How to Calculate Number of Floor Tiles in Revit

I cannot comprehend the significance of such a tiny change when somebody as well informed and talented as me doesn?t fully comprehend this aspect of the revolutionized computing technology & using it for calculating the number of tile.

After all, I am sure people have always been asking me on Twitter if or when everyone should be using an app called Re-Think-Tile for figuring out their number of tiles. Let alone calculating them. People like me were playing around with ideas such as these concepts are pretty awesome.

Modeling Additional Thin Walls & Floors

Using an inch thickness (12mm) as the wall thickness, create a new wall and floor type. These are known as INT-Finish Floor and INT-Finish Wall. As you already have a standard name, you can adapt it to meet it.

In your modeling, you can use these elements to indicate a specific finish. To arrange a floor element over the main floor element, you must set an offset that is equal to the element thickness. You should also ensure the main model elements don’t include any finish layers.

Finish the wall by joining the main wall

Doors and windows will cover by the additional finish wall by default. Joining both walls together is quite simple using the Join option in the Modify tab. After the wall finishes, the openings will embed automatically.

Hide finishing elements by adding a filter

It is a benefit of this strategy that the floor and walls finish pattern can hide in most views. So, the finishes appear in particular finishes views but remain hidden in other construction documents. By using shortcut VG, access the Visibility and Graphics menus. Choose a filter from the submenu. The new filter will appear once you click it.

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BIM is here to stay: Why it’ll matter most in 2021 and beyond

During the last four decades, construction companies have been using BIM. By streamlining operations and reducing costs, it has proved beneficial to construction companies. While this may not seem like a huge change, it will allow smooth operations on COVID-19 when teams split between different locations.

The use of BIM will continue to be important to companies as vaccines develop, especially as they use it in innovative ways. They need to find an implementation partner that can help them to leverage BIM to its full potential.

Evolution of BIM in 2021

Adoption of Cloud

The construction process will naturally result in clashes and errors as the project progresses. An important value proposition of Building Information modeling is identifying and fixing these clashes. It will be impossible to assess the progress of a project unless all stakeholders have access to the same information from the site. The contractors will save time and money by reworking a plan that doesn’t crash.

Whenever a project involves several stakeholders, real-time data sharing becomes cumbersome. Large data sets make it even more difficult. The use of cloud-based applications has sped up the BIM data-sharing process. Cloud-based applications are given to stakeholders, allowing them to have access to the data no matter where they locate. Thanks to a more collaborative effort among different members, businesses have seen their processes improve.

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An Overview of BIM’s Future Scope and its Advantages & Disadvantages

BIM-related services are thus equally vast and exciting, and by extension, equally extensive by extension. Every building will have a digital version of itself in our digital future as more and more people realize the importance of Building Information Models.

However, it is now widely acknowledged that information about buildings is inadequate, outdated, inaccurate, often buried in static documents, and in some cases, completely absent.

The fact that carrying out operational and maintenance tasks, emergency response, and building transactions require a search for information or the survey and creation of information usually result in a time-consuming, expensive, and time-consuming process.

Concept of BIM in Future

It would be amazing if you had a digital copy of what you would see in real life. It is a virtual building. A digital, searchable, accessible, accurate database that would contain all the relevant information you need to operate, maintain, and transact. This environment provides a greater chance of maintaining the building’s information than dealing with thousands of separate drawings, documents, and schedules.

Moreover, in this digital environment, information is more easily searched and used for a variety of purposes. So the information has far more value than thousands of separate paper-based documents, drawings, or schedules. Building transactions and operations are likely to be faster and cheaper with quality information.

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Here are the highlights of AutoCAD 2022 by Autodesk

Architects and designers worldwide continue to use this long-established digital drawing and drafting tool. Several new features of AutoCAD’s newest edition streamline the design process and integrate automation tools to meet the needs of today’s digital world. The program’s user interface has been upgraded to improve the user experience. Along with the desktop versions, Autodesk also released AutoCAD 2022 and AutoCAD LT 2022 for Mac.

Features of AutoCAD 2022

Tool sets related to Industry Specific

A variety of industry-specific toolsets, such as Architecture, Mechanical, and Electrical, are included in AutoCAD 2022. These toolsets include libraries containing hundreds of thousands of intelligent parts, symbols, and features. As part of its productivity study, Autodesk tracked the time saved by its specialized toolsets.


Users can generate Share links that open in AutoCAD’s web app. It enables designers to share drawings securely and directly from AutoCAD. It assigns different levels of control and access to recipients, such as View-only access or edits access.


Designers and collaborators can view and edit AutoCAD DWG files using the Trace application from any device, including the AutoCAD mobile app and web applications. As soon as users reopen AutoCAD on a desktop to incorporate the changes, the feedback collected via Trace appears in the context of the DWG file.


The program calculates the number of blocks or geometry within an AutoCAD DWG file and exports the results to an easy-to-update table. This tool allows users to conduct quantity takeoffs or count parts.

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7d BIM Is Out. Here’s What’s In

Architects, engineers, and building contractors are increasingly using BIM in their projects. Each of the building sectors has its own purposes and benefits of BIM, like the architectural, engineering, and construction sectors. By reducing the waste of materials and assessing the risk of a project, BIM is useful in the construction sector. The most important benefit of BIM is that it helps avert clashes on the site and reduces mistakes there as well.

Imagine a simple software tool that could be used by building designers to easily incorporate embodied carbon impacts and whole-life costs into the design. Adding 7D BIM to the already existing 4D and 5D BIM promises to add another dimension. One of 7D BIM’s pioneers is an industry consortium consisting of Morgan Sindall Construction, Galliford Try Partnerships, Hoare Lea, Prosperity Capital, BLP Insurance, Etex, Elliott Wood, and Stanhope.

Define BIM Dimensions

Your BIM models will be able to integrate additional dimensions of data into your models, giving you a better understanding of the construction project.

Define 7D BIM

7D building information modeling is used by builders and project managers alike during the maintenance and operation of a project. BIM with a 7D CAD would allow for optimized project management from conception to demolition. It consists primarily of 3D as well as time, cost, and sustainability intelligence. Asset data that can be tracked in this area include warranty information, technical specifications, and operations manuals.

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BIM’s Value in the Construction Market in 2021

Building Information Modeling is a collaborative and intelligent method for the planning, design, and construction of buildings and other structures using 3D models. In addition to conceiving the building, this tool can design it in detail and document it.

Construction information can manage throughout the life cycle of a project using BIM. Several experts believe that BIM is a major step towards the digital revolution, nationally and at work.

Global BIM coverage in 2021

It’s exciting to see how different countries have implemented building information modeling. There are several dimensions of BIM, and the levels of sophistication and development vary widely across countries and industries. An individual dimension shows a particular level of maturity based on predefined criteria.

The Building information modeling methodology has positive effects for economies that are early adopters despite the different standards of BIM across countries. As the pandemic progresses, implementing BIM becomes even more important.

Digital, remote collaboration isn’t just a great way to work. Additionally, it could be used to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Education infrastructure using BIM, for example, can be easily monitored and controlled during educational activities.

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BIM's Value in the Construction Market in 2021
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The 7 best CAD Programs for Children in 2021 for 3D Modeling

You need the best CAD program for kids if your child wants to design 3D printable parts. You can provide your child with such tools so that can learn virtual thinking, geometry, and 3D printing. These intuitive solutions will be of great assistance to you when teaching your children or your entire class. Kids between the ages of 4 and 13 can use them.

1. 3D Slash

Mine craft fans might like 3D Slash. There’s no doubt that the platform inspires by a popular kid’s game. As children use hammers, trowels, and chisels to break apart and build objects composed of blocks, 3D modeling takes the form of using hand tools.

An intelligently designed interface with instantly recognizable icons only adds to this colorful and entertaining experience.

Miniature users immediately present with tutorials after opening 3D Slash, making it easy to get started. Additionally, creations may be stored and shared easily since Google Drive connects to the tool. The STL file format is an option available for export when a model finishes.

2. Tinker Cad

Children can make 3D images on this CAD program using its various features. Using the downloadable template along with Tinker Cad’s enticing material, you can easily create Computer Abrasive objects. For example, you can use the templates to make chairs, tables, cabinets by pre-drilling the holes in different sizes.

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AEC operations get spatial context thanks to ArcGIS GeoBIM by ESRI

As of October 4, 2021, ArcGIS GeoBIM will be widely available. As part of the release of a new product, ESRI is enhancing the ability of BIM project teams to utilize GIS. In addition to integrating with ArcGIS GeoBIM, Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro is a cloud-based software program that enables model coauthoring, collaboration, and coordination.

ArcGIS GeoBIM, ESRI’s new web-based product that links systems and workflows between GIS and BIM, has just been released. In the Design, Construction, and Operation of large AEC projects, ArcGIS GeoBIM provides a spatial context for BIM using Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro. It is built on the Autodesk Construction Cloud and enables design collaboration, coordination, and model sharing.

Geospatial Context for AEC Professionals

GeoBIM from ArcGIS provides AEC teams with easy-to-use, innovative web-based tools that enable them to work together and explore data from multiple systems in a geospatial context. ArcGIS GeoBIM integrates with Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro, built on the Autodesk Construction Cloud, which provides design collaboration, coordination, and model authoring.

The ArcGIS GeoBIM tool provides project leaders and stakeholders with an integrated view of asset locations, costs, issues, and risks throughout the life of the project, including in industries like infrastructure, construction, planning, and transportation.

AEC professionals have the flexibility to work together without silos, which provides them with the ability to meet the challenges of the future on an unprecedented scale.

Today’s AEC professionals need a common view of assets within a geospatial context to collaborate on many global initiatives to improve construction, design, and planning practices.

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Possibly the most powerful Visualization tool of our time: Autodesk Revit live

Autodesk searches for a new frontier in Revit to conquer the visualization frontier. The Revit rendering engine has never seemed like an afterthought. It can’t compare to dedicated renderers like V-Ray, Keyshot, or Maxwell.

With the release of Revit Live, Autodesk hopes to change that with a plug-in that provides architects with a fresh new Revit, complete with visualization tools integrated seamlessly into the base program.

Why Anyone Think about Autodesk Revit Live?

It is highly appreciated by clients to go around the building before breaking ground on the project. Having gone through a lengthy and sometimes difficult process of permitting and designing, they gain confidence that the project will succeed.

Visualization of this kind strengthens the trust between designer and client and allows for a little more freedom in decision making, so clients do not have to think that everything will work out for them. As a result, they can see for themselves how things will unfold.

Features of Autodesk Revit Live

Real Time Visualization

Autodesk Revit Live allows architects and designers to create visualizations, walkthroughs, animations, and even virtual reality tours of their building models in real-time using Revit.

Users can then explore the virtual space to their heart’s content as it collects material and texture information directly from the components within the model.

With this technology, design firms can take advantage of an interactive visualization tool without investing in expensive equipment. Whenever you make changes to the model, Autodesk Revit live updates the model visualization almost immediately.

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