I Need to Learn Revit | Employed or Unemployed

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

I need to learn Revit software now! How can I get started learning Revit?

Which of these best describes your current situation?

  1. My job doesn't use Revit, but I want to improve my future job options.

  2. My employer uses Revit, but I lack the Revit training.

  3. I'm unemployed or not employed in my choice of design + construction jobs that use Revit.

Depending on your location, timeline and available financing; here are 3 options:

  • Register for a technical \ community college Revit 101 semester class.(12-16 weeks)

  • Purchase Revit classroom training from an Autodesk Reseller. (3-5 consecutive days)

  • Purchase Revit online training or class from a technical college, Reseller or Certified Revit Trainer-Consultant. (time frame to complete class varies)

Consider obtaining basic Autodesk Revit Certification as your ultimate goal; to improve your employment options. Here are a few of these options to achieve that goal.

Revit-BIM Experience Required | Architect – Engineer – Construction Jobs

The value of technical college classes is largely dependent on the instructor's background implementing the software on "live projects". Many times the night instructors; that work in design + construction firms during the day, will teach the night classes.

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Topics: architectural education, Revit Help-Technical Support, Revit Training-Education, how to implement revit, learning revit software, autodesk revit, revit jobs, Autodesk Reseller, revit training class, Revit tutorials, Revit Certified User, Revit Certified Professional

Why BIM-VDC Managers Train and Support With Video

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

How many "easy questions" do BIM Managers receive from their staff; that can be answered with a simple 1-2 sentence answer?

These questions provide BIM Managers with "Teachable Moments" for their staff or "Moments of Learning" for both staff and the BIM Manager.

I can assure you --staff members will be back to ask the same questions for future projects. New staff  members will have the same questions or variations of similar situations.

Repetition is how we ALL learn.

So, if "Time is Money"; you can't afford to waste the time of your staff, the project, the company and/or your own daily schedule.

Proactively building a Revit video library of short 2-4 minute support and training videos; will help save everyone's time.

Create videos to answer common process-based questions. It puts the BIM Manager in control of their time; while delivering on-demand self-learning & technical support.

For camera-shy BIM Managers, you don't need to use cameras or be on camera.

Since 2008, I've used the screen recording software, Camtasia Studio and SnagIt from TechSmith for creating my Revit technical support and training videos.

Camtasia records your mouse movements on your computer screen; while you are using a feature or performing a process in the application software (Revit, Excel, AutoCAD).

It also records your voice as you explain and train on a short procedure.

Once you complete the recording, save the recorded screen-capture to a Camtasia project file.

Next, select the "Produce and Share" command to create a video file in Windows (AVI\WMV) or MAC (MP4) video formats. Consider the following tips and procedures to use, store and protoect your video content.

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Topics: Revit-BIM Video, revit manager, vdc manager revit, Bradley BIM, revit technical support video, Revit Help-Technical Support, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, how to implement revit, autodesk revit, Camtasia Studio, bim manager revit, revit training video, bim manager jobs

Owner Design Reviews | Expedite Multiple Revit Walkthrough Videos

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 23, 2016 9:24:00 AM

View Bradley Wall Shower Revit Family Articles

This video is an example of a procedure that allows the designer to quickly create multiple "walk through" animations for client design proposals and reviews.

Creating just one fully rendered walk-through animation could take several days when using Revit. Using this procedure, the designer can create multiple video animations while providing the owner with photo-realistic images of their proposed building design.

Rendered Image of Bradley Advocate LA-Series Revit Family Library

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Topics: Revit-BIM Video, revit walkthrough animation video, download revit material catalog, revit design options, Revit Training-Education, revit walkthrough frames setting, autodesk revit, revit render material, revit walk through video

Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 6, 2016 7:23:00 AM

(March 2014) I'm pleased to publish Bentley's formal announcement of Autodesk Revit Family support for their new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) BIM software.

Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set --to test Revit family import stability \ integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.

 

Bentley's Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on

  1. maintaining the Revit family geometry's dimensional integrity,

  2. retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,

  3. retaining the embedded parameter data type values,

  4. retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)

This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10's of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers' (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.

 Bentley will supports Revit family file formats for Revit 2009 through Revit 2014. When Autodesk Revit 2015 is released; Bentley will begin testing the Revit 2015 new features of the family file format (RFA).

It demonstrates Bentley's commitment to both interoperability between different BIM software tools --and the value of providing their users with pre-built BPM BIM content for their Bentley design projects.

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Topics: bradley revit library, building information modeling, bradley revit family library, Bentley i-model Plug-in for Revit, Government Revit BIM, bradley bim library, Bentley RFA Interpreter Revit, Bentley AECOsim Building Designer, Revit-BIM Trends, autodesk revit, Bentley V8i SELECTseries 5, Bentley MicroStation Revit, download free revit family, Owners Revit BIM, revit building product manufacturer

Implementing Revit Automated Specifications-Download RTC Class Handout

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 30, 2016 6:12:00 PM

My first meeting with Brian Payne was at the March 2013 ArchiSpec Conference in Savannah Georgia.

I was facilitating a group discussion on "BIM-Automated Specification Processes" for about 30 specification writers.

Specifiers shared "the good, the bad and the ugly" recommendations for successfully implementing e-SPECS, SpecLink or MasterSpec within their offices' BIM processes.

Throughout the discussion; Brian shared several successful processes that he developed to connect his firm's BIM and specification processes --using e-SPECS.

Fast forward to August 2013 -->> and we find Brian Payne touring Bradley's Corporate Headquarters & Fixture Manufacturing Facility in Menomonee Falls.

Brian mentioned that he created an "Implementing Auto-Specification Software With Revit" Presentation for RTC 2013 in Vancouver Canada. He emailed the links and I have the opportunity to share his docs with you.

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Topics: building information modeling, masterspec specifications, construction specifiers institute, e-specs integrated specifications, Revit-BIM Trends, how to implement revit, autodesk revit, e-specs building product manufacturer program

Visit Bradley BIM Booth #10 | Autodesk University 2015

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 21, 2015 7:37:59 AM

https://youtu.be/fX9iTj8z190

The Bradley BIM Booth #10 is located just inside the entrance to AU Expo Hall on your way to Autodesk BIM City (Booth #403)

From January 2012 - June 2015 more than 20 million Bradley Revit families were downloaded from the Bradley website.

My flights, hotel and class registrations are complete.

We'll see you see you in Vegas for AU 2015.

Autodesk Revit 2016 New Features List | Videos - Downloads - System Requirements

Bradley BIM-Revit Library Articles:

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Visit Bradley BIM Booth #82 | Autodesk University 2014

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 8, 2014 4:40:41 AM

From January 2012 - July 2014 more than 13 million Bradley Revit families were downloaded from Bradley website.

Watch for updates as Bradley BIM prepares for AU 2014.

Autodesk Revit 2015 New Features | Blogs-Websites-Videos-Downloads

Related Bradley BIM Articles:

Download Complete Bradley Revit Family Library (1000 Families) – Download All Options

Download Bradley Revit Family Library From Autodesk Seek Building Product Manufacturer Revit Library

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Visit Bradley BIM Booth#149 | Autodesk University - Manufacturing Campus

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 1, 2013 5:50:04 AM

From January-October 2013, more than 4.5 million Bradley Revit families were downloaded -- More than 3 million were downloaded in 2012.

Watch for updates as Bradley BIM prepares for AU 2013

View Autodesk Revit 2014 What's New Features | Articles and Videos

Related Bradley BIM Articles:

Download Complete Bradley Revit Family Library (1000 Families) – Download All Options

Download Bradley Revit Family Library From Autodesk Seek Building Product Manufacturer Revit Library

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Autodesk Revit - Revit LT Feature Comparison Guide | Revit Expert Reviews

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Sep 20, 2012 7:22:59 AM

Here are links to the Revit 2013 and Revit LT 2013 Comparison Guide published by Autodesk and a couple Revit LT reviews from fellow Revit Experts.

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2 Million Bradley Revit Family Downloads | Thank You Revit Design - Construction Community

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Sep 3, 2012 11:55:17 AM

Bradley Corporation thanks the global design and construction community for their more than *2 million Revit family downloads in 2012; from the Bradley Revit Family Library (1000 Revit families).

*In 2011, Revit users downloaded more than 1.5 million Revit family components from the Bradley Revit Family Library.

We also thank the thousands of Autodesk Seek Revit users that download Bradley Revit families from Autodesk Seek each month.

Autodesk Seek downloads are NOT counted in the 2 million downloads as they don't originate from the Bradley Revit Family Library website.

In January 2012, the Bradley Revit Library exceeded 1000 Revit family models.

In June 2012, we celebrated the Bradley BIM Initiative | 3 Years Serving Architects-Engineers-Contractors-Facility Owners anniversary.

Here are the current Top 6 Bradley Revit Family Download Categories in 2012 (in random order)

Bradley Washfountains (35 Revit Family Product Models)

Bradley HALO | EFX Emergency Eye \ Face Wash Emergency Drench Shower Product Line (30+ Revit Family Product Models)

Bradley Shower \ ADA Shower Revit Family Models (50+ Revit Family Product Models)

Bradley Patient Care Units (15+ Revit Family Product Models)

Bradley Mills Toilet Partitions (20+ Revit Family Product Models)

Bradley Lenox Plastic Lockers & Locker Room Benches (100+ Revit Family Product Models)

We greatly appreciate the AECO market's use of the Bradley Revit Family Library.

Our sincere thanks to the architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners that have provided feedback and shared their ideas with our Revit-BIM Team. Their valuable input; is used in our Revit Road-Map to better serve the market's Revit projects and standards.

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