35 Bradley Washfountain Revit Family Models - Early Bradley Innovation

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Bradley Corporation pioneered and patented the washfountain concept-design in 1919.

After more than 90 years, the washfountain remains a Bradley signature product that features a variety sizes, shapes, materials and innovative electronic water saving controls.

View Washfountain Blog Article: Washfountains | What is the application?

Excerpt: Every day, we get calls from architects and engineers asking for help in deciding what washfountain to use for their project. My first question to them is always, “Where is the product going to be used, and what is the application?” Very often they haven’t really thought about the application. Factors like appearance, space available, ADA compliance, and water conservation are given more consideration than how the fixture will be used. While these other factors are important, the product specified has to consider the user.

Bradley Washfountain Revit Family Models

The Bradley Revit Family Library features 35 washfountain Revit family models.

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How to Insert a Face-Based Revit Family Into a Project | 3 Options

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Some of the Bradley Revit Family Components are created as Face-Based families, so they will "attach" to wall, floor or ceiling surfaces.

Bradley does NOT create wall, floor or ceiling hosted Revit families. They are either stand-alone (non-hosted) or face-based families.

HOME Tab: View\Insert Component Command

 

INSERT Tab: Load Revit Family Into Project

You have 3 Options when you Load/Insert a Bradley Face-Based Revit Family into a Revit Project.

  • Your first and most important consideration, make sure you are in a Plan View.

  • ALL 3 options will display in the Revit Ribbon when you are in a PLAN View and inserting/placing the component.

Select the Revit COMPONENT command and IF the component is a Face-Based Family;

  • these are the 3 OPTIONS that will display in the Revit Ribbon, in the upper right corner of the screen:
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Bradley Revit-BIM Family Quality Standards | Top 10 FAQs

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 2, 2016 7:46:00 AM

Each week Bradley clients; architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners contact our Revit-BIM Team with questions that ask;

"How are Bradley Revit families created?"

Here are the Top 10 Value Points that we share with them;

01) Extensive Division 10 & 22 Revit Library: Bradley's Revit Family Library currently has more than 1000 Revit family components representing thousands of Bradley plumbing fixture and specialty equipment products.

02) Documented-Proven Modeling Standards: We initially used the Revit Model Style Guide from Autodesk SEEK.

However, based on 10 years of actual Revit-BIM project experience, I rewrote and tripled the size of the original document. Bradley's new document better serves our clients' and the industry's evolving Revit-BIM project standards-practices.

 

03) Family Types: Bradley Revit family models represent thousands of Bradley products. Many Revit families include multiple variations of each Bradley product.

 We define product variations for a single Revit family; one of two ways:

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Bradley BIM Team Targets Biggest Revit Family Quality Concerns

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 18, 2016 5:53:00 AM

The Bradley BIM Team emphasis (target) for the Bradley Revit Family Library; has been

  • Revit Family-Type stability and

  • Revit Family dimensional accuracy.

How many times have you downloaded a Revit family, inserted it into your project and then it visually "falls apart" as you switch between the Family Types?

How many times has your downloaded Revit family been dimensionally wrong (length, width, height)?

Over the last 10 years, these are 2 of the biggest concerns Revit users have given for NOT using pre-built, user and/or manufacturer Revit families (including, my projects)

These 2 quality concerns were the main design targets of the Bradley Revit-BIM Team!

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Revit Family File Size | How Big is TOO BIG?

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 16, 2016 5:57:00 AM

In Autodesk Revit, "the component" that you insert into a project; (like a window, door, chair, a grab bar or plumbing fixture), is defined as a Revit Family.

An AutoCAD user, may define a family as a Revit BLOCK.

Under best practices; the project's BIM Manager reviews and if necessary tries to minimize the file size of each Revit family; PRIOR to loading them into a Revit project.

Bradley understands the importance of small Revit family files sizes and the value of this Revit-BIM Manager task.

The Bradley BIM Team invests engineering time to shrink and test Bradley Revit family file size performance in real Revit projects.

Bradley Revit family tests are conducted usinng workset & non-workset based Revit projects.

Here is a short list of "Bradley Revit-BIM Family Quality Standards | Top 10 FAQs" that we use to minimize Revit family file size.

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Download Bradley Manufacturing Facility Products | Revit Family BIM Model Guide

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 17, 2012 8:56:10 AM

Bradley Manufacturing Facility Products | Revit Family BIM Model Guide

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Bradley Revit Family Library Surges Past 900 Families - Thank You Revit Fans

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 9, 2011 6:45:15 PM

The Bradley Revit Family Library surged past another milestone in October 2011; as the Bradley Revit library now exceeds more than 900 Revit families.

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Revit Schedules-Tags | Bradley Revit Family Parameter Testing Process

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 13, 2011 8:27:36 AM

The Bradley BIM Team uses this Revit Tagging and Revit Scheduling test process as part of our Quality Assurance Process prior to adding families to the Bradley Revit Library.

 

1) Bradley Revit Family Components are loaded into a Revit test project. (*.rvt)

2) Next, Revit families are inserted into Revit test floor plans views,

Revit Specialty Equipment Tags | Plan View | Bradley Diplomat Accessories

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Revit Reference Planes Define ADA-Installation Mounting Heights-Clearances

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 3, 2011 10:22:24 AM

When you open a Bradley Revit family, like the Bradley Verge Lavatory System, you will see more than a dozen green dashed lines. These are Revit Reference Planes.

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Bradley ADA-Compliant Revit Family Shower Packages

Posted by Jonathan Rydz on Aug 4, 2011 4:19:47 AM

Bradely provides 10 Revit family ADA Shower Packages. These Bradley ADA Wall Showers are ideal for barrier-free shower rooms in hospitals, nursing homes, and other extended-care facilities.

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