Author Archives: Matt Dillon

Yes you CAN have a dedicated BIM Manager

September 17, 2019

Yes, you CAN have a dedicated BIM Manager

BIM adoption among AE firms has reached a point where it is safe to say that almost every architectural or engineering firm still in business has either already adopted a ...

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Harnessing Disruptive BIM

June 17, 2019

Harnessing Disruptive BIM Technologies

By now, everyone has heard of Building Information Modeling or BIM. But did you know that BIM is a process that uses disruptive technologies? In fact, BIM is a real ...

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7 Signs Youre a Revit Productivity Expert

April 15, 2019

7 Signs You’re a Revit Productivity Expert

According to Jeff Goins in his July, 2016 article The 7 Differences Between Professionals and Amateurs, “. . . success in any field is more about commitment to a process ...

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January 8, 2019

How to Keep Your Job Using Revit (eBook)

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Stairs and railings 2

December 15, 2017

Video Tutorial: Revit 2018 Stairs and Railings

I just created a two part video tutorial series on creating stairs and railings in Revit 2018. Part 1 covers stairs using components and sketches, and shows the new and ...

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Propogate Extents

November 20, 2017

Copying Graphical Changes for Levels from One View to Another

In today’s installment of “Why did I never see that before” (which is really embarrassing, by the way)… My wife has told me on more than one occasion that I’m ...

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imagez 1

November 3, 2017

Deleting a Dimension Segment (Not a Witness Line) in Revit

In today’s installment of “I can’t believe I didn’t know this” or “I’m almost too embarrassed to post this, but just  in case someone else didn’t know, I will.” One ...

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seek bimobjects

October 2, 2017

Who Stole my Autodesk Seek?

If you have been looking for the Autodesk Seek search window in Revit 2018 and can’t find it, you’re not alone. Not too long ago, Autodesk Seek was replaced with ...

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3ds Max

September 15, 2017

3ds Max Interoperability for Revit Error

A few weeks ago I posted about an issue that arises when 3ds Max 2018 is installed as a part of the Building Design Suite. The Arnold Renderer is not ...

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August 14, 2017

Is Arnold Missing from 3DS Max?

One of the major changes in 3ds Max 2018 is the removal of the NVIDIA mental ray rendering engine and the addition of the Arnold rendering engine.  However if you ...

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July 20, 2017

ASTI BIM Connect Now Available for Revit 2018

A new version of Applied Software’s BIM Connect, our powerful data export/import utility,  is now available for download. BIM Connect allows you to export object properties and data from your ...

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July 17, 2017

Looking for mental ray in 3ds Max 2018?

3ds Max 2018 includes the Arnold 5.0 rendering engine, along with the Advanced Ray Trace (ART) renderer, and no longer includes the legacy mental ray renderer that so many people ...

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