Revit 2019 and Roadmap Update

If you follow the Autodesk release cycle at all, you will already know that Revit 2019 was released a couple of weeks ago. And if you haven’t already read about the new features, I would recommend checking out What’s new in Revit 2019. A few of the most notable features are:

  • OR filters for View Filters
  • Tabbed views and multi-monitor support
  • Double-fill patterns

While I am eager to try out these new features, as a landscape architect, there is always an undercurrent of disappointment that accompanies each new Revit release that does not include any improvements for its site tools. Continue reading

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‘BIM There, Done That’ on LAM

This month’s issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine has a new article out, “BIM There, Done That,” which focuses on Meghan Quinn from Office of Cheryl Barton who seems to have some pretty solid Revit experience.

It is a good follow-up to their first article last year, “The Limits of BIM“. And it is certainly refreshing to read about a landscape architect with a can-do attitude about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture. Though I was admittedly surprised by a few statements throughout the article.

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Dynamo Basics: Runs, Previews, and Lacing

Now that most of my posts are focused around Dynamo, I have noticed that many people leaving comments here are trying to troubleshoot a problem that they are having in Dynamo. Even though this might not be the best forum for troubleshooting issues (I would recommend the Dynamo Forum, instead), I have also noticed some simple and recurring issues that multiple people seem to be having. So this post an effort to address some common Dynamo issues and point out some features that you might not know about.

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Revit and Landscape Architecture: The Benefits

The third and final article about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture is now up on World Landscape Architecture:

As a landscape architect, I am sometimes asked by architects ‘Why do you use Revit?’ And the answer is quite simple: for all of the same reasons that architects and building engineers do. This may seem obvious to anyone familiar with the program and its capabilities, but to the uninitiated this explanation is not sufficient.

So to more clearly explain the benefits of using Revit, I created this diagram which outlines seven main points as they relate to several larger, overarching concepts: information, automation, and collaboration. Most of these benefits overlap in various ways and can also be found in other BIM software, so it is worth noting that they are not necessarily unique to Revit.

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