Sunday, 26 November 2017

Autodesk University 2017 - Creating Intelligent Details in Revit

The 2017 year is wrapping up fast. It has been a very busy last few months for myself as you may have noticed with my lack of blog posting recently. The good news is, I have been working on a series of posts that I hope to finish soon, but in the meantime I wanted to post some of my favourite Autodesk University presentations. 

If you didn't know, Autodesk University was held in Las Vegas not too long ago (about a week ago) and many of the presentations are posted online as part of the AU website. This site is ridiculous (in a good way), as there are hundreds of videos & presentation handouts from past events available for viewing and download, completely FREE. If you are keen on learning about Revit from the best, then this learning portal is a no brainer. 

Today I wanted to recommend a presentation "Creating Intelligent Details in Revit" by Brian Mackey. It is an excellent presentation on some tricks and ideas to getting the most out of detail components in Revit and how you might go about putting your details together in Revit. 


AS122882 Creating Intelligent Detail in Revit By Brian Mackey

Description from the AU website:
"Everyone knows that Revit software is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program, and that it has intelligence when modeling. However, this intelligence is sometimes lost when creating details. In this session, we'll show how to create intelligent details using detail components and nested detail components. In doing this, we'll be able to keynote these elements to maintain a consistent noting procedure, and be able to send this information out to our spec writer so even the detailed items aren't missed in the specs. If keynoting isn't your choice, we'll also cover how to tag these elements so that there's consistent notation of the details on every project".