What’s New in Revit 2019

Revit 2019 has just released and the Product Managers of Revit has shared about some information of the latest version; this new and improved version of Revit has support consistent, coordinated and complete modeling for multiskilled design that increases detailing and construction.

There are many parts can be seen at the starting of Revit 2019, from that window if user launches the icon named Sample Architecture Project many options can be seen which is pre loaded with Revit 2019 new features.

• On the upper of the left side in the Revit window users can see pre loaded navigating options which are opened in the window and make easier to move on from one tab to another. The best thing is that there is multi-screen support and tabbed views which make Revit 2019 a multitasking one. The windows can be maximized, minimized etc. at the same time.
• The Free Review option has added some levels in it which can be edit, remove as per the design; the Crop Window option has also added few things.
• The Graphic filters are also added and it upgraded new levels in 3D to work easier.
• Revit now allows having Complex Fill Patterns and Life like Rendering to work and have fun with patterns.

• Next feature is Split Railing that has simplified the modification and creation of railing in one click.

There are many more features available in Revit 2019, so it is worth to have a try them. autodesk.com

Watch the following online demonstration of Revit 2019.

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BricsCAD Shape – The newest dwg based solid modeler

BricsCAD Shape is the newest “push & pull” 3d modeling software application that is basically a constituent of its leading BricsCAD family, an indigenous DWG competitior to Autodesk AutoCAD.

BricsCAD Shape is free to use and it is compatible with both macOS and Windows. Linux support is in beta testing phase.

BricsCAD Shape performs similar to a conceptual 3d modeling program, and specifically designed to deal with various modeling tasks in different industries especially the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industries.

BricsCAD Shape facilitates the users to sculpt their ideas in solids from scratch. It’s provides the power of free-form modeling with complete CAD accuracy.

BricsCAD Shape comprises of an extensive library of 3D components so that the modelers can demonstrate their ideas efficiently. It is possible to import 3D models from any source, or produce 3d models independently.

It is possible to open shape model directly in BricsCAD BIM as well as create your design, whereas collaborating across disciplines with buildingSMART-certified IFC. It is also possible to generate construction drawings quickly and smoothly.

It makes CAD industry accurate solid-based schematic design; it is a solids modeler, not a surface modeler. It is primarily DWG-based and it is possible to carry an AutoCAD file into it devoid of translation or conversion.

The program can generate user-friendly parametric 3d direct-modeling components like doors, windows and materials.

To download the program, click on the following link bricsys.com

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Download 3D PDF Exporter Revit (V

ProtoTech Solutions has introduced its most updated version (v3.1) of 3D PDF Exporter plug-in for Autodesk Revit.

With this new version, the users will be able to define the page size and export 3D PDF according to this. The plugin is well suited with 600X600 inches custom page size. The user can view the page size in properties of PDF. It will be very suitable in printing the BIM models to scale.

The PDF template functionality in the earlier version has been enhanced significantly. This latest version allows the user to export 3D data on any page of PDF template.

Now, it is also possible to export rebar entities in 3D PDF.

Benefits of 3D PDF Exporters

• Provide support to implant 3D PDF PRC data into user defined templates.
• Support user defined page size upto 600 X 600.
• Supports face level colors and textures.

• A password can be set on the exported PDF file.
• Option to manage the file size and quality by indicating accurate value.
• With the help of a default compression, the file size can be decreased as far as possible.
• It is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

To get more detail, go through the following link prototechsolutions.com

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How to use revit for generating animated GIFS

In this construction article, you will learn how to use revit for generating your own animated GIFs.

Animated GIFs are most effective while employing a consistent view point and modify something inside the view, as for example the clarity of the elements or the cutting plane of a section box. Here, the cutting plane of a section box is modified in order that the GIF can animate the movement of the section via the building.

Initially, generate the 3D view and activate the section box. It is the starting view and ensure that the section box isn’t cutting the building. This view is titled as a “_01” suffix. A new 3D view template is also generated and included to this view. This template will be applied to manage the clarity of the section box in all the animation views.

After completing it, replicate the view, move the section box into the building by about 20 feet and redefine the view with an “02” suffix.

The entire method of replicating the view, moving the section box, and renaming the view is continued unless the section box has moved through the whole building.

It is recommended to utilize minimum 8 – 10 images. The animation will be smoother as the numbers of images are increased.

As soon as all the views are produced, edit the view template and deactivate the section box.

Step 2 – Export Images

After generating all the images, export them using the “Export Image” dialog. Go to the Revit button, choose “Export” then “Images and Animations” and lastly, “Image”. It will introduce the “Export Image” dialog.

In the “Export Image” dialog, choose the views to export in the “Export Range” section. Suppose, you are going to utilize PNG files, then in the “Format” section, PNG for “Shaded views” and “Non shaded views” are selected. Also, arrange the image size for the images in the “Image Size” section. It is suggested to apply 600 pixels horizontal for animated GIFs.

Choose the output folder then click “OK” to export the images.

Step 3 – Load Images into Photoshop

Now, the image files are ready for the animation, these should be transferred into the GIF file and animated. It will be performed with Photoshop. The initial step is to load the individual image files as layers with the “Load Files into Stack” script. To obtain the script, go to File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack.

Each image will be shown as a separate layer in the “Layers” dialog box.

To learn the remaining steps, go through the following article archdaily.com

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How to design wall structure (material) diagram in Revit

In this Revit video tutorial, you will know how to design a little wall structure diagram or wall material diagram by applying Revit 2017.

This wall structure diagram will contain common brick, plywood & sheathing grade, light gauge steel framing, thermal air layer, gypsum wall board etc.

To know the complete modeling process, go through the following video tutorial.

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bim.aero – The newest free program for BIM professionals

The iluac software, a company from France, recently launched a new program called bim.aero, to deal with the barriers which BIM delivers to designers by facilitating them to produce BIM models with software they are well versed.

The program can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. The software facilitates the users to develop a BIM model and database from almost any CAD or 3D source model. As the designers will be able to utilize their CAD or 3D design software according to their choice, they don’t need to focus on BIM considerations throughout the design and drawing phase of building projects.

bim.aero facilitates the users to import a 3D model as per their choice of CAD software. As soon as the model is imported, the user will be able to develop a BIM database by allotting the BIM hierarchies with in-built templates and standard IFC property data. Presently, bim.aero permits 3D models for being imported from the formats given below:

• SKP and SKB file formats (SketchUp)
• 3Dxx file format (3DTurbo)
• DXF file format (AutoCAD)
• FBX file format (Autodesk)
• OBJ and MTL file formats (Wavefront)
• 3DS file format (3D Studio)
• STL file format (3D Systems)
• DAE file format (COLLADA)
• ABC file format (Alembic)

After importing the model into bim.aero, users can simply generate BIM data hierarchy, and set up connections among its components and the imported geometry with predefined templates and user-friendly, drag-and-drop features. The users will be able to produce their own property and quantity dictionaries. The software is also applied to explore BIM data and navigate through a model, as well as render it, transforming it a robust 3D visualization tool.

bim.aero is free, but with the use of the software’s Premium Pack (in-App purchase), it is possible to export a final BIM project with the IFC 2×3 format. IFC is a base language that can be employed to deliver information among BIM applications whereas retaining the definitions of various types of information in the transfer. It arranges for BIM interoperability.

bim.aero offers the following exclusive features:

• An easy to use Mac interface
• Include different types of data to elements in a 3D model
• Generate and compose BIM hierarchy and visualization
• Drag-and-drop BIM entity to geometric components
• History of operations on any individual model components
• Find out components in the BIM by clicking on a map
• Intuitive and powerful hierarchical selection
• Apple Metal API-based rendering with anti-aliasing and Retina display support
• Perfect per-pixel transparency with fresnel term
• Cut-Planes
• X-Ray
• Textures and transparency

For more information, go through the following link bim.aero.iluac.com

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Job vacancies for BIM professionals worldwide

Given below, an extensive lists of jobs opportunities for BIM professionals all through the globe.

Safdie Architects is inviting applications for a BIM / Technology Manager in their Boston office.

The prospective candidate should have to work directly with all Project Managers and organize across all running firm projects. The candidate should contain minimum 5 years of working experience in a design and construction surroundings.

To get more details about this job, click on the following link.archinect.com/jobs/bim-technology-manager

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is seeking a BIM Specialist in their NYC location.

The prospective candidate should contain 3 to 7 years of professional experience with Revit. The candidate has to work primarily with the BIM Manager and with BIM project teams.

To get more details about this job, click on the following link.archinect.com/jobs/nyc-bim-specialist

A position for an Associate, BIM is vacant in NYC based SHoP Architects.

The candidate has to guide the team as a BIM coordinator in a large complicated model. The candidate should contain minimum 3 years of experience with consistent Revit modeling, organization, and documentation experience.

To get more details about this job, click on the following link archinect.com/jobs/associate-bim

Perkins Eastman is going to hire a BIM Lead in their NYC office as well as a BIM Manager/Project Architect in their San Francisco office.

The BIM Lead has to take responsibilities for finished plans, specifications or approval of materials and construction. The suitable candidate should contain minimum 8 to 10 years or more of experience with advances skills in supervising multiple project.

The BIM Manager will be liable for dealing with software related issues for the project design teams. The candidate should have also good skill set in simplifying project production.

To get more details about this job, click on the following links.archinect.com/jobs/bim-lead

Lake|Flato Architects is inviting application for the position of a BIM Manager in their San Antonio, TX office.

The candidate has to settle various, coexisting priorities whereas forecasting and responding to the various requirements of the firm and its clients. The suitable candidate should contain minimum 10 years AEC project experience together with a minimum of 5 years Revit experience.

To get more details about this job, click on the following links.archinect.com/jobs/bim-manager

Hornberger + Worstell, based in San Francisco, is currently hiring a Job Captain/BIM Coordinator.

The prospective candidate should contain at least 3 to 8 years of experience with a desire to maintain long term relationship with the company. Besides, the candidate has to work in tandem with the Production Director and the BIM Manager on project development working.

For more job vacancies for BIM professionals, click on the following link.archinect.com

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