Revit Pedestal Bench Family Features Nested Array-Family Catalog

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

A Revit Nested Array gives the Bradley Pedestal Bench Revit family the flexibility to display 3 different pedestal placement configurations as the bench is sized to 6 different lengths.

A Revit Family Catalog (*.txt) creates the Revit pedestal bench that has 4 bench widths of, 9-1/2", 12", 18" and 24". The best news, the file size of the Bradley Pedestal Bench Revit family "weighs in" at 350K.

Visit the Bradley Lenox Pedestal Bench Product Page.


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Key Costs and Quality Steps for Building Revit Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 24, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The Bradley BIM Team maintained time and cost records for building the Bradley Revit Family Library from the summer of 2009 to December 2011.When I survey the Revit family modeling costs, relative to the processes we used to build Bradley's 1000 Revit Families; it reveals the "real value" in cost savings for each pre-built Bradley Revit Family Model.

Each pre-built, Bradley Revit model, can typically save a trained and knowledgeable BIM Manager between $150-$250 of labor costs.

Whoa! How did you arrive at that dollar value?

I arrive at this value, by combining these 2 assumptions with our 7 standard steps (below) for properly constructing a Revit family model. In fact, these are the initial steps I teach every professional; that needs to properly create Revit family models.

 Assumption #1: I set my BIM Manager costs at $75 / hour; realizing the manager has real costs for hourly wage, software, equipment and benefits. The manager should have a billable rate (cost) for creating project Revit families (project billing cost) AND company standard Revit family library (billed back as overhead to reduce future project costs). I identify these costs as an organization's BIM Assets.

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Bradley Solid Plastic Revit Lockers | Easter-Egg Parameter Options

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Bradley Lenox Tiered-Locker Revit Family models are available for download as 1 (single), 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6-tiered Revit families.

Each Bradley Revit tiered-locker has a variety of locker height options; that are stored as Revit family types: (24" Height, 36" Height, etc)

Once you've chosen the Revit Locker Height - Family Type; the Revit Properties Box has a series of "check-box" instance parameters that set these lockers' options:

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Revit Implementation Secrets - 10 Best Revit Process Features

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 27, 2016 6:57:00 AM

The secret to successfully implementing Revit is choosing Revit process features; that offer the best initial financial benefits early in the CAD-to-Revit transition process.

If Revit can substantially outperform your CAD software for creating documentation; why not start using Revit to draw faster and improve your documentation integrity and quality?

Here's my list of the ten best process features in Revit; that can offer the biggest Return On Investment (ROI) in the initial phase of Revit implementation.

  1. Automatic Sheet set Management and Tag Coordination

  2. Automated Floor Planning Tools

  3. All Model & Sheet Views Update When the Revit Model is Edited

  4. Annotation Graphics Resize Based on View Scale

  5. Power of Parametric Dimensioning

  6. Pre-built Building Product Manufacturer Model Libraries

  7. Building Schedules Synchronize\Auto-Update With Model Changes

  8. Views: Independent & Automated Visibility Controls

  9. Multiple people can simultaneously Access and Edit the Project File

  10. Link DWG Files Into Revit Project

I established this list more than ten years ago; to help my Revit clients maximize their Return-On-Investment (ROI) on their "Revit Pilot-Project" implementations.

Many of these Revit process features and associated functionality -- do not exist in other CAD or object-based software programs. Clients immediately reaped the financial rewards (faster drawing, reduced labor) from using these processes on their first pilot projects.

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5 Revit Presentation Tips | Architect Steven Shell - CSRW Class

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 20, 2016 9:43:00 AM

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings and Presentations Look Great!

Steven Shell's CSRW Revit Class used story-telling and project images to demonstrate; how easy it is to take your Revit project presentations; from ordinary to memorable.

"Remember, when "pitching" your designs to a client -- keep it simple for you, but make the visualization extraordinary for them. Make things POP visually!

Help the client visualize your ideas for their project. Provide them with a memorable experience of you and your design proposal. It helps your work "stand-out" during the competitive and sometimes "crowded" proposal process."

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Autodesk Seek Manufacturer Library - Bradley Revit

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 13, 2016 4:25:00 AM

Portions of the Bradley Revit Family Library, which exceeds 1,000 Revit families is available to download from Autodesk Seek - Bradley Corporation.

The Autodesk Seek - Building Product Manufacturer Revit Library can be accessed directly from within your Revit software; while you are working on a Revit project.

The most current Bradley Revit Family Library, Bradley Revit Family Material Catalogs and Bradley Bradley 3-Part Product Specifications are always available for download from the Bradley Corporation website.

Online Technical Support for Bradley Revit models is available through the BradleyBIM.com Blog.

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Efficient Revit Family Size | Bradley Lenox-Cubby Locker

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 3, 2016 5:44:00 AM

 Download and review the Bradley Lenox-Cubby Locker Revit family, the level of visual detail and the designer-user options.

One 2-tier Cubby Locker family with 9 width & depth sizes (12x12, 15x18, 18x12, etc) and 5 height variations produces 45 different product models.

  • Lockers include assigned rendering materials for both the cabinet & locker shelves.

  • Download complete Lenox Locker Revit Material Catalog (refer to link below)

  • Cabinet Options: Sloped Top Panel, Flat Top Panel, Left and/or Right Side Panels,

  • 3 Base Options: 3", 4" or None

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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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Welcome to Bradley BIM Revit Resource Portal

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 23, 2016 7:46:00 AM

Greetings & Welcome to the Bradley BIM Revit Resource Portal

 

 Daniel Hughes | Bradley Corporate BIM Strategist 

The Bradley Revit-BIM Family Library has more than 1,000 Revit Family Models; representing 10′s of thousands of Bradley Corporation's Commercial Plumbing Fixtures and Washroom Accessories Products.

I encourage BIM and VDC Managers to visit the Bradley BIM FAQs Page.

It provides a technical overview of Bradley's Revit modeling standards and quality assurance procedures.

  • For technical assistance with the Bradley Revit Library, please visit our Contact Us Page.
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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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