Author: Jason Kunkel

Parameter Mapping Update in COBie Extension For Revit 3.0

Two great updates in the Parameter Mapping function of the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit. The first is around how the extension generates its data for export. Version 1 of the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit relied on its own custom parameters to collect and store COBie data in the Revit model prior to export. Version 2 then added the ability to “map” a parameter to an existing parameter that you might already have in your Revit model and bypass the COBie Extension parameters. Newly released Version 3 expands on that parameter mapping functionality.  Now, instead of simply using...

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Revit 2017.2 Update Released

Revit 2017.2 Update Autodesk has released Revit 2017.2, and while the new features are really only thrilling to the people who REALLY want those features, there are a couple dozen bug fixes and stability tweaks.  Definitely worthwhile downloading. You can find it via your Autodesk Desktop App or you can grab it here. Make Your Revit User Experience Easier FilterPLUS is designed to easily and immediately make your Revit user experience easier by replacing the native Filter tool with a custom built beefed-up filter. Download the add-in for free! Learn...

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Support for Linked Models in COBie Extension For Revit 3.0

The Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit just dropped a new version and it has a couple of brand new features that users have been asking about for some time. First and foremost, the extension will now export COBie information from linked models. Previous versions would only pull out data from the active model and then you would have to add the data from the second model in there on a different export.  Not a huge hassle, but this makes the process tons easier. If the linked model has not been set up with the COBie Extension, it will be...

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Where to Find the Installed Templates for Revit Model Checker

Using the Autodesk Revit Model Checker is a quick and easy way to make sure your Revit model stays in line with your company’s BIM standards. The model check configuration files are simple XML and can be emailed, copied, saved, etc. When you first open a file in the Model Checker add-in, the window has three areas where you can access the files. The bottom area is the most straightforward: click the radio button next to “Open an Existing Configuration File” and then click the ellipsis button to navigate to a saved XML configuration file you have. When you...

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Keeping Revit On the Level

A level in Revit is the foundation of everything you model.  Everything starts from it, that’s why most templates you see have just a couple levels in them and not much else placed in “space”. They are pretty straightforward to make, which is a double-edged sword because they can get overused.  As a baseline, you should be making a level for each “floor” of your building.  Most of the time we see this defined as the structural top of slab, not necessarily the top of the finish floor.  You don’t want to have too many more levels that that,...

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