We are leading the market in the application of BIM software, tools, methods and processes in building engineering and construction sectors complying to the present project BIM requirements and precisely addressing business requisites without exceeding budgets and resources.
In this Revit video tutorial, you will learn how to use Revit for creating MEP modeling of a site office, canteen, outdoor switch room with distribution boards, transformers, diesel generator and fuel tank. Given below, some useful features of Revit for MEP modeling :-
• Mechanical Systems: Create the design of various types of mechanical systems like duct system to fulfill the heating and cooling requirements of the building. With the use of various tools, form duct systems to arrange air terminals and mechanical equipment in a project. By applying automatic system creation tools, generate duct routing layouts to unite the supply and return system components.
• Electrical Systems: Develop electrical systems (circuits) to arrange devices, lighting fixtures, and electrical equipment in a project.
• Piping Systems: Develop piping systems with the arrangement of mechanical components in a model and attribute them to a supply or return system. Then, with the use of various layout tools, define the most recommended routing for the piping that relates the system components.
• MEP Fabrication Detailing: Arrange LOD 400 content from the Autodesk Fabrication products (CADmep, ESTmep, and CAMduct) inside Revit MEP to generate a more coordinated model. Produce a perfect model for detailers within construction firms that reflects the intended installation.
• Spaces: Arrange spaces in all the sections of the building model to preserve values applied for accomplishing heating and cooling load analysis on the building model.
• Zones: With the use of the zone tool, it is possible to identify spaces to be managed with environmental control systems like heating, cooling, and humidity control systems. It facilitates you to execute load balancing and analysis procedures on a building model.
• Use the System Inspector: System Inspector is applied to observe the properties for a selected duct or pipe system.
To learn the process for MEP modeling, watch the following video tutorial.
Elliot Gindis, the renowned cad professional and instructor has written an exclusive e-book called Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design. The book is available in paperback version. The book is enriched with stepwise instruction, illustrations and perceptive clarifications on the topic. The book focuses on the elementary concepts and practical use of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design.
The book is ideal for instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference. The book is specifically written to analyze 2D drafting and design in simple way and make it perfect for a one-semester course.
The book provides the following exclusive features :-
• Remove complications and diminishes AutoCAD to basic, easy to follow concepts • Provides the guidance necessary for operating AutoCAD initially • Documents all elementary commands, empowering the student what they should type in and how AutoCAD performs • Comprises of new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2018 version • Provides online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D fundamentals
The book contains 582 pages and written in English language.
To purchase the book online, go through the following link www.amazon.in
The leading software developer IMAGINiT Technologies launched IMAGINiT Clarity 2018.1. Clarity facilitates the building project teams to employ Autodesk Revit software model data in new and intelligent ways so that building information modeling (BIM) teams can achieve superior control on the models and save huge time and effort. With superior access to important metrics facilitates our customers to recognize issues related to any of their models across all active projects. This, together with clarity’s current and new task automation features, empowers BIM teams to get the complete view of their model health for more consistent results.
Key New Features
With IMAGINiT Clarity, the teams get the ability to take superior decisions with deeper understandings of the projects containing superior analytics, multiple model views and graphical dashboards. Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-
• Extended BIM Analytics and a new graphical dashboard facilitates BIM coordinators to look at prime metrics over projects and arrange company-wide standards for a sound understanding of model data. These analytics also facilitate BIM teams to control modeling issues in a superior manner which range the number of Revit Warnings, file size, and 50 other metrics to determine model health over time.
• Superior Collaboration for Revit Integration provides the capacity to computerize the tasks like importing updated models from project partners. The process can also be automated to back-up data from the Cloud to A360 and drive it to other software programs like ProjectWise.
• Additional Task Management Features makes it possible to export data to Microsoft Excel, and filter tasks through server so that BIM coordinators can handle the workload on their hardware whereas processing numerous jobs.
To get more updates on IMAGINiT’s Clarity software, visit imaginit.com
Autodesk is conducting online certified training course on Revit with 24 x 7 hours support.
This online Revit course will help various architectural, engineering and MEP companies to develop a strong base in their businesses with Revit software. The professional Revit training team of Autodesk will guide you to boost your knowledge with this robust 3D modeling software. You will also get an opportunity to give advise on any ongoing Revit training requirements to evaluate your skills.
Autodesk organizes an extensive Revit training portfolio and tutorials for all experience levels as well as newbie users who just need Revit essentials or Revit LT training. Autodesk also provides custom and bespoke Revit training for seasoned 3D CAD software users.
Given below, the details of revit training schedules :-
Revit Architecture Training
Revit Architecture Essentials – It is specifically designed for new users who want to be familiar with the primary productivity features of Revit Architecture. Revit Architecture Essentials course agenda.
Revit Architecture Advanced – It is intended for current users who want to learn the advance features of the software.
Revit Architecture Update training – It is created for current Revit users who wants to sharpen their knowledge and learn the application of the software’s latest and greatest tools.
Revit Bespoke Training – This custom training is useful for the current users or new users who only want to be familiar with definite functionality of the software. The course is custom-made so you can select from the parts necessary for you.
Revit to 3DS Max training - The course will shed light on the rendering methods in 3DS Max, whereas maintaining the structure of the Revit model.
Revit Architecture Mass Modelling - This course focuses on the advanced topics in Revit Architecture, continuing to develop on the concepts provided in the Essentials course. Students will come to know how to generate mass elements, spacing planning & area analysis, visualisation and rendering.
Revit Structures Training: Revit Structure Essentials Training - For Structural engineers and users who want to get to grips with the primary features of Autodeesk Revit Structure software. Revit Structure Essentials training agenda.
Revit Structure Advanced Training - For existing Revit structure users looking to expand their knowledge base on the advanced features of Revit Structure.
Revit MEP Training
Revit MEP Essentials Training – This course is developed for mechanical engineers, plumbing and HVAC professional to learn the fundamental features of Revit MEP.
Revit MEP Advanced Training Course – This course is intended for current users who want to be familiar with the advance and more productive advanced tools in the software.
Revit MEP Update Training – This course is designed for current mechanical engineers, plumbing and HVAC professional users who want to apply the latest features.
Revit Families Creation Training
Revit Families Creation Training – Ability to generate Revit families is an important part of Building Information Modelling that facilitates the users and companies to achieve wide-ranging productivity enhancements with intelligent parametric content directly within Revit software. By undergoing this course, the users will be able to create their own Revit families.
This is an exclusive CAD video tutorial where you will learn how to transform your drawing into different types of image formats.
To accomplish this, you have to apply the following three commands :-
Display Image JPGOUT PLOT
Display Image – At first go to tools menu and from dropdown lists, click on display image and then click on save. Now save it to desktop or any drive. After saving it, there will be an option like JPEG image options where you will find quality and file size. Here put both of them to highest level and click ok. Now you will find the drawing has been converted to image.Image files are affixed to AutoCAD drawings. Alternatively stated, images do not turn out to be an essential part of a drawing. AutoCAD scarcely looks for images which are attached and loaded as necessary.
JPGOUT – In command line type JPGOUT, now choose the folder or drive where the image will be saved and save it.
PLOT – This command is used to plot a drawing to plotter, printer or file. To apply the command, go to command line and write PLOT and press enter.
Watch the video to obtain more detailed information.
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Jaiprakash Pandey, the renowned CAD Corporate Trainer, has provided some useful cad tips on Action Recorder in AutoCAD.
Various CAD tasks can be automated with AutoLISP tool but Action Recorder is also very useful for automating recurring tasks of AutoCAD devoid of applying LISP at all.
With Action recorder, it is possible to record some of the recurring tasks in AutoCAD as action macro and it can be recalled when recorded.
As for example, if you require a specific type of array in several drawings and reluctant to generate array by hand in each of those drawings then just record your actions in one of the drawing and easily run that action for all drawings.
Recording Action: In order to begin recording actions, click on record button available in action recorder panel. This button will be substituted with stop button and your cursor will now abide by a stop icon. Now generate a circle with any radius and form a rectangular array with three rows and five columns.
As soon as it is completed with array click on stop button on action recorder panel, an action macro window will come up.
Now provide name and description of this action and click OK to save it. This macro will be saved with .actm extension in this path C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015\R20.0\enu\Support\Actions.
Now close your drawing and open a new session of AutoCAD, go to manage action recorder panel under manage tab and discover a drop down menu with your action scheduled there. Choose that action and click play button that is situated over that menu. You will get an array with equivalent configuration drawn instantly.
If it is necessary for action recorder to notify you for putting values similar to coordinates of the center of circle and radius of the circle then modification can be done in action macro. To modify it, choose the action from the drop down menu and spread out the panel to locate an action tree and the radius value and right click to choose pause for user input from the contextual menu.
Now your action macro will notify you to provide the radius of the circle each time you play it. The same method is applicable to a number of rows and columns as well.
BRE has introduced a new BIM data product library set to provide a solution to the communication issues which arise while interchanging BIM models. The new Templater tool will eliminate the mess as well as scarcity of interoperability that may arise while distributing standardised product information from BIM and related technologies. BRE Templater (with code by activeplan) will offer core building element definitions (like doors, windows, plasterboard, roof tiles etc.) and is based on international standards like IFC. DataBook is still in beta testing phase and expected to be launched in early 2018.
DataBook Product Library is totally free to use that facilitates the registered users to connect their BIM objects and relate data to a fixed manufacturers’ data source. DataBook offers plug-in functions for authoring tools with options to connect as well as include data on the basis of project phase and exact project roles. It will eliminate the accountability and risk for designers and constructors from employing editable BIM Library objects and at the same time offering them with the perfect manufacturer data required for giving response to the project requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
DataBook can easily control the information flow throughout the design and build process, devoid of the existing complicated geometry.
It will allow BIM to function for everyone, because presently lots of objects are modified manually when projects are transmitted among manufacturers, architects and contractors. It will save huge time and money.
DataBook records BIM Product Library that will function as an unchanging, state-of-the-art and universal data store for all BIM data.
The complete autocad 2018 is a useful online course for beginner’s to professional autocad users. The lessons in this course are instructed with practical examples. The real drawings are provided in design projects.
Each module is supported with review question/exercise and for any confusion, the instructor will provide you useful assistance.
Given below, some exclusive features of the course:
1. A wide-ranging 14 hour long course structure 2. The lesson files which are employed in the videos, can be easily downloaded 3. Questions and exercises at the end of every module 4. Discussions are made on some advance topics like dynamic blocks and plot style tables 5. Auto generated closed captioning is covered 6. Quick support from instructor through Q&A session
The newbie autocad users can take part in this course as there are lots of practice questions in the course. The professional autocad users can take part in this course to upgrade their skills and familiar with new and advance topics in AutoCAD.
Topics covered :-
Getting familiar with AutoCAD, Creating Drawings, Modifying Drawing, Status bar toggles, Drawing Tools, Drawing properties, Hatch and gradient, Managing drawing with layers
Dimensioning and annotations, Working with Text and Table, Working with Blocks and Groups, Using Attributes, Working with external references, Parametric feature, Dynamic Blocks, Layout, Printing and Publishing, Advance Tools and Commands, Final Notes
To book your seat online, go through the following link www.udemy.com
Belgian CAD developer Bricsys, is going to launch a new SketchUp-like .dwg-based conceptual modeling software known as “Shape”. Shape even begins with a human figure at the 0,0,0 coordinate point (origin) similar to SketchUp. Shape is specifically developed to deal with the conceptual modeling phases of the architectural design process.
One can access this software for free early in 2018. Shape is a subset of BricsCAD, that adheres to the AutoCAD user experience intimately.
Shape comes with two unique command entry tools available in BricsCAD. The first is Quad cursor, an information resource that provides commands which fluctuate according to the location of the cursor and the current actions of the user. The second is Manipulator, a substitute cursor that arrives while moving objects, to set angles for easier location.
Shape can be used to quickly produce walls and other standard shapes of architectural conceptual design. There is no need for file conversion to employ Shape models in BricsCAD, AutoCAD or any other software that imports .dwg files.
The structural elements are intelligent, similar to other existing BIM editors. Walls, doors, windows and other structural elements transmit metadata of their definition, materials, etc. If the shape of an object is modified, the metadata and any related constraints are updated.
To gather more information, go through the following link aecmag.com
Graebert GmbH, the leading developer of high-performance CAD software across desktop, mobile and cloud, launched ARES Kudo, a completely brower-based DWG editor. The users can avail all the features ranging from dynamic blocks to associative dimensioning, printing, xrefs and line commands in their browser.
ARES Kudo performs as the “hub” for all DWG drawings. Users will be able to relate their current cloud-storages (which comprise the most recognized solutions like Box, Dropbox or Google Drive). The software provides vertical, industry-specific solutions. The users can avail drawings which are preserved on the servers of Onshape.
ARES Kudo facilitates the users to connect with various types of cloud storages and locate DWG files in all of them at the same time, prior to opening file with intention of viewing and editing.
ARES Kudo empowers the owner of the DWG file to get a constant perception concerning who has given access to any particular file. With ARES Kudo, it is possible to allocate drawings with co-workers and ensure everybody is dealing with the latest version as well as allotting view-only rights to choosing partners or customers.
Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-
a. View, annotate and edit on numerous devices with desktop, web or mobile apps irrespective of whether you’re connected or not. b. One platform for drawing, annotating, viewing, and sharing
c. No check-in / check-out. Everyone with privileges will be able to edit all together. d. Implant various design options inside a single drawing for instant feedback. e. Connect annotations, discussion threads and task lists to locations in your drawing.
The contractors are implementing BIM in every phase of building construction projects. The manufacturers should also need to embrace BIM to reap the benefits instantly. With BIM, the building products manufactures will be able to identify their product with a comprehensive detail. As for example, each dimension, curve, joint etc. can be transmitted proficiently. The necessity for BIM content becomes vital with respect to plant room construction, in which each object arranged is interrelated, and is important.
When the AEC professionals have clear knowledge about the products, it becomes simpler for them to choose one that best suits with the building. The similar is also applicable for procurement and logistics division. They can purchase the products from manufacturers by maintaining more transparency and confidence which lead to long-term customer relationships.
As the technology becomes more advanced, the acquired products can also be tracked for obtaining various details like who brought it, its installation, operations, and maintenance.
The recommendation from customer (end user client) can also be obtained by the manufacturer via the similar channel, and therefore it will essentially allow them to make their products qualities superior.
To reap the full benefits from BIM, the manufacturers should have to outdo the BIM direction problems they experience and formulate their BIM content together with the building products data more BIM-friendly.
If product manufacturers are not prepared to adopt BIM in due course, they will be compelled for countering the challenges outlined above devoid of driving at and being a part of the solutions for the entire industry.
Autodesk introduces new Autodesk Revit 2018. In this latest version lots of new tools are added to make multidisciplinary design and detailing to fabrication superior. There is also a new multi-story stair tool.
This new tool is specifically aimed at AEC disciplines as well as fabrication and construction.
Revit 2018 adheres to the public roadmap published by Autodesk in the recent past. The roadmap defines forward-looking themes that help guide and prioritize development of Revit features and functionality with input coming directly from end users via the Revit Ideas Page.
Revit 2018 facilitates the new designers and engineers to produce more precise design intent models and empowers the detailers to create models to a superior level of fidelity for fabrication and installation purposes.
Benefits for engineers: Revit 2018 brings some advanced features for MEP and structural engineers. It provides supplimentary controls for steel connections, improved workflows for engineering to steel detailer collaboration as well as assist in minimizing errors and making estimating and detailing more precise.
Given below, some of the exclusive features with new engineering or engineer-centric tools:
• Revit users will be able to generate steel connections among column, beam, and bracketing with any Revit family, along with custom user-defined • Steel Connections for Revit add-in brings in over 100 new connections • Now, it is possible to arrange rebar perfectly into curved or complex concrete shapes • New SAT file and Autodesk InfraWorks • Enhancement in fabrication modeling —model fabrication-ready elements • Energy requirements in initial phase is obtained for user-definable space and building types
Availability: Active subscribers to Revit, suites containing Revit or the AEC Collection can avail all updates launched during their subscription term and can avail the new 2018 release through their Autodesk Account.
Revit 2018 is accessible worldwide for subscribers to Revit, or through a subscription to the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection. Revit 2018 is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
In this revit video tutorial, one can learn how to use Revit Architecture 2018 to generate stair through by components and by sketch. Also learn how to rectify stair, insert railing, use materials. To start with go to Architecture tab and then circulation panel and click on stair. Now click on create sketch icon if you want to create stair by sketch or click on component icon it you want to create stair by component.
• About Stair by Component: To produce a component-based stair, choose a stair assembly edit mode to insert common and custom sketched components.
• Stair Run Components: While forming stairs, produce a common run component in a plan or 3D view.
• Generate a Landing Component by choosing Two Runs: Make a landing among 2 runs in a stair assembly.
• Generate a Support Component: Apply the Support tool to include a side support to a component-based stair.
• Generating Stair Components by Sketching: While making a stair assembly, produce a custom run or a landing component by sketching the shape.
• Adjusting Stair Components: While making a stair by components, it is possible to adjust the individual components of the stair, along with the runs, landings, and supports. It is also possible to modify the whole stair, like rectifying the stair type or the location.
• Stair Documentation: One can adjust the demonstration of a component-based stair, along with the symbolic representation, annotation, and graphic display.
• Stair by Component Properties: It is possible to alter type properties and instance properties for the stair components formed with the Stair by Component tools.
Watch the following revit video tutorial, to get more details.
MagiCAD Schematics, a new schematic design module that can perform in synchronisation with Revit models. By linking, mapping and synchronizing the schematics with the model, it enables better design workflow and ensures that data is everywhere the same and within the Revit environment. It produces perfect schematic diagrams on Revit technology. MagiCAD Schematics allows synchronisation and data sharing among the schematic drawings and the model. Besides, generating schematic drawings, it also connects symbols in the schematic drawing with the subsequent devices in the project, and synchronises parameter values among the symbol and the device. If the property values are synchronised among symbols and devices, the information remains updated during the course of the project in diagrams, plan drawings, etc. MagiCAD Schematics saves huge time of the designers and accelerates project delivery by arranging ready-made, localised symbol libraries in Revit. Custom symbols or lines and templates with parameters provide a new level of flexibility for project setup. Besides, MagiCAD Schematics produces drawing seamlessly via an user-friendly tool palette for line drafting and drag & drop placement of symbols. MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD facilitates world-leading, data-packed Building Information Modelling for HVAC and electrical design with rapid and user-friendly tools. The new MagiCAD Schematics module for Revit makes the process simple to set up symbols into the schematic drawing and preserve symbol definitions into the dataset. The symbol definitions facilitate you to determine parameters with default values contained in the family when the symbol is set up. Symbols are arranged to user-configurable groups to produce the perfect symbols which are available in the new symbol installation tool palette. To set up symbol and line drawing, just drag and drop the symbol to the schematic drawing from the tool palette. Watch the live demonstration of MagiCAD Schematics module for Revit by going through the following video.
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