Saturday, March 24, 2012

Another new BIM Software "Assemble"

Another new BIM Software that integrates with Revit and Navisworks to Publish, Takeoff, Compare Condition, Review
Their Claim
Assemble is based on the idea that design software and construction software should communicate better. We believe that technology can make the design and construction process easier, more manageable, and significantly more productive.
Assemble works with existing BIM programs that architects, engineers and construction professionals already use. It is by integrating the functions of these tools together that we arrived at the Assemble solution.

Looks Interesting

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

University of Technology Sydney’s Partners with Autodesk for ICE Studio

What a great Idea
and what will the Western Australian Universities usual nothing I guess. Architecture is not about software ....yes but software and BIM is a tool of the trade and I am still flabbergasted how our WA Universities put their head in the sand..... And I don’t know what they are waiting for...
Appreciation for Tafe that actively supports and investigates, what the Architectural profession want and needs.

Australia’s UTS Partners with Autodesk for ICE Studio

Thursday, March 15, 2012

MEP BIM Australia Standards Released

BMA Standards Released - Naming conventions and Units of Measure and Guidelines for scheduling plant, equipment and fittings

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Revit View Range

The last WARUG meeting was all about Visibility and i thought it timely show or remind you of  2 very good Posts, an excellent explanation of View Depth from Paul Aubin and a very valuable Post about the Revit Visibility Hierarchy from the Revit Clinic

 And in case you are looking for something here is a list i made a long while ago it may not be fully up to date and not in the best order but still helpful.and a very exhausting 33 Point List from the folks at the Revit Forum

Visibility or how to find a Needle in a Haystack
  • Did something in your project disappear? 
  • Make sure your not in Temporary Hide
  • First, check to see if it is still visible in other views.
  • Check the “Reveal Hidden Elements” tool
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. Is the object category (and subcategories) ON?
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. Is the line style set to Override?
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. Is the detail level set to By View?
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. Are all the worksets ON?
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. Are all the filters ON?
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. If the object is in a linked file check Revit Links.
  • Check Visibility/Graphics. Check each design option.
  • If in Group check if Hidden
  • Try changing phase and phase filter in View Properties (VP).
  • Try changing the detail level of the view.
  • Are all your worksets opened? (it may be hiding in a closed workset).
  • Are your Worksets set to Visible in this view
  • Check View Range in View Properties (VP).
  • Check for Plan Regions if in a floor plan view.
  • The object may have been moved to a new elevation.
  • Check Crop Region and Far Clip settings in View Properties (VP).
  • Check Annotation Crop
  • Set your view to wireframe. It may be hiding behind a filled region or other object.
  • Select the Linework tool (set to By Category) and see if it wasn't hidden with this tool
  • If the problem is with a family file open the family and check the visibility of the elements.

If you can't find it by now it was probably deleted.

And keep reminding your colleagues not to use the Line-work-tool to hide lines or use the Hide by Element or white Lines......