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BIM for Smart Buildings

In the present era where more emphasis has been given to sustainability and sustainable buildings, shifting to constructing smart buildings was the paradigm shift the AEC industry underwent. The integration of modern technology & IoT (Internet of Things) was the...

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The art of BIM subletting- From a GC’s Perspective

In the 21st century where subletting and outsourcing has become common, the winds of change have hit the AEC industry too. In a recent study on BIM subletting, it was seen that 45% of the general contractors in the US reported outsourcing BIM to some degree to...

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Convert Revit Group into Links

A linked Revitfile is an externally referenced Revit project loaded into the main model. As the link maintains a connection to the linked model, any changes made directly in the linked model can be reloaded into the host Revit model.

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Be Smart About Selecting Objects in Revit

It’s so easy to select objects you didn’t mean to, especially when doing a window or crossing selection with your mouse. Get to know and use your selection methods to prevent you selecting things you don’t want to

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BIM for cost estimation – Top 6 Benefits

Construction industry shifting its focus towards more complex projects has made it difficult for engineers and architects to cope up with the ever-increasing demands. The traditional practices that were practiced till date were found to be obsolete and they...

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Hole color change in Tekla detailing model

We can see holes in "black color" in the Tekla model. This is the default hole color in Tekla. We can modify model background color in advanced options. So if you change 'black' or other dark colors, it's difficult to view hole mark properly. Please set value on...

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Mark’s Leader Alignment in Tekla Detailing.

Space between leader line and the mark is perfect when it's on the right side. But this gap will be more if we move the mark towards the left. We can adjust this clearance on "Part Mark Properties". Take "General" window on mark properties and select "Right" in...

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GA-Column Partmark Presentation Tip

Generally, column part marks will be in 45-degree alignment in default drawing creations. But sometime it would not help in Drawing presentation. To avoid this property, you can select advanced option and add value “TRUE” as shown below; It will improve drawing...

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Use of “Display Detailing” in Tekla Modeling

The most commonly used method to view all cut and fittings in an elevation/3d view is to utilize “Delete” and “Undo” commands together. The problem with this method is that it distorts the neatly arranged GA sheet presentation, which may well go unnoticed. So here’s a...

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How to use Magnetic Grid Plane Property in Tekla Modeling?

You can make grids and grid lines act magnetically so that the objects on the grid lines follow if you move the grid line. To bind objects to grid lines, select the Magnetic grid plane checkbox. In the Extension for magnetic area field, enter a distance from the grid...

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How to Reset the System Classification of a Pipe Fitting?

As the System Classification is greyed out by default, direct switching is not possible.  Two methods are demonstrated here. Method 1 Disconnect the pipes from the fitting Reconnect by stretching it back to the fitting You can also use "Trim " command for reconnection...

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How to schedule a shared family parameter ?

1. Note a family in the linked project that has the shared parameter you are hoping to schedule. 2. Close the linked file. 3. Open a new test project into which the previously opened Revit file has to be linked 4. Link the previously opened project 5. Find a view and...

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How to color code families in Revit?

The first part is to generate view filters for the family whose visual appearance needs to be customized. Find out the naming convention of the family. Select the required view type and go to Visibility Graphics using the ‘VG’ command to. Go to filters tab. You can...

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