Bradley BIM 2.0 | Revit Family Library Update Available

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 17, 2016 7:40:00 AM

 

 

Summer 2014 launched the Bradley BIM 2.0 - Revit Library Update. Major portions of the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families) were optimized and revised.

 

Rachel Hughes, Revit\BIM Support Technician (paid summer internship) has been piloting our Bradley BIM 2.0 Revit Library Updates. She cataloged each family's edits in our Standards Spreadsheet and authored new editing processes for our Revit Handbook.

More than 350 Bradley Revit families had their their visibility settings optimized.

--- Revit Project Performance | Revit Family File Size vs Family Visibility Settings ---

Currently, over 750 Bradley Revit models were given new parameters, old parameters were updated or deleted -and all 750 models were Revit project-tested.

This summarizes the Bradley BIM 2.0 updates; that we'll begin uploading to the Bradley Revit Library during September 2014.

New embedded Bradley BIM Shared Parameters are designed to assist BIM \ VDC and FM Managers with:

  •  Revit Model Data Collection & Management,
  • Scheduling & Tagging,
  • Design & Specification and
  • Operations & Maintenance processes.

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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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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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Revit Family IFC Export Delivers Building Product Manufacturer Content

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 12, 2016 7:57:00 AM

The use of BIM software, BIM Processes, BIM Execution Plans and Public & Private BIM Mandates has created a file format for the exchange of BIM Content.

Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) provide their products in pre-built BIM file formats; to assist designers with creating their BIM project files. IFC, a software-independent file exchange format, emerges for sharing BIM content between different BIM software packages.

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model is intended to describe building and construction industry data. It is a platform neutral, open file format specification that is not controlled by a single vendor or group of vendors.

For BPMs an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file is a neutral exchange BIM file; that allows their BIM content to be exchanged between these different BIM software packages.

  • Autodesk Revit,

  • Bentley AECOSim,

  • Graphisoft ArchiCAD

  • Nemetschek Vectorworks

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Bradley BIM | Revit Speakers-Authors

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 26, 2016 10:09:54 AM

BradleyBIM.com is authored the Bradley Corporation BIM Strategist, Daniel Hughes.

Daniel Hughes | Bradley Corporation BIM Strategist | Specifications Specialist

Daniel joined the Bradley BIM Team in March 2010 as a Revit BIM Consultant; to oversee the Revit family creation, standards & quality control processes for the Bradley Revit Family Library.

The library includes more than 1,000 plumbing fixtures & commercial washroom accessories (specialty equipment) Revit families --representing tens of thousands of Bradley commercial toilet room products.

Daniel joined Bradley Corporation full-time as the corporate BIM Strategist \ Specifications Specialist serving Bradley Sales, Engineering, Marketing and Client Care departments in May 2012.

Autodesk Revit and BIM Project Implementation Expertise

The Bradley Revit Library incorporates a high level of tested quality procedures (efficient modeling, embedded data, materials) leveraging Daniel's hundreds of successful Revit implementation projects. He has documented many of Bradley's procedures for BIM \ VDC Manager review on the Bradley BIM FAQ Page.

  1. Since 2002, Daniel has provided technical and project consulting on more than $5 billion of client Revit, BIM-based projects in the US and abroad.

  2. He has directed the complete transition-implementation processes from CAD to Revit for more than 120 design, construction & facility clients.

  3. More than 700 architects, engineers & construction personnel have received Daniel's Revit & BIM-processes training since 2002.

Author | Accredited Educational Speaker | Knowledge Leader | Blogger

Daniel's printed works and accredited Building Information Modeling (BIM) educational presentations and classes, have served thousands of members from these associations:

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Bradley BIM Academy | Revit Education-Consulting

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 22, 2016 8:34:37 AM

Welcome to Bradley BIM Academy

Bradley BIM & Revit Learning Services feature a series of FREE or fee-based Education & Consulting Product/Service offerings for small to corporate-sized learning events. We offer several options for delivering group and individual learning classes. Service availability varies from onsite to online; with several venues providing AIA-CES credits & Professional Development Hour (PDH) Credit for engineering professionals Free Educational Service offerings include

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Bradley BIM Revit Family Library - FAQs

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 21, 2016 2:45:40 PM

Bradley Revit-BIM (FAQs)

The Bradley Revit Family Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page

Bradley BIM 2.0 | Revit Family Library Update Available

Bradley Revit technical support content on this page, is referenced from several documented sources.

  1. Bradley Revit-BIM Technical Support: Design, construction and owner calls, emails and blog comments provide regular technical support inquiries. Links to the answers to the most common Revit family questions are posted below.

  2. Bradley BIM Blog Articles

  3. Revit-BIM Best Practices / Industry Standards utilized by the Bradley BIM Team for the creation of The Bradley Revit Family Component Library.

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BradleyBIM.com Integrates With Bradley Corporation Product Website

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 18, 2016 10:36:27 AM

 The Bradley BIM Resource Portal (www.bradleybim.com) is now integrated into the Bradley Corporation product website.

BradleyBIM launched in February 2011. The external blog began providing Revit-BIM support for the 1,000 Bradley product families in the Bradley Revit Library.

The BIM Portal serves over 60,000+ global visitors annually; providing Revit technical support, education, training, standards, news and trends for Revit & BIM processes.

Bradley BIM visitors download more than 6 million Bradley Product Revit models annually.

"The visitor traffic required us to scale up the BradleyBIM.com website capabilities. It needed to ntegrate with all of the web and product resources of the Bradley Corporation website." said Daniel Hughes, Bradley Corporate BIM Strategist. 

Enter BradleyBIM.com into your browser to conveniently access the Bradley BIM Resource Portal.

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BIM-Revit Industry-Association Links

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 16, 2016 4:39:42 PM

Global List of Building Information Modeling Industry & Association Links

 

Bradley BIM Initiative Bradley BIM Revit Library

Autodesk Seek (Bradley)

  • Autodesk Seek Library Download Pages for Bradley Revit Family Component Library

McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Industry Reports | Downloads (PDF)

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Thank You Autodesk University 2015 Clients – Attendees – Instructors

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 8, 2015 6:59:00 AM

Bradley Corporation and I would like to thank the hundreds of Autodesk University 2015 attendees; that stopped at the Bradley AU 2015 Exhibit Kiosk to pick up your free Bradley BIM flash drives, introduce yourselves and/or review the Bradley BIM Initiative.

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My personal thanks to the those mutual LinkedIn connections; that stopped --its always great to meet individuals face-to-face.

Like most of you; I attended AU classes between our exhibit booth hours.

My 12 AU2015 classes focused on

  1. BIM Futures and Building Design Trends,
  2. BIM for Prefabrication,
  3. BIM for Owners (Construction and FM)
  4. BIM for Contractors (Field Technology Integration)
  5. BIM for Design (BIM Project & Team Management)
  6. Revit Model Development & Standards
  7. Data Standards for Revit
  8. Revit & BIM Level-Of-Development (LOD)
  9. BIM Execution Plans
  10. BIM & Glue 360 for Coordination & Construction
  11. Successful Case Studies featuring Revit, Cloud & Data Management 3rd Party Add-Ins

I \ Bradley appreciate the time you took to stop during your Autodesk University visits.

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