Autodesk offers official support of Revit for Mac

Autodesk has announced an exciting offer for MAC users to access Revit through cloud. In this purpose Autodesk has tied a knot with Frame (https://fra.me/) to transform Revit to the cloud.

The is first ever official support of Revit toward Mac. Now the Revit users can easily reconfigure Revit into a virtual atmosphere that operates through authorized Autodesk applications via their computer’s browser.

The browser-run version lists support OS X, iOS, Android, Chromebook and Windows OS systems.

The browser version operates at fast paced out of the cloud and there is no need to use supplementary plug-ins. Therefore, the users can remain in Mac environments with out any difficulty for the complete experience.

In order to access this browser version of Revit at free of cost, visit cadonthecloud.com. Autodesk and Frame have also introduced some guides and FAQ sheets to solve your queries.

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Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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How to use Revit Structure 2016 for slab detailing & arranging viewport

This Revit video is very useful for Revit users. By watching this video, one can learn how to use Revit Structure 2016 through Viewport Arrangement Process for Reinforcement Detailing of Slab. The detailing is made on Bottom Rebar & Extra Top Rebar.

If the Revit users require viewports and views, they don’t need to arrange viewports and views from the beginning each time rather they can save viewport arrangements with name as well as preserve them in case of requirement. Saved settings will involve the following :-

• The number and position of viewports

• The views that the viewports contain

• The grid and snap settings for each viewport

• The UCS icon display setting for each viewport

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Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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How to use isometric dimension and text in an isometric drawing

Go through the following CAD tutorial demonstrated by Jaiprakash, the leading CAD Corporate trainer and designer who currently associated with Ramboll.

The tutorial will teach you how to use AutoCAD based isometric dimension and text in an isometric drawing.

The isometric drawings are very useful for plant industry and with AutoCAD, it becomes easier to create the drawing. Isometric drawing does not refer to a 3D drawing but it is a 2D drawing created by modifying the orientation of drawing. It can be performed with the use of snap and afterwards modifying its style to isometric.

In the latest AutoCAD version, there is a ISODRAFT option. If AutoCAD 2015, the option is available in drafting settings, AutoCAD status bar. It will facilitate the users to instantly switch to isometric drafting mode.

Visit this link, to download isometric drawing https://goo.gl/NHZoXE

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Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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Ideate Explorer for Revit to optimize the works of MEP Engineers

Ideate Software, the leading developer of superior quality software, recently introduced Ideate Explorer for Revit. This newly launched software is specifically designed for Revit MEP users to optimize their workflow concerning Revit Building Information Model.

Revit professionals can apply Ideate Explorer to easily control Revit models as well as automate the process to locate, filter, measure, index, and choose a single and all elements in the existing view or whole Revit file.

Ideate Explorer for Revit offers the following functionalities :-

1. Discover, filter and modify elements, even those debarred from the project browse

2. Obtain a complete, detailed view of any Revit model and recognize all existing elements

3. Effortlessly sustain standards compliance and quality control with rapid project audits

Maintain your Revit projects error free, eliminate problem items to significantly minimize clumsy, inaccurate file size, and examine files instantly. Get and eliminate unappropriate, outdated and hidden problem items, together with DWGs. Smoothly choose all the Types inside a Family in short order. Get rid of choosing items in your Revit model manually.

Download a free trial ideatesoftware.com/download

Go through the online demonstration of this Revit add-in.

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Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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Role of BIM for construction safety and risk management

Construction risks are considered as one of the most crucial factors for any construction jobsite. With the emergence of BIM, it becomes easier for construction professionals to generate 3D site safety plan as well as preserve safety plans electronically.

With BIM, the construction professionals can view and illustrate jobsite conditions for review and recognition of hazards. BIM can easily manage various issues like wrong work planning, deficient communication with workers and failure of safety training.

1. Visually examine jobsite conditions: BIM is used to get visual perception of a site briefly as well as the safety status all through the planning stage, prior to commencement of the actual construction. It facilitates the new workers to be familiar with the construction site safety measures and construction processes without difficulty.

2. Recognize possible hazards: As BIM offers 3D visualization, it becomes easier to generate 4D sequence and construction activity planning via site logistics. One can easily detect the possible hazards – specifically those distinctive to an individual project. So, with 4D scheduling feature, a characterized safety plan for workers is developed.

3. Exterminate risks and enhance safety conditions: By applying BIM, each risk can be highlighted independently and workflows can be organized efficiently which facilitate the each worker to optimize their tasks and get rid of possible risks.

More info: http://archinect.com/

BIM for construction safety and risk management

Image Courtesy: e-architect.co.uk

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Trello for Revit – A useful add-in

Nathan Miller comes with a useful video for Revit users. This Revit tutorial will provide you the demonstration concerning an early functional prototype for a Trello Revit add-in.

This tool is used to deal with Trello-based boards, lists, and cards inside the Revit modeling surroundings.

Go through the online demonstration

Trello For Revit

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Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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How to create family type catalogs in Revit

The youtuber RevitKid comes with a useful tutorial for Revit users. By going through this tutorial one can learn how to produce family type catalogs with Revit.

While generating large Revit families which consist of a number of types / variations (e.g. size) of the similar model, it is suggested to produce a ‘type catalog’ to go along with the family in your project. In brief, a type catalogue will decrease the amount of data to enter your model while importing a new component / family.

A type catalog records all of the types in a family, facilitating to select and load only the types required for the existing project that will minimize the file size of any project.

In order to make a type catalog, just generate an external text file (TXT) comprising the parameters and parameter values that make the diverse types in a particular family. Just assign this file in the similar location as the family file in order that while choosing to load the family, the type catalog is demonstrated.

The following points should be remembered :-

  • Generate type catalogs for families which have 6 or more types.
  • Parameter names are case sensitive.
  • For system parameters, the parameter inside the family should contain a value set earlier for the type to load the value out of the catalog perfectly.
  • In order to show inch marks in the type name, there should be 2 double quote symbols in the type catalog.

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Arka Roy

www.bimoutsourcing.com

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