I’m happy to introduce ARK, ArchSmarter’s new online community. It’s is a place where AEC professionals can meet, collaborate, and share knowledge. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m very excited it’s finally taking shape. As a community of AEC professionals, we all have a lot to offer. Whether […]
In part two of this series on extra-large Revit projects (read part 1 here), guest author Brian Kish focuses on the essential maintenance tasks that must be considered once a project is in motion. Brian shares the three key aspects of a healthy Revit model, lessons he learned as the BIM Manager on the Medyan […]
In this first part of a two-part series (read part 2 here), guest author Brian Kish highlights five key steps for designing extra-large projects in Revit. From hardware to model organization to drawing management, Brian shares the lessons he learned as the BIM Manager on the Medyan One Mall project, an extra-large retail complex currently […]
Does your firm require outside parties (consultants, contractors, owners) to sign a disclaimer before you issue them a model or other project documents? If so, how do you ensure it gets signed? Has your firm ever needed to enforce a disclaimer? What are your thoughts these kind of documents? Do they provide any kind of […]
What should we call the new ArchSmarter community? My two ideas, “ArchSmarter Network” and “ArchSmarter Forum” are really lame. Have any better ideas? Leave your suggestion below. The winning name gets free enrollment in the ArchSmarter course of their choice!
Does your firm work on large residential projects in Revit? If so, how do you organize the model(s)? Do you use groups for the units? How about rooms inside the units? What tips or tricks have you learned? What things are you still struggling with? Share your experiences in the comments below.
How does your firm document BIM standards? Do you have a BIM standards manual? Where does it reside, on the network or on your intranet? Do people follow the standards? If not, why do you think that’s the case? Share your experiences in the comments below.
Has your firm ever acted in an “Architect of Record” capacity? If so, what did you do with the Design Architect’s Revit model? Did you use it as the starting point for your model? How did you convert their standards to yours? Or did you rebuild the model from scratch using your standards? Have any tips […]
I recently got a question from a fellow ArchSmarter reader about updating a record Revit model with “Day 2” projects. These “Day 2” projects are typically modifications or renovations that occur after occupancy. Do you any experience with working in record models? What are some best practices you’ve developed for managing the existing model as […]
There are a lot of challenges when working for yourself. Without colleagues to talk to or bounce ideas off of, things can get pretty lonely. Even if you work in an office, you might feel you lack like-minded colleagues. I found this to be especially true last year. I spent a lot of time in […]