Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter. I’ve been thinking a lot about vinyl records lately. Maybe it’s because I just spent a weekend at the Ace Hotel in Portland, OR and all the rooms came equipped with a record player and a stack of vinyl. Or maybe it’s because I’m reading The Revenge of Analog: Real […]
Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter. Last week, I got to play a superhero. No, I wasn’t out fighting crime. That’s a little too intense for me. Instead, I stayed in the safety of my office and hosted a workshop titled “5 Essential Superpowers Every BIM Manager Needs”. It was a fun workshop to present, complete […]
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 […]