Author Archives: Rabi Sidawi

February 12, 2020

Trending in Revit 2020

As the most popular building information management tool in use, Revit continues to build on previous functionality. New features and enhancements, some of which were suggested and voted upon by ...

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Not an Issue Case Closed

October 9, 2019

Not an Issue, Case Closed: BIM 360 Coordinate Q&A

Autodesk acquired building information modeling technology around the end of the last millennium in the form of Revit. So happy 21st birthday BIM! You are a mature adult now and able ...

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Utilizing BIM 360 as a Bridge between Civil Engineers and Architects

September 25, 2019

Utilizing BIM 360 as a Bridge between Civil Engineers and Architects

Architects and civil engineers have certainly waited long enough for a technology advancement that can improve coordination between the workflows of their separate disciplines. Design professionals in the mechanical-engineering-plumbing trades ...

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Fixes and enhancements to FormIt v17

August 6, 2019

Fixes and enhancements to FormIt v17

Autodesk released FormIt v17.3 for Windowson June 13, 2019. FormIt allows users to work with larger, more complex models using powerful tools and visualization options. Here are some of the ...

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Revit cloud worksharing fix required 1

June 27, 2019

Using Revit Cloud Worksharing? Take Action by the End of July 2019.

For all Revit versions, and especially Revit 2018, you must update to the latest point release (Revit 2018.3.3) to continue to use BIM 360 Design and earlier versions of Revit ...

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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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NXTBLD Architect’s Role on Mars

June 12, 2019

NXTBLD: The Architect’s Role on Mars

Did you get a chance to check out the NXTBLD conference live stream on June 11?  Don’t worry if you missed it, because Rabi Sidawi was watching while eating breakfast! ...

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BIM Generative Design with Dynamo Refinery take 2

May 22, 2019

BIM Generative Design with Dynamo Refinery

In December 2018, Autodesk released an initial version of Refinery, a Dynamo Generative Design package that works with Dynamo version 2.02 and is mainly used with Revit 2019 and Revit ...

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System Requirements for Revit 2020

May 13, 2019

System Requirements for Revit 2020

On April 18, 2019 Autodesk published its authoritative article on the system requirements for Revit 2020. The list is especially helpful because the main hardware configurations are workflow-related. Still using ...

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March 14, 2019

Autodesk Revit 2019.2.1 Hotfix

This hotfix includes new functionality, addresses issues and crashes reported directly to Autodesk, and contains the fixes included in previous Revit 2019 updates and fixes.

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Rabi Blog

July 20, 2018

What’s New in Autodesk InfraWorks 2019

Roadway Design: Delayed model regeneration for road design The Curve Properties Panel in profile view can be modified, and immediately reflected on the profile view from the Curve Properties panel. ...

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July 17, 2018

What is AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx)?

2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx) Measuring progress on carbon neutrality is a complex task that can take time away from firm capacity. The AIA helped develop the 2030 Design Data ...

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