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Budapest here I come – RTCEUR 2015 Oct. 29th – 31st 2015


The excitement and nerves are starting to churn away in my stomach as the time draws closer and closer to board the Big A330-300 to cross the pond to give my 2 session at the Revit Technology Conference Europe 2015, in Budapest Hungary. This will be my 4th time attending an RTC event (3rd as a speaker) but my first one outside of North America, and I’m excited to see the similarities, and differences. I was also luck enough to be able to get an extra few days added on to the trip so I can explore Budapest as this will be my first time in Hungary (anywhere in Europe in fact). But enough about me, how about some information on my two sessions.

Revit Roofs Suck! – Session 2.5 – Friday Oct. 30th, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Grand ballroom & Plenary (Breakout 1)

  • This is an updated versions of the same class I gave at RTCNA 2015 this summer. Spoiler alert I’ve now found a 3rd party app that WILL allow you to create roof geometry!
  • This is one of the things that I hear most often about using Revit, especially from residential design users. Another popular quip is that Revit is only good at roofs for commercial architecture, like flat roofs. While these are common conceptions of adding roofs in Revit, are they justified?During this presentation we will examine the roof tools that come with Revit, and how they work (or don’t work). While examining the out of the box tools we will learn about some functionality that tends to get forgot about, but can make the roofing process a little easier (like align eves). However once we end our tour of the roof tools we will discover that there are some holes that will need to be filled, and depending on your workflow maybe many holes. This is where the exploration of other option and tools in Revit begins, so suitable workarounds can be found to complete the needed workflow. Sometimes these workarounds are best served when they come from a third party add-in or app for Revit, so this option will also be investigated.At the end of the presentation I hope the takeaway is not how Revit roofs work, but how to make roofs work in Revit.
  • Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Better understand the roof tools that are available in Revit out of the box
    2. Learn some workarounds for common roof issue not addressed with native Revit roof tools
    3. How to simplify the creation of some popular residential roofs
  • Level: All levels

So What’s this A360 Collaboration for Revit I’ve heard so much about? – Session 3.4 – Saturday Oct. 31st,  2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Grand ballroom & Plenary (Breakout 1)

  • This will be a beginner’s guide to A360 Collaboration for Revit. The intent of this session is to give a high level overview of what this program can do, and how it can do it.This session will cover what exactly A360 Collaboration for Revit is, and how it works as a cloud based program. The session will also look at the benefits and the drawbacks of working with the program. We will also spend some time on a comparison between Revit, Revit Server, and A360 Collaboration for Revit. What do they all have in common, and what separates them all. We will also looking into some basic workflows and best practices for working with A360 Collaboration for Revit.
  • Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. What is A360 Collaboration for Revit
    2. How to use A360 Collaboration for Revit
    3. How does Revit and A360 Collaboration for Revit Compare
  • Level: All levels

I also have it on good authority that there is still time (and spots) if you want to register for RTCEUR to see either of my sessions, or any of the many other awesome sessions!

Hope to see you there!


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Add-ins, Autodesk, BIM, BIM Events, Fun, Revit, Revit Roofs, RTC, RTC NA 2015

RTC Roundup – North America 2015 Edition – The BIMsiders Classes

For those of you that attended RTCNA 2015 in DC and missed my classes, or couldn’t make it to RTCNA 2015 this year at all, below are the outlines of my classes as well as the handouts.

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Architectural, BIM, Revit, Revit Roofs, Tips & Tricks

How to show a roof overhang in a plan view with Revit

This is a re-post of a Blog I did for work, which is posted on the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog here.

In residential architecture, as well as other types, it is often a required part of the working drawing set to be able to show the roof overhang as a hidden line on the floor plan views. Out of the box, Revit doesn’t do this because Revit shows it as it’s built. Some may call this WYSIWYG or, what you see is what you get. Meaning that in the real world we don’t see a dashed lines on the ground so we know there is a roof above. To get Revit to do this there is a simple work around that I have outlined below.

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RTC EUR 2015 – The BIMsider Speaks……Twice – This time on another Continent!

 Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?

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Updated – June 3rd – Session dates and times now listed with session descriptions.

Yesterday, Monday (Apr. 13th) the RTC EUR (Revit Technology Conference Europe) Committee sent out the acceptance letters to those submitter’s that had been chosen to speak this year. Like RTC NA I’m extremely proud (and lucky) to have been selected to speak twice at RTC EUR this year!

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