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

Download 3D PDF Exporter Revit (V

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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

How to use revit for generating animated GIFS

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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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A free Revit and AutoCAD App is just launched for HVAC specialists

MEPcontent and Mitsubishi Electric jointly introduce a free Revit and AutoCAD App to allow HVAC specialists to discover appropriate Mitsubishi Electric articles for their projects.

To download MEPcontent App: the Mitsubishi Electric System Designer for Revit and AutoCAD, click on the following link.

With this app, it becomes easier for MEP engineers, designers and modelers to discover, choose and configure entire Mitsubishi Electric heating and cooling systems inside a BIM project. Now, it is not required to leave your Revit or AutoCAD project with the built-in Mitsubishi Electric plugin. After downloading this free App, one can instantly access all Mitsubishi Electric products associated with cooling and heating systems.

Save time by exploring through article number, description, model or series and filter on technical properties like the nominal heating capacity. As soon as it is arranged in your model, it is possible to distribute product specific data like localized article numbers, GTIN or URL’s with purchasing- or management stakeholders. Directly order your essential Mitsubishi Electric products from inside the BIM project with an up-to-date Bill-Of-Materials.

The following product series are now accessible in the App: Mitsubishi Electric City Multi, Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan, Mitsubishi Electric E-series, Mitsubishi Electric Lossnay, Mitsubishi Electric Mr. Slim. This App will be continuously sustained and updated, with the updated product information, as well as with new functionalities to accelerate the designing process of HVAC systems. Later on, the App will be updated with the inclusion of functionality to draw piping and place fittings with exact sizes to easily join units.

One can download the MEPcontent Mitsubishi Electric System Designer App for Revit and AutoCAD for free from the MEPcontent store:

A free Revit and AutoCAD App is just launched for HVAC specialists

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BricsCAD V18.2 is launched for improved 3D modeling

BricsCAD V18.2 is launched with some new and advanced features which are included in core BricsCAD platform.

New associative center-lines and center marks will facilitate to make the drawing and modeling tasks automated. In V18.2, a new option called In-place text editing is available. Viewport boundaries can also be applied for TRIM and EXTEND. The trademark BricsCAD Quad cursor and roll-over tips are improved significantly in V18.2. Besides, it is possible to generate 2D and 3D constraints easily in BricsCAD V18.2.

In BricsCAD V18.2, there is a multi-resolution, consistent image cache to show PDF underlays. It is effective for rapid Zoom and Pan operations. It is also possible to manage how BricsCAD regenerates the underlay to satisfy your definite requirements.

With improved 3D direct modeling, the users will be able to produce rotated, swept and symmetric solids conveniently. Detected model boundaries are utilized for developing advanced shape. The 2D drawing generation performance of VIEWBASE is reformed significantly.

BricsCAD V18.2 comprises of the BricsCAD LISP Advanced Development Environment, but it is also termed as BLADE. LISP is alive in BricsCAD!

BricsCAD BIM V18.2: The powerful BricsCAD BIM auto-classifier, “BIMIFY”, comes with greater functionality in V18.2. Model elements with standard profiles are considered as structural members, and auto-tagged with their profile data. Supplimentary smarts are included to BricsCAD BIM to accelerate the formation and editing of linear solids. There is also support for Australian Standard Steel Section profiles.

Room detection becomes superior for room bounding elements. In BIM V18.2, volume sections are affixed to a Room as interior elevations. The BIM Suggest tool can employ section views to show you how your BIM suits together. Put in a component into any wall segment and it’s automatically BIM classified. In V18.2, it is also possible to split the link among a window and a wall to eliminate the window and sustain the wall opening.

For more information, go through the following link

BricsCAD V18.2 is launched for improved 3D modeling

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How to create parametric walkway in Revit

In this revit video tutorial, you will be familiar with the necessary steps to model a parametric walkway (twisted looking structure with triangular grid) in Revit.

It begins like a conceptual mass family. You will learn the methods essential for creating model of a spline with triangular profiles at various angles as well as transform it into a form.

Then you will gather knowledge on how to create the model of a curtain panel based family and load it into the mass. Finally, you will learn how the mass is loaded into the project with the addition of a concrete strip at the floor level.

While generating a mass family in the Family Editor, it is possible to load the family into a project, and set instances of the mass family in the project.

Click NewConceptual Mass. In the New Conceptual Mass dialog, opt ofr Mass.rft, and click Open.

The file is available in the following folder:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Autodesk\\Family Templates\\Conceptual Mass

The conceptual design environment opens. The Forms tool and other tools are applied to generate the mass.

In the tutorial, the following shortcuts are used to accelerate the speed of the work.

UN – Project Units
CS – Create Similar
RP – Reference Plane
Al – Align LL – Level

To view the complete processes, go through the following revit tutorial.

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Download European Wide Flange HEA HEB Profile Steel Sections dwg CAD drawings

Download CAD drawings for European Wide Flange HEA HEB Profile Steel Sections. These CAD drawings are available in .dwg and .dxf formats. All of the available European Wide Flange HEA HEB profile steel column sections which are drawn to 1:10 scale in CAD dwg drawing.

All the drawings can be imported into any project with copy & paste commands without any difficulty. Geometrical dimensions for each section are also demonstrated.

Sections which are contained in this CAD drawings are

There drawings are very useful structural engineers to simplify and accelerate the steel designing process.

To download these drawings at free of cost, click on the following link

Download European Wide Flange HEA HEB Profile Steel Sections dwg CAD drawings

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