” Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.“
Learn about Building Information Modeling in this video – by Autodesk Building Solutions.
Traditionally, the building industry delivered the building projects with manually created drawings on which the information was added by using notes and specifications. With the advance of CAD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting), this process was made more efficient. However, the methodology remained the same. Drawings became computer-based and the information was added on using paper-based pile of specifications and notes. These methods often resulted into uncoordinated, inaccurate and missing set of documentation.
Now, developments in Building Information Modeling (BIM) methods have brought a new perspective on how projects can be managed in the building industry. Here, the information plays a central role in developing 2D and 3D representations of the building model. Both information and the building model are interconnected. As the project progresses from concept towards execution and then operations, information keeps updating and so does the building model. This way, the BIM model becomes a repository of integrated and coordinated set of documentation for the project at the given stage of the project life cycle.
Thus, Building Information Modeling can be understood as a building design and documentation methodology that integrates coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through operations.
Learn about what is BIM and how it has evolved the way we know it today – by Autodesk.
Learn more about why and how Building Information Modeling is changing the future of making building – by Phil Bernstein (Vice President for Strategic Industry Relations at Autodesk) at TEDx Talks.
Learn about a visionary video that showcases Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction – by Autodesk Building Solutions.
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Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to boost your productivity in Revit. And if you are someone who is used to working with keyboard shortcuts in CAD, this feature is going to make your life much easier in REVIT environment.
Pre-Defined Keyboard Shortcuts
Pre-defined keyboard shortcuts are displayed on the tooltip when you hover over the tool in the ribbon. For example,
If a tool has multiple shortcuts, only the first shortcut displays in the tooltip. If you would like to know all the default keyboard shortcuts pre-defined in REVIT, please download one of the following documents:
Let’s understand different types of file formats in REVIT with following extensions:
RVT – ReViT project file
The project file (RVT) contains your Revit model with its information. By using a single project file, Revit makes it easier to alter the design and have changes reflected in all associated views (plan views, elevation views, section views, schedules and so on). Having only one project file also makes it easier to manage the project (Although, typically increases the file size compared to CAD applications.)
RTE – Revit project TEmplate file
These are starting point for creating a new project. You may use one of the project templates (RTE) provided in your library as basis to create your project. Later, you may also customise these templates as per your office standards so that it saves you time and effort to make the settings from project to project. Learn more about project templates here.
RFT – Revit Family Template file
Revit family templates serve as starting point for creating a family (elements of Revit). It contains the information that you need for that particular type of family you would like to create. Learn more about family templates here.
RFA – Revit FAmily file Revit family is the file that contains the model geometry and information of a revit element. You can learn more about Revit families by understanding REVIT elements.
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