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BIM Ball - Evolve or Dissolve

Good article on BIM Evolution: http://www.bimconstruct.org/steamroller.html Ron E. Allen

Revit OpEd: Revit Style Guide 2.1 Available

(INSTALLER VBS)REVIT Recreate local file in one click

I have an An example of a script available that I generated to copy REVIT central files to local files in a standardized local directory system, delete existing file & backup folder and rename from central to local. You can use it as a starting point for your localizers. Revit VBS to Localize files: Unzip the zip file to your desktop Double click the install It copies the other VBS to your SendTo folder To use- This file will likely require some modifications for your specific needs but this one: Right click one or a selected group of central files (Note File must have CENTRAL in the name) SendTo >> Select Revit_Localize.vbs It looks for project numbers that match a Regular Expression generated to match a specific sequence- Refined by reading through some Microsoft Regex Info and tested here. Creates a folder structure in C:\ with a double underscore "__", the user login name, Projects, then the project number it discerned from above. Creates the folders if they don't exi…

RAC2010-Model your wall families WITH finishes and avoid the PICK tool when sketching.

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Two issues-

1. Model walls with relative finishes. For example if there is a wet wall with tile- add the tile and assign a FINISHES INTERIOR TILE GENERIC material to account for the thickness of the tile and the tile as a material.

If the tile is not full height and stops at the underside of the ceiling tiles it may need to be represented more accurately (as a sweep for instance) that becomes a different issue-however at least the materials are accounted for in plan and elevation and section.

2. Given the issues we have been having with ceilings avoid using the pick tool when sketching the ceiling boundary:


The pick tool makes a soft association with the picked element.

Normally this would be a good thing allowing the ceiling boundary to adjust with the wall. Unfortunately it doesn't quite work right as we found with the first ceiling layouts and wall adjustments (Error cannot extrude element= cannot adjust ceiling). This happens particularly when a boundary tries to adjust there is …