How to link up numerous Revit files

In this exclusive Revit video tutorial, you will learn how to link up several project files along with setting up group project file.

While dealing with any type of multi-building project, it is necessary to manage all the details. Each building might be a separate linked file linked file.

In selection process, it become difficult to manage the details based on whether all of the buildings are contained in one set of construction documents or if every building will be a separate set of documents. Depending on the project and two above cited approaches, there are several strategies which can be adopted inside Revit-based software to simplify the construction document process.

Revit facilitates you to accomplish your work in different Revit projects and then link them together for coordination.

In Revit, it is possible to make a separate detail file to link with several files.

Apply for linking details for separate construction documents.

Apply for linking buildings for a single set of construction documents.

To get more clear ideas, go through the following Revit video tutorial.

Video Source: Balkan Architect

How to link up numerous Revit files

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Advance Steel 2019 launched by Autodesk

Autodesk launched Advance Steel 2019, the most updated version of it’s structural steel detailing software. Given below, some exclusive features of the software.

1 – Improved interoperability with Revit 2019: The Advance Steel 2019 Extension for Revit 2019 transmits steel members and steel connections to Advance Steel 2019. The parametric steel connection is transmitted among the two products as well as individual components of custom connections like plates, bolts, anchors and welds. It will facilitate the steel detailers and fabricators to optimize the steel model designed in Revit.

2 – Improvements with migrate custom settings tool: The Migrate Custom Settings tool creates a modern and informative interface for migrating the custom settings and files from a earlier release to Advance Steel 2019. It facilitates recognizing customized settings and selecting which ones should have been migrated.

There are more migration options with customized settings like mapping definition, customized symbols, approval comments and status, and much more.

3 – New tool for fabricated anchors: Advance Steel 2019 contains a new dedicated “Bolt cage” tool (accessible in the Connection Vault) to add customized fabricated anchors to your base plates.

With the properties dialog, it is possible to identify these custom anchors with different shapes, sizes, complete with Tie Bars/Tie Plate and Washer possibilities.

There exist total 11 variations along with Rectangular, Triangular and Circular options for arrangements.

4 – Display horizontal grid lines on elevation views: If there are grid lines in your 3D models on distinct levels, it is possible to illustrate these grid lines on the elevation views of your drawing.

For that, it is required to activate the default “Display horizontal grid line in details” option that is available in the Management Tools, prior to generate the view on the drawing.

While adding a vertical dimension to this grid line on your drawing, one will be able to snap to “Preferred for manual dimensions” snap point to obtain smart dimensions which are modified automatically if the dimensioned grid line gets moved in the project.

5 – Enhanced drawing update behavior: In Advance Steel 2019, the drawing update behavior is improved for smart dimensions. In this newest version, smart dimensions stay in exact location at the time of updating a drawing.

Besides, the compass symbol stays in exact location and retains the style assigned to it when the drawing is updated.

Download a free trial version of Advance Steel 2019

Advance Steel 2019 launched by Autodesk

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Some useful tips to attach a wall to a stair in Revit

In this exclusive Revit video tutorial, you will learn step-by-step methods to affix a wall to stair in Revit. A wall is affixed to a stair to develop a room.

The initial step is to choose the floor level. Then, the wall is drawn at the edge of the stair. Now, edit wall profile by clicking twice on the wall. Alternatively, one can select the wall and click on edit profile located on the upper section of the menu bar. Just choose the edge, pick the line and opt for the edge of the stair.

If it is not possible to choose an edge, just press the tab key to perform the task. It is required to trim the line and the shortcut key for that is ‘tr’. Here, the additional lines should be deleted.

In order to clean the line tool, just choose the face of the stair and then choose the wall.

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Kiodour

Some useful tips to attach a wall to a stair in Revit

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Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

This video tutorial provides the demonstration of Floorplanner.

It is a useful program that allows the users to generate their own floor plans online in 2D and 3D instantly.

Floorplanner contains various useful tools to recreate your home, garden or office with just few clicks of the mouse and deliver your plans with an extensive library of objects.

After producing the floor plan, it is possible to make the interior design better with the world’s largest library of different types of furniture and items.

Floorplanner facilitates you to generate beautiful images and use them for marketing purposes, building work etc.

To learn various functionalities of the software, watch the following video tutorial.

To download the software, click on the following link

Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

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Corel Corporation launched CorelCAD 2019

Corel Corporation, the developer of the leading CorelDRAW line of graphics applications, has launched CorelCAD 2019 for Mac and Windows.

CorelCAD 2019 provides powerful (.dwg) native 2d-3d CAD capabilities on both macOS and Windows at an reasonable price, with unique combination with Corel’s renowned CorelDRAW line of apps.

The newest version provides users supplementary power features in the areas of 3D CAD modeling and 2D CAD drawing production which are useful for both AEC and MCAD industries with native (.dwg) based CAD system that reads and writes the most updated AutoCAD® file format.

Some exciting features of CorelCAD 2019: CorelCAD 2019 contains some unique features like the latest AutoCAD® file format interoperability (compatibility with AutoCAD 2018), new digital signature support, and new licensing options for its desktop and mobile version.

Another useful feature is “CustomBlock” support. CustomBlocks allows the users to optimize the use of repetitive elements in their CAD file in such a manner that utilizes rules and constraints, specifically with regard to grip points. These features make the existing Block commands powerful in CorelCAD 2019.

New 3D Features: Addition of new 3D Push and Pull functions. The new Push and Pull command functions same way as other technology in leading modelers like SketchUp. Choosing a face highlights that face when in the command, facilitating the user to push or pull that face backward or forward and with numerical accuracy. With new PolySolid command, the users can produce solid primitives afresh in spite of depending on polysolid basics from the toolbar. It allows for rapid formation of 3D walls for AEC users.

Other crucial 3D features range from new Chamfer Edges commands and importantly for existing CorelCAD users in manufacturing and product design, new STL Import.

CorelCAD 2019 is compatible with 4K displays and provides extra upgradation of the overall UI. Besides, CorelCAD 2019 can operate on the very latest of the shipping operating systems by Apple and Microsoft (macOS and Windows).

To download a free trial version, click on the following link

Corel Corporation launched CorelCAD 2019

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A position is vacant for Architectural Job Captain with a focus on Revit

MONTALBA ARCHITECTS, INC., a design-focused and high-service architectural practice located in Santa Monica, California, is requiring a motivated architectural job captain with a focus on Revit based project.


• Accomplishment of BArch or MArch • At least 3-5 years of related work experience in an Architectural office
• Methodical, accurate and attentive to detail
• Outstanding oral, written, and graphic communication skills
• Self-directed and ability to perform in a collaborative team environment
• Adaptable and well-rounded to adjust shifting schedules, project demands, and deadlines
• Construction Documents and Construction Administration phase experience is necessary
• Detail oriented and self-motivated, with a working knowledge of construction means and methods
• Build up and sustain BIM standards, templates, and libraries across projects
• Guide in BIM execution and support staff in training in progress
• In-house training and create instruction materials
• Produce custom families as necessary, expertise with Dynamo or flexible family making will be an added advantage
• Project management experience is desired
• Knowledge in Autocad and Sketchup
• Employ materials and technical details
• Generate high-quality construction documents
• Arrange architectural quality control for drawing sets

PRIMARY Liabilities: A candidate should have expertize in the Revit platform and construction document oversight for large, complex projects.

The primary responsibilities should be as follow:

• Formn detailed Revit models for design and construction documents
• Create and sustain BIM standards, templates, and libraries across projects
• Lead in BIM execution and support staff in current training
• In-house training and produce instruction materials
• Make custom families as necessary, sound experience with Dynamo or flexible family creation is a major plus
• Employ materials and technical details
• Produce high-quality construction documents
• Orchestrate internal teams on complex projects
• Permitting and agency coordination as needed
• Provide architectural quality control for drawing sets

To apply for the post, send resume to and add ‘Revit based Architectural Job Captain’ in the subject.

A position is vacant for Architectural Job Captain with a focus on Revit

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How to create façade lighting design with LIGHTS add-in for Revit

LIGHTS stands for a lighting design application that covers more than 70 families of lighting fixtures along with photometric web files, precise technical data, and real-life functionalities.

The LIGHTS plugin for Revit comprises of different types of lighting fixtures for various applications like industrial lights to bollard lighting fixtures for both interior and exterior. It allows its users to produce lighting design efficiently, quick and hassle-free whereas working inside the Autodesk Revit.

This plug-in allows the users to drag and drop selected lighting fixtures directly to the model and smoothly amends specifications like color temperature, beam angle or cashing color.

Step 1: Download the LIGHTS add-in for Revit.

Step 2: Explore through for choosing the right lighting fixtures for your design. The search can be done by typing or prioritizing the categories. Select the lighting fixture and press the “Use in Revit” button.

Step 3: The color, color temperature and cashing color are selected either before or after settling the lighting fixture.

Step 4: Set the lighting fixture in the architectural model.

Step 5: If required, the angles of the lights can be modified. However, the angles are limited to equal reality.

Step 6: Once the design is finished for the rooftop lighting, go to lower levels. Select a lighting fixture and press “Use in Revit” button.

Step 7: Set the lighting fixtures in the architectural model.

Step 8: Render your design.

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

Click on the following link to download the lights add-in for Revit

How to create façade lighting design with LIGHTS add-in for Revit

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Simplify Revit Pipework with newly launched MEPcontent Plugin

The MEPcontent product library has introduced a new Revit plugin: the Raccorderie Metalliche Product Line Placer. With this plugin, the users will be able to design with Raccorderie Metalliche metal projects more uniformly within Revit.

MEPcontent stands for an app and plugin library for engineers in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing fields, which known as “the largest BIM library for MEP engineers.”

Basically, it is compatible with part-manufacturing companies like plumbing manufacturer Raccorderie Metalliche to develop manufacturer-specific content.

The Product Line Placer functions directly on top of Revit. By applying this plugin, the users don’t have to choose the proper pipe fittings for the job manually rather they have to click and draw, and the exact fittings will be added automatically.

They will be now able to draw flexible pipe systems with special bends to facilitate them drawing in each direction, or simply switch to create advanced connections with real-world fittings inspite of Revit custom fittings. Lastly, the users will be able to work with in-app predefined schedules and order required items directly from inbuilt material lists to streamline the design-to-fabrication process.

While the plugin includes the localized content for Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, it can also be utilized outside of these locations. And, while its primary selling point is pipe design, it can also be utilized for ball valves, draw-off valves, bends, compensators, reducers, and flanges.

MEPcontent is specifically designed for MEP engineers to provide practical, flexible and incessantly innovating solutions.

To download the plugin, click on the following link

Simplify Revit Pipework with newly launched MEPcontent Plugin

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Autodesk launched Revit 2019.2 with some improved features

Autodesk has launched new updated version of Revit i.e. Revit 2019.2 and comprises of new connection features for BIM 360 Design platform along with various sets of design-side features for all disciplines.

The direction with Revit facilitates to include more people as possible to take part in the BIM process for superior workflows.

With worksharing several participants can co-author Revit models in the cloud with BIM 360 Design but in version 2019.2 cloud Models for Revit, facilitates the individuals—in non-Worksharing mode—to preserve their data in BIM 360 as well. It will provide huge benefits to both Revit and Revit LT subscribers.

The process becomes faster to distribute your BIM models with others since the BIM 360 platform upgrades the models for the cloud, fundamentally simplifying them for web-based delivery and remoteness. Shared participants can then avail the BIM model data in BIM 360 with BIM 360 Docs viewer, as for instance, to view and markup Revit models from any gadget.

Other “Connect” new benefits comprise of a cloud-based way to update older projects to the most updated version of Revit, better connections among civil engineers and architects, and new design-to-fabrication method for concrete structures with new CAM export features.

Create: In the area of Create, Revit 2019.2 now facilitates the users to zoom into schedules. Now, familiar keyboard shortcuts can be applied to perform so as well. The “too small on screen” blocking error is eliminated so that the objects can be moved very small distances. Revit 2019.2 will now also apply greater resolution texture on objects while using out-of-the-box textures.

For MEP Fabrication users, Revit 2019.2 offers enhancements to work with branched connections and auto-updating connection components. It is now also possible to directly edit the top and bottom elevation properties of cable tray, duct, and conduit elements, among other similar enhancements in the area of MEP.

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

To get more detail information, click on the following link

Autodesk launched Revit 2019.2 with some improved features

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