Architecture + Technology | MSc. BIM, BSc. Arch. Tech. (Hons)



Moving from Planning to Tender Stage Drawings with Revit

Moving from Planning to Tender Stage Drawings with Revit

So you’ve submitted your planning drawings and received your permission from the local council. The drawings were modelled in Revit…

Revit Property Lines – Edit Linetype

Category : Revit
Revit Property Lines – Edit Linetype

To edit the linetype of property lines in Revit. Navigate to Manage Tab > Settings Toolset > Object Styles and finally,…

Revit – Graphic Display Options

Revit – Graphic Display Options

For the Concept Stage of an Architectural project, drawing presentation is a key feature. One of the most powerful tools for…

Revit – Survey Point & Project Base Point

Category : BIM, Revit, Small Project BIM
Revit – Survey Point & Project Base Point

The Survey Base Point is a constant location or point of origin that can be a point on your site or…

Getting Started With Revit – Open New Project & Place Walls

Category : Revit

A brief introduction to start a new Revit project, place some walls and attach them to levels.

Starting to use Dynamo ? Some basic tips to get you started.

Category : Dynamo, Revit
Starting to use Dynamo ? Some basic tips to get you started.

Dynamo generally operates using 3 x types of data – Numbers, Strings & Booleans. Numbers = Integers (Whole Numbers) or if…

BIM360 Design – Adding Teams

Once you have created your project within BIM 360 Design, adding teams will automatically generate the folders within Project Files for the named team.

ABC Architects or 123 Engineers are separate companies, however, you can set them up as teams for the purpose of folder creation within BIM360 design. Teams can also include individual people or roles, with varying access rights to their folders.

BIM 360 Design – Consumed Folder

I have come across some confusion regarding the Consumed folder with BIM360 Design. The Consumed folder within BIM360 Design is a temporary holding area for linking in 3rd party models. For example, an Architect will have a Consumed folder and the Structural Engineer will have their own separate Consumed folder. If the Architect is linking in the Engineers model through BIM360 design, they should first copy the latest Engineers model into the Architects Consumed folder. Within Revit, using the Insert Tab > Link Revit > External Reference/BIM360 > Architects > Consumed, and the model should be linked in from there.

The purpose of this workflow is to avoid linking into the live shared model of other consultants, as this will cause any changes in their model to go unidentified or automatically accepted. This allows you to manage the version of another consultant’s model that you are using for reference.

Revit – Section Box

Category : Architecture, Revit
Revit – Section Box

A simple but effective tool within Revit is the Section Box in a 3D View. Open a 3D View. Select…

Revit – Multi Category Tag

Category : Architecture, Revit

The power of Revit to create coordinated drawings with 3d models doesn’t stop there! As architects, technologists, designers, engineers we have all had to notate drawings, revise the notations and sometimes miss a note to update. With multi-category tags, this is all solved. Take a wall finish for a planning drawing as an example.

This workflow will pull in the information entered with Type Properties of the wall under Description (see above).

Open an elevation or preferred view that you wish to tag. Select the Multi-Category Tag as above.

Select Load Tags to choose “Type Description”

Once your tag is loaded, hover the tag over your wall and you will see the “Description” appear.

Drag the note as you want it to appear in clear space or so that it is readable. This same process can be applied to any view type, including 3D views (must be a locked orientation). As you can see in the example below the same tag works on window “Type Description”

And the best thing, if the note updates in your type properties, then so will every other note. Enter the information once and it is reused throughout your project, including schedules which I will cover in another post.