A position is vacant for BIM coordinator in Seattle, US

CallisonRTKL is inviting application for BIM Coordinator for the Seattle office. The BIM coordinator has to take responsibility for model delivery, reviewing, coordinating and making sure that the project standards of the company are retained on all deliverables.

The BIM coordinator has to perform as the technical hub in the BIM process as well as possess experience of BIM processes. The candidate should have the capability of distributing and coordinating different types of disciplines within the BIM environment. The BIM coordinator should get in touch with key BIM managers and external providers like the design consultants.


• Integrate the federated model, consolidating different disciplines found in the construction process, applying specific protocols, programs and structures
• Verify the models with the objectives and condition
• Maintain compliance with the BIM execution plan
• Retain compliance with CallisonRTKL national drafting and BIM standards during projects
• Examine various aspect models on consistency
• Create proposals for any model adjustments, discusses and make discussion with the concerned members of the team
• Track the execution of potential adjustments in aspect models
• Create graphical or (alfa)numeric output for the benefit of production
• Manage, track and lead the BIM process with required tools
• Train and guide employees with the execution and use of BIM
• Train project teams through the BIM process and offer ad hoc assistance to the broader practice if necessary
• Keep in touh with project team, clients and consultants to evaluate all BIM models for the project and makes any required changes
• Enhances the use of BIM and best practice at all times
• Assess the optimal BIM related software


• Bachelor’s degree associated with Architecture or Engineering preferred
• At least 1+ years (production) related experience in design and drafting in Revit
• Ability to apply upwards of 2 BIM software programs, Revit
• Knowledge of Navisworks or Solibri is desired
• Experience in Autodesk Dynamo is desired
• Capacity to apply design experience to the models produced
• Understands the tools for viewing and coordinating the BIM
• Knowledge for defining BIM outcomes preferred
• Experience in formulating and coordinating a BIM Protocol and execution plan for a given project
• Sound organizational skills

• Capability to give priority for multiple tasks flawlessly with superb attention to detail
• Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Should have problem-solving skills and make proper decisions
• Resourceful team-player with ability to work independently

In order to send application, click on the following link re21.ultipro.com

A position is vacant for BIM coordinator in Seattle, US

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Some exciting features of new Block Palette in AutoCAD 2020

In this exclusive autocad video tutorial, Lynn Allen provides some vital information on new block palette in AutoCAD 2020.

The new Blocks palette simplifies the process to insert blocks into your drawings along with visual galleries as well as filter for the perfect block required. Now, the users don’t have search through puzzling block names in a long drop-down list.

The Blocks palette maintains a list of the blocks which are utilized in recent times. Therefore, you don’t need to recall what drawings they were situated.

The Insert dialog box is completely revamped with visual thumbnails for getting a superior preview of existing blocks to insert. The palette contains three tabs: Current Drawing, Recent, and Other Drawing.

The Current Drawing tab demonstrates all the block definitions in the existing drawing either as icons or as a list.

The Recent tab demonstrates the blocks which were inserted in recent times either as icons or a list, irrespective of the existing drawing. These stay among drawings and sessions. (A block can be removed from this tab by right-clicking the block and selecting Remove from Recent List.)

The Other Drawing tab offers a way of navigating to folders from which the drawings can be selected either to insert as blocks or to select from the blocks specified in those drawings. These drawings and blocks also stay among drawings and sessions.

The top of the palette contains various controls along with a field for providing wildcard filters to the block names, and various options for different thumbnail sizes and list styles.

For online demonstration of this exclusive tools, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Cadalyst Videos

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Improved BIM Design Capabilities for Fire Sprinkler Systems with new Revit families

The Viking Corporation, a leading solution provider in fire protection and life safety systems, just launched a new Revit family library for its entire range of fire sprinklers. The new Revit families are accessible from Viking’s website. The Revit users can get an improved BIM design process for Viking sprinklers.

With new sprinkler families, the designers can avail families at either a category level, model level, or for a specific sprinkler. While loading a new family into a BIM project, the designer can select a particular Viking sprinkler(s) on the basis of the different attributes along with sprinkler type, orientation, temperature, and finish.

It facilitates a more accurate illustration of the BIM project and circumvents over-burdening the project file with redundant data.

Each new Revit family is delivered in a zip file that comprises of both the Revit file (.rfa) and a equivalent text file with specific sprinkler types, models and attributes. While extracting the zip file, the text file will be downloaded automatically and is then referenced backstages to facilitate the customization of the selected sprinklers in the BIM project.

Besides, depending on the feedback from the Revit user community, Viking has maximized the visual illustration of the new Revit families to provide a precise 3D view of the sprinkler, whereas eliminating irrelevant visual detail, thus providing rapid rendering and load times.

The new Revit families also facilitates adjusting different instance parameters within the BIM project, along with the sprinkler’s thread engagement with fittings, addition of an escutcheon, and deflector positioning. Also, while working in the Revit plan view, the new Viking families reference the proper sprinkler symbols, adhering to the NFPA 170 Standard.

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Create Revit model files from any application with new ODA BimRv SDK 2020

The Open Design Alliance (ODA), most recognized solution provider of CAD interoperability and component technology, just launched BimRv SDK 2020.

Earlier name of BimRv SDK, was BIM SDK. It stands for the leading autonomous toolkit for interoperability with Autodesk Revit files. BimRv SDK 2020 is the new name for the ODA’s Revit interoperability toolkit that facilitates the developers to read and write indigenous Revit files.

“BimRv 2020 allows for exporting the property and geometry data from Revit files, to JSON and OBJ, correspondingly so that the clients can avail Revit file data from an extensive range of applications, devoid of writing complicated code.

Besides, vital improvements are provided toward formation of parametric element. Once finished, parametric element formation will facilitate the clients to automatically create the Revit models from any application.

In Version 2020, enhancements to sectioning support is also provided along with new parameter support for element sets as well as new sweep and revolution elements. Besides, client applications can now include custom properties to elements, a powerful feature for several types of applications.

BimRv 2020 also comprises of fixes for various hundred member-reported issues. The SDK and release notes can be downloaded from www.opendesign.com

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

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Transfers numerous BIM models into real-time 3D with Unity Reflect

Unity Reflect is the newest tool for architects, building designers and engineers to transmit numerous BIM models into real-time 3D with a single mouse click.

The software is specifically designed to enhance the design review & construction planning methods by constantly synchronizing the changes done in Autodesk Revit to any Unity reflected-supported platform from mobile and desktop to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Unity Reflect simplifies the process to produce immersive and interactive experiences. BIM/CAD models from several designers are live-linked to a federated real-time 3D view that facilitates the project stakeholders to evaluate and take smart design decisions in real-time.

The software speeds up the project lifecycle for buildings and infrastructure by delivering real-time 3D to anyone. The software aids in visualizing the projects evidently (both all through design and in the jobsite) as well as recognize errors before any issue occurs.

Functionality of Unity Reflect:

Initially, the Revit users should set up the Unity Reflect plugin to transmit and organize data for real-time 3D experiences devoid of departing their design tools.

After that, with single click, Revit users synchronize BIM/CAD data to Unity Reflect and produce a real-time 3D experience. Each time, if any modification is made, it will be shown in Unity Reflect.

Through a constant data federation process held on a local machine or a network server, Unity Reflect deliver BIM and/or CAD data together from various designers and engineers dealing with several systems in one model. It automatically optimizes this data for real-time 3D along with storing BIM metadata.

After all models are federated, the software produces an interactive 3D experience that is allotted to any platform supported by Unity as well as live-linked to the original design applications for customization and multiple reviewers.

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

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Job for project architect in Los Angeles

TSK Architects is inviting applications for the position of mid-level project architect for their Los Angeles office for permanent basis.

Position Summary:

Take responsibility for creating technical drawings during all stages of a project, offer experiential and technical knowledge to provide perfect solution to design and construction issues,

convey priorities to both internal and external project teams, make sure to maintain quality for work products, create and implement Revit standards, help the project manager to produce and check budgets and schedules, and execute the project work plan. Communicate with consultants and agencies. Should have the capability to work with a team on bigger projects.

Educational qualification: Architectural degree from an recognized university. Experience: At least seven (7) years experience in production and coordination of documents in all stages of architectural practice. DSA Experience desirable.

Technical Skills:

• Display REVIT competency in advance commands of editing requirements, drawings set up for any type of project, management and use of all REVIT files and resolution of any related REVIT issues.
• Have knowledge of best practices for enforcing professional quality drawings.

• Recognize technical terms of the architectural and construction industry.
• Create complex plans, elevations, and details.
• Understand requirements/deliverables of all phases.
• Arrange and produce set of working drawings, and fulfill requirements/deliverables of SD, DD, and CD phases.
• Coordinate with government agencies, utility companies and acquire plan check approvals.
• Help choosing proper materials, systems and create all construction details and systems.

• Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the applicable building codes for independent code analysis and compliance.
• Review submittals, shop drawings, respond to RFI’s, and prepare bulletins for changes.

Click on the following link to apply for the post archinect.com

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How to create perfectly designed stairs in Revit

In this Revit tutorial, you will get some useful tricks which can be applied in the stair family within Revit to generate perfectly designed stairs.

You will learn in detail how to create a stair profile; how to edit and modify it to make stunning stairs.

Methods of creating stairs:

There exist two elementary methods for making stairs inside Revit Architecture. One can apply the “Run” tool or manually specify the stair boundaries and the location of the risers.

To apply both methods, one should remain in a plan view at the time of generating the stairs. For sketching out the stair boundaries and the riser lines, the following points should be kept in mind.

1) At what (vertical) level do the stairs start and end. It can be easily performed by choosing relevant levels. In most of the cases, these levels will relate two adjoining finished floor levels- one above the other.

2) The boundaries of the stairs- ie the sides of the stair should be on your left and right as you walk up and down them.

3) The position of the risers. In most cases, one will prefer the first riser to start at the base of the stair, the last riser should be at the top and all other risers should be placed uniformly in between. It is also possible to place each riser differently according to your choice.

To get more details, watch the following video tutorial.

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Microcenter Group and Autodesk to make Partnership to offer training on BIM and CAD

MicroCenter Group ties a knot with Autodesk to provide advance education on Autodesk design application, BIM and CAD.

Renowned information technology solutions company MicroCenter Group has officially declared its academic joint venture with Autodesk.

The program will facilitate the formation of an Autodesk authorised learning centre, Design BIM Studio, and Certiport authorised test centre.

The purpose of this alliance is to reanalyze advanced education and work skills in Autodesk design applications, 2D and 3D CAD designs, infrastructure designs, building information model (BIM) and BIM co-ordination, 3D model and real-world visualization.

The collaboration provides more value to industry professionals who will opt for advanced education on Autodesk software applications through the Micro Training Center (MTC), a subsidiary of MicroCenter Group.

Courses will be conducted on AutoCAD, AutoCAD-Civil 3D and Map 3D, AutoCAD–Plant 3D, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Structural, Navisworks, Inventor, 3DS Max, Fusion 360 and Maya and Autodesk professional certification.

MicroCenter Special Projects Business and MTC will set up BIM design and BIM Education centre this year, to provide complete building information modelling and implementation services through the 3D laser scanning technology, for building, infrastructure and metro-rail projects.

BIM studio will arrange advanced and professional skills training to engineers, architects, industry professionals, educators, and students.

Esri and Autodesk work in tandem to mutually provide GIS and BIM across multi-disciplinary teams and project life cycles.

The objective is to maintain an integrated and collaborative workflow that progresses understanding of projects within the framework, and minimizes inefficiencies, data loss, and cycle times.

Designers and engineers will be able to get GIS content from ArcGIS Online into Infraworks via the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS.

Content such as roads, pipelines, and electrical transformers will be directly imported depending on an authoritative, subsisting geographic system of record.

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Quick tricks to draw a column layout plan in AutoCAD

In column layout plan, the size of column and the location of column are provided. The column layout plan plays a crucial role for a Structure. The column layout helps in finding out the exact position of the structure.

How to draw the perfect Column Layout Plan with AutoCAD

Normally, the drawing of column layout plan is performed manually or through AutoCAD. AutoCAD software is the most popular software for drawing. Given below, some useful guidelines to draw the column layout plain in AutoCAD.

1. Column Shape Selection: Initially, it is required to select the column shape. There are several types of column shapes in various structures which range from circular, rectangular, box type column.

2. Draw the Column: Once the shape of the column is settled, then the drawing of the column should be started. Draw the column with rectangle (rec+Enter) or circle(c+Enter) command.

3. Settlement of the Column Position: Location of the column position is considered as the most vital part of a structure. The appearance of a structure is based on the location of the column. Therefore, it is necessary, to arrange all the columns at the exact location.

4. Fix the Grid Line: Gridline is considered as the vital part of a structure since the locations of all sections of the structure are arranged according to the grid line.

Draw the grid line (horizontal & vertical) with line (l+Enter) or construction line (xl+Enter) command.

5. Numbering the Grid Line: Numbering the grid line by a,b,c….. or 1,2,3….. Serially. It allows tracing something very easily.

6. Set the Dimension According To Grid Line: Set a dimension of all the columns with reference to grid line by applying dim leaner (diml+Enter) command to trace the exact position of a column.

7. Numbering the Column: Locate a column to notice the schedule can’t be possible devoid of perfect numbering. Therefore, the column should be numbered depending of its size & reinforcement.

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How to use full navigation wheels in Revit

In this Revit tutorial, you will get details on Full Navigation Wheels inside Revit.

The Full Navigation Wheels (big and mini) comprise of common 3D navigation tools which are useful for both visualizing an object and walking through a building.

The big and Mini Tour Building wheels give access to the tools given below:

• Zoom. Zooms in and out of the existing view.
• Rewind. Retrieves the most current view. It is possible to move backward or forward by clicking and dragging left or right.
• Pan. Shits the model up, down, to the left, and to the right.
• Orbit. Modify the orientation of the model by rotating the model around a pivot point when the view gets fixed.
• Walk. Simulates walking through a model.
• Up/Down. Slides the existing view of a model across the Z axis of the model.
• Look. Revolves the current view.
• Center. Specifies the center of the existing model view.

Note: While one of the Full Navigation Wheels is demonstrated, just press and hold the middle mouse button to pan, scroll the wheel button to zoom in and out, and press the SHIFT key at the time of pressing and holding the middle mouse button to orbit the model.

To change to the Mini Full Navigation Wheel

• Right-click on the wheel and click Mini Full Navigation Wheel..

To change to the big Full Navigation Wheel

• Right-click on the wheel and click Full Navigation Wheel.

Go through the following video tutorial to learn the applications of full navigation wheel.

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