Archi-TECH Tuesday: Improve Performance with Remote Desktop

Posted on August 11, 2015

Are you using Remote Desktop to access your workstation from home or while you are traveling? If you’ve got a robust connection to the internet on both ends, you’ll find that using RDP with Revit or AutoCAD is very usable with minimal latency.  Sometimes the out of the box install of Remote Desktop just isn’t […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Repathing XREFs in a hurry!

Posted on August 4, 2015

A. XREFS CAN BE REPATHED IN BATCH MODE TO SAVE PRODUCTION TIME Often when we are launching new projects we begin with a series of files that already have external references attached.  For example, we often start a cad based project by copying a folder from the network to a new folder location.  The folder […]

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Summer Feature: How to design interiors for Tech

Posted on July 22, 2015

Technology and design have long gone hand in hand. With a growing number of tech companies coming to Georgia our architects and interior designers are busy designing for tech. But for those of us outside the drawing rooms, what does tech look like? How do you design a functional space that also inspires and motivates […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Revit Tips for Lumion3D Users or who stole my trees?

Posted on July 21, 2015

Although it is really easy to place plants and trees on your landscape in Lumion3D, what do you do if you have a fully laid out site or landscape plan in Revit? You might tell yourself that you’ll just export the entire site and the building models in one fell swoop, right? It will export […]

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Revit – Door Tags using Linked Model on Multiple Levels with Design Options for Floor to Floor Heights

Posted on July 14, 2015

This question was raised early this morning by an Architect on a project.  “I’ve linked in a core design floor plate onto multiple levels in my office tower using design options where necessary to differentiate the conditions.  Problem is I can’t change the door tag when I tag it. How can I tag a linked […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Use Dynamo to Randomize Rotation of Planting Category Family Insertions

Posted on July 7, 2015

Often when populating a design with entourage elements, we find the rendering looking a bit predictable or “not random” enough.  This often happens with rpc trees, unless you rotate each tree as you insert it or take the time to rotate them later prior to rendering.  But what if you have 300 or more trees […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: How software is changing the architecture industry

Posted on June 30, 2015

The original link is found here: By Tony Abraham / STAFF at Robert Herrera was taking a tour through Lenox Health Greenwich Village before the facility officially opened its doors to the public last summer. Unbeknownst to the construction contractor leading the tour, Herrera was the architect who designed the building. “So they tell me this young kid sat in this […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Swapping AutoCAD Blocks with Autolisp

Posted on June 23, 2015

I’ve been working on a dynamic block library lately and creating, updating and swapping out one block for another inside AutoCAD Architecture.  Having to repeat the same process always makes me think about improvements and automation.  I cooked this one up last year, but since I’ve been using it heavily this past week, I thought […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Revit Best Practices

Posted on June 16, 2015

Project quality control takes many forms.  Using best practices in Revit can keep your project team happy and operating as efficiently as possible. Incorporate the following recommendations into your workflow and make them a habit to reduce problems and avoid performance hiccups. Maintain Consistent Open and Save practices – Create a two dimensional view or […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Using Dynamo to Reconcile a Linked Model with Project North Rotation

Posted on June 9, 2015

Ever get a new model from a consultant or sub and when you reload it in your project using “reload from” find that you are overwhelmed with warnings and errors?  Did the consultant or sub rotate project north on you without advance warning?  A best practice is to ensure that you always have the coordinates […]

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