... maybe too smart in some cases:) Today's post will show a few examples of what happens when linked models are renamed or deleted in Autodesk's BIM 360 Design cloud-based collaboration environment.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Last Day to get ArchSmarter Energy Optimization Course for $49; Save $50

Today is the last day to get the ArchSmarter Energy Optimization course for the special introductory price of $49 USD. Tomorrow is goes up to $99 USD.

Course Details

  • Online and self-paced course
  • 7 in-depth lessons
  • 14 videos (over 1 hour of instruction)
  • 130 page eBook (PDF format)
  • Price is $49 (until August 16th, 2019)

Enroll Today!

Dynamic Energy Optimization:

Click this link for more details: ArchSmarter Course on Energy Optimization

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

BIM 360 Design History and Restore Best Practices

When working on projects in Autodesk's BIM 360 Design, you may find a need to roll back a group of changes made by one or more users. Today's post shows how to do that and includes a related tip to help the process.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

ArchSmarter Course on Energy Optimization - $49 Limited Time Special

Check out this new ArchSmarter video course I created on energy optimization for architects. I think you will find significant value in this material....

Energy modeling and building performance simulation are critical tools to help you understand the impact of design decisions on your building's performance. These tools are also essential to demonstrate your building meets specific energy guidelines.

Autodesk Insight is an online tool from Autodesk that calculates building energy use and performance. It is integrated into Revit and provides visualizations on key building performance metrics.
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Link to Recording - Getting Started with Building Performance Simulation in Revit

We had a great turn out yesterday for the webinar titled Getting Started with Building Performance Simulation in Revit. Over 600 people signed up... and about 250 logged in live. For those who could not make it, the presentation was recorded and available via the link below.

Here is what Noah said about the presentation:
"I thought you did a great job showing the many strengths of Insight, as well as its ease of use, while still being fair about its several shortcomings." comments in this post
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Getting Started with Building Performance Simulation in Revit - Free Online Workshop

Do you want to design better, more energy-efficient buildings?

If so, join me and Michael Kilkelly (ArchSmarter) this Thursday at 2 pm EDT for a free online workshop. We're going to take an in-depth look at building performance simulation and how you can use Revit and some other tools to quickly evaluate your project's performance. If you've ever wanted to integrate energy modeling and building performance simulations into your work, this session is for you.

Click the link below to sign up for the free online workshop!

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Important Revit Installation Order due to recent Autodesk security update

Here is some great information Aaron Maller, from Parallax Team, has shared with his customers, and gave me permission to share with the rest of the world here on my blog (in addition to what he has already shred via social media). If you have more questions or want to engage with Parallax Team, you can reach out to Aaron directly via the link above.

Aaron's message:
I wanted to send an update to everyone about the installation procedure related to the security updates you have (no doubt) received about fifteen emails for from Autodesk (and one from me previously).  As you may know from those emails, the following updates were released, related to a TLS security update for BIM 360 and Revit:

2020 appears to already be up to date

If your machines currently have 2017, 2018, and 2019 installed (current staff machine, for instance), all three of the updates will install correctly, with no issues at all.

Keep reading to learn more about which order to install updates on new computers going forward...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Autodesk Identity Services will move to TLS 1.2 on August 3, 2019

Autodesk is about to flip the switch on a security-related update that could affect your ability to use some of their products.

Go here is learn more: Transport Layer Security (TLS): Updates Required to Maintain Software Access

Keep reading for a few highlights...