Monday, March 23, 2020

Introduction to Setting up Revit Projects in Autodesk BIM 360 Design - YouTube Video

Hoping to help those new to Autodesk's BIM 360 Design and needing to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I created an 18 minute step-by-step video and shared it on YouTube.

Please share this post to help get the word out and reduce the time it takes firms who have not used BIM 360 Design to get up to speed.

keep reading to learn more...

The video goes though all the steps I outlines in this post from last week: Autodesk BIM 360 Design Set Up Tips & Tricks. I also posted a blog listing all the more detailed BIM 360 Design tips and tricks I have published over the last year or so.

Update: Per this FAQ on the free access program, it sounds like you don't have to assign the BIM 360 Design entitlement within the Autodesk Account manager. When you sign up for the trial, you can invite as many people as you want and they all get the entitlement assigned automatically via BIM 360 in the browser.

Here is the YouTube video link:
Setting Up Free Autodesk BIM 360 Design for Revit COVID-19 Relief

Here is another still image from the video...

Here is the official Autodesk post about BIM 360 Design being free through May: Autodesk to Offer BIM 360 Design Free Until May 31, 2020

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  1. Hey Dan, do you have any tips for having custom material maps assigned to materials?

    1. This is a tricky one, like keynote files. For custom materials we copy them local and add a search path in Revit options. Someone recently mentioned copying the files into Desktop Connector, but I have not tried that.

  2. Would it be possible to have everyone install dropdox at the same directory (c:\dropbox) and have the textures in there?

    1. Yes, I think so. Keep in mind some have DropBox on their C drive, and others (like myself) have it relocated to the D drive.

      Or make a folder that matches your project/server location structure and then create a Bat file that tricks your computer into thinking it has that network drive letter; e.g. subst N: C:\LHB_Net_Drives\N_Drive


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