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October 08, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Dozens of various queries have landed in my in-box this year. Today I’ve decided to collect some of the most frequently asked questions about Revit app Sort Mark those can be answered shortly.

The Revit extension Sort Mark dramatically speeds up the Revit project documentation process, therefore this add-in is one of the most popular tools4revit products and we get many queries about it.

So here’s an attempt at answering the most popular questions.

October 04, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

This week I have received an interesting question: Working with Revit, we do have a need to copy architectural walls and openings then convert them to structural. We usually model all structural walls and openings from scratch. Can you offer more clever solution?

Yeah, it’s a known issue. I’ll try to explain how to make this design process faster. Actually we have a solution for the cases if you want to copy architectural walls and openings then convert them to structural elements.

Openings in structural walls-1First of all, you need to use “Decompose Walls” from our Autodesk Revit extension Smart Walls. The Decompose Walls feature spites selected walls to the separate wall segments. It’s totally independent walls.

So you just need to select a wall with all layers and press on Decompose Walls. Result:

October 01, 2013 by Dainius Gudavičius

The efficiency of structural engineer’s work has always been prior to the material efficiency of the design he does. There is a turning point where the priorities change.

That is when efficiency of work becomes irrelevant comparing to the design decision efficiency. The main problem is a repetitive work that consumes most of project time and does not add any value. For example, drafting, difficult calculations, etc. Process of design should be cut down to a two-step process:

Decision -> Design

September 24, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Smart Browser Pro is a powerful BIM Solution for Autodesk Revit family search & management.

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It is a very helpful BIM tool for architects, designers, engineers, BIM modelers and BIM managers because they can quickly and easily search & manage Revit families using Smart Browser Pro. We understand that tools for Revit family search are very necessary for each Revit user’s daily work therefore we improve our Smart Browser Pro to make Revit family search & management much easier.

So here are novelties of Smart Browser Pro v2014.2 and v2013.5 that have been released this week:

September 18, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

In Europe, the testing of a new construction classification standard is on its way. The new BIM classification standard is being developed in Denmark by cuneco, a centre for productivity in construction. The new BIM classification standard is very important for the European Union, and there has been general interest worldwide as well.

cunecoThe new BIM classification standard can easily be adapted by any country.

September 11, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Last week we received a few similar questions about Cut Opening Pro. Users of this BIM solution asked me why Cut Opening Pro does not have possibility to show intrinsic elevation of the opening. But it has! As I see not all Cut Opening Pro users know how to do this, so today I will answer to Revit user questions such as: What I am looking for is an intrinsic elevation of the Face openings above their respective reference planes. Do you provide this capability?

We also received an analogous question from Revit user from Russia: В спецификации Revit'а необходимо видеть такие значения как отметка высоты низа отверстия, как можно решить данный вопрос?

As previously mentioned, Cut Opening Pro has this possibility. I am going to explain how to use it.

September 03, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Several days ago we received an interesting question: “Do you know any tool of tools4revit that can do a Top & Bottom spot elevation on windows, doors, etc. on a Plan view? Spot elevation works fine on pipes, walls, columns, etc. – but we need to show the top and bottom elevation on holes made in the walls”.

I decided to answer this question publicly to show the easiest way to solve this problem.

I agree that “Spot Elevation” is not good solution to show elevations on holes. However we have a solution:

Thank you!

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