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Convert Masses into Buildings in Revit

October 26, 2020
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In our previous post, we introduced you to the fundamentals of conceptual mass modeling in Revit.  This is an important topic, especially for architects who have been using SketchUp for conceptual design.  On November 4, 2020—yes, during this pandemic year—Trimble is changing SketchUp from its economical perpetual license to a more costly subscription service.  We understand the frustration that this…

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Lighting in Revit®: MEP vs. Architectural

October 12, 2020
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If you have ever explored within Revit®, you may have noticed that there are two seemingly different paths to inserting lighting components into a model.  First, in the Imperial Library, lighting is divided into MEP and Architectural subfolders.  Then, when it comes to placing lighting in the model, there are two ways to access your components.  One way is to…

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The Best SketchUp Alternative for Conceptual Design

September 30, 2020
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Beginning on November 4, 2020, SketchUp will no longer offer its Classic Perpetual License with Maintenance and Support.  Instead, SketchUp users are invited to begin a yearly subscription to SketchUp Pro with annual upgrades and support built in.  Not surprising, it comes at a hefty cost for a tool most of us use for quick conceptual design studies.   If…

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How to Use Design Options in Revit

September 16, 2020
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You or someone you know is currently creating a separate Revit file to show a possible option for a building design.  They may even have multiple separate files for varying options.  That’s fine if the options change the entire form and function of the building.  But what is the correct way to demonstrate smaller choices like an entrance configuration, an added porch, the…

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