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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What is the Best Timeline for Upgrading Revit Software

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 9, 2012 5:15:54 AM

What is the Best Timeline for Upgrading Revit Software?

Here's the 7-point recommendation I've usually offered to BIM Managers and posted for this discussion in the Revit Users LinkedIn Group:

I usually ask my clients to review & consider these points; prior to upgrading.

  • "How will a Revit product upgrade affect your project's current timelines and team members?"
  • If a project's print or submittal milestone date is looming in the next 30-45 days, I don't recommend an upgrade...especially for larger project teams.
  • If the project is long term and does not have an immediate print/submittal milestone; the PM/PA is consulted to discuss a potential switch date of a project's Revit version with his/her entire team (design, engineering, contractor).
  • I encourage BIM Managers to "look out" 3-6 months from December --and review new incoming projects that may be acceptable for the next Revit version. Based on software subscription dates; Autodesk software is updated each March-April.
  • During this time, BIM Managers should review, "What current or future projects should be considered for upgrade or to be started on the newest version of software?"
  • I suggest that Revit\BIM Managers consider participating with Autodesk's Beta programs as they can be helpful to "kicking the tires" early using test equipment to anticipate any training, equipment or process changes to the project team(s).
  • Most (IT & Project Teams) agree that they will wait until the first service pack...re-patching an installed release is disruptive. However, the First Customer Shipment (FCS) version is used to do final testing of deployment images, upgraded Revit standards, project testing, equipment upgrades and training update materials.

My recommendation is based on technically supporting and consulting the Revit upgrade process with hundreds of Revit-based design firms since 2002.

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Password Needed Message | Unzip a Bradley Revit Family Zip File Download

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 21, 2012 10:28:56 AM

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