May 2, 2018

Have you ever wondered why firms start but then give up on using Revit for BIM? 

Here is our top 10 reasons why firms ‘put the software on the shelf’:

  • Experience opportunities spread across many during process refinement.

  • Not defining key processes or communicat...

April 16, 2018

MEMO: BIM MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION, No. 72

To: All Regional BIM Managers

Hi, All.

My name is Lee D. Technician. I currently serve as a regional BIM Coordinator.  Ambit (from our corporate office) asked me to pass on this bit of information and to encourage you to implemen...

April 2, 2018

(Que ominous music ♪)

Once, there existed a troubling project. Those who knew it well dubbed the project “the

one from the belly of the beast.” It was later renamed “belly of the beast” and then “the BOB” for shorter reference.  The team had a love-hate relationship with...

January 30, 2018

Lee D. Technician is trying to figure the most efficient way to find and fix an information problem in his BIM.  His situation is that some sheets do not contain correct instance property information and as a result, the Sheet Index shows incorrect. Lee has 1 hour befo...

January 23, 2018

An hour ago, Mr. Lee D. Technician had what appeared to be a simple problem.

Lee wanted to manage Revit room information such that:

  • Room names are capitalized.

  • The Occupant parameter equals the room name.

  • Rooms on top two floors and are larger than 1,000 S....

January 19, 2018

How long will it take for my Intern to set up a Revit project? I mean, now that we have a company template it will take minutes, right?” asked Mr. Ambitious A. Architect.

The fast-technological answer was, “as quickly as you can launch a new file using the correct proj...

January 3, 2018

Once or twice a year, I spend about an hour cleaning up my hard drive and desktop.  It’s a simple but time-consuming chore. It’s boring too.  Nevertheless, I do it knowing disk space will be optimized and that I’ll be able to find information quickly later.

The res...

December 16, 2017

The holidays are within sight, you have one final deadline for 2018 and your Revit BIM is S-L-O-W! 

And, unlike a like a frog in increasingly hotter water, you noticed the ‘hit’ on file performance and see your team’s frustration levels rise.

Here are 3 things to do to a...

November 16, 2017

When teams begin using Revit there is a tendency to allow only those producing or authoring the model or drawings to work in Revit.  This can make sense in part because inexperienced users unfamiliar with the power of Revit’s bi-directional updating functions can inadv...

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