I would like to find out what is a good frame per second figure to produce good quality animation but not take hours and hours to render!
I know rendering normally takes a bit of time so does anyone have tips for reducing rendering time?
Hi, I’m dipping my hand into creating Revit objects is there anyway to lock the files so no-one can edit them?
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
I am wanting to create some of my own objects on ArchiCAD, and since this is a community of people creating and uploading their own BIM object creations I thought this would be a great place to get started!
I'm currently using an ArchiCAD trial version, if I decide to buy the 'full' version will I be able to convert/transfer my files?
I haven't done this but I have heard that when you buy the actual ArchiCAD the trial version automatically switches to 'full' version and the files you created in the trial version will be converted to your new 'full' ArchiCAD files. But this only works if you are using the same computer for both the trial and full version. Hope that helps! 3 More Answers
Could someone please explain to me what 'Open BIM' is please? Is it just one type of company using it?
Just wanting to have a read about BIM, how it’s best implemented, used etc. Could anyone recommend any good books, ebooks, whitepapers.
Like my previous question, but this time for ArchiCAD, are there any workshops, seminars or webinars available? Maybe even ones run by independents?
You could start by looking at the Graphisoft website where they have many resources that can point you in the correct direction regarding education and training for ArchiCAD. The tutorials that they have are step by step with accompanying videos that teach as you go and are excellent. Beyond that if you want more, Eric Bobrow is an excellent... 4 More Answers
I have seen BIMx used or mentioned, but what is the actual difference between BIMx and BIM?
I am looking at the ROI of BIM and would really like to know the costs involved with BIM, as not many businesses reveal the costs straight out.
New to BIM, so just really interested in knowing what’s the difference between 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D.
In general what is/are the rule(s) about buying BIM software from certain companies or resellers over others.
For example Revit (or AutoCAD products) is available through several resellers, but to me the resellers job here is not just offering the product (hopefully at a good price!) but assisting product usage, so if you take this view, the reseller is very important as each I think will offer you different levels and kinds of service. Good luck! 1 More Answer
Hey, I'm quite new to using BIM, what software is available for creating BIM models.
There are several, and I will mention just the most populars, and you can divide them in 5 big groups depending in the Discipline: -Architectural (Revit, ArchicAD, Vectorworks, Bentley, Allplan +more) -Structural calculation (Revit, Bentley, Tekla, SAP2000, Scia, Etabs +more) -MEP (AutoCAD MEP, Revit, Bentley, ArchiCAD, MagiCAD, DDS +more) -P...
How can I make the windows and doors always appear this way.
I've just upgraded and lost all my old office standards! How can I get them back
What are some great ArchiCAD add-ons and which ones should I be using.
Is there a tracking command in ArchiCAD and how can I use.
What Revit add-ins are people using and how much time do they save you?
I'm getting better at Revit but what are some good time saving shortcuts?
Pretty simple I'd like to make one of my walls invisible, is it possible to do this in Revit?
there are different ways of achieving this. It all depends on what is the purpose of it: You can "hide" a wall or any other element by view. Just select it, right-click, choose "hide in view", then element. You can also demolish the element, or move it to a Phase, or even make it part of a design option. Again, it all depe... 3 More Answers
I want to edit one of the Revit family templates, how can I do this?
in RVT 2013: 1) Create a new family from the desired family template 2) Edit as needed to get to your desired new family template 3) Save as a family (in the Templates folder or other appropriate location) 4) Change the extension from .rfa to .rft (accept the file extension change warnings) 3 More Answers
I'm looking for a place running regular Revit seminars, I'd potentially be happy to pay if it was going to kick start my learning of Revit and BIM.
I've just begun teaching myself Revit 2013 and wondered if there were any good books out there for beginners. Some example projects would be handle too, to see how others are using BIM.
In addition to Mastering Revit 2013, This book is awesome for creating families: http://www.littledetailscount.com/index.php/products/revit-family-bundle-11-ebook-creating-custom-revit-architecture-2012--2013families Then, In Revit use the following: Function Key: F1 4 More Answers