What Revit Needs Now

I've been reading Peter Diamandis's great book, Abundance, and it's forcing me to stretch my brain more than I am used to. I am nowhere near smart enough to try to think about big world impacting issues like he outlines, so I thought I'd really noodle on Revit as a tool and try to figure … Continue reading What Revit Needs Now

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The 100 Things Every Revit User Should Know

Back at the old CADD Blog, I just wrapped a series of tips blog posts covering a hodge-podge of tips and tricks for Revit users that I (and many other) have collected over the years. I thought I'd like to collect them all here for easy clicking. Enjoy! 100 THINGS EVERY REVIT USER SHOULD KNOW … Continue reading The 100 Things Every Revit User Should Know

Revit Model Performance Is Not a Magic Bullet

I get many opportunities to audit and review Revit project models. When I am approached by a company and asked people are invariably looking for that one thing that is slowing their model down. They want a smoking gun and I 100% understand. I like the quick fix, too. Unfortunately, it's usually not that simple. … Continue reading Revit Model Performance Is Not a Magic Bullet

BILT and Workset1

In the world of the Internet, I definitely waited too long for a BILT NA 2017 recap. Here's my summary: I went, I talked, I learned a lot, it was awesome. Seriously, it's a fantastic conference if you have any interest in technology and the design and construction of buildings. I am a nerd at … Continue reading BILT and Workset1

For Your Consideration…

Autodesk University has introduced voting for its courses this year, and I have made a handful of submissions that I would love you to think about voting for.  It's just like the Oscars!  Sort of! You can get to the voting site here, and you can search for my proposals by their names below.  It … Continue reading For Your Consideration…

Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 4 Connecting Excel to Navisworks

This is the last stop on our journey. We have made selection sets in Navisworks, exported a custom list of data to a .CSV file, opened that file and added more data in Excel, and now it's time to get that new data to connect up to our items in Navisworks. We need to get … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 4 Connecting Excel to Navisworks

Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 3 Editing Data in Excel

Back in Part 2 we were able to export data from the items in our Navisworks model, with the critical step of adding a key to each item, a unique identifier that we can use to round-trip that information back into Navisworks. In this post we are going to open up the exported .CSV file, … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 3 Editing Data in Excel