Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Revit's (Hidden-ish) Focal Length Tool for 3D Views

Today's post will cover changing the camera's Focal Length in a 3D view within Revit. This command is a little hard to find. Plus, a tip on making the camera visible in a plan view after initial creation.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

AKN Article - Restoring BIM 360 icon missing from Revit open dialog box 2020 & 2021

Do you miss having the BIM 360 icon in the open dialog in Revit? In today's post, I will share an Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN) article on how to restore it. This article was written by my friend, Nauman Mysorewala.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Custom Occupancy Schedule in Revit + Insight for Early Energy Analysis

When developing an energy analysis model, the occupancy, lighting, and power schedules are very important. Is this building used all day long (e.g. hospital) or just a few hours in the morning (e.g. coffee shop)? Revit + Insight offers a good range of default options, however it is possible to create custom building types and schedules. In today's post I will show how to create a custom building type, schedules, and verify the data downstream in the GBXML/DOE2 exports.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

BIM Chapters 4 Year Anniversary

I cannot believe how time flies... today marks the four year anniversary of this blog, BIM Chapters! Thanks so much to everyone who follows this blog! Today's post shares my original post, the inspiration to create this blog, and what I think its value is.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Windows 10 Update causes PDF printing issues in Revit

This just in... a Windows 10 Update, from this week, is causing issues printing PDFs from Revit. Autodesk already has an AKN post on this.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

New Enscape Blog Posts - SketchUp + Enscape 3.0

I recently wrote two new blog posts for Enscape on lighting and materials for SketchUp, using the fresh new Enscape 3.0!

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Hotel Magdalena - First Mass Timber Boutique Hotel in North America

The recently opened Hotel Magdalena in Austin, Texas is the first mass timber boutique hotel in North America and was designed by Lake|Flato. In today's post I share a few photos and a link to a recent Dezeen article about this culturally rich and sustainably minded new hospitality project.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Digital Inking Made Easy - Architectural Markups in PDFs

Today's post shares a workflow to quickly sign a document or markup a draft architectural detail using a tablet and a newer feature in Microsoft Edge. Plus I share some details about the Lake|Flato technology topography.

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Revit Material Return at Wall Openings

Revit provides a method to better control a wall's material return at openings... this is the topic of today's post, which includes a how-to video.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Enscape 3.0 Has Dropped

Exciting news... Enscape 3.0 has been released today! In today's post I will share a few highlights, like the all new user interface, the new logo, and links to some office blog posts!

The image below shows the new Enscape user interface, which moves most of the commands right inside Enscape!!!

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