Last week’s Excel for Architects webinar was a big success. Over 300 people signed up for the session and 170 attended. More importantly, I received really good feedback. A big thanks to all those who emailed me after the session. In case you missed all or part of the webinar, you can view the entire recording below. Upcoming […]
I recently wrote an article for ARCHITECT magazine on how savvy clients are using BIM for facilities management. BIM’s data-rich environment helps these owners make informed decisions and improve facilities management. This is particularly helpful for large organizations that manage multiple facilities and campuses, such as the three organizations I describe in the article. For architects […]
It’s real easy to duplicate views in Revit. Simply select the view in the project browser, right-click and choose “Duplicate View” from the list. But what if you need to copy a view a bunch of time? I had to do this recently and it was really tedious. I was working on options for some […]
I’ve written up a “year in review” since starting my own company in 2012. This document helps me keep track of what I did (or did not) get done the past year and, more importantly, what I plan to do next year. I’ve always written this for myself, but this year I’m making my year-end […]
This is the first article of a three-part series. You can find the second article here. As Leo Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Though he wrote those words almost 150 years ago, well before the advent of BIM, it’s not a stretch […]
I recently wrote an article for ARCHITECT magazine highlighting five building performance apps for designers and architects. While this type of software has long been accessible only to engineers and specialist consultants, these new apps bring the power of energy simulation right to your design software. Click here to read the article.
As much as I enjoy using Revit, sometimes it can be a real chore. Let’s face it, there are certain things we need to do on a daily basis that are super tedious. Creating sheets, changing parameters, loading linked files – all these tasks eat up a lot of time, and as we all know, time is a […]
My dad was a machinist so, naturally, he liked working with tools. We had a garage full of stuff he collected from the machine shop and every so often, when I needed to fix my bike, he’d rummage around and find just the right socket or the perfect sized wrench. If he couldn’t find the right tool, my […]
Want to BIM better? I recently published an article for ARCHITECT magazine’s online edition outlining seven ways you can maximize your use of BIM. The steps feature longtime themes here on ArchSmarter, including proper planning, standardization, and automation. Check out the article and start BIMing better! Click here to read the article.
I previously wrote about my love of sketchbooks here on ArchSmarter. That post drew a lot of comments from like minded designers with recommendations for their favorite sketchbooks. I went on to purchase most of these sketchbooks for the sake of <ahem> research. Yes, I have a sketchbook problem. Rather than let all this research go to waste, I put […]