505 BIM User's Group

Central New Mexico's BIM Resource

All Blog Posts (78)

BIM for Steel

Here's a webinar about using BIM in steel framing -

http://bimforum.org/events/84/state-of-the-art-in-bim-execution-plans-and-the-cd-bim/

state of the art webinar

John H. Hooker, AIA

NMPSFA…

Continue

Added by John Hooker, AIA on January 19, 2016 at 10:19am — No Comments

Laser scan presentation

Thank you to everyone who came out to watch our presentation on HDLS today. It was a pleasure to be able to share this exciting technology with our peers.Here are the links to the SPAR point group, their annual convention and Ellen Dunham Jones' talk on retrofitting:

http://www.sparpointgroup.com

http://www.sparpointgroup.com/international…

Continue

Added by Robert S. Ferguson on May 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Filter Revit Model on the Web

I have recently shown you how to view and edit Revit models on the web without writing any code. I have also shown you how to filter the views using a very little…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 17, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

Filter Revit Model on the Web

I have recently shown you how to view and edit Revit models on the web without writing any code. I have also shown you how to filter the views using a very little…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Schedule Revit and Non-BIM Data in Excel - LIVE

There is a plugin called from Ideate called Sticky that looks like it could be useful, but after watching the video I have come to the conclusion that this is an awful idea. The plugin allows you to bring “non-BIM” data in to Revit. From what I can tell, it provides a live link to an Excel spreadsheet in your Revit Project. This means you can drop the schedule on to a sheet and it will look nice – not like…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 4, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Join External Table to Revit DB

In my last post, I showed how to filter a table by creating a view and bringing that view in to your MVC Application. You can also join tables. In this post, I will show how to join Revit data to an external Database.

The Database

I export my Revit model to a database called RevitSample. While it appears that I can add additional tables and Revit will not overwrite them, it is probably best to stay out of the tables in the Revit Database. To avoid corruption of my Revit DB, I…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 4, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Revit on the Web: Using MVC and Views

In my previous post, I showed how you could use MVC and the Entity Framework to create a webpage that displays and edits a Revit model without typing any code. In that post, you connected your page to a table in the Revit Database. But what if you do not want the whole table to be editable or returned? In this post, I…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 4, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

No Coding Required: View and Edit Revit Model on the Web

Front page of my application. Bottom left box has links for walls and rooms.

What if I told you that you can create a website that will allow you to see the data in your Revit model and also edit that data without writing a single line of code?  You can, and I am going to show you how.

The Technology

The application (web page) requires a good amount of code, but you do not need to write it. Using modern development tools, Visual…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 2, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

Revit REST API: More Detailed Web Page

I have ideas in my head about why a Revit REST API is cool and what it can do. I also know that I fail to explain or show what I am thinking in the best possible way. Often, my examples are quick and dirty. I really love the Revit REST API idea and have built out a slightly more detailed example to show what can be done. The images below show a more complete site. I have sorted many of the tables by the field that makes the most sense. Remember, the data can be edited – without…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on January 27, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Revit REST API: Building as a Service

I have written a few posts on Revit and Databases: Revit DB Link pluginModifying Revit Data through the Web and  …

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on January 26, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

AU 2014 Tips & Trick for Revit 2015

At AU this year I picked up a handout for 10 tips and tricks for Revit 2015

AU Revit 202015 tips.pdf

Added by Mathew Miller on December 11, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

June Standards Committee Meeting Minutes

Standards_MM_June2014.pdf

Added by Vanessa Pierson on June 19, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

QR Codes Required by Client

Just received an email regarding QR Codes and Revit. A client required the contractor to include QR Codes linked to Revit objects. This is a project overseas, but could it signal things to come? BIM is not just 3D - it is primarily information. And this information is going to be requested by clients. Those that can provide it in interesting ways will make $$$ - FYI: a PDF is not interesting or useful. I can't stress it enough, you need to keep up with emerging trends and technology. Waiting…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on February 10, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

UPDATE: Send Data to Revit From Another Application

Here is a screenshot of a website that allows for any data in the url to be passed to Revit. The key is the ?msg=.

Anything after the equal sign will be sent to Revit. Once this webserver is put on a public network, the following QR Code will send data to Revit directly!…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on October 25, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

Send Data to Revit From Another Application

Modifying Revit from outside the program has been my primary interest for some time.

Initially, I was fascinated by the Revit DBLink plugin and wrote a few proof of concepts that relied on the following architecture:

Revit <-----> Database<----->Outside Program

 

I have recently posted proof of concepts about sending data in to Revit from outside - skipping the database export-- but used GIS as my example, arguing that because GIS and Revit use…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on October 25, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

Laser Scanning!!!

Navajo Technical University is offering a course to students for Laser Scanning and would like to collaborate with industry to conduct some laser scanning as a real world application.  We would bring students and capture data - process the data and work with you on how you might use that data.  

So, if you have a project that you might think laser scanning would be a value added but not necessary tool for you let me know!!! We are looking to try out some new software and…

Continue

Added by H. Scott Halliday on August 20, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Revit help

I am trying to learn revit.  The area is in fire sprinkler protection.  Can anyone help me with hooking the sprinkler to the branch line.  I seem to be having a problem with the fittings?  The message I get when I try to run a line " from the create pipe area on the sprinkler to the branch line" is:  "Revit could not find a matching pipe segment in 1" steel pipe type.  Please check the 1" Steel pipe type' routing preferences".  The line will be drawn from the sprinkler to the pipe, once I…

Continue

Added by Noel Colhoff on April 30, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Send Messages - or Data - to Revit from Outside

I have been playing with messaging in software applications. Using RabbitMQ, C# and Python, I got the bright idea to send messages to GIS from a python console - which will later be another program or windows form, but for demo purposes I just needed to verify the possibility. The SDK for my GIS is in C#, and so is the SDK for Revit. 

I will show you what I did in GIS and then explain how this would work in Revit.

First, I sent a message to the GIS software.…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on April 18, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Screen Shot From Revit Using Button via API

In my previous post, I showed how to send an MMS from a Revit AddIn. Using that same code, you can grab a screenshot and automatically include it as the attachment to the text message. The following code will grab the screen:

 

int screenWidth = Screen.GetBounds(new Point(0, 0)).Width;

                int screenHeight = Screen.GetBounds(new Point(0, 0)).Height;

                Bitmap bmpScreenShot = new Bitmap(screenWidth, screenHeight);

                Graphics gfx…

Continue

Added by Paul Crickard on April 9, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

© 2019   Created by Bruce Gunderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service