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...

October 16, 2017

You are working in Revit and production is flowing well -  you are happy.  Then it happens! You can’t find the information that you need as you need it and now you are not happy. 

The Project Browser has disappeared - again.  “Where did it go; it is not on any...

September 16, 2017

In Malcom Gladwell’s book titled The Tipping Point, he speaks about the moment when a small occurrence makes a tremendous difference.  He discusses how often identifying when this tipping point occurs is not always transparent. However, you know it occurred though the...

August 16, 2017

Often, you will hear me saying, “a big challenge in Revit, is getting the information you want, in an arrangement that is useful, and within the time-frame that you need it.”   Weather it is arranging several views to model, finding details/wall sections to edit, prepa...

July 16, 2017

A cornerstone of BIM is the ability to leverage the information or data contain in the model.  Being able to reuse information/data from one part of a BIM to another will speed-up production, reduce risks of error, and allow you to focus on higher-value matters than co...

June 16, 2017

Renumbering Instance Marks can be tedious.  At times it is even painful, like when Revit does not allow a duplicate number as you reorder Viewports placed on a sheet.  This makes organizing doors to match room numbers, or reorganizing details views on a sheet a time-co...

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