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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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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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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Progman introduces latest version of MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD

Progman, a Glodon Group having specialty in software and services for the building industry over 35 years, has introduced the most updated version of its flagship building information modeling (BIM) platform, MagiCAD 2018 Update Release 2 (UR-2).

MagiCAD 2018 UR-2 for Revit and AutoCAD provides new features for MagiCAD Ventilation, Piping, Electrical and Room modules.

Given below, some exciting features of the software :-

MagiCAD 2018 UR-2 for Revit New Features

Ventilation: Simulate the operation of ventilation systems — The users can assess how a ventilation system will operate in a building prior to installation of the system. The software allows working out flow distribution for various fan settings and damper positions. This BIM feature makes sure that an inexpensive and efficient system is designed. This feature is also available in the AutoCAD module.

Use an extended set of standard connections with rectangular ducts — Designing duct connections can be a time-consuming process, especially when the ducts you are connecting are different sizes. This new feature simplifies the process for designing duct connections of various sizes. It saves significant times by automating duct connections with standard (15, 30, 45, 60 and 90) bends. It is possible to attach two duct ends or a duct end to the side of another duct. In spite of the fact that ducts to be designed do not contain the equivalent size or height, MagiCAD automatically includes the required reducer while generating the connection.

Set up access panels in ventilation projects— This MagiCAD comprises blocks for multiple types of access panels, along with circular, semicircular, flat surface-based panels and end cap panels. These premodeled blocks facilitate smooth installation and management of access panels for a completely designed ventilation system.

Choose and configure S parts and Y branch fittings— It has the capability to choose, configure and set up S parts and Y branch fittings directly from the MagiCAD toolbar at the time of designing and modeling the system. For this purpose, just select the appropriate fitting type, put the connector sizes, and install them.

Create flange definitions for rectangular ducts— You can design the best ventilation system possible, but if you haven’t taken into account commercially available standard duct lengths, you’re going to rack up custom fabrication costs very quickly that could potentially eliminate any savings you’d hoped to achieve with an efficient design. MagiCAD allows you to create ductwork flange definitions. The MagiCAD Split Segments tool empowers the designers to split the duct system into standard lengths and then allocate flange definitions from the dataset for separate duct instances and fittings. It allows the users to recognize individual duct parts and count them properly when producing bills of materials as well as ordering products from manufacturers.

Piping: Make calculations on the basis of exact product temperature variation— Precise flow data is necessary for sizing pipes and pumps. With the use of the new temperature difference setting with fan coil units, climate beams, heaters and so on, the flow and pressure drop values are recalculated automatically, to provide more precise flow data for sizing and pressure drop calculations.

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Reinforcement modeling in combined footing with Revit

In this Revit tutorial, you will learn how to use Revit for creating the model of reinforcement in combined footing.

There are various tools in Revit which can be utilized for modeling 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) surrounding. This presentation offers brief information on how to employ these tools in an efficient manner for the development of complete, detailed, and more accurate reinforcement designs.

The reinforcement tools can also be utilized to add reinforcement, like rebar, reinforcement bars, or fabric to valid hosts, like concrete columns, beams, walls, foundations, and structural floors.

Watch the following video tutorial to learn creating model of reinforcement.


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Benefits of integrating BIM Level 2 with the project

The design is considered as the most vital phase of any project and the design should be proper prior to go ahead is the basis for smooth delivery and successful completion. Throughout initial planning phases, manufacturers and specialists can provide a wide array of benefits.

With collaboration, main contractors and architects can establish technical and estimating support as well as get benefitted from manufacturers’ consultancy and increasing knowledge of products and methods currently available that would fulfill the requirements of main contractor’s like offsite solutions or alternative materials.

Involving all related parties at design phase develops a collaborative approach from the beginning. Dealing with all the options obtainable to them, and getting manufacturers to participate in initial technical meetings, signifies the plan of the project on the whole is more up to date. Devoid of proper feedback at the conceptual and developmental design phases, the design during the project will always encounter modifications which possibly lead to both delays and extra costs.

Integrating BIM Level 2: Here, lies the importance of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 . The concept of BIM refers to the method of designing, constructing or managing a building, infrastructure or landscape asset with electronic information. Practically, it signifies that a project should be designed and constructed with data sets and images digitally, prior to visit the site. The purpose of BIM is to meet time, cost and quality needs by handling the project with a more organized and consistent method of work.

Collaborating from the starting of the project, all parties function collectively with the equivalent methods to develop a comprehensive and all-inclusive design that defines all required materials and methods employed as well as provides a final cost and timescale to hand over the project.

The successful completion of a project mainly depends on the Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) and the BIM Execution Plan (BEP).

With the EIR settled throughout the vital design phases, it describes the project along with the implemented standards, necessary outputs, when these will be delivered and in what format, as well as any supporting documentation. All the parties associated with the project can get a clear conception of what is desired and to turn into BIM Level 2 certified, a customized BIM Implementation Plan (BIP) should be made.

Inside BIM, the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) belongs to a vital document as it sustains project integration. A written plan that gets all of the tasks and relevant information collectively as specified in the EIR, with all the stakeholders and processes taken into account.

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By analyzing in the design phases, this BIM documentation is produced and can support the rest of the project during the construction phases right through to building handover.

With the implementation of BIM Level 2, allotting time in design and planning, and consulting with all related parties to receive their valuable specialist perception, the main contractor gets the ability to create an informed, fixed and detailed design to be utilized during the project as well as facilitates to guarantee timely, on-budget delivery and successful execution of the project.

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IMAGINiT Clarity 2018.1 is just launched for BIM professionals

The leading software developer IMAGINiT Technologies launched IMAGINiT Clarity 2018.1. Clarity facilitates the building project teams to employ Autodesk Revit software model data in new and intelligent ways so that building information modeling (BIM) teams can achieve superior control on the models and save huge time and effort.

With superior access to important metrics facilitates our customers to recognize issues related to any of their models across all active projects. This, together with clarity’s current and new task automation features, empowers BIM teams to get the complete view of their model health for more consistent results.

Key New Features

With IMAGINiT Clarity, the teams get the ability to take superior decisions with deeper understandings of the projects containing superior analytics, multiple model views and graphical dashboards. Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-

• Extended BIM Analytics and a new graphical dashboard facilitates BIM coordinators to look at prime metrics over projects and arrange company-wide standards for a sound understanding of model data. These analytics also facilitate BIM teams to control modeling issues in a superior manner which range the number of Revit Warnings, file size, and 50 other metrics to determine model health over time.

• Superior Collaboration for Revit Integration provides the capacity to computerize the tasks like importing updated models from project partners. The process can also be automated to back-up data from the Cloud to A360 and drive it to other software programs like ProjectWise.

• Additional Task Management Features makes it possible to export data to Microsoft Excel, and filter tasks through server so that BIM coordinators can handle the workload on their hardware whereas processing numerous jobs.

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IMAGINiT Clarity 2018.1 is just launched for BIM professionals

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