Revit quality control checklist

Back again, this time we want to share our internal quality control checklist for Revit Models. 

Beside all the tools we can find on the web,  like Solibri, Model Checker, and so on, this is the list of elements we are used to keep an eye within each model, as well as the list of question we ask ourselves before delivering any Revit project. Hope you find it useful for your daily work!

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Revision clouds. Data extraction and tracking

For some reason it’s still not possible¬†to create Revit¬†View Schedules of revision clouds in Revit 2017.¬†

That’s why we’ve created this quick¬†Dynamo script¬†which allows us to export all this data to a live Excel File. Hope you find it useful!

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Dynamo: Get the Creator and Last Editor of a Revit Element

This week we were asked to find a way to report how many elements a specific user had created. For this we code a small python script that uses the Revit API tool
WorksharingUtils.GetWorksharingTooltipInfo(Document, ElementID) to return the creator and the name of last user who edited it. (Thanks to JF for the idea)

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Excel Pivot Tables for BIM QC

As you may recall, in our previous posts we talked about Information as key word on BIM processes and projects. Although loading this data might be the funniest part, at a certain point we will find ourselves diving into a deep ocean of information which need to be sorted and checked to accomplish quality standards.

Keeping our own model clean and organized may not be so difficult if we¬†have a few¬†years working in¬†BIM procedures, but when we work with several collaborators and model authors in the same project we should follow¬†some metodologies to check all this information together and make sure that it¬†is coherent and consistent. Today’s recomendation are¬†the interesting¬†Pivot Tables

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BIG Data from Navisworks 2016

Navisworks allows us to get together models from different software into a ¬†single federated model making an easy access to the project’s information. As we know this information is not only geometrical but also metadata from parameters associated to different elements.


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Standards vs Instructions

Discussing with colleges about the current state of CAD & BIM standards in the industry we notice most of them describe¬†superfluous and “faddy” details not oriented to production and design environments.

They are full of redundant data and¬†exhaustive descriptions that must be consider inside an instructive. Having this notes in mind I’d like to share our small thoughts.

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Trello+Elegantt for project management

Trello is a fresh web-based project management application related to the kanban paradigm which works with boards, lists, cards and such, and let you handle your project enviroment with a great dynamic workflow.

In combination with the extension Elegantt, Trello allows¬†you to keep your project roadmap on course by performing¬†Gantt diagrams and visualizing the entire¬†project at a glance. Let’s take a look on¬†how they work!

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