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Revit CDs Made Easy _with BIM After Dark Vol. 2!

A Product Review by Michael Anonuevo

Introduction

It has been a year since I wrote my review of Jeff Pinheiro’s BIM. After Dark (B.A.D.). Jeff is the Revit expert who runs Revitkid.com, a great resource for all things Revit. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from the hundreds of blogs he had posted on his website. The first volume of B.A.D. consisted of video tutorials teaching users how to create great presentations using Revit and other applications (http://www.littledetailscount.com/index.php/news/2014/02/01/bim-after-dark).

And now, in this follow up to that great product, Jeff divulges his excellent techniques in creating construction documents (CDs) from a Revit model! This article will give you an idea on what this new volume is all about.

BIM After Dark Vol. 2

B.A.D. Vol. 2 consists of 38* video tutorials. The length of the videos averages to about 9 1/2 minutes _with 1.33 minutes being the shortest and 30.18 minutes being the longest. The total running time of the videos is a little over 6 hours. In fairness to Revit users and to come up with this review, I spent one weekend going through all the 38 videos! In the process, I took down notes while watching all of them. At times, I watched a few of them more than one time to be sure I didn’t miss anything. If you want to skimp the rest of this product review, here is my verdict: this product is a MUST for all Revit users!

You can view the outline of the videos and pricing information from: http://www.bimafterdark.com/volume2.html. However, that outline doesn’t give this new volume justice because there are tips and tricks included in the videos which will be summarized in the following section:

* With the inclusion of Video 27.1 and 27.2

Contents:

Section 1

O1 – Introduction and Setup: The project is a Spiritual Center located in Montreal.

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In this video, Jeff shows the presentation images generated from the model before the CDs were created. He chose this project because of its simple geometry and the fact that its size is not too overwhelming.

Topic included: Project Information.

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Club Revit May Meeting (Las Vegas, NV)

 

CLUB REVIT MAY MEETING (LAS VEGAS) !!!

Date:             May 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:     INVIEWlabs, 9225 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV

(https://www.google.com/maps/place/9225+W+Flamingo+Rd+%23130/@36.1146049,-115.2933181,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c8b8ad075b176d:0x17a7f4d8e3e14bae)

Contact:       alain.michalak@uscad.com

Register:      http://usergroups.uscadevents.com/membership

Event:           http://usergroups.uscadevents.com/

 

All are welcome! Please RSVP online at least one day prior to the meeting so we have time to prepare food and refreshments.

 

Topic:           

Content Creation

The presenters will share best practices for content creation including industry tips and tricks, for improving or enhancing content usability. We’ll also discuss concepts and methods, and members are encouraged to bring questions and provide feedback!

Template Discussion

Additionally, we’ll also cover concepts and best practices for template creation as well as its implementation. Since Revit 2015 is a fresh release, this will be a great opportunity to identify approaches for utilizing the new product releases and how to mitigate adverse behaviors during implementation.

 

Speakers:  

Parley Burnett

Mr. Burnett is the Director of BIM Development for INVEIWlabs and has more than 10 years of industry experience. His background includes work with building product manufacturers, residential projects, BIM modeling, drafting, and construction management.      

Matt Rodgers

Mr. Rodgers is a Senior Technical Specialist for U.S. CAD with over 15 years of architectural design and BIM experience. His focus for the last five years has been on strategically implementing, training, and standardizing Revit BIM applications. His project history includes work in hospitality, public works, mixed-use, higher education, tenant improvement, and interior design.

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CLUB REVIT LAUNCH MEETING!!!

CLUB REVIT LAUNCH MEETING!!!
Topic: What’s New in Revit 2015: Features, Workflows, Tools, and More!

Date: April 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: INVIEWlabs, 9225 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite 130, Las Vegas
Speaker: Matthew Rodgers
Contact: Inbox me on Facebook @ Alain Michalak or email me at: alain.michalak@uscad.com
Register: http://usergroups.uscadevents.com/membership

Event: http://usergroups.uscadevents.com/

*PLEASE RSVP ASAP*

 

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Innovator of the Month: Michael Anonuevo

Greetings all!

Michael Anonuevo has been featured as Innovator of the Month by revitcommunity.com.  Let us take this time to recognize his hard work and contribution to our community.  The article illustrates Michael’s career path and accomplishments as well as insightful information about who he is and some of his interests.  Thanks for all your hard work, Michael!

For the full article, see: http://www.revitcommunity.com/feature_article.php?cpfeatureid=80071&g=71ae6a71-b373-11e3-aa00-d4ae52bb7f09

 

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Revit BIM Drafter Opportunity

On behalf of my LinkedIn colleague, Ms. Laura Dreuth, I am posting this Revit job opportunity announcement:

 

Job Description:
Volt has an immediate need for a BIM Revit Drafter to work with our client in the modular home industry in Vallejo, California. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a growing company!

In this role, you will design highly detailed Revit models for generating plans for aspects of residential structures. This includes: preparing & permitting documents, shop drawings and construction details.

Requirements:

3-5 years of Revit Structural and/or MEP
2-3 years preparing shop drawings and construction details
Detail Oriented, Organized, Excellent communication skills
Revit MEP designing HVAC is a plus!

If you are interested, please contact Laura at: ldreuth@volt.com

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BIM Workshops Call for Speakers

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The Event Know as Central States Revit Workshop or CSRW. Has a new name and a new reach. Starting off with three events this year BIM Workshops is a new event with the same local feel. Bringing National Speakers like Brian Mackey, Desiree Mackey, Paul Aubin, Steve Stafford, Steven Shell, Phil Read and Andy Jizba to a local events. Join us by submitting a session on the Call for Speakers page to share you knowledge and change the world.

 

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Revizto: Effortless 3D Collaboration in Revit

A product review by Michael Anonuevo

 

By this time, most of you must have come across or heard about Revizto. It is a revolutionary 3D collaboration program developed by Vizerra, a software company based in Moscow, Russia. Using the technology used in video games, it turns Revit models into interactive, navigable 3D environment.

I’ve never heard of Revizto until I got their promotional email late last year. After a quick search, I found out that there has been a buzzword on Revizto for quite some time now from popular Revit websites. Later on, I chanced upon a blog posted by my esteemed colleague, Jeff Pinheiro (therevitkid.com fame), where he posted an article entitled “Ultimate Guide to Revizto”.  Not to be left behind, I downloaded the free trial, read the Help files, and then tried Revizto. The first word that came out of my mouth as I was navigating a sample project from my iPad Air was “awesome”!

This article expounds on Jeff Pinheiro’s Ultimate Guide and digs into a few details on how to use some of the software’s great features. Although Revizto was designed for Revit and Sketchup, the focus of this article is how Revit users can use Revizto to their advantage.

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2014 eBook Announcement

Hi everybody! You may be wondering when I will release the 2014 version of Creating Custom Revit Architecture Families. Unfortunately, I’ve had some personal setbacks which forced me to skip this version.

Early this year (2013), my youngest brother unexpectedly passed away. This was followed by the passing away of my oldest brother one month later. Coincidently, two of my close relatives also passed away. I needed some time to absorb these tragic incidents and that is why I stayed away from writing. The good news is I was offered a job as a Revit contractor in April, which I accepted. That helped tremendously in my grieving period as it made me extremely busy.

I am now fine and started writing blogs again. As soon as the Holiday season is over, I will definitely start writing the 2015 version of my eBook and will keep you posted. Thank you for your patience.

 

Michael Anonuevo
www.littledetailscount.com

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Revit Job Opportunities

On behalf of Carol Stieffermann, a LinkedIn connection and executive director of Professional Search, I would like to post this Revit job opportunity announcement:

2-3 Openings for Revit Commercial Drafters

  • must have Revit drafting experience on large hospitality/commercial projects
  • Interior drafting is a plus
  • Salary: $17 to $30 an hour (senior level)
  • Start date: January 6, 2014

If you are interested, please contact Carol at:

p 702.876.0708 opt 2 | c 702.499.9580 | f 702.876.2829
8230 W Charleston Blvd | Las Vegas, NV 89117

 

Michael Anonuevo
www.littledetailscount.com

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BIM. After Dark.

A product review by Michael Anonuevo

 

Introduction

As the New Year is fast approaching, I want to add this final 2013 product review for Revit users. You may have seen or receive a notification from revitkid.com regarding a new website called BIM. After Dark. (www.bimafterdark.com).

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Apparently, it is a separate website created by the owner of revitkid.com where users can purchase how-to videos pertaining to Revit presentation techniques. BIM. After Dark. (B.A.D.) is the brainchild of Mr. Jeff Pinheiro, the Revit guru who owns and runs revitkid.com. Like most of you who had followed and subscribed to revitkid.com, I got an email notification with a preview of a B.A.D. video. On December 10 last week, B.A.D. went live. Having viewed and learned a lot of tips and tricks from revitkid.com, I visited the site during the launch date and ended up purchasing one of the 3 video packages on sale. This article is a review of that video purchase.

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