Brief Overview of Visual Styles in Revit 2015

Travis Van Clieaf has briefly explained some of the visual style features contained in Revit 2015. The users can define various dissimilar graphic styles for a project view. Visual styles are grouped together with model display, shadows, lighting, photographic exposure, and background options.

By going through this video the Revit users can learn some of the methods useful for generating a sketched and conventionally rendered view and afterward use that feature as a View Template over multiple views.

Watch the following exclusive video presentation.

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Tekla Structures 21 is very useful for industrial & commercial construction project workflows

Tekla, the leading developer of various model-based software products, has launched Tekla Structures 21, the newest version of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) software specifically designed toward the engineering and construction markets.

Tekla Structures 21 can be incorporated with Revit Architecture and Revit MEP, and SketchUp Pro for advanced collaboration.

Interoperability is increased to a great extent through integration with Intergraph Smart 3D to transmit model information efficiently. With the new bi-directional link with AVEVA PDM, advance level of detail can be obtained and exchanging of information as well as modifications can be managed in a superior way.

IFC change management and control become superior to identify, handle and implement modifications.

This latest software is best suited for industrial and commercial construction project workflows over various construction fields extending lots of advantages to structural steel and precast concrete designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete and general contractors, as well as improve co-operation amid Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) and plant design engineers, architects and others.

In combination with Tekla Structures 21, Tekla is also going to introduce two new and exclusive services ranging from Tekla Model Sharing and Tekla Warehouse.

The new Tekla Structures 21 makes the productivity superior toward all structures and project types. The new version brings huge benefits to project managers, engineers, draughtsmen and detailers who deal with the various core engineering and production assignments consisting of design and analysis to documentation, detailing and manufacturing.

Tekla Structures 21 applies the power of BIM to significant part of designing, engineering and creating all types of buildings and structures.

Tekla Structures 21 can minimize the required time stuck between concept and construction with superior collaboration amid project team as well as productivity, allowing free flowing transmission connecting all project stakeholders. This can lead to well-organized design and formation of greater structures.

Tekla, the leading developer of various model-based software products
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Create more precise design & documentation with AutoCAD 2016

Autodesk has just introduced AutoCAD 2016, the most updated & improved version of its globally recognized Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.

Lots of advanced and striking features are included in AutoCAD 2016 which definitely speed up the 2D and 3D design, documentation & collaboration method and at the same time make the on-screen experience better by generating almost any figure.

The users can get help through TrustedDWG™ technology to preserve and distribute design data as well as work securely with others.

The detailing and documentation work will be significantly accelerated. The remarkable visual advancement will add a unique level of visibility and intensity to each aspect of a design. The productivity is also greatly increased through improved PDF output and closer integration with Building Information Modeling (BIM).

With the enhancements in dimensioning & text editing, the complete drawing section will be improved and the users get the ability to work efficiently and rapidly as well as get a preview of their activities in real time.

Enhancements to the drawing area in AutoCAD 2016 significantly get better visual exactness visible on screen. Improved readability and detail will substitute uneven line segments with smooth curves and arcs. The users can apply the most sophisticated graphics hardware to present a greater and faster visual experience. The users can get rid of “undo” a command through extended Command Preview.

AutoCAD 2016 comes up with improved PDFs which are smaller in sizes and keeps up visual accuracy. PDFs are now completely searchable, all hyperlinks are preserved & attached to drawings.

Enhanced smart dimensioning automate the process for producing perfect measurements on the basis of chosen object type that facilitates the users to create measurements precisely based on the drawing context.

Availability: There exist various purchase options and the users can opt for a perpetual license with or without Maintenance Subscription, or a Desktop Subscription with pay-as-you-go monthly, quarterly, and annual options. With desktop subscription, the users can avail the latest updates and releases, one-on-one technical support, and priority support in the forums.

Go through the following exclusive video tutorial to get familiar with various new and advanced features of AutoCAD 2016.

Tekla Structures 21 is very useful for industrial & commercial construction project workflows

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Revit users must follow these tricks to improve their project performance

To successfully execute any Revit projects, the Revit users should optimize the file size so that speed is increased significantly. BIM modelers find it difficult to enhance the performance of a Revit project as there are lots of linked files which can reduce the speed of the software. So the Revit users should be well versed with the technicalities for improving the performance of the software.

Given below some useful tricks to improve the productivity of the Revit fiels :-

  • If any performance issue occurs at the time of accomplishing modeling project, the Revit users can just divide a enormous model into several inter-related files to enhance the performance of the project. By following this method, links prevail unloaded as soon as the users perform one such file.
  • In order to make performance superior, the Revit users can eliminate non-essential objects from the project. But in this case, the Revit users must be very attentive as they cannot regain eliminated objects. To get rid of this issue, it is advisable to maintain a backup of the project prior to eliminate objects and files from the project.
  • If any unnecessary design options exist in the project, the Revit users should remove them as well as efficiently update the design options in the primary model.
  • The raster images can contribute expanding the file size to a great extent and hence it is recommended to remove all unwanted raster images for improving project performance.
  • Revit users must be aware of importing a bigger raster image as it generally preserves its actual size although it is scaled to accommodate the requisite place.
  • Revit users should have the capability to identify all the disused groups and remove them instantly. In order to do that, the Revit users must apply delete command in place of purging them.
  • All the unused groups must be removed from the project browser.
  • Besides, the users should keep consistency in evaluating warnings that are exposed by Revit, for improving performance.
Revit users must follow these tricks to improve their project performance
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Learn cloud based rendering with Revit 2015

Travis Van Clieaf presents a useful Revit tutorial for Revit users that is based on rendering to the cloud through Revit 2015. The Revit users can learn how to set-up a render from inside of Revit as well as some post processing methods once the render will be finished.

Download Revit 2015 Free Trial

Travis Van Clieaf presents a useful Revit tutorial for Revit users that is based on rendering to the cloud through Revit 2015.
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Some contemporary cad based software to streamline the product & machine design

Go though the extensive lists of best product & machine design software which are useful for drafting, design and product manufacture. These softwares will provide great benefits to the designers and engineers over various disciplines ranging from manufacturing, product design, automotive, and aerospace. By applying them, the users can produce accurate 3D models of parts, components, and assemblies to streamline engineering, manufacturing, and design progressions.

The users can easily design, reproduce, envisage, and manage all the products digitally.

CATIA – One of the best cad packages for cad & product design. It offers generative shape design, assembly design & part design.

Rhinoceros – Rhino can be applied to generate schematic design – level concept models and families for import into Revit.

Inventor – Inventor® 3D CAD software consists of simplified toolset for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

AutoCAD Mechanical – This AutoCAD based software is designed for manufacturing. It provides great solution for the Digital Prototyping as it contains all the key features of AutoCAD. Besides, it also contains extensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools to make common mechanical CAD tasks automatic as well as speeds up the mechanical design process.

Solid Edge – It comes up with entire hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that applies contemporary technology for speeding up the design process, quick modification, and superior imported reprocess.

PTC Creo Parametric – PTC Creo Parametric contains a wide range of strapping yet manageable 3D CAD adeptness to expedite the operation of product evolution.

Siemens PLM NX for Design – NX for Design offers complete product design solution that simplifies and speed ups the product development proceedings for engineers who desire to produce ingenious products in a accommodative environment.

IronCAD – IronCAD is mostly useful for providing stunning 3D Design Collaboration Solutions that guide the industry in their accessibility and design productivity.

Inventor LT – It is a handy 3D modeling software that can import any autocad preliminary drawing for transforming it to a 3d model. The software is useful to simplify the detailing process.

Ansys – It offers comprehensive model Simulation through stress analysis and heat transfer. Once the analysis is accomplished, the visualizations can be effortlessly interpreted.

PTC Creo Elements/Direct Drafting – PTC Creo Elements/Direct Drafting also known as CoCreate Drafting, is a thorough 2D CAD system that contains strong assembly management and 2D parametric attributes to facilitate the users conforming accessible drawings as well as generate families of parts or drawings smoothly.

Go though the extensive lists of best product & machine design software which are useful for drafting
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An exclusive online course on BIM-Integrated Energy Modeling by Trailloop

Trailloop, a recognized training institution that provides online training on energy efficient building design, recently introduces BIM-Integrated Energy Modeling Online Course. This online course is designed for CAD drafters, architectural/mechanical technologists & technicians, BIM specialists, architects, mechanical engineers, and energy modeling professionals. By undergoing this course the architects and engineers will be able to make the best use of building energy at initial phase where the maximum impact exists and obtain these results during the progression of the design.

Jean Carriere, a building performance technologist for Trailloop with broad experience with building information modeling & building simulation applications as a consultant, will perform as the instructor for this online course.

This course allows engineers and architects to optimize building energy early through a streamlined BIM method where there is the greatest impact, and see those results through the design process for the most energy efficient building design.

This BIM incorporated energy modeling system facilitates managing the building model’s information in a superior way that endlessly puts in value and makes the information process simpler. The workflow aids in accomplishing in initial phase and repeating energy simulations through a LEED compliant energy modeling tool, which saves significant amount of time by circumventing the rework that is inevitable from switching to this software.

Benefits of attending the course:-

  • This course will help you to generate building geometries in Revit for a seamless integration into IES VE for energy modeling, accomplish design modifications and restoring them back into the energy model. This workflow facilitates leveraging the best of both applications in a collective BIM workflow.
 
  • The attendees of this course can get quick access to a strong learning management system packed with multi-media learning content. This self-taught online course consists of 4 hours of interchangeable video tutorials, downloadable project files, and 25 quiz questions. In order to create their own projects, the attendees can present their project files throughout the planning, integration, and post-production phases to get personalized feedback from the instructor. After completing the course, the attendees can obtain 8 hours of Continuing Education with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
 
  • This completely interactive detailed online course will be initiated in several college programs in Canada this year.
 
  • The attendees can set up their energy analysis feedback to the team throughout each stage and at the same create report on the performance of your project goals. They can produce perfect building loads in order to streamline the systems during the design development stages.

For getting more updates, please contact:

Jean Carriere- President at Trailloop
jean@trailloop.com
1 (613) 415-5511

Trailloop, a recognized training institution that provides online training on energy efficient building design, recently introduces BIM-Integrated Energy Modeling Online Course.
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