Autodesk Revit Questions

What's BIM?

wu.jiajun, Architect • 2013

BIM is Building information modeling,but what's information in the model? Thanks

dp, Designer

The information in the model is what I call the DNA of the model. It is Datum information which provides the framework for the model components. It is Annotation information which transforms a simple model into a set of Construction Documents. It is Analytical Information which communicates with 2nd party analytical software. It is phasing, s... 1 More Answer

How to reduce file size in R, Other • 2013

I'm already at 390mb and I need to know how to reduce my file size, any suggestions?

revitus, Designer

I once came across a project file that was 330 Mb (2-Story 15,000 s.f. Public Library Renovation with a 12,000 s.f. addition). As I investigated it, there was a simple profile family being used in a fascia that had a .tif file linked in. Removing the .tif file and re-loading the family brought the project down to 47 Mb! I concur with all prev... 5 More Answers

What render software to use

costel.bizgan, Other • 2013

Hi, could anyone tell me the best render software (and that is not to expensive), as I would really like to do some professional renders for my current projects in Revit 2013.

Artlantis is the best in my opinion. 5 More Answers

How do I lock Revit families

emerybledger, Other • 2013

Hi, I’m dipping my hand into creating Revit objects is there anyway to lock the files so no-one can edit them?

michael-jarosz, Architect

If you are in a work sharing environment, don't lock or pin anything with the possible exception of the structural grid. Later in the job, users working on CD development will waste more time on unlocking than on productive work. My experience is that users rarely think through their locking schemes. I have found work that was plainly wrong t... 5 More Answers

What is an 'average' file si

miked, Other • 2012

I'm a little bit worried about my current file size, I'm at 350mb and not even finished yet! What is an acceptable file size to have?

Gsudif, Other

Anywhere between 200mb-1gb, I would say. 5 More Answers