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Revit® is a powerful MEP modeling tool, but requires extensive up-front work by savvy electrical users to create useful project templates and electrical content libraries. A fully developed starter project and library can require thousands of hours to create. The MEP Productivity Pack™ (MEPPP) from CTC Software™ allows firms to skip this process entirely by providing a set of standards implemented throughout a starter project, a sample project and a vast amount of electrical family content based on actual manufacturer data. The MEPPP has been vetted by multiple industry design professionals. Not only is the MEPPP an all-in-one, get-started-now package for firms new to Revit, but for established Revit users it provides advanced features created by Revit experts that are found in no other industry product. This webinar will focus primarily on the electrical portion of the productivity pack.
- Overview of the electrical features and content
- Explanation of how to ‘get-started-now’ in Revit for electrical design
- Demonstration of advanced electrical content
- Preview of upcoming features
Management of Civil 3D® templates and CAD standards can be a tedious and time-consuming job. With the CIM Manager Suite, CAD managers can automate many of these tasks, including quick creation and management of layers, linetypes, description key sets, and styles.
- Identification of free vs licensed tools
- Description of popular tools
- How to obtain the suite
- Discussion of suite deployment
Auto Grader is a game changer in Civil 3D site grading. Through dynamically linked feature line sets, users can create grading families for parking lots, ponds, subdivisions, and more. The latest release features a “template based” grading method, allowing automatic insertion of a user-defined set of feature lines, such as a building pad, along defined baselines, such as a roadway. Other enhancements include more detailed surface targeting, automatic surface boundaries, better family preview controls, and other user-friendly features.
- Learn to use the new "template based" grading family to insert user-defined grading designs.
- Benefit from automated surface boundaries, saving time with surface cleanup.
- Learn about the improved grading family previewer with user controls.
- Hear about a myriad of other improvements and enhancements to Auto Grader.
Analyze best practices for dynamically grading commercial projects inside Civil 3D. Take it a step further with advanced tools from CTC Software’s CIM Project Suite.
- Look at Dynamic Grading Tools within Civil 3D
- Grade Commercial Projects dynamically
- Utilize Grading tools in CIM Project Suite
Revit project model maintenance can be disruptive to project teams. Also, this maintenance can be very time consuming to manually do on a regular basis. Instead of manually tracking issues and manually fixing common problems, CTC proposes that your team leverage tools to help automate the model maintenance cycle. In Part 2 of this mini-series we will begin to explore a couple tools that will assist in managing imported files and model cleanup.
- Review links and imports within the models
- Purge out unwanted files
- Cleaning up views and sheets
- Removing rogue templates and filters
Revit® is a powerful MEP modeling tool, but requires extensive up-front work by savvy users to create useful project templates and content libraries. A fully developed starter project and library can require thousands of hours to create. The MEP Productivity Pack (MEPPP) from CTC Software™ allows firms to skip this process entirely by providing a set of standards implemented throughout a starter project, a sample project and a vast amount of family content based on actual manufacturer data. The MEPPP has been vetted by multiple industry design professionals. Not only is the MEPPP an all-in-one, get-started-now package for firms new to Revit, but for established Revit users it provides advanced features created by Revit experts that are found in no other industry product.
This webinar will focus primarily on the metric conversion efforts in the MEPPP related to the following: code review and integration, unit conversion process, pipe & duct sizes & types implementation, tag and schedule unit corrections, model group corrections, performance table enhancements with proper data, and family functionality for dual units.
- Understand commonalities and differences between US (imperial) & Canadian (metric) design
- Learn streamlined methods for converting Imperial unit models to metric
- Outline families that can be used in both imperial and metric unit workflows
- Discuss current and future development efforts in Canada
Civil 3D corridor targeting just a got a whole lot easier with the new Corridor Mapper from CTC. Create dynamic target mappings by linking subassemblies to styles, layers, object names, or to another sub assembly. Simply create target objects and watch as they automatically get pulled into your corridor. Gone are the days of time-consuming and error-prone target mapping.
- Speed up corridor modeling by automated target assignment
- Build smarter corridors with dynamic target mappings
- Link subassemblies to layers, styles or object names to automate corridor target assignment
- Mirror one subassembly's targets to another to save time with redundant targeting
Managing many users and groups in HIVE one by one can be inefficient when you have more than 10 users. This webinar will demonstrate exactly how users can be very efficiently added, updated and just generally managed. This will allow you to far more easily assign groups, update offices and departments for users via the Excel workflow. Additionally, the user creation and disabling can be entirely synchronized with your internal Active Directory, greatly minimizing your user and group management tasks. Join us live in this webinar to get all user management questions answered.
- Essential User and group management strategies
- How to obtain an export of all users
- How to push changes to users and groups into HIVE
- Associating Active Directory to your HIVE account
Revit® project model maintenance can be disruptive to project teams and very time consuming to manually do on a regular basis. Instead of manually tracking issues and fixing common problems, CTC proposes that your team leverage tools to help automate the model maintenance cycle. In part three of this mini-series, we look at some tools that can help with content replacement and editing data values.
- Removing duplicate families
- Cleaning up the annotations, fill patterns and materials
- Renaming sheets and views to follow standards
Earthwork volume calculations can be a complex task in Civil 3D, especially with variable depth subgrades found in many site projects. With the CTC Earthwork Processor in the CIM Project Suite, this work is done for you. Subgrade and stripping surfaces are created based on intuitive inputs, then results can be automatically labeled, tabled, hatched or exported to a spreadsheet.
- Create variable-depth subgrade surfaces with just a few inputs
- Account for different regions on the site, as well as soil stripping depths
- Automatically label and hatch different subgrade regions
- Create custom spreadsheet and AutoCAD table reports of earthwork volumes
As a BIM Manager, you have better things to do with your time than to manually track down shared parameter files and issues. While the Shared Parameter Manager will not find files for you, once you have them, it will compare and help in the merging of parameter definitions, as appropriate. Additionally, you can manage parameters in the files more easily by updating naming conventions, using individual updates or with a convenient find/replace. This webinar will introduce you to the major functionality, allowing you to discover a better way to manage your shared parameter files.
- Accessing Shared Parameter Manager
- Introduction to interface
- Compare multiple shared parameter files
- Update parameter names
Revit® project model maintenance can be disruptive to project teams and very time consuming to manually do on a regular basis. Instead of manually tracking issues and fixing common problems, CTC proposes that your team leverage tools to help automate the model maintenance cycle. In part 4 of this mini-series, we will look at how to deal with non-company standard content, and a way to perform tasks on multiple projects.
- Repairing schedules that have broken parameters
- Renaming rooms, spaces, areas as project develops
- Purging content and data from multiple projects at a time
- Additional ways to maintain project files
When something that should be displayed in a view is nowhere to be found, it can cause great frustration. When end users have to spend time fixing these visibility issues, they aren’t being productive on other model development tasks. The Invisibility Advisor was purpose-built to investigate and resolve visibility issues with components that are hidden in various ways, saving time and frustration.
- Accessing Invisibility Advisor
- Introduction to interface
- Selection of elements and views
- Resolve issues with invisibility
The new Pipe Jammer from CTC will allow exporting of Civil 3D Pipe and Pressure Networks to spreadsheets. This allows for custom analyses to be performed, or creation of complex pipe tables and reports that simply aren’t possible with native Civil 3D tools. After updates to the spreadsheet, import back to Civil 3D to update pipe and pressure networks.
- Create custom spreadsheet exports for pipe and pressure networks
- Import spreadsheets to Civil 3D to update pipe and pressure networks
- Perform custom analyses in the spreadsheet with your exact pipe data
- Include drainage area catchment properties for storm inlets