Jonny Pye

Autodesk Revit – The Case of the Missing Toilet

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Imports in families You’re having one of those days on Revit where you’re trouble shooting why you can’t see something. You try all the usual suspects – scale based hiding, family settings, detail level, plain old hidden by element, hidden by category etc. But you’ve lost something important, the family you downloaded is not showing. …

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Dynamo User Group

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I was very excited to attend my first Dynamo user group this week in London and wanted to export the sensations of being in a room with so many dynamo enthusiasts. I didn’t know what to expect. My initial thoughts were that I would be way out of my depth and be in a room …

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BIM 360 Docs Updates – Sharing is caring

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Some of you who may already be familiar with BIM 360 Docs may be aware that to get your files to somebody on a project, they need to be a member to access those files and therefore consume a licence. As of today that has now changed, Files from the “Project Files” area of BIM …

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Using a PDF Underlay in Autodesk AutoCAD

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Having been in the construction industry for some time I am no stranger to receiving PDFs in variable formats, scanned hand drawings, scanned scans, flattened autocad PDFs. AutoCAD is a great at using these PDFs as an underlay to be able to use the information or even if you want to check the PDFs scale …

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Setting up Work sharing Via BIM 360 Design

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Step by Step Decide you want to make the model a work-sharing model. Manage > Collaborate. Only Revit versions 2018.3 and later will connect with Docs via Collaboration (in the view above I am using 2018.3 which includes the option to workshare via BIM 360 teams which is now discontinued and BIM 360 Docs). Choose …

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View Your Families Depth in Autodesk Revit

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Have you ever been creating your Revit family and found that your modelling has disappeared in plan if its too high in the z axis. This is because your modelling is above your cut plane. No need to fret, it’s an easy fix. What I will do is discuss two options to get what you …

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Revit Dimensions – Calculator and a Unit Converter

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I have used several cad packages over the years, one of the things I got very used to doing was opening up the windows calculator or a conversion website to work out what inches were to mms etc. With Revit I can do all of this inside my dimensions, this is fairly commonly known tip …

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Revit – Plan Regions, a window to the beyond

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Have you ever been in Revit and wanted to see object in plan but they are at very different levels, My previous experience takes me to lintels over windows with differing sill height. But another example could be a roof with voids or a sloped roof. Either way what I need to do is create …

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