Category Archives for "Design Technology"

Feb 02

How to get Wellington Area Site & Terrain Information

This post documents a presentation I did at Revit User Group Wellington RUGwell in July 2015 on how to use the web site to get site contours and boundary information to create toposurfaces and boundary lines. A lot of this information is free! The fist step is to log onto Create an account […]

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Jan 12

Autodesk Product Downloads

Subscription Customers:Browse to and log on with your Autodesk ID that is linked to your contract​. All your software, including previous versions and serial numbers will be listed on the Products Tab, along with download links.(your Autodesk ID will have been sent to you from Autodesk when your subscription contract was set up. If […]

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Nov 24

Creating Roofs with Cappings within Revit and Revit LT

We often get asked how to create ridge cappings for simple residential roofs within Revit and Revit LT.This video tutorial shows how to create the framing “zone”, cladding, barge/ridge cappings in a quick and easy way by using the copy/paste tools and then editing the roof. Then add fasicas and gutters.​Note that the “additional” roofs created using […]

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Nov 23

Bluebeam Revu PDF – Free Upgrade Offer

​Take paperless workflows to a whole new level. Bluebeam Revu is a powerful PDF creation, markup and collaboration solution that takes your paperless world to the next level. Easily create, edit and comment on PDFs while tracking all markups. Maximize your work style with customizable features and collaborate in real time on the same PDF […]

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Oct 10

Revit Phases in Navisworks

When exporting a Revit model to Navisworks, the default settings do not export the phase properties. You have to change some setting to enable this to happen: From Revit Application Menu > Export > NWC > Navisworks Settings. On the File Readers > Revit list, ensure “Convert element properties is checked” You may want to […]

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