Revit Stream

Once upon a time a long time ago, BILT was a conference dedicated to all things Revit. While a lot has changed, and you can mix up your BILT experience with a much wider array of classes today, if you still want a dedicated 3 days of Revit we have you covered.  Topics from groups, to railings to schedules and maybe sometimes a little bit of dynamo and automation to help you on your way.  If this is the conference you are looking for – these classes from top-notch local speakers, and the return of popular international speakers too will take your Revit to the next level. 

Session 1.2 – Forget Excel Sheets And Develop A Fully Automated Door Schedules Workflow In Revit Using Advanced Family Creation Techniques, Key Schedules, And Dynamo, Bassem Assad, Department of Transport 

This presentation covers the work that Guymer Bailey took to fully automate the Door schedules for our correction and health projects. This will go through how to create advanced parametric Door families with nested families and formulas to drive the door selections, and the workflows we developed using Dynamo and Revit Key Schedules in order to fully automate the process. This process saved huge amounts of time, and we would like to share that. 

Session 1.3 – Uncovering Railings In Revit: Tips & Hacks To Conquer The Tool, Monica Greco, Jasmax 

Not understanding how Revit Railings work often results in lots of warnings in the model and bad modelling practices to achieve the desired look. This class will go through all the ins and outs of the Railing tool to understand what can and can’t be accomplished in Revit, as well as explore some alternative workarounds for when what we want to model can’t be done with the out-of-the-box tool. 

Session 1.3 – Knowledge is Power: Revit Tips and Tricks, Chris Price, X-Rev 

Training based upon the Xrev Knowledge base of 21 years of experience (since 2001). We’ll run through various Revit “How to’s”, “Tips & Tricks”, “Troubleshooting” and if we have time “BIM Standards” and how you can easily build you own online Support Site at a minimal cost that’s easy to setup and use. 

Session 1.4 – Area Plans – They Aren’t Just For Egress Calculations, Purvi Irwin, Shifted Paradigm Design 

Area Plans are an often-underutilized feature in Revit. They can be used for a variety of things such as planting plans, unit plans, and test fits. This presentation will show some alternate uses for them that harnesses the I in BIM. 

Session 1.5 – Strategies For Multi-Unit Design Projects In Revit, Melissa Thiessens, Parallax Team 

Session 2.2 – Highly Illogical Captain: Using Revit’s In-Built Logic To Control Your Data, Cameron Lindsay, Pedersen Read 

This class examines how to use Revit’s built in logic functions to control filters and schedules, and perform calculations on parameter values. 

Session 2.3 – Harnessing The I In BIM – Taking Schedules To The Next Level, Purvi Irwin, Shifted Paradigm Design 

Schedules are a powerful tool in Revit beyond just cataloging your modelled elements. Learn how to push the features of schedules to the next level, creating data within them to aid in design, make them prettier, and help you more fully harness the database side of Revit. 

Session 2.4 – How To Get The Most Out Of Revit Materials, Joe Banks, PKCG 

Visualisation has become a primary deliverable to stakeholders and the quality of your materials has a massive impact on the quality of your visualisation, this talk will help you understand what makes a good material how to generate the images required for that material and how to effectively apply those with in Revit and visualisation packages like Enscape and twinmotion. 

Session 2.5 – Generic Annotations – Fake It Until You Make It (Smart), Purvi Irwin, Shifted Paradigm Design  

Generic annotations are known for basic symbols (centerline, graphic scale, north arrow), but you can also schedule them via a note block schedule and create parameters with them that you don’t have to add to your project to make “smart” dumb schedules, and much more! 

Session 3.2 – Breaking The Manufacturer Content Bias – A Content Journey To Automated Revit Project Properties Management, Connor Davy, Grimshaw Architects and Glenn Sinclair IGS BIM Solutions 

“Eww manufacturer content, I wouldn’t touch that”, has been a prevailing mindset, until now. This presentation will demonstrate an automated workflow implemented at a major design firm to modify content as designers add it to Revit projects from a freely accessible, approved online resource. It will also outline the fundamental benefits and needs of design firms for high-quality manufacturer BIM content libraries, which are easily accessible, and built to a consistent standard enabling this workflow. 

Session 3.3 – Topography Site Masterclass. Joe Banks, PKCG 

Demonstrate how to work with the native Revit topography and site tool to achieve the outcomes you need fast, this will be all the tips I have accumulated over many years, we will also review some of the Revit topography plugins available to make this work even faster. 

Session 3.4 – Demystifying Datums And Scope Boxes Within Revit, Richard Taylor, Ideate Software 

Grids, Levels, and Reference planes are the backbone of a good Building Information Model.  As designers, we use a whole series of annotative elements that help us understand and navigate through a complex web of 2D and 3D element connections. Datums such as grid lines and reference planes can seriously impact Revit geometry and Revit views and are often driven by Scope Boxes and other non-intuitive elements. 

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DIGITAL BUILT WEEK AMERICAS 2023 (“Conference”) 15 – 17 June 2023 will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.The Organizer (“Organizers”) of the Conference is the Digital Built Environment Institute USA, INC (DBEI).

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