So you’re having trouble with masked text being transparent..

You have some grids. You have some text. The text is opaque but for some reason it still appears to be transparent. You’ve probably pulled almost all of your hair out trying to figure the problem, you’ve looked at all manner of view settings even if they’re not related to text or grids, but at

Generating 3D Topography from a 2D DWG file

Being an MEP guy, topography is one of those things in Revit I don’t deal with too often but the general concept of working with topography isn’t tremendously difficult. The two main options you have for automagically generating a topography surface are to either import from a DWG file that contains 3D surfaces – generally

Using Dynamo to Generate Pipework Hangers

If you’re finding yourself modelling more detailed models that reflect proposed fabrication or constructed works, Cesare Caoduro over at the BIM and Others blog has a great step by step tutorial on how to use Dynamo to generate Unistrut style pipework supports. If you’re mechanical or electrical it would be quite easy to adapt the first portion

Consistency is Key. Setting Project Info With Dynamo

Over the last 3 months I’ve been busy working hard on coordinating the BIM for an existing infrastructure

The Truth About Chips

Last month, AUGI magazine ran an article titled What is The Best Computer for Revit, although the article goes

Modelo Brings Presentations And Collaboration to Anywhere With a Data Connection

In the last 6 to 18 months, the 3D collaboration and visualisation world has exploded with new software solutions to make life easier. The latest contender is from a startup based in Cambridge called Modelo. Modelo is a cloud based service that allows you to view 3D models that have been optimised for your web browser, giving you

Sizing AS3500 Compliant Pipework Using Revit – Part 2

An important part of domestic water design is calculating flow and pressure losses, a common complaint I have from fellow Aussies though is that Revit’s pressure loss report is it’s not in a familiar format and is not something that they’re comfortable including within their design folders. Not to mention, with the AS3500 pipe sizing

Filtering Schedules

I had a question earlier in the week via Linkedin from Marvin, the question was Ryan, I was wondering if you could tell me how do I split my schedules per level? It’s a question that crops up eventually for most users, and it’s an easy one to implement. Tucked away in the list of

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