Project Performance | Revit Family File Size vs Visibility Settings

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 13, 2016 7:41:00 AM

Which of these processes has the biggest impact on the performance of a Revit Project?

1. Revit Family File Size? OR...

2. Revit Family Visibility Settings?

While both are significant, our tests have found setting the correct Revit Family Visibility Settings for the project's Revit families has a larger impact on the Revit Project performance.

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Want Specifications With Your Bradley Revit Models?

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 8, 2016 8:59:00 AM

Bradley Corporation currently provides downloadable 3-Part Specifications (MS Word, HTML and PDF) and support of Arcom’s MasterSpec guide specifications.

Bradley 3-Part Specs and Bradley Product Tech Data Sheets (PDF) are conveniently located in the right margin of the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families).

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Bradley Expands ARCAT Revit - Bentley Microstation Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 15, 2013 4:38:08 AM

Bradley Corporation has expanded the ARCAT - Bradley BIM Library.

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Free Bentley MicroStation i-model Plug-in for Autodesk Revit | Bradley Revit Family Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 17, 2012 6:07:34 AM

The Design Build Convention in New Orleans provided a great opportunity to engage the Bentley MicroStation representatives on the technical details of their FREE i-model plug-in for Revit.

Consider this option for for transferring and integrating Bradley Revit Family Library components into your Bentley MicroStation projects.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has been a major legacy Bentley client. USACE now includes Revit in their 2012 BIM Road Map of products. I am checking with my USACE BIM Practice Team contacts, to verify if the i-model plug-in may be an acceptable tool for their USACE Bentley deliverable.

For non-USACE projects, contact your project member(s) that are using Bentley on your team regarding the feature/functionality of i-model plug-in. The family model(s) that are exported from Revit to a Bentley format, are individual blocks; similar to an ADSK file.

I am confirming, whether these Bentley models can be edited by Bentley. The advice I received earlier today; indicates they are not editable in Bentley. Your project partners should be aware of this functionality in case it becomes a limitation for them.

WHAT is the i-model plug-in for Revit?

The i-model plug-in for Revit lets users save their Revit models to an i-model file from within the Revit application

The i-model plug-in for Revit allows users to save their Revit models in a way that lets users open them in MicroStation, Bentley Navigator, AECOsim Building Designer, and many other Bentley building products, retaining the Revit properties information from the Revit model.

The plug-in is designed to help teams working in a mixed Bentley/Revit environment to be able to reference Revit models into a MicroStation-based design workflow for coordination purposes, interference detection, and similar tasks.

The i-model plug-in for Revit works with the 2010-2013 versions of the Revit products, including Architecture, MEP, and Structure, and includes support for the 64-bit versions.

HOW does the i-model plug-in for Revit Work?

  1. Select and Download the i-model plug-in (app) for your Revit software version.
  2. Close Revit and Install the i-model app on your system
  3. Start Revit and the Bentley i-model pull down menu appears in your Revit software.
  4. The i-model plug-in exports the family content that is displaying in a Revit PROJECT file. (*.RVT) Does NOT work from a Revit family file. (*.RFA)
  5. For example, if you have a Revit family, with 5 family types; ALL 5 family types MUST be placed and displaying in the project file prior to exporting.

Bentley i-model for Revit Features

  1. One-step process that does not require MicroStation or other Bentley applications
  2. Integrated with Bentley Navigator for redlining, clash detection, and other federated information workflows
  3. Works with multiple versions of Revit products

Current List of Bentley Apps for Revit

Visit Bentley iWare Apps for Information Mobility Page | Apps for Revit Users

i-model plug-in for Revit | Publish i-models from Autodesk Revit for open infrastructure information exchange

i-model plug-in for Adobe Reader | Leverage i-models for intelligent 3D PDF

ISM Revit plug-in | Coordinate, change, and synchronize structural data

RAM Structural System - Revit Link | Achieve interoperability between RAM Structural System and Revit Structure

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COBie Parameters Coming With Bradley Revit Family Library 2012 Updates

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 14, 2011 5:25:07 AM

We will be updating the Bradley Revit 2009 Family Library to Version, Revit 2011 in 2012.

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Bradley Revit Toilet Partition Family | Instruction Sheet-Revit Material Catalog Bonus

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 30, 2011 5:15:20 AM

Bradley Revit Toilet Partitions continue to be one of Bradley's Number 1 Revit family download from the Bradley Revit Family Library.

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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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America Votes Chicago Field Museum Best Restroom | Bradley Express Lavatory Systems

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 1, 2011 5:59:13 PM

Bradley Express SS-Lavatory Systems are installed in what Americans voted as the "Best Restroom" for 2011.

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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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