Friday, November 14, 2014

BIM Execution... again

Because it came up at work today, and because it's FroBack Friday let's link to a valuable tool for discussing BIM LOD requirements.

BIM Execution How-to

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Revit Technology Conference North America (RTCNA) 2014 Recap

Gangsters in Chicago

As the Twitter Hashtag #RTCNA slips from it's spot in the trending list, as 100's of BIMmers discover that,  yes, that was there last clean pair of socks, as we start to gather elusive receipts for our expense reports, I offer this stroll through the world of the RTCNA Reviteer. It's not always pretty, but everyone has fun...

So, what's RTC like?

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What's it all about? It's about Learning. It's about Sharing. It's about Teaching. 

And it's a about change...  as a matter of fact, the title of our Keynote this year was "The Future of Authority. Leadership in the Midst of Change."

Basically, we all get together and try to change our industry (and maybe even the world) by thrashing on Revit (OK,and each other) in creative and entertaining ways.

Inverse Kinematics (look it up) in Revit.
"Even the developers didn't know it could do that."

Scott Brown's "Friends don't let friends 'Split face and Paint' class about Revit for Interiors

Troy Gates teaches us to manage our models with Macros
Andy Milburn makes stuff others say can't be done
More coolness from Andy
Marcello says this is the swan song for the Revit Cow. Going into retirement.
Learning from our surroundings.
The Swag Bag charger instructions were an awesome example
of  "communication."

The people are what really make this event.  I was stunned when the attendees were asked to raise hands if they were there for the first time and about 80% of the hands went up. Very nice to see.

Old friends and new.  

possibly the best beard of RTCNA

Beauty and the Beast...?

Brain trust...
I think we need a rule about this much Revit knowledge
being in the same place at the same time... 

Gangsters were everywhere in that town.
Careful, that thing might go off.
They let anyone in here

In short, as much as learn and as much as we teach, we are all recharged by the company we keep-

Oh, and there was bowling... ;)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I love this post...

... but it never got much attention.

Hydronic Baseboard in Revit MEP (waaay back in 2009. I wonder if it still behaves the same?)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tame that BIM...

From the beginning, this site has been my attempt to make BIM, VDC, construction modeling, 3D, 4D and all the rest just a little more accessible.  In short, I hope when asked "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad BIM?" you can answer a resounding "Not ME!"

In that vein, I'd like to introduce BIM Tamers. They are here to whip your model into shape and support efficient and timely model creation and use.

Check out the introductory video below and sign up to learn more here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Throw back Thursday (a day later...) it's all about Parameters.

With classic Big Bad lines like :
Skillful use of parameters are the difference between BIM and parametric modeling. Get some information in that model, by Jove. But, beware, not all parameters are created equal!
Pretty straight forward stuff really. Keep your mind organized while deciding what kind of parameters to use. Definitely do not listen to The Pogues while creating parameters. Save them for hardcore geometry modeling. Maybe spin some Yo-Yo Ma. Relaaaaax.

Parameters: Family vs. Project vs. Shared Family vs. Shared Project is worth a gander.
Have a great Memorial Day folks. Take a couple minutes and remember why we have Monday off.