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Correction to The Aubin Academy: Revit Architecture

A typo on page 285 confuses “checked” and “unchecked.”

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How are you managing your Autodesk materials?

An often overlooked feature in the Autodesk design suites is the ability to save materials in an external library file. Autodesk material …

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Get control of your Revit Sheets

Learn how to manage your Revit sheets and organize your project browser to make sheets and views on sheets easy to find.

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New Video Series by the Revit Kid

Well the Revit Kid has done it again. In his latest installment of the BIM After Dark series, he gives you a …

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Didn’t Know you Could Do That…

I have been creating a lot of Revit Family Content lately. I just discovered an odd little item. Not sure there is …

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More Project Soane

Here is a follow-up post to my last post on Project Soane. The modeling phase is done. The Rendering phase begins soon!

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Project Soane – The World’s first “Crowd Sourced” Revit Project!

Have you heard about Project Soane? Project Soane is a Worldwide effort to recreate Sir John Soane’s lost work at the Bank …

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It wasn’t broken, but they fixed it!

I just discovered a new and unwelcome “feature” of Revit. I thought is was 2016. Because I had not noticed it till …

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Is Renaissance Revit ready for Revit 2016?

Renaissance Revit is ready for Revit 2016. There are some new features in the software, but an update to the book is not required!

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New Edition of BIM After Dark (by the Revit Kid!)

BIM After Dark volume 2 shows you that The Revit Kid knows a thing or two about construction documents as well. Volume 2 is six full hours of information packed goodness. Each video focuses on a certain aspect of the construction documentation process starting with taking a design model and saving it as a new CD project. Then he jumps right in and shows us how to clean up the project, organize the views and transition the data over to the CD phase.

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Revit Technology Conference Satchel Inserts

There’s still time to register for Revit Technology Conference (RTC). Sign up now and get a free copy of a very special and unique Revit training resource!

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Text lists in Revit

Not sure when this one showed up in Revit. Anyone else totally miss Revit text bullet/number lists? Seems to me like it …

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Revit Corinthian – YouTube style

Taken from the pages of “Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software.” Watch a Corinthian Column Capital come to life inside of Revit Architecture. Start to finish!

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The Revit Kid’s new BIM After Dark

The Revit Kid (AKA Jeffrey Pinheiro) has just released his new Revit video series: BIM After Dark. Check it out at bimafterdark.com

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Revit Guide Grids

I have had this post in my queue for a while now. Often when composing sheets in Revit, we have similar views …

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Renaissance Revit Now Available

I am very pleased to announce that my new book: Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software is now available for purchase

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Renaissance Revit Days Away

The difference between the two is ONLY in the printing. The black and white edition is the standard edition where all of the images are printed in grayscale. The color edition preserves all of the color and prints ALL images in color.

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Update to MEP 2014 Dataset

Just a quick post. We have posted an update to the dataset for Chapter 4 of the dataset for The Aubin Academy …

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Revit and Classical Architecture Book Survey

This is a follow-up to my earlier post about my new Revit book due out later this year. I know that the …

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Tool to swap fonts in Revit files

Want to swap the font of several annotation items in a single step? Get the free BIMTools!

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Autodesk University

Shiny new badge! With Central States Revit Workshop behind me, it is time to set my sights on AU2013. I’ll be there, …

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New Book on Revit and Classical Architecture

My book on building classical Revit families will be published before Autodesk University this year!

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Ready for Revit Workshop

Central States Revit Workshop is right around the corner and I am privileged to be debuting my new material on taming curves and making them flex parametrically in the family editor. Join us on August 15-16.

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Upcoming Conferences

Last week those who submitted proposals learned about the status of their acceptance to speak at Autodesk University 2013. Hard to believe …

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Generic Annotations in Revit

Generic Annotation families can have labels that report the same parameters that are used to flex the family! Cool.

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BIM-tastic

Even on very small scale projects, BIM produces benefits!

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lynda.com Survey

Let your voice be heard! Take the lynda.com CAD survey.

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Split Roof in Revit

I noticed a post on the Revit Users Forum on LinkedIn today, and I thought I would create a quick reply. The …

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Planting Columns

The last few months have been busy with work and alas I have not gotten a chance to revisit my Revit classical …

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Create a Groin Vault Roof in Revit

I received an email today asking me how to model a groin vault in Revit. In lieu of an email reply, I decided to record a quick video to show the basic steps.

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Revit Architecture Book Updates

My publisher Cengage decided to take a different approach to many of its CAD titles last year. The title of my Revit …

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Mass Colors

I saw a question on the LinkedIn Revit Users Ireland group and thought I would post a quick reply here since you …

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Cross Post

I wrote an article for lynda.com’s blog recently on the migration from AutoCAD to Revit. You can read the complete post here.

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Creating Project Browser Folders

In Revit, you can add a custom parameter to the sheets to customize how they sort in the browser. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it!

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New lynda.com courses!

Two new Revit courses available on lynda.com: Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit and Phasing and Design Options in Revit!

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Corinthian Update

Making progress on the Corinthian column

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AU2012 – Day 2

Boy has this week flown by. I am in my room after a long day 2 at Autodesk University 2012 (#AU2012). I …

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AU 2012

Just about ready for #AU2012. Boarding pass printed, class materials uploaded, schedule downloaded to iPhone, handouts annotated and printed for my classes, …

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Classical Shades

Some days you start out with your agenda and your planned activities for the day and you know exactly what you plan …

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Dataset Update

We have a minor update to the dataset for “The Aubin Academy: Revit MEP 2013”. The file referenced in Chapter 1 has …

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Classic Follow-up

This is a followup post on my “Revit Does the Classics” post. I have continued to work on the Corinthian capital and …

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Revit does the Classics

Can Revit do classical Architecture? you bet it can. I am working on a project to describe how to build highly detail and fully parametric classical column families. Interested?

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AU Early Registration

I’m speaking this Fall at AU, Central States Revit Workshop and CAD Americas

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Shhhh! It’s a Secret

Found a “secret” arrowhead in my dimension Type dialog today. Anyone seen this before? Let’s just keep it between us…

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All New Revit 2013 Essential Training at lynda.com

Revit Architecture 2013 Essential Training at lynda.com is now available

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Aubin Academy Revit Architecture 2013 is Available!

The new edition of my Revit Architecture 2013 book is available

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Revit Technology Conference Wrapup

Another RTC event in the history books. Terrific event for anyone using Revit or related technologies in their work…

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2012 Transit of Venus

June 5th 2012 treated clear sky viewers to a rare treat: the Transit of Venus across the disk of the Sun! Last one till 2117!

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Revit Timeline at this year’s RTC

Preparations complete for this year’s Revit Technology Conference.

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Another Buildz Echo!

Paper models at Buildz

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Buildz and the new Repeat

Repeat curved panels and more…

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Echo

Lot’s of good posts out there today.

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Installing the Building Design Suite

My thoughts on installing the Building Design Suite Ultimate…

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Revit Room Curiosity

Could Rooms really be In-Place Families? Interesting…

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New in Revit 2013?

Double-click a Family to edit it in 2013.

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My Favorite New Revit 2013 Feature

My favorite new Revit feature is…

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Revit 2013

What’s new in Revit 2013

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New Revit video training coming soon

New Revit massing course on the way soon from lynda.com

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Revit View Range

Revit View Range, the lost video…

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Revit Parameters

Revit has several types of parameters, but it can sometimes be confusing

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All Capital Letters – ALT Part 2

Follow-up post to CAP fonts. More font choices

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All Capital Letters – ALT

In response to Steve at Revit OpEd, we can achieve All CAPs in Revit Schedules another way…

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M-six BIM toolset preview

New BIM tools delivering on the promise

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Year end reading

Now through December 31st, you can get 40% off the cover price of select Aubin Academy titles.

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Minor Correction in our AutoCAD MEP 2012 book

Minor error in Figure 2.13

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#AU2011 Resources Posted

#AU2011 is in the history books, but there is plenty more learning to do. My class materials are posted, and AU Online will provide recordings, papers and more soon.

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Un-BIM-lievable!

In this class, a number of successful designs will be discussed, focusing on the work created for Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, and in particular, the extremely successful Voyage of The Little Mermaid attraction

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Fixed!

Book pages fixed!

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Revit MEP book Dataset issues

The Revit MEP 2012 dataset files link is broken. Here is an alternative link to the dataset.

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Book Dataset Updates posted for Metric Architectural Files

I have posted an update to the book datasets for both the 2011 and 2012 editions…

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New edition of Revit MEP book now available

The latest edition of The Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit MEP 2012 is now available.

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Revit Architecture Rendering at lynda.com

As promised the second of my two new lynda.com courses: Revit Architecture Rendering, is now live! Revit Architecture like most Autodesk 3D …

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New Revit Family Editor Course on lynda.com

I am happy to report that the first of my two new Revit courses on lynda.com is now available. Revit Architecture: The Family Editor is now live!

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New Revit courses coming soon to lynda.com

Spent last week recording a the lynda.com sound booth. New Revit courses on the way soon!

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The Rise of the Planet of Revit

Just playing around and whipped up Ceasar’s window as a Revit Family.

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Under new management!

We are just days away from the release of The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2012!

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Revit 2012 Book Dataset Files

Datasets missing on CengageBrain? No worries, locate them here at paulaubin.com

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Digging

Futility thy name is Outlook…

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RTC Dataset Files

Dataset files from my sessions at RTC Australia

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RTC Top CAT and KnowledgeSmart

This year at RTC, KnowledgeSmart decided to run a little skills competition that they called Top Cat. The results are in. You can see a complete break down over on the KnowledgeSmart blog

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RTC Austrailia

I quite enjoyed the conference. It is smaller than Autodesk University and has a much more intimate feel, but it is every bit as informative.

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New Revit Book Almost Here!

This year, we produced the book with an entirely new process… we are using new software that enables us to eliminate the Microsoft Word files entirely! I work direclty in the files using software that enables me to edit the live page layout files…

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Revit Technology Conference

In just a few weeks, the Revit Technology Conference debuts in North America.

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Update to Dataset for Revit MEP book

When we prepared the files for the book, we really wanted to emulate the real life experience as much as possbile. Therefore, we created many of the chapter datasets using Worksharing…

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At long last…

I am pleased to annouce that The Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit MEP 2011 is officially released…

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Aubin Academy Revit MEP Dataset

I have posted the dataset for the Aubin Academy Master Series: Revit MEP 2011 to my site…

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eBooks

Many people have emailed me over the years about digital versions of my books. Digital versions are starting to become available for some titles

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New book for Revit MEP

I usually wait till I have actual copies of the book in my hand before I post to say that they are available, but…

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Holiday Wishes

Hello all. As we wind down the week and the year, I hope that everyone gets some time to spend with friends …

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Autodesk University – Day 3

Well that came quick! Hard to believe it is day three and I am sitting in my last class. I am done teaching. My fifth and last class was an hour ago.

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Autodesk University – Day 2

Hard to believe it is already December 1st and the second day of AU! It was a good day today at AU.

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Autodesk University – Day 1

AU is in full swing… the general session… was pretty impressive. From cool totally electric cars, to microwave powered commercial space craft to cloud computing and sexy cyborgs.

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Autodesk University – Day 0

Arrived late last evening after a smooth flight in. Today is all the pre events, culminatining in various welcome parties this eveing.

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New AutoCAD Books have arrived

We have suffered some unfortunate delays this year, but I am pleased to finally have the books out on the street and ready to go. If you wish to learn more, you can visit the book pages…

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Hey, I won the “goodest”

Having entered the  2nd Annual Parametric Pumpkin Carving Internationale! it appears my entry made the list! I was awarded the title of “goodest”.

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Don’t forget to Vote!

Tomorrow is election day. I am not here to promote a particular candidate or agenda. I just want to be sure that everyone votes! Please get out there and vote.

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Airplane spotted in Google Maps

Satalite photos capture a passing plane near the Museum of Science and Industry.

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Workset Crash Solved

I was having a similar issue. I placed a post about it on my blog and got some comments back, one of which directed me to this thread. Steve’s reply about the factory post (and disabling addons) did the trick!

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Mastering MEP Dataset omission

Upon inspection, the reader is correct, the file is indeed missing, as is the folder that it should be in. We consolidated the dataset late in the process and looks like we missed a few references in the text.

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Celestia!

Celestia is free and provides a complete simulation of the solar system and in fact the entire known universe…

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