Author Archives: Matt Dillon

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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, ┬áis 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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July 11, 2017

Hunting the Elusive BIM 360 Trial Hub…

The process to create a new BIM 360 Team hub and associate it with a subscription account is not difficult, but it is not well-documented. At least, the first step ...

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May 1, 2017

Autodesk Design Review – 2018

Until recently Autodesk has not developed their free DWFx/DWF viewer, Design Review, past the 2013 version. It was unfortunate, because it was a great viewer and markup tool for DWF ...

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March 24, 2017

A360 Collaboration for Revit Irrecoverable Error

I ran into a nasty issue with a customer the other day while helping them get set up on BIM 360 Team and A360 Collaboration for Revit. Once I had ...

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February 22, 2017

Visualization – Still Renderings (Part 2 in a Series)

The most basic of all visualization mediums is a simple rendering. While you can certainly generate very powerful and compelling still images in Revit with no additional software necessary, bringing ...

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February 6, 2017

Visualization – What is it?

The word “Visualization” gets used a lot these days, but what does it really mean? It’s actually a fairly nebulous term, and can include all kinds of graphic communication tools ...

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January 25, 2017

Revit Cloud Rendering – Samples and Webinar Date

On February 7 – at 12:30 PM Eastern Time, I will be conducting a 45-60 minute webinar on Cloud Rendering with Autodesk Revit. Here are some sample images from the ...

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January 9, 2017

Understanding Appearance Assets in the Revit Material Editor

Appearance assets are the component of a Revit material that tells it what it looks like when it’s rendered. However what many users don’t realize is that the appearance asset ...

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