I had the opportunity to review a recent book from Sybex/Wiley.  This book is part of their Autodesk Official Press.  the authors are Ryan Duell, Tobias Hathorn and Tessa Reist Hathorn. Summary: The book is a very good introduction to the essential areas and uses of Revit Arch as a BIM tool.  It explains concepts […]

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CADDManager on October 31st, 2008

I just recieved this file – hot off the presses from Autodesk.  I have permission to post it, but if they want me to take if down or change the link, I may have to do that. “The Revit platform’s performance depends on the hardware environment provided for the software. The Revit platform team has […]

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CADDManager on September 15th, 2008

I have been waiting for this a long time… From the Autodesk site Upcoming Release of AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite to Include AutoCAD Architecture The latest release of AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite software is scheduled for shipping on September 15. This release expands the software applications that comprise the suite to include AutoCAD® 2009, AutoCAD® […]

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CADDManager on September 2nd, 2008

I have long wanted Autodesk to suggest best practices… Kyle Bernhardt of Autodesk wrote on his blog… under the heading of Required reading Revit Platform 2009 Technical Notes – Direct from Autodesk “it is a comprehensive paper that discusses best practices for optimal performance and productivity within the Revit 2009 family of products.  It is […]

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CADDManager on July 15th, 2008

The LAB is always a place to check for new items…  like this one. A new tool that went live on Autodesk Labs on July 10. The MEP Analysis Extension is a set of 25 utilities that MEP engineers can use to better understand how a building system will perform before it’s built. With these […]

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CADDManager on May 21st, 2008

We had the May RUGIE meeting at HMC Architects.  The turnout was about 35 or so.  We had the opportunity to hear about e-Specs from Seamus McGrady of Interspec.  This tool works with Revit to pull  the appropriate spec sections from Master Spec. Scott Davis of Autodesk then showed us the power of the Revit […]

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CADDManager on April 15th, 2008

I have just completed a series of Revit meetings.  They were focused on teaming up on projects and defining Revit standards.  The project is large and three architectural firms are working on it.  We are developing a template building, then use it to create three different facilities at three different locations. Some of the questions […]

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CADDManager on April 13th, 2008

I have a lot of people hitting my site for info on Revit with Mental Ray Rendering. This is available in Revit Architecture 2009, Revit Structure 2009 and Revit MEP 2009 Here are a few links that might provide more info… Mental Ray comparison to Accurender in Revit Architecture 2009 Revit 2009- two words- Mental […]

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CADDManager on April 6th, 2008

System Requirements Windows® XP Home, Professional and TabletPC (SP1 or SP2), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition,Windows Vista® 32 bit (Business, Premium and Ultimate), Windows Vista 64 bit (Business, Premium and Ultimate) Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 SP1 or later Intel® Pentium® 4 1.4 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor 1 GB RAM 1280 x 1024 monitor […]

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