Thursday, April 30, 2020

Generative Design In Revit 2021 - Reference Material

Lilli Smith, Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, posted some helpful resources for those looking to learn more about Generative Design in Revit 2021. I mentioned this new functionality in my annual AECbyets 'what's new' article, which can be found here: What's New in Revit 2021.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Revit Section Box Tips and Tricks - Video

Today's post shares a video I posted on YouTube to elaborate on a previous post, and recent question related to that post... it covering how to accurately move and rotate a Section Box in Revit.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Revit Problem Changing Model Group in Type Selector During Placement

Last week I happened across a Revit bug, confirmed by Autodesk support, that I thought I would share in case others run into it... when a certain condition exists, it is not possible to change the Type Selector during placement of a Model Group.

Update: Autodesk just published this AKN article about this issue: Group to be placed is unable to be changed in type selector in Revit

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Free Webinar Recording Link + $49 Enscape Training Course Promo

In today's post you will find the link to the free webinar I did yesterday, with Michael Kilkelly from ArchSmarter, called Revit Rendering Makeover. You will also learn about a special $49 course I created around the topic of Revit and Enscape to produce stunning architectural presentations.

  • Free 1 hour webinar recording link
  • Three hour video-based course for $49 until April 30th (normally $99)

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

ArchSmarter Revit Rendering Makeover Webinar - Today!

There is still time to sign up for this free webinar happening later today. Can't make it, go ahead and register and well send you a link to the recording.

Update: Here is a link to the recording

Free Webinar Recording Link + $49 Enscape Training Course Promo

From view selection to lighting to texture images, there's a lot you can do to drastically improve the quality of your renderings. In this workshop, Dan Stine will share five ways you can add a little pop and a lot more sizzle to your Revit renderings.

Here's what you're going to learn:
  • Fine-tune your view like a pro
  • How to light your model right
  • Choosing the right materials and textures
  • Win with entourage
  • How to choose the best rendering software

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

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Check out my video-based  courses on ArchSmarter.

I also write blog posts for Enscape - a new paradigm in rendering, animation and VR for AEC.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Creating a Wind Turbine Blade in Revit using a Swept Blend

Today's post is a how-to on using Revit's Swept Blend tool to create complex geometry. In this example I will approximate a wind turbine blade.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

ArchSmarter Webinar - Revit Rendering Makeover with Dan Stine

I am excited to announce a free webinar I will be co-hosting with Michael Kilkelly, from ArchSmarter, next week on improving Revit model-based renderings!

Update: Here is a link to the recording

Free Webinar Recording Link + $49 Enscape Training Course Promo

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

My New Autodesk 2021 Books

Today I am pleased to announce my line of Autodesk 2021 textbooks are updated and will be ready for Fall 2020 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 #2 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 2021

By Daniel John Stine AIA, CSI, CDT
Available May 6, 2020
690 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-341-6

More info: click here

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

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NVIDIA Accelerates Windows Remote Desktop

My friends at NVIDIA shared some interesting information with me this week that has the potential of improving your Remote Desktop (RDP) experience... which is critical in our current #WorkFromHome situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of us have now transitioned from "implementation" to "optimization" mode for remote staff support. Today's post will share this potentially invaluable information, including how it relates to GeForce versus Quardo graphics card!

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Monday, April 13, 2020

New Autodesk BIM 360 Servers in Ireland

As I mentioned last week in my What's New in Revit 20201 bog post, one new feature is that European customers now have an option to use a data center based in Ireland.

Today's post points you to an article, by Esther Dsouza Product Marketer for BIM 360 Design at Autodesk, on this new option.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Revit 2021 - See What's New in my Annual AECbytes Article

My annual "What's New" article for Revit 2021 is out! Head over to the AECbytes site to read about the great new features and enhancements added this year. One new feature, that is sure to make a lot of architects happy, is the ability to slant a wall, as shown in the iamge below!

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Bluebeam Revu Free 30-day Trial for Existing Customers During COVID-19 Crisis

Bluebeam is offering extended 30-day free trial for their existing customers to facilitate working remotely during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Off Topic: DIY Moo Masks by LHB Architect Christopher Wegscheid

Sharing something being done by fellow LHB'er and architect Chris Wegscheid to help out during the current COVID-19 pandemic. He made a DIY video on how to make face masks at home.

Here is description of what Chris is doing, taken from a staff email written by Housing Studio leader Kim Brethim, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C...
"Beginning a few weeks ago we all became aware of the shortage of safety masks for use by first responders, medical care providers, and individuals who are most at risk related to the current medical environment.  In response to some specific challenges being experienced by family and friends of some LHB staff within the housing studio, several individuals took a deep dive into ‘home-crafting’ appropriate mask filters.  Chris Wegscheid, in particular, has gone all in and generated instructions for converting home furnace filters (new) into the ‘MOO-MASK’.  The need for these masks continue."
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