How to obtain Dynamo Geometry into Revit

This is an extract from a presentation provided by Luc Deckinga, a design application manager and computational designer at Perkins + Will. By going through this Revit video, one can learn how to apply Dynamo into Revit for generating a Revit shading fin family with performations on the basis of a source image.

With Dynamo, the Revit users get the ability to perform things. This Revit video focuses on the existing methods, hindrances and restrictions of transforming Dynamo geometry into Revit together with the newest ImportInstance. The Adaptive Components and other alternate options are utilized with ByGeometry node.

Dynamo belongs to a open source tool that extends building information modeling with the data and logic environment concerning a graphical algorithm editor.

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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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Brief Overview of Model Based Definition (MBD)

MBD represents model-based definition. MBD offers similar functionalities of PIM, or product information modeling. It offers unconventional way to dimension parts in both 2D and 3D.

It is the procedure of applying various 3D models like solid models, 3D PMI and related meta data inside any CAD software to offer specifications for specific components and product assemblies. There are various kinds of information in MBD which range from geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), component level materials, assembly level bills of materials, engineering configurations, design intent, etc.

 MBD facilitates to put both traditional and GD&T dimensions on the 3D model itself throughout the design phase. The engineer or designer can arrange these dimensions on the model for diversified applications.

Modern 3D CAD applications take into account the inclusion of engineering information like dimensions, GD&T, notes and other product details inside the 3D digital data set concerning components and assemblies. MBD applies such attributes to organize the 3D digital data set as the basis of these specifications and design authority for the product. The 3D digital data set may comprise of adequate information to manufacture and examine product devoid of any engineering drawings.

In several cases, applying some information out of 3D digital data set (e.g., the solid model) facilitates fast prototyping of product through different methods like 3D printing. A manufacturer can supply 3D digital data directly to manufacturing apparatuses like CNC machines to manufacture final product.

To learn more, go through the following exclusive article on MBD

Model Based Definition
 
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How to use Revit 2016 to insert a window with double height & modify the host walls

This handy Revit tutorial is presented by Daniel Severino where he briefly explains how to put in a window containing double height and modify the host walls in any Revit project with the use of Revit 2016.

In Revit 2016 there are some useful features like the string based search and select functionality. The feature will save your huge time when you are planning to insert a component/wall/door/window as you don’t have to scroll through the extensive list of objects already assigned into the model rather you can just type the first letter of the component and it will limited the list of choices to the object you are thinking of.

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Brief demo of Revit Mep 2016 Electrical

This is a useful Revit tutorial on Revit Mep 2016. The tutorial focuses on how to use Revit Mep 2016 to create the estimate as well as the design of electrical installations. Revit Mep is a very useful software for estimating electrical single-phase systems and three-phase, high and low voltage connections designed transformers and motors. Besides, Revit Mep can be used to verify lighting project as per regulations and facilitate setting up rigid pipelines and/or flexible or cable trays.

Brief demo of Revit Mep 2016 Electrical

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How to design complicated architectural concepts in VR by drawing them manually in Revit

This is an excellent Revit video by the youtuber Samuel Arsenault-Brassard. The video will teach you how to design complicated architectural concepts by drawing them manually in virtual reality.

The technologies used here are Oculus Rift DK2 & Leap Motion Graffiti3D.Net.

Revit Virtual Reality

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Advance PowerPack 2016 R2 For Revit

In this revit tutorial video, the youtuber Tomas Huml briefly describes the the new features of R2 PowerPack for Revit 2016. This revit video mainly emphasize on reinforcing.

2016 R2 presents new tools for Reinforced Concrete to develop and edit 3D rebar, control rebar numbering together with rebar annotation and dimensioning tools. 2016 R2 also consists of more than 1100 Revit families proficiently restricted for 16 country regions. Besides, these revit families cover all the current and new tools containing Reinforcement Symbols, Formwork Symbols, Annotations, Titleblocks and many more.

Advance PowerPack 2016 R2 For Revit

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Autodesk launched InfraWorks 360 2016.4

The most updated version of InfraWorks 360 alias InfraWorks 360 2016.4 is just launched to transform BIM to the cloud. InfraWorks 360 is a software from Autodesk useful for BIM-based infrastructure design.

InfraWorks 360 2016.4 contains the following exclusive features :-

Roadway, bridge and drainage modules are included with the standard InfraWorks 360 package. Beforehand, the users can access these features as add-ons but with this upgraded version, users can easily avail them devoid of incurring any extra fees or subscriptions.

The students and teachers can obtain the free education licenses of InfraWorks 360 2016.4.

Previously the software was only in the English language, but now it supports multi-languages like American and British English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Polish and Russian.

The overall subscription cost is also decreased for this newest version of InfraWorks 360. But the users can’t avail these details online as InfraWorks 360 is only accessible from resellers and the prices may differentiate on the basis of region and subscription type. The users must contact with their reseller to have revised pricing.

For more information about InfraWorks 360 2016.4, visit, http://www.autodesk.com/products/infraworks-360/overview

InfraWorks 360 2016.4
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Access over 1+ million MEP products for Building Information Modeling (BIM) through MagicCloud

Progman recently introduced new MagicCloud online BIM library that contains more than 1 million MEP products for Building Information Modeling. In this BIM library, there will be over 200 products from prime manufacturers with complete, perfectly dimensioned and extensive technical data and 3D models.

MagiCloud refers to a free online browsing library specifically designed for MEP designers and engineers to avail a wide range of high-quality BIM products for their projects. MEP professionals will be able to acquire technical data and intelligent BIM objects for more than 1 million products which can be utilized directly in their projects.

Designers can instantly choose from the components as per their needs as well as download them into their Revit, Revit MEP and AutoCAD projects. One can download over 50,000 products at free of cost.

With the amalgamation of the complete database online, MagiCloud facilitates the designers to cooperate efficiently with teams throughout the entire build and reap the advantages of Building Information Modelling toward any comprehensive building project.

MagicCloud contains the following exclusive features :-

Europe’s biggest collection of high-quality MEP products having dimensions and complete technical information, in an easily explorable format.

Free downloads over 50,000 products from prime manufacturers like FlowCon, Frico, Giacomini and Systemair.

MagiCloud Windows Manager facilitates the user to arrange the downloaded product directly to their Revit or AutoCAD project.

Download various manufacturer Plugins to be utilized in Revit. Plugins unite manufacturers’ product selection and calculation software directly with Revit or MagiCAD so that product selection becomes speedy, simpler and perfect.

For more information, visit https://www.magicloud.com/

Access over 1+ million MEP products for Building Information Modeling
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Daikin UK has introduced a CAD and BIM plugin for Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software to simplify the schematic design process

Daikin UK has developed a CAD and BIM plugin alias VRVCad for Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software.

VRVCad can quickly produce a schematic diagram of Daikin aided-design CAD & BIM objects. This CAD software guarantees VRV systems to fulfill building requirements at all design phase. Besides, it also minimizes the cost of the project.

One can access Daikin UK’s CAD & BIM objects in 2D format. With the integration of the VRV Xpress software rules and limitations, one will be able to verify the designed system that fulfills installation requirements concerning pipe length with some easy to follow processes.

To simplify & accelerate the HVAC design procedure, Daikin air conditioning units can be overlaid on to a building schematic. With the implementation of BIM, the feasibility is significantly minimized over ordering equipment like piping.

The designers and specifiers can obtain Daikin’s BIM objects at free of cost and can complete time consuming drawings of system schematics simply. The software is abided by the EN378 legislation, devoid of undertaking any calculations. So, the installer and end-client can get rid of errors as well as ensure that the established air conditioning system is abided by all the important legislation.

Link for download www.daikin.co.uk

CAD and BIM plugin for Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software

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