Category: BIM, Revit

Revit Shadow study export and using Phases for Presentations

          A couple of interesting presentations I came across. Solar/Shadow studies by the Revit Kid: Revit Tutorial – True Solar/Shadow Studies A couple of interesting things he did in this video that I didn’t know about: 1/ Using Camera to make a plan orthogonal view (instead of perspective, thus being able to show windows full height

Revit- Crowd seating, visual numbering, colouring ordered and random

          Capturing auditoria, theatres etc for AM/FM and for ongoing use of the model for seating planning can be useful. With numbered seating you can allocate different prices for different seating, you can also change pricing for different event configurations for multi-purpose arrangements. I have done seating on a number of buildings in Wellington when working

Revit Room/Door/Colour Schedules & Key Schedules

          I’ve started work at an Architectural firm and am trying to setup some room, door, window and colour schedules. Currently the office uses excel to do their Room schedules then puts the excel sheet on a title block to issue. The danger with this process is that you update something in Revit and you have

3D Shape modelling tool FormIt

          I came across FormIt as a link in Revit 2019 when I started working with Shand Shelton Architects. I thought I’d give it a look. I am using the on-line free version to test out. Go here. It seems to be a SketchUp/ BricsCad Shape type product with Push Pull for Shape forms (so a

Data Capture from raster files with Revit

          Most Asset Management Property Portfolios will consist of existing buildings. Generally new buildings coming into the portfolio will be a small percentage of the total. Information about existing buildings will most probably be scanned (Raster) plans and documents from the original As-Built construction drawing set, with some small updates in CAD (Computer Aided Drawing). This

Why use BIM for Data Capture for New & Existing Buildings?

          Modern Asset & Facilities Management use information about their assets to plan and maintain them in a Fit for Purpose state so that they can fulfill their space function to maximise their asset value. To do this you require information about the buildings so that you can use predictive tools to: Effectively budget to maintain