Friday, December 13, 2013

FREE Webinar - iConstruct: Taking BIM To A New Dimension

Up Next (Thurs. the 19th):

Topic — iConstruct: Taking BIM To A New Dimension

iConstruct software is an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution that utilizes the collaboration and review technology provided by Autodesk Navisworks.


A powerful information management tool, iConstruct enables the vast array of information stored in the latest generation of BIM models to be extracted, organized and used in an efficient and logical way.
iConstruct allows project teams and consultants to manage design and construction information to suit various segments of the industry, from design engineers to construction managers, and integrate this intelligence into a single 3D model displayed in Navisworks.

By running on Navisworks, iConstruct interacts with the large majority of design software currently in use and has the ability to read a large number of different CAD formats. This enables it to be used by second and third parties, without the need to purchase expensive design software, while gaining access to the information stored within the design.

Here's the date and time:
Thurs., December 19th, 2:00 PM (Mountain)

If you are interested in attending on December 19th, please register here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Few Reasons you Can't See Stuff in Revit

I hope you were able to recover from Autodesk University this year if you were able to attend.  I got back Friday night and pretty much had to sleep the weekend off after sitting in classes all day, taking the certification exams, and doing work in the evening.  Overall I found this years AU to be a very successful and profitable trip for me.  I have to say, the classes were very well presented on the whole, with great tips and plenty of content to keep me learning for the next little while. If you have never attended, I would suggest trying it at least once.  There are hundreds of classes, and plenty of networking opportunities.  For me, it was valuable to meet people in the industry and learn their way of doing things.   I know I will try to implement some of these things in my daily workflow in Revit.  Speaking of a few new tips, I picked up this list of possible reasons people find it difficult to locate something in Revit and thought I would publish it for you.  Take a look, and if you have anything else you want to add, post a comment or drop me a line.  

Being Able to Find Stuff in Revit



Check to See if:


  1. The object or category is temporarily hidden
  2. The object or category is hidden in the view
  3. The object is being obscured by another element
  4. The object's category or subcategory is hidden in the view
  5. The object is outside the view's view range
  6. The object has one or more of its edges overridden to display as '<Invisible lines>'
  7. The object resides on a work set that is not visible in a linked file
  8. The object resides on a work set that is not visible in the view
  9. The object resides on a work set that is not loaded within the project
  10. The object is a family and none of its geometry is set to be visible in the view type
  11. The element has been placed outside the view's crop region (visible extents)
  12. The object is a family and none of its geometry is set to be visible at the view's detail level
  13. The object is part of a linked file that is not visible in the view
  14. The object is part of a design option that is not visible in the view
  15. The object resides on a work set that is not loaded in a linked file
  16. The object is constrained to a scope boxes that is not visible in the view
  17. The object is subject to an element override, set to background color
  18. The object style is set to background color
  19. The extents of the object itself don't permit it to be seen
  20. The element is an annotation object and does not reside entirely within the annotation crop region
  21. The object is set to not be visible at the category's detail level
  22. The view's far clip depth is not sufficient to show the object
  23. The object resides within a group (detail model) and it has been excluded from the group
  24. The object's phase settings or the view's phase settings prevent the object from displaying in the view
  25. The object is affected by a filter applied to the view
  26. The object is in a link that is not in its correct position
  27. The view's scale is prohibiting the object's visibility
  28. The object is a mass, and 'Show Mass' is turned off
  29. The view's discipline is prohibiting the visibility of the object
  30. The object is subject to a category override, set to background color
  31. The object's host view has been deleted (area boundaries)