Monday, November 29, 2010

Project for Monday, November, 29, 2010

We'll model the facade of Iwamoto Scott's PS House. It will involve defining curtain walls which will be embedded in regular walls. Floors, columns, roofs, materials, "disallowing wall joins". levels, grids, tracing images, etc. will be needed.

If you want to have the same images that I used for the project, I recommend downloading

Original Photo:

Revit Rendering:

Original Photo:

Revit Rendering:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Topics for Monday, November 22, 2010

By request:
  • Importing a 3D survey DWG (Please download this - )
  • Moving the DWG appropriately
  • Setting True North
  • Creating and tagging property lines
  • Creating Topo Surface from imported DWG
  • Adding contour labels
  • Specify Coordinates at a Point
  • Project vs Shared type parameter on Elevation elements
  • Using Mass to populate a building site
  • Changing Mass material
  • Spot Elevations and using them to set the height of a Mass


Monday, November 15, 2010

Rendering of Tonight's Model

This is a rendering that I made today, similar to the source image. We will be modelling this scene, tonight.

Friday, November 12, 2010

For Monday, November 15, 2010

Let's model the scene below designed by Alberto Campo de Baeza. It will involve walls, floor, roof, architectural columns, curtain wall, custom mullion profile, custom fascia profile, wall reveals, defining walls & materials, making a camera view. We can also attempt to match our camera view with the image. Please click on each image (to get the original) and download both of them to your laptop.

Render material:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Revit Learning Club to Continue

We got a large enough commitment last night from eight-week pre-payers to continue holding Revit Learning Club.

The group's fees are now $120 pre-pay for eight weeks of meetings (which will start November 15, 2010) or $20 for drop-in.

Thank you all for keeping this going. I continue to welcome suggestions for subjects to cover.

AUGI AEC Edge - Latest Issue Published

Lots of BIM/Revit articles to view or get its PDF.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010 - Last meeting?

We had a good run, but attendance has been too low to make it worth it for me lately. Unless I can get at least nine people to agree to come for eight weeks with a pre-pay, we are going to stop meeting. Thanks to those of you who have attended and I hoped you were able to use some of what you learned. -- Eric Boehlke

Agenda for meeting:
Model the exterior of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. This will involve structure, floors, roof, roof fascia with profile, curtail walls, and making a custom stair.

Monday, November 1, 2010

For Monday, November 1, 2010

Model a parking lot -- import an image to trace, rotate andscale image, model elements using Floors, edit topography of "floors", load and place parking components. Review of material takeoff schedules.

Please download this image for tracing: