Thursday, August 26, 2010

BIM Around The World 1: Iceland

Yeah Iceland's hitting the blog!!! I am curious who you all are, not just in Iceland but every one, in all of the Nations, Cities and towns that regularly hit this blog...

BIM is truly world wide... I am going to highlight work from all parts of Earth and ask that anyone who wants to share some images and/or how to's with a growing BIM Universe; you know, for posts that may be helpful (and specific) to your part of our shrinking world; please get in touch!!! Just leave a comment to this post and include an email address or any way to contact you...

BIM-on Iceland and everywhere!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Keynotes: How to Use & Abuse the System: A How To for Good, Not Evil

Keynotes are a major part of Revit. For some a major part that goes unused; while others use them to many varying degrees. The following, download-able white paper will show how to use and abuse them... In a good way of course!!!

Since Tag schedules, note blocks, etc. do not give the ability to show only those items that are tagged or noted on any single sheet (yet???) know, like the old things we called "sheet notes" in the traditional drafting days?; and since the Keynote Legends actually do (YES THEY DO!!!) allow us to show only those Keynotes referencing objects that are on views that are placed on any one (or more)sheet(s); they are something we can use to replicate those old Sheet Notes
...again: showing only those items called out & placed on a sheet ...YAAY!!!

CLICK HERE if you don't get the embedded white paper (below)...
Now, Enter the White Paper:
Revit Schematic Keynotes Explained (Well, Bootlegged and Used)

That all said (and yes I am adding this on 12/21/2010) To create keynote databases a bit easier and "on the fly...ier" check this cool little standalone app for just this purpose. Cheers!!!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

CMAA BIM for Construction Management Panel Discussion

If you are interested in BIM for Construction Management and are in the LA/Long Beach area this week sign up for the CMAA event by registering online at: If you sign up by August 6th I believe there is a discounted rate...

We have assembled a 5-star panel for this session – don’t miss out!

BIM for Construction Management

Thursday, August 12, 2010

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 am Seminar

The Grand Conference Center

4101 E. Willow Street

Long Beach, CA


CMAA Southern California Chapter

PO Box 41202

Long Beach, CA 90853

t 562-434-8409 . f 562-296-9708

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Translating Our Words & Worlds: No language barrier!!!

Image of currently represented people/Countries on this blog. Well current at time of the writing of this posting...

I am still surprised and quite happy that many of the readers of this blog span the globe (though I am still looking/hoping for representation in Antarctica & the Arctic)...

I guess this internet thing is going to catch on after all...

Anyhow; while I was looking in on who was perusing the blog I found that one of our Italian Reviteurs, from Perugia, Umbria uses Google Translate to get this blog translated... Hmmm...

Now, Google has many a great asset and 'translate' is one that I must admit is fantastic, even though it has not previously crossed my mind to use it (until now!!!). There are several BIM & Revit Blogs, etc. that are in languages other than my native English... now I can read (and understand) them...YAAY!!! I also placed a Google Translation widget on the right side of this here blog.

With that, the language barrier is just about to end, or it's already over... some of us just need to get clued in to that fact!!! Me included, it seems (seemed).

I just hope the translations are good... I did notice that "Fuck" translates a bit incorrectly into Italian, but that's OK it reads funnier!!!