Monday, May 31, 2021

Free Revit Tools from DiRoots - Plus a *Limited Time* £100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

The folks over at DiRoots have a nice collection of free tools for Revit and are sponsoring a giveaway to help get the word out! A win-win for Revit users...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

AutoTurn for Revit - Revisited

AutoTURN is a product that has been around for a long time... as an add-in for CAD it has been used by civil engineers to define and verify the path of travel and clearances required for vehicles. Transoft Solutions, the makers of AutoTURN, have a version which works with Revit.

In today's post, I will show the simple workflow used to validate vehicle travel paths in Revit.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Creating a custom Thermal Asset for a Revit Material - early energy modeling with Insight

When using the Autodesk Revit + Insight workflow for early architectural energy modeling, and using the Detailed Items option which uses the Thermal Assets associated with each Revit material, it is often necessary to create a custom asset for a specific product.

In this workflow, the custom thermal resistance and mass values are what get feed into the DOE 2.2. energy modeling engine, for walls, floors roofs, etc.

That is the topic of today's post...

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Derated R-Value - Stud Wall Construction - Revit + Insight Workflow Example

When code (e.g. ASHRAE 90.1) says the minimum insulation value for a wall is R-13 in a stud framed wall, R-13 is not the input you would use in an energy modeling program. This is primarily due to the thermal bridging of the studs, which occur every 16 to 24 inches.

In today's post, I will show how Revit automatically accounts for this.

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Lake Flato Architects... Now Hiring!

Want to work at an award winning architecture firm? I did, and now do.

We are hiring architects, designers & interns in San Antonio & Austin, Texas!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NBS presentation - The Benefits of BIM Content and 3D Visualisation

Extra, extra... read all about it!

Join our next webinar with Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, and Daniel Stine, Director of Design Technology at Lake Flato, as they explore the benefits of BIM content and 3D visualisation on construction projects.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Central Ohio BIM Users Group - Design Technology within AEC Disciplines - Free Tomorrow

I will be presenting tomorrow, via the Central Ohio BIM Users Group (COBUG) monthly meeting. The session is free, so come if you are able!

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Enscape Support for Revit 2022 is Now a Thing!

Enscape just released an update to provide support for Autodesk Revit 2022, which was released a few weeks ago.

This update also includes some stability improvements and bug fixes.

Enscape blog post announcement: 

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

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Landscape and Site Tools for Revit

Incase you missed it, I recently wrote a Civil/LA-focused article for Revit users over at AECbytes, Revit 2022, with Civil 3D and Infraworks, for Civil and Site Design.

Since then, I have been informed about a few other related tools, for Revit, that I thought I would share in today's post.

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