|Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter,|
|I’m just back from a trip out west. This was a quick trip with my siblings to surprise our mother on her 70th birthday. Mission accomplished! She had no idea we were coming. It’s always great pull off a surprise. However, today it’s back to work. Time to catch up and try to get a week’s worth of work done in only a couple of days. I’m feeling a little jet-lagged so I’m not optimistic. Wish me luck!
Alright, here are five things to check out this week:
#1: Measuring Along a Curve in Revit
No need to dust off the Calculus books here. Purvi Irwin of CADD Microsystems demonstrates how using the “arc length” dimension type in Revit can make fast work of measuring out distances when your project calls for curved surfaces. Thanks Purvi!
#2: How to Quickly Create a Pattern in Revit Using pyRevit
Hate creating custom fill patterns for Revit? Join the club! Fortunately, there’s an easy way to create the patterns you need without all the hassle. In this article from Revit Pure, you’ll learn how you can use the free pyRevit add-in to easily create custom fill patterns in Revit. Sure beats using Notepad!
#3: Exploring Virtual Design Possibilities Through BIM and Modular Construction
The folks at Archinect recently chatted with Windover Construction, a modular construction company, on their approach to BIM. Diving into such topics as BIM frameworks, implementation challenges, the importance of hiring specialists, and the technology’s influence in modular construction, this is an interview packed with great insight and ideas. Definitely one to check out!
#4: Six Locked Doors
The documentary film, Six Locked Doors, looks back at the devastating 1942 Coconut Grove Nightclub fire in Boston. Definitely not a feel good movie, the film serves as somber reminder of the importance of learning from past tragedies as well as the need for always staying aware of our surroundings. In her recent post, Lori Greene of iDigHardware shares with us her thoughts on this important film. Thanks, Lori!
#5: Tired of Making New Year’s Resolutions? Make a “20 for 2020” List Instead
Oh, January, that time of year when we eagerly resolve to do or to not do . . . and then watch that sense of gusto fall to the wayside a few short weeks later. It’s OK, we’ve all been there. Gretchen Rubin offers a different take on this cyclical ritual; turn those resolutions into measurable goals instead! Check out Rubin’s approach as well as some ideas and a template to help you get started.
Question of the Week:
Have you linked IFC models into Revit? If so, ARK member Raquel Duarte de Lemos wants to hear from you. She’s having trouble linking an IFC file generated from ArchiCAD. Everything looks good in the IFC viewer but not so good when the file is linked in Revit. Have you experienced something similar? If so, how did you resolve the issue? Click the link below to share your experiences.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.