In this class, we will focus on the connection between the BIM model and project specifications. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then your specifications are a picture of your construction documents. Yet these two document types are typically done separately and without any automated coordination, requiring users to manually assure that the objects represented in the model actually are correctly represented in the specifications. We will go through the process of setting up the coordination environment, as well as the scenario of coordination with those outside your office environment who may be off your company network. We will review the process of automating and controlling the flow of information and review case studies of successful projects and clients that are utilizing these methods.
Users who want to coordinate their BIM models with their specifications, architects and specifiers who would like to see a better workflow, and IT professionals who are interested in seeing how to allow outside consultants to interact with their BIM model and specifications
Peter Marchese is an Senior Consultant with Microdesk, providing support to national AEC firms in implementing BIM. He also specializes in providing implementation, custom content creation, consulting services, customized training, and leading firms through the process of creating standards and workflows based on building information modeling technology. Prior to joining Microdesk, Peter worked at Architecture firms working on residential, institutional, liturgical, and commercial projects. He has managed projects throughout all phases from design through construction documentation. Completed projects include several laboratory/research buildings, residences, libraries, movie theaters, and a new processing and distribution center for the USPS. Peter has extensive working knowledge of AutoCAD® and Revit for construction documents, presentations, animations, and renderings. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Architecture from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How does one manage Revit while engaged in the communication between architect and contractor? What are some best practices and methods for creating requests for information (RFI), sketches, addenda, bulletins, and revisions? This class will focus on using out-of-the-box Revit tools for managing revisions. It will also explore some techniques for per item and per sheet tracking of individual revisions. We will review pros and cons for all construction administration process techniques.
The Revit Model Review plug-in is a great tool for checking a Revit model for matching the standards your company has created. Even better, the tool can fix issues that are found with the click of a button. However, the provided set of tests are basic and may not cover all the types of model standards your company believes are important. Fortunately, there is an API to create additional tests as plug-ins to the Model Review plug-in. This class will present step-by-step instructions for creating a plug-in that you can use to improve collaboration in your Revit projects.
BIM as both a process and a type of software has been utilized for architectural and engineering design and documentation for some time now, and its use continues to spread to more facets of the AEC industry. This class will focus on the BIM process as it applies now more than ever to both the civil and construction trades. Using real world examples and core design concepts, we will explore strategies for how the civil and construction trades can best coordinate with the other trades' BIM models and data. We will also discuss the benefits of improving civil engineering collaboration with the other BIM models during the design and documentation stage, and later incorporating the construction and subcontractor models. With increased collaboration at every stage comes improved design efficiency, reduced costs, and the potential for a more interactive model deliverable that can be leveraged by owners for operations and maintenance.
Your project is well beyond pushing the limits of a single Revit model, and you have to document and detail it. What is the correct workflow? Groups? Linked Files? If you use links, there are now two ways to document the project: tagging through links (post 2011) and the by linked view (2008/2009) method. We will cover the costs and benefits of each. We will also cover segregation—should you break the model or the group? Should the sheets and the details be in one model or spread out? How does information from one model show up in detailing at the other? We will cover both options. How do you manage content across 15 models for one project? What files do you dimension and tag in? What can't links and groups do? When do I combine links, design options, and view templates? We will also look at an 8-story new build, with full shell and interior fit out, done with linked files, design options, and view templates.
<p>This class will focus on the art of a drawing and how entourage, tweaking settings, and <i>not</i> using Revit out of the box can add "feeling" to your drawings rather than just displaying your walls, doors, and windows. Focusing on using Revit as your main presentation tool and output, we will explore how techniques that are applied using other graphics and modeling software can be mimicked within Revit to create a more efficient workflow as well as drawings that will impress. Custom families and settings will be shared.</p>
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Design options and project phases have been available in Revit for awhile, but many users find them difficult to understand, set up, and use. This class will begin by explaining how to set up these features for simple scenarios. Next, we will explore the intricacies of setting up and using these features in complicated workflows on workshared projects with multiple linked files.
This class will cover several pain points that are encountered while incorporating interiors into the BIM process. You will learn what to do, as well as what <em>not</em> to do when using Revit Architecture for modeling, detailing, and scheduling interior components. If you are feeling as though you are not taking full advantage of its coordinated, intelligent environment, this class will get you going in the right direction. Discover what you can do to make Revit work for you. Whether you are using an integrated architecture and interiors model, or a completely separate interiors model, these workarounds will help save time and prevent lots of headaches.