Dynamo is a great platform for developing custom tools in Revit. Dynamo’s visual interface makes it easy for non-programmers to access the power of the Revit API and develop tools to suit their needs. Coupled with its open-source nature, Dynamo has quickly become the tool of choice for automation and computational design in Revit. Yet […]
We often talk about best practices when it comes to BIM. These are the things that work, the things that we should be doing. But what about worst practices? What are the things that you should NEVER do in BIM? Maybe it’s as simple as saying “BIM model” (and killing a fluffy kitten in the process). Or […]
For the past three years, I’ve surveyed ArchSmarter readers to see what Revit apps and add-ins they’re using. It’s that time of year again! Leave a comment below and let me know what’s installed in your Add-ins ribbon. I’m going to compile the results into a top-10 list of most popular add-ins for 2018. Thanks!
I’m an optimistic person. I try to look at the bright side of every situation. This factors into how I manage my time as well. I’m always optimistic about what I can get done in a given day. Some might say I’m overly optimistic. While being an optimist is beneficial to your overall health, being […]
Read a good book lately? I’m looking for some titles to add to my bookshelf. Fiction or non-fiction recommendations welcome! If you’re into sci-fi, I recently finished Leviathan Awakes, which is the first book of an epic series (and TV show). I’m also reading It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work, which I think should be required […]
Are you a gamer? My older two sons are crazy about the video game Fortnite. This morning, they were going on and on about the release of season six, which happens today. Me? I’m more of a tabletop game kind of person. My current favorite is the classic, Ticket to Ride. I also really like Pandemic, […]
I’m compiling a list of websites and resources for Revit content. Where do you look when you need Revit families? What’s the best place to find manufacturer families? How about generic families? What websites do you recommend? What websites do you avoid like the plague? Share your thoughts and leave a comment below!
Can a software check your model for code-compliance? Is this the end of code consultants? These are two questions I sought to answer in this article I recently wrote for ARCHITECT Magazine. Software companies, such at UpCodes, are using AI to develop code checking tools. How do they stack up? Click the link below to […]
Some companies are starting to offer unlimited vacation and sick time to employees. That’s right, you can take off as much time as you want. The reasoning is that tracking vacation and sick days takes too much effort and overhead. It’s easier and cheaper for the company to simply leave it up to employees to […]
Despite the effort that goes into design, architects often remain—sometimes willingly—in the dark about how their buildings serve their occupants. Increasingly, data-driven clients want to verify the design goals of their completed projects. In this article I wrote for ARCHITECT magazine, I review how architecture firms are using advanced technology to aid the pre- and […]