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You got a firm? Are ya makin

pauly • 2014

Here's my question: You have a firm, small practice, maybe a partner or two...Besides the hard work, long hours, spending more time than your though on admin and billing, where is the next job coming from...are ya comfortable financially? I am not talking big bucks... Read More

Yup! five staff and lots of work, mostly turning down work we don't like or want. Early years were tough as we were raising three kids ( they still are young ) so i make sure I balance my schedule and don't work weekends or late at night. But I could be working harder to make more but for what .... more stress and management of staff. I love... 1 More Answer

Is my job legit?

pauly • 2014

I am working at a firm in Miami full time on a 1099, the entire firm is employed on 1099's, even the people who have been there for years. ( firm size 10 people including the boss) I graduated from a top ten arch program right when the recession hit and was unable t... Read More

Bobby, Architect

whatever you think you are worth, double it, cause that is how much you will pay in taxes at the end of the year...I would get on a quarterly payment schedule, with the IRS otherwise you are going to be hurting around tax time. 1 More Answer

Name that Architect and Buil

pauly • 2014

To encourage exploration of various architects and buildings, I will post an image of a new building on a weekly basis, so we may all play "Name that Architect and Building!!!". Sorry to be lame, but I'm sort of tired of hearing how wonderful Rem is or how everyone... Read More

Bobby, Architect

try this: and i know who it is, but not because i'm some scholar, i just stumbled onto it by mistake. someone else can field this one. plus, it ain't like this guy is some nobody. 1 More Answer

Laser Cut Burn Marks on Acry

pauly • 2014

Hi, I have tried to laser cut 1/16" acrylic and the edges have some burn marks. I left the paper on when laser cutting. Some areas cut cleanly and at some places the laser cutter didn't cut all the way through. If I increase the power, I just end up with more burn m... Read More

Raise the power, cut with chipboard on top. Expensive, but it works sometimes. 1 More Answer

Looking to grow Design Build

pauly • 2014

I am a licensed architect and general contractor andI am trying to grow our design build business, by growing our architectural side of the business. We have primarily been doing residential work, as that was the lowest threshold / bar to entry. However, I would lik... Read More

Very interesting points Carrera. 1 More Answer

European Architecture School

pauly • 2014

Hey guys, My name is Jason and I am a grade 11 high school student in Canada. I have a true passion for architecture and would like to attend an architecture school after graduation. I am an academically high-achieving student with an excellent artistic talent. Whil... Read More

Portfolio is key to any top school since grades are only used to cull the pack. With that said, Mcgill and Waterloo are top-notch schools and you should not ignore them when applying. I'd place (most of) their graduates in line with the "ivies" of the US any day. 1 More Answer

Use of Digital Design Tools

pauly • 2014

Hello, I am a student of architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi I am doing a Dissertation on How design process has changed post digital revolution. And how digital design tools effect the outcome of the design. So i want to have view on At wha... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Read anything by Robert Aish. 1 More Answer

Markets hungry for all level

pauly • 2014

OK, so we all know about the "architect shortage". But it only seems to apply to project architects and only in select markets. So, does anybody have information on which markets are really desperate for architects? ALL levels of archiects. I ask for myself, of cour... Read More

Bobby, Architect

I got a call from a head hunter yesterday about project architect with 7-10 years experience in institutional / educational / hospital work. Midwest. 1 More Answer

Having problems with getting

miked • 2014

I am having a problem whereby when i place my window in the correct position, the sill gets cut which does not allow me to fix.

Revit file does not want to

pauly • 2014

I am having problems with rendering a file in my camera view. The file is pretty large but not too big that it will cause an error, and no errors are being reported.

If i wanted to change the un

gregco • 2014

If i wanted to change the unit settings either temporarily or permanent, how would i go about doing this.

Michael, Architect

Was Acad your first system? Your question seems to indicate that changing units is a big deal, which it was in Acad. If you wanted decimals of a foot or metric units you had to literally change the size of the data so that units would read correctly. In Revit, units do not change the size of anything. If you have a 2 x 2 ceiling tile, if you... 1 More Answer

The ability to rotate and mo

miked • 2014

Is there a way to rotate and move an annotation of a Revit family

Plotting of a particular vie

pauly • 2014

I am battling to plot a particular scale sized view of a drawing in Revit. how would i be able to plot a certain scaled view.

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Is there a way of reposition

miked • 2014

Is there any way of repositioning the origin point ( 0,0,0) over a reference point elsewhere in a drawing besides the centre point so that i could work out position placement.

utilising other software pla

gregco • 2014

Will any other Architectural or engineering softwares convert a file, so that either Revit or Archicad are able to import or model them. Also what would be the standard way of saving a file to ensure any and all info is carried across.

Shadows that are viewable in

miked • 2014

How do i ensure that my shadows are viewable in a relevant view as i cannot locate a setting or turn them on to e.g. illustrate the position of the sun

Pinning a mullion to a wall

miked • 2014

How do i set a mullion so that if a wall or floor moves the mullion stays in its current position attached to the and not moves.

Utilising flow design as a p

gregco • 2014

I am looking for a plugin or option that will allow me to control exterior airflow within my design so i can see the limitations concerned on a high rise building project.

Autodesk Simulation CFD has excellent airflow modeling capabilities!

When to utilise Revit famili

pauly • 2014

How would i go about controlling the development protocols aimed around standardising families so that we don't duplicate or damage them once created.

Local file creation causing

pauly • 2014

I have been having this synchronisation error when i open a file that is clashing with another file that one of my colleagues have opened previously.

Finding the correct plug in

gregco • 2014

Is there a plug in for Revit that will help me with conducting a structural analysis on families.

If the internal ref no is di

miked • 2014

I am seeking clarification on how to name the file so that the internal ref no is distinguishable from the project ref no.

BIM/CAD Software

How beneficial is it to use

gregco • 2014

I have heard so many great things about utilising the MEP within Revit and would like to know how best to use it.

BIM/CAD Software

Using Revit over other platf

miked • 2014

Is Revit the better package to use as i have heard that Archicad has some great functionality and i have only briefly looked at the software. Are there any other major Architectural platforms that would be good to use.

Changing measurements from m

pauly • 2014

How do i change the measurements in Revit from imperial to metric or vice versa if i have opened a supplied drawing or file.

Adding a linear hatch patter

pauly • 2014

How could i add a linear hatch pattern to my drawing for the floor layer.

Cameron, Student

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Issues relating to a callout

gregco • 2014

How could i address the callout view issues associated with Revit.

BIM/CAD Software

Utilising Revit views as opp

gregco • 2014

I want to save my Revit project in a similar fasion to the way Autocad utilises layers. Does Revit have a same option of something similar for me to save the projects into different layers etc.

importing a Navisworks file

miked • 2014

Is it possible to import a Navisworks file into Revit and if so what file format must be saved in order to do so.

BIM/CAD Software

Cropping a portion or region

pauly • 2014

how would i go about doing this, so that only a selected area is piece is cropped.

BIM/CAD Software

Drawing stairs by Sketch or

gregco • 2014

Which option is better to use in order to accurately draw stairs.

Plusspec has parametric stairs. There is no easier way www.plusspec.com › tools 1 More Answer

BIM/CAD Software

Capping a wall that has a sl

miked • 2014

How best would I be able to cap a wall below the roof or gable.

BIM/CAD Software

What is an acceptable font t

gregco • 2014

I have tried many different fonts, so confused as to which one would atheistically look the best.

BIM/CAD Software

When to use the show hidden

pauly • 2014

How would you use either option when wanting to view an element that is obscured from another element.

Revit 2014 to 2015, damaged

gregco • 2014

how would i solve this dilemma so that my new version behaves like the older one.

Revit 2015 the new kid on th

pauly • 2014

what are the new additions of using revit 2015

Using Modlar

What version of Vectorworks

Ben • 2014

I have VW 2010... it can't seem to open Modlar supplied files. I'd like to know which version does open the files. Do I need an upgrade? Is there a minimum requirement?

Leah, Student

I have VW 2014, and was wanting to download the Modlar tools add-on, but it won't seem to let me? Is there a version elsewhere I can download to use? Thanks

Building Products

How can I use these in my pr

MICHAEL, Architect • 2014

Please let me know how these work.

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

What software do you use?

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