Friday, November 25, 2011

BIM rocks Insurance Industry

Please check out this website by Rick Management Consultant Michael Loeters. The BIM revolution is sending ripples throughout the legal and insurance industries. Michael is one of the people who 'get it' and is actively changing with the times. Below is his latest video blog on insurance industry and BIM trends.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

James Vandezande Presentation at SU

Only a month late...Just wanted to say a big thank you to James for coming up to our SolidCAD University event. We're still getting positive comments about the quality of this event.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Free Revit Videos

Here are a bunch of free intermediate Revit videos, including how to create Revit Titleblocks. More are one their way.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Revit Wish List

AU is coming up and I need to get my Revit Most Wanted list together. Please comment on the list below:

Open the Revit Database Already!
Most of my wishes revolve around opening up the Revit database. 
We need schedules to query anything from any category. 
Tags need to be able to read data from other objects and categories ie. Doors reading Room numbers.
We need an automated Room Datasheet maker. A schedule that will list everything in a particular room.
Universal Search. Similar to Navisworks, search by multiple conditions and save searches. Or just start typing a find anything.

Automated and Enhanced Project Browser
Project Browser makes and manages Phase and Design Option views automatically.
Drag and drop views between folders.
Automated naming of views ie. Room 101 South Elevation
Automated 3D Section Box views which are linked to the extents of plans, sections and elevs.

Print conditional statement colours in schedules.
Schedules to include Family thumbnails.

Phasing Refinement
Phase filters that show multiple phases backward .

Global visibility control
A global option in the Visibility/Graphics box.

Other Stuff 
Universal Annotation Settings Interface
Walls which have a 'centreline' built in for various uses rating plans
Edit Family button for Annotation like Levels and View Titles.
Distance lineweight control
Not even going to bother asking for Site tool enhancements.
Two Click Revision Bubbles