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

How to use revit for generating animated GIFS

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DWG FastView-CAD Viewer & Editor

DWG FastView is a cross-platform CAD software for the designers that supports AutoCAD (DWG, DXF, OCF, DWS, DWT, BMP, JPG, PDF, etc.). The software contains different types of CAD functions which facilitate you to perform CAD work on the move and experience the greatest mobile CAD experience.

With this app, one will be able to view, edit, generate, & allocate all your CAD drawings, integrate to cloud from several devices with a single mouse click, access the design anytime from any remote location.

Given below, some exclusive features of the app :-

(1) Complete Free CAD APP
• Creating, browsing and editing are completely free.
• Deal with various types of large files without any restriction.
• Well matched with AutoCAD.

(2) No registration & Offline drawings
• Just download DWG FastView and apply it instantly devoid of any registration.
• It is possible to save your masterpieces in the local workspace devoid of internet.
• Drawings from E-mail, Cloud Service or Network Disk like Dropbox, are opened, observed, edited and distributed as well with Internet.

(3) Ability to export to PDF, BMP, JPG and PNG, and allocate it to anyone liberally
• Convert CAD drawings into PDF format and adjust its paper size, orientation, color and so on.
• Transform CAD drawings to image format-BMP, JPG, PNG.
• All of them can be inspected and distributed with DWG FastView.

(4) View Mode and Edit Mode to fulfil various requirements
• To fulfil your requirement, just OPEN and VIEW .dwg, View Mode will arrange simple tools for FASTER VIEW .dwg.
• Edit Mode is very effective for professional and practical drawing.

(5) Cross platform application
• With one account, it is possible to obtain and synchronize drawings via DWG FastView Cloud Service from browser, mobile and computer anytime anywhere, distribute or replace your drawings suitably and securely.

To get more features and download the app, go through the following link

DWG FastView-CAD Viewer & Editor

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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.

For more information, visit

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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.

For more information, go through the following website

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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.

How to design wall structure (material) diagram 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.

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

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Datakit expands its BIM offer with a Revit format reader

Datakit, a leading company in CAD data exchange, unveil its brand new interface: a library to read Revit files (*.rvt), the native format of the well-known Autodesk’s BIM software.

This new interface expands Datakit’s BIM offering, begun in January 2017 with an IFC reader.

“Following our arrival into the BIM world one year ago, and following the positive feedback from our customers regarding our IFC reader, we have decided to expand our offer in order to also satisfy their native BIM data import needs.”, Explains Olivier Rigollet, CEO of Datakit. « As Revit is the most popular BIM software presently, it was natural to complete our range with this format. After one year of work, we are now able to provide a first version to our customers. »

As the other Datakit’s interfaces, this reader is independent of any external API, so it does not require a Revit license to work.

This new interface has been integrated into CrossManager, the standalone software of Datakit. CrossManager’s users are thus able to convert .rvt files to IGES, STEP, PRC and 3DPDF. New combinations will be available in the future.

Datakit expands its BIM offer with a Revit format reader

A Revit file, converted in 3DPDF with CrossManager. The file can thus be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader™ to be viewed. The instances list of the original model is accessible.

Software vendors can also take advantage of this new interface in order to provide their users with interoperability with Revit format.

This is possible thanks to CrossCad/Ware: a SDK that can be integrated in a third-party software. By integrating CrossCad/Ware in their own application, software vendors benefit from Datakit’s technology, enabling them to access to Revit format data. They can thus read geometrical data along with colors and instancescontained in Revit 2017.x files. The API integration is easy and is seamless for end users.

Datakit expands its BIM offer with a Revit format reader

CrossCad/Ware enables to support Revit files in your own application.

This tool is ideally suited to BIM software vendors, Indeed, It will enable them to offer their users to work from models initially designed with Revit.

But it is also intended to all other fields’ software vendors who want to offer their users the ability to import Revit data.

Many software vendors already have confidence in the robustness of CrossCad/Ware. Already more than a hundred of software from different fields of activity (CAM, ERP, PLM, visualization, simulation, control, metrology, BIM…) rely on Datakit’s technology to read 3D data.

To try Revit files conversion with CrossManager, or to get more information about the software integration possibilities, you can visit or contact Datakit at +33 478 396 369.

You will also be able to meet Datakit team during its visit to BIM WORLD event, in Paris on March 29th, 2018.


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