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The Painless Way to Design the Most Sustainable Projects

22 February 2024BIM, Design, Revit, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

If you’d like to create more efficient and environmentally sensitive projects, you can take advantage of a special interoperability that…

VIDEO: Unique Interoperability Between Autodesk Revit and Inventor

15 February 2024BIM, Inventor, RevitCarol Dunn

interoperability between Autodesk Revit and Inventor: This unique functionality enables professionals in manufacturing and construction to collaborate using a shared…

Manufacturing: The Power of Collaborating with Revit and Inventor

30 January 2024Collaboration, Inventor, Manufacturing, RevitCarol Dunn

Inventor is focused on parametric design for manufacturing, and the strength of Revit is in architectural modeling. When you can…

How to Establish a Standardized Revit Family Library

3 November 2023BIM, Design, PowerPack, RevitCarol Dunn

GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit provides several features that allow you to establish and manage a dynamic family library seamlessly within…

The Surprising Importance of BIM in Construction

21 September 2023BIM, Collaboration, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

Digital transformation has already swept through a number of industries, and now BIM processes are making a significant impact on…

PowerPack for Revit: Renumber Everything!

15 September 2023BIM, PowerPack, RevitCarol Dunn

GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit was designed to provide you with a fully configurable automatic Numbering Tool according to your criteria.

PowerPack for Revit: Export Revit Schedules to Excel

14 September 2023BIM, PowerPack, RevitCarol Dunn

PowerPack for Revit Link to Excel feature allows you to export existing schedules to Excel or create new ones. The…

How to Better Navigate Through Your 3D Model

12 September 2023BIM, PowerPack, RevitCarol Dunn

GRAITEC PowerPack has been developed with a set of tools aimed at enhancing element visibility and search capabilities within a…

Saving Time and Effort by Cloning Structural Rebar Drawings

20 July 2023Digital Transformation, PowerPack, Revit, Structural designCarol Dunn

thrilled to introduce the structural industry to a game-changing innovation that promises to revolutionize structural design: Clone Drawings. This feature…

Unmatchable Productivity Boost with Clone ‘Rebar’ Drawings in Revit

26 June 2023Design, PowerPack, Revit, Structural designDaniel Gheorghe

For a productivity boost that is unmatchable, the newest version of PowerPack Rebar Detailing for Revit now offers the Clone…

Clone Drawings for Rebar: Revit Functionality Engineers Have Been Waiting For

20 June 2023Drawings, PowerPack, Revit, Structural designDaniel Gheorghe

Now engineers and reinforced concrete detailers can unlock the potential for enhanced efficiency and time savings with a new feature…

4 Ways to Make Revit Work Better for You with PowerPack

14 June 2023AEC, Architecture and Engineering, PowerPack, RevitCarol Dunn

You can boost the productivity of your design team by providing Revit add-on tools that help with modeling, documentation and…

5 Ways to Make the Move from 2D to BIM Less Scary

31 May 2023BIM, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

In the industry, there are still basic misconceptions about BIM and how it should be implemented. Following are 5 ways…

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2024

10 April 2023All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitEric Daniel

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2024 and Revit LT 2024, entry level and performance level, plus Citrix,…

Digital Innovation with Dynamo

6 April 2023Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, BIM workflow, Civil 3D, Computational Design, Digital Transformation, RevitCaitlin Dunn

Dynamo offers powerful opportunities for revamping and automating the design process in digital workflows.

A Dozen BIM Mistakes You Should Stop Making

15 March 2023BIM, Collaboration, Design, Project Collaboration, RevitMatt Dillon

The mistakes you make in a BIM Revit file will eventually affect you, the rest of your team and potentially…

Change Your Work Life in a Day: PowerPack for Plant 3D

28 February 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, PowerPack, Revit, WebinarsCarol Dunn

Improve your work life. Efficient workflows and automation are possible with new PowerPack for Plant 3D by Graitec.

4 Ways MEP Prefabrication Improves a Project’s Success

14 February 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

with MEP prefabrication, virtual 3D BIM models help maximize construction processes and coordination to improve a project's success

Are You on a Quest for a BIM Manager?

8 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, Services & SupportCarol Dunn

companies can find a logical way to compromise between budget and the need for a BIM manager by outsourcing their…

Mitigating Uncertainty in Infrastructure Projects

7 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

use of design-build processes using BIM with Revit could provide one way to deal with the uncertainties around infrastructure construction.

How to Assess Embodied Carbon in Revit

24 January 2023Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

to address embodied carbon in construction, consider using EC3 and tallyCAT to help compare and specify materials that have low…

How to Empower Your Design Team

18 January 2023Architecture and Engineering, Design, Digital Transformation, PowerPack, RevitDiana Ramirez

Designed for businesses and aimed at users, Graitec PowerPacks put performance, automation, and capability in the hands of design teams

4 Ways Digitalization Will Transform Your Manufacturing Processes

3 January 2023autodesk, BIM, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, RevitCarol Dunn

take your manufacturing business to the next level by fully integrating all your data and processes into one model -…

5 Ways to Quickly Iterate Revit Design Ideas with Twinmotion

1 December 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

Use Twinmotion tools to explore more options faster: real-time design, high-quality assets, stories, seamless integration, exporting, sharing

15 BIM Tips: Avoiding Model Corruption & Optimizing File Sizes

29 November 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

15 BIM tips for avoiding model corruption and optimizing file sizes so you can have lean, clean, accurate models.

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2023

21 November 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitEric Daniel

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2023 and Revit LT 2023, entry level and performance level, plus Citrix,…

Features to Speed Up Manufacturing Design Workflows in Inventor 2023

17 November 2022autodesk, Digital Transformation, Inventor, Manufacturing, RevitCarol Dunn

Inventor 2023 connects you to the Autodesk cloud and includes improvements to performance, automation and core modeling workflows.

The Importance of Numbering in Refurbishing Big Ben Clock Tower

11 November 2022Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Each component was numbered, and the numbering process was made immensely more manageable using the Numbering Tool in PowerPack for…

A Better Kind of Breakdown . . . with BIM Collaborate

3 November 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

By breaking down models into constituent parts, teams can focus on specific information to solve their issues with fewer distractions.

11 Ways to Better BIM Workflows Using a Unified Platform

28 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, BIM, Connected Construction, Construction, RevitCarol Dunn

Unified Platform is a common data environment that can maximize collaboration, provide data-driven insights and help build better projects

How to Adapt Your 2D Skills to BIM-Based Projects

26 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

a 3D model-based process involves new workflows and a new mindset, including embracing parametric design, sharing information & collaborating

4 Ways Connected BIM Is Important to AEC

19 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

Connected BIM integrates siloed AEC BIM data with other sources for improved collaboration, accessibility, control, and digitization.

NIBS Initiative Working Toward National BIM Standard in US

10 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

A national BIM standard would help the construction industry achieve a new level of industrial efficiency through digitalization.

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

3 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, Civil 3D, Digital Transformation, IT Services, Panzura, RevitCarol Dunn

You can boost your resilience to ransomware and other malware in ten ways, all of which can be achieved by…

12 Manufacturing Tasks You Can Do Better with Vault

29 September 2022autodesk, Digital Transformation, Inventor, Manufacturing, Revit, VaultCarol Dunn

For better manufacturing collaboration, data management, change orders, product insights, workflows & security, Vault can be your go-to tool.

Smart Cities with Advanced ICT

28 September 2022Architecture and Engineering, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

The ongoing development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has the potential to transform our personal and work lives.

3 New Autodesk Construction Solution Initiatives to Reduce Risk

15 September 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

Autodesk recently announced 3 partnership initiatives that can help construction companies address and better manage risk on their projects.

BIM and Digital Measurement for MEP

13 September 2022Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Navisworks, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Even with different workflows, every MEP company can benefit from the BIM construction precision that results from digital measurement.

How One Firm Built Success with a Cloud-First Focus

31 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, Digital Transformation, IT Services, Panzura, RevitDiana Ramirez

When businesses face rapid change, by being cloud-first focused, they can lay a strong foundation for success.

Why BIM is Better than 2D for Concrete Design

24 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, RevitCarol Dunn

Companies are discovering that issues around finances, accuracy, speed, and information management can be addressed by using BIM processes.

Combining BIM and BEM in Design

23 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

Due to public interest in energy conservation, BIM platforms are increasingly integrating building energy modeling (BEM) in building design.

Why Prefab is Important to Your Business

18 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

The forces advancing the adoption of prefabrication are occurring worldwide including increased demand for buildings and the labor shortage.

Using Revit Analysis Tools for Sustainable Design

16 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

Revit models contain the data needed to perform early stage energy analysis, as well as later stage analysis for lighting.

9 Steps to Creating Fabrication Content

12 August 2022Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

9 steps to creating content for Fabrication ESTmep, CADmep and CAMduct to estimate, detail & fabricate better MEP parts, components,…

What You Need to Know About PowerPack for Revit

8 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

PowerPack for Revit is an everyday tool for users and BIM managers designed to save users time and money by…

How to Start Smart in Modular with BIM

1 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Bridging the Gap, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

in a process like offsite modular construction, it follows that prefabrication processes and coordination of onsite assembly will be facilitated…

Progress Tracking with Autodesk Build

27 July 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Progress Tracking is an Autodesk product currently in beta form that will soon be included in Autodesk Build for every…

Autodesk’s Take on the Future of BIM

21 July 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Building information modeling (BIM) is a valuable process that everyone on a project can participate in and make use of.

5 Trends in Industrialized Construction

15 July 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

With industrialized construction, companies benefit from scalability, enhanced productivity, higher quality, reduced labor costs, fewer delays.

9 Software Tools for Your Digital Factory

29 June 2022AutoCAD, autodesk, BIM 360, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Inventor, Manufacturing, MEP, Navisworks, Revit, VaultCarol Dunn

Autodesk has nine products that will make your processes more insightful and efficient when designing and commissioning your digital factory.

How to Structure a BIM Workflow Optimization

15 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

BIM is an initiative that includes tools, processes and people. This article describes the way a BIM workflow optimization might…

How To: Generative Design with Revit

9 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Computational Design, RevitCarol Dunn

Using Generative Design in Revit, leverage Dynamo graphs to explore outcome-based solutions for designs, execute studies in an iterative way.

Finding Your ROI During BIM Adoption

6 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

To find your ROI during BIM adoption look for benefits including financial, efficiencies, competitive advantage, and intangibles.

How BIM Interoperability is Affecting AEC Companies

25 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

BIM has moved forward with platforms like Autodesk Construction Cloud, enabling multiple disciplines and products to interact and share data.

How BIM Helps Design Stakeholders with Sustainability

17 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM 360, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Using BIM processes, all design stakeholders can benefit from sustainability in every phase of a project - design to build…

3 Computational Design Trends Redefining AEC Design

16 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Computational Design, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Digital change is manifesting in the AEC industry in the form of computational design. Computational design trends are redefining AEC…

BIM: 4 Things to Consider in Your Move from 2D to 3D

11 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Your success with BIM will be more assured if you go into an implementation well informed about disruption, issues, planning,…

Optimizing BIM Workflows: People, Process and Technology

4 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM 360, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

When making the effort to improve the way you’re using BIM now, the big picture involves people, process, and technology.

Why More MEP Contractors Are Relying on BIM-Enabled Workflows

26 April 2022Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Large contractors with complex projects are the most sizable group using BIM. But the process will benefit any size company.

6 things to consider when contemplating offsite construction

22 April 2022Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

If you are considering offsite construction, thoroughly consider the options that best suit your company and projects.

7 Statistics on Innovative Building Methods

12 April 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

Construction companies are moving toward technologies and methods to help them surmount risk, schedule, labor, and supply chain challenges.

The Role of Dynamo in Generative Design

28 March 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Computational Design, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Through generative design, Autodesk Dynamo offers powerful opportunities for revamping and automating the design process in digital workflows

Tips for Creating Revit Families

21 March 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Revit content creation should be strictly managed, and when building families, templates rule: Revit families best practices and tips.

BIM-based Costing Using Autodesk Takeoff

17 March 2022Architecture and Engineering, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Using Autodesk Takeoff makes the best use of staff time in turning materials counts to estimates to determine the cost…

3 Major Benefits from Optimizing Your BIM Workflows

4 March 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, RevitCarol Dunn

Major benefits of optimizing BIM: better delivery process, improved onboarding and more capacity to provide other services that set you…

How to supercharge CAD productivity using the cloud

26 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

by placing your workstation design resources in the cloud, you can seamlessly run all your applications to improve your productivity…

Single Document Management Solution for the MEP Industry

17 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Cleveland Electric chose cloud-based Autodesk Build for a single document management solution that is useable and adoptable company wide.

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2022

7 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitEric Daniel

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2022 and Revit LT 2022, entry level and performance level, plus Citrix,…

3 Ways Owners Can Change the Face of Construction

4 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

How construction company owners can deal with today's business issues and stay relevant and competitive using Autodesk Construction Cloud.

Revit 2022 Features That Will Increase Your Productivity

26 July 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, RevitCarol Dunn

If you haven’t checked out the new version yet, it’s time to discover the changes are more useful than they…

Buckle up and get ready for Takeoff … Autodesk Takeoff

7 June 2021All, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Autodesk Software, RevitMark Petrucci

Autodesk Takeoff allows estimators to perform 2D and 3D quantify takeoffs utilizing the Autodesk Construction Cloud™ (ACC).

How to Harness Dynamo: Learn from a Real-World Expert

30 March 2021All, autodesk, RevitCarol Dunn

Dynamo from Autodesk enables designers to create visual logic to automate tasks and explore parametric design concepts.

You Think You Have Issues?

3 March 2021All, BIM 360, RevitMark Petrucci

The Revit Issues Add-in is included with all BIM 360 and Unified Platform subscriptions.

The Bridge from Revit to Inventor

14 December 2020All, Inventor, RevitCarol Dunn

a new unified workflow powered by BIM 360 enables bi-directional data exchange between Revit and Inventor.

Better Coordination in Revit

18 August 2020All, RevitGabe Hernandez

Coordination has improved quite a bit in the latest version of Revit.

The 4 Top Benefits of BIM for General Contractors

22 July 2020All, BIM, Construction, RevitCarol Dunn

As BIM catches on, collaboration on construction projects is becoming less of an embellishment on a job and more of…

System Requirements for Revit 2021

10 June 2020All, RevitJu

Autodesk published its system requirements for Revit 2021 in April, 2020. Here is a list of system requirements and critical…

Transition to Revit with MEP Mastermind James Simpson

25 May 2020All, MEP, RevitCaitlin Dunn

In a sense, adopting Autodesk Revit is and was about that “light bulb” moment when an individual sees how Revit…

Revit 2021: A Few of My Favorite New Things

10 April 2020All, RevitAnthony

There is a litany of new features for all the disciplines, many that impart meaningful improvements to existing workflows and…

Trending in Revit 2020

12 February 2020All, RevitCarol Dunn

a dozen favorite trending features of Revit 2020 as chosen by Rabi Sidawi, AIA, Applied Software Senior Specialist

6 Add-On Tools you Need for Revit Productivity

21 January 2020All, RevitCarol Dunn

For a deep dive into these Revit add-in tools, access the YouTube video of the webinar, “Revit Add-ins Explained”

What’s New in Revit 2020 for AEC

26 September 2019All, RevitGabe Hernandez

Autodesk begins its business year on February 1, so the release year that started on February 1, 2019 was the…

Revit Cloud Worksharing 2019

27 June 2019All, RevitCarol Dunn

For all Revit versions, and especially Revit 2018, you must update to the latest point release (Revit 2018.3.3) to continue…

5 Ways Revit Can Transform You into a Rock Star

14 May 2019All, RevitCarol Dunn

If Mick Jagger were a Revit user, what would he sing about? Well, if he could work with new Revit…

System Requirements for Revit 2020

13 May 2019All, RevitCarol Dunn

On April 18, 2019 Autodesk published its authoritative article on the system requirements for Revit 2020. Here is everything you…

7 Signs You’re a Revit Productivity Expert

15 April 2019All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, RevitCarol Dunn

According to Jeff Goins in his July, 2016 article The 7 Differences Between Professionals and Amateurs, “. . . success…

How to Keep Your Job Using Revit (by Watching Cat Videos)

8 January 2019All, RevitCarol Dunn

If you think cats don’t care about geometry, just hang a bunch of shapes on a ceiling fan and turn…

To Infinity and Beyond – Walking the Revit Road

8 October 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, RevitCarol Dunn

“There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.” With this report back to the Universe Protection Unit, Buzz…

Import Unsupported CID Patterns into Revit using IFC

3 August 2018All, Fabrication, RevitCarol Dunn

Often times, people who are working in CADmep are finding out late that their deliverable needs to be in Revit.…

Revit 2019 – Piping Tips

23 July 2018All, Fabrication, RevitGabe Hernandez

In Revit MEP, Piping systems have come along way. One topic I am asked about most in training or via…

Finding Out-of-the Box-Templates for Revit 2019

26 June 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, RevitRick Kremer

Here is another tip for you all who recently upgraded from previous versions of Revit and are still having trouble…

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