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.

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How to use revit for generating animated GIFS

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MagiCAD 2018 UR-3 for Revit & AutoCAD

Progman introduced the new MagiCAD version for Revit and AutoCAD. MagiCAD 2018 UR-3 comes with new functions for MagiCAD Ventilation, Piping, Electrical, Sprinkler and Schematics modules.

MagiCAD 2018 Update Release 3 for Revit contains the following exclusive features:

• Generate crossings at one go with smart new functions
• Filter and manage builders work openings more competently
• Workout domestic hot water circulation flow rates
• Workout the time to attain hot water design temperature
• Measure the volume of the piping system
• Compute various design areas all at once in sprinkler design
• Produce custom cable trays in the dataset
• Identify your own circuit numbering rules
• Set up cable packet connections devoid of drawing wires
• Allot sizing methods to duct and pipe segments
• Workout the surface area of ducts and fittings

MagiCAD 2018 Update Release 3 for AutoCAD – Highlights

• New product class: LED stripes
• Workout the time to get to Hot Water Design Temperature
• Determine several design areas and systems concurrently in sprinkler design
• Reproduce text object settings with Create Similar
• Rotate symbols competently while inserting symbols to drawings
• Accumulate and deliver non-model drawings as part of projects
• Update circuit number to all cables

MagiCAD allows MEP design with Europe’s largest product model database, highlighting more than 1,000,000 actual products and product variants from 250 top manufacturers across the world. Each model inside the database is finished with perfect dimensions and wide-ranging technical data. MagiCAD provides localization for different country-specific standards, and it is very popular among contractors and designers in projects in over 70 countries globally.

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BuildingSP Launches A2P Toolkit for building information modeling management and coordination

BuildingSP, a software development firm for building information modeling (BIM) workflows, has just released beta testing for its latest software product, the A2P Toolkit.

The A2P Toolkit simplifies project collaboration by integrating Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Navisworks® to Procore® ConstructionOS, the most recognized construction project management software in the globe. Data from Autodesk’s prime BIM software platforms is broadcasted to Procore’s systems, where it is updated and administrated.

The A2P Toolkit is capable of managing project data across platforms from various software providers. By leveraging the public APIs arranged by Autodesk and Procore Technologies, it is possible to make functionality required by contractors.

A2P Toolkit contains the following exclusive features:

a. Uploading Navisworks files to Procore’s document storage
b. One-click data population of Procore locations with Revit room names
c. Procore Observation formation with Navisworks Viewpoints

The A2P Toolkit, sold as an enterprise software subscription, will involve an evolving set of functionality along with integration with BuildingSP’s ClashMEP product for interactive clash avoidance and design management in Revit.

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How to use Revit for creating model of a Parametric Tensile Canopy

In this Revit video tutorial, you will learn the process for making the model of a Parametric Tnesile Canopy. As the model will be a parametric family, it is possible to modify everything via parameters. It will be modeled as conceptual mass.

To create the model the following processes are followed :-

Initially, arrange the reference planes and include all the dimensions to attribute the parameters.

After that start modeling the construction poles and lock them in proper position.

In the end, model the fabric portion and save the file.

To speed up the modeling process, the following shortcuts are used :-

UN denotes Project Units
CS denotes Create similar
RP denotes Reference Plane
Al denotes Align

To get the detail modeling processes, go through the following video tutorial.

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MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves is the newest stand-alone app for Revit

MEPcontent adds another for MEP engineers, the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves. A great stand-alone app for Revit which can also be combined with the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Piping.

Easily filter on manufacturer, diameter, valve category, or technical properties. Select and place valves in your Revit project and work directly with localized and up-to-date manufacturer specific products.

With the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves app, you can get access to valve series from 6 leading manufacturers (Belimo, Econosto, Oventrop, TA, Victaulic and Watts Industries) and this number will be raised in the future. Choose valves on the basis of on pressure stage and contain fittings and flanges which are added automatically. Make best use of content and localize it with region along with article number, GTIN, manufacturer data and category. Apply the diameter from the pipes to be applied in your model and verify what valves are obtainable to set with your piping system.

The app can save huge time with regard to other leading modeling software. One has to utilize the clear app interface to choose and set valves in your Revit project devoid of various buttons and options to select from. The app can be integrated with other MEPcontent apps like the MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Piping, as well as Stabiplan’s Export and Import Excel app.

One can begin drawing pipes out of your favorite manufacturers like Georg Fischer, SANHA or Pegler Yorkshire. Include valves with this new app from the above mentioned six valve manufacturers. Export your project data from Revit into Excel, modify the data, distribute it with purchasers or management (who perhaps do not possess Revit) and import it back into Revit.

The free version of the Product Line Placer facilitates the users to choose Oventrop valves. Both balancing valves and ball valves from Hydro control and Optibal can be accessed in this version. The MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves can be downloaded from at free of cost. In order to get access to the product lines and series from the other brands, upgrade the app to obtain the full version (for 25 euro per month or equivalent in £ or $) and switch among product lines to avail more manufacturer specific content.

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progeSOFT SA released progeCAD’s iCADMac 2018 for Mac

Swiss-based progeSOFT SA released iCADMac 2018, a complete and professional 2D/3D DWG-based CAD system that has the ability to read and write AutoCAD files up to version 2018.

This newest version is compatible with Apple’s macOS El Capitan and High Sierra operating systems. The user interface is significantly improved to simplify the working process.

By applying more complete, contextual menus system, time & the numbers of mouse clicks can be saved significantly.

In iCADMac 2018, there are two user interfaces available for the users. The users can choose from either the classic “light grey” theme or the new “dark 2018” theme. With the help of the vector-based icons in the macOS menu architecture, high-resolution 4K displays are possible on Apple’s computers.

There are various new tools contained in iCADMac 2018 which range from a new AutoComplete feature to accelerate typing commands and system variables. SuperHatch generates an area hatch with an image, a block, an external reference, or a wipeout.

There exist new features for managing hatches and gradients. Trimmed hatches stay associative and function as a single entity. With a revamped dialog box, enhancements are also made to print dialogs. New Auto-Hide palettes are used to break down palettes automatically while shifting the pointer away from the palette. Palettes are expanded automatically while moving your pointer back towards them.

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Some leading free 3d modeling software for CAD users and 3D modelers

Given below, the detailed lists of best free 3d modeling software which can be used for animation, sculpting, visualization, simulate and ender graphic designs.

Wings 3D Modelling Software: It is a free open-source subdivision modeling software that contains extensive lists of selection and 3d modeling tools. It provides support for lights and materials, and an in-built AutoUV mapping facility. The software is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux.

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Sculptris: It is a virtual sculpting software program developed by Pixologic. The software is ideal for sculpture and used to create organic models. Sculptris is developed to work seamlessly with ZBrush. While choosing the “GoZ™” button in Sculptris, your whole mesh will be transmitted to ZBrush.

Open SCAD: OpenSCAD is a free software that is frequently used for producing solid 3D CAD objects. This simple 3d program is compatible with Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X.

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Daz Studio: It is a robust and free 3D creation software tool that can produce stunning 3D art for 3D artist or 3D animator.

With in-built file export capabilities, all of your Daz 3D contents are easily imported into other leading 3D software tools like 3DS Max, Mudbox and Maya. Export formats consist of Autodesk FBX, COLLADA, OBJ, BVH and Universal 3D.

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AutoDesk 123D: AutoDesk 123D includes a series of CAD and 3D-modeling tools. AutoDesk 123D also supports the 3D printing technology. It comprises of different tools to generate, design, and render 3D models. There are over 10,000 free 3D models to be utilized in personal projects. AutoDesk 123D supports Windows, macOS, iOS, Android (soon) platform.

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3D Crafter: 3D Crafter is a free real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that integrates an inherent drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling. The software allows you to import 3D file formats for some leading software like 3D Studio, AutoCAD, Maya, trueSpace, DirectX and more. All the complicated models can be developed from simple 3D primitives, or produced with 3D Crafter’s Shape Building Tools. Modeling tools can be applied to deform, sculpt, and paint 3D shapes.

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