Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

SD – Revit + Navisworks Training

A one-day customizable training session that rapidly builds teams effectiveness combining two BIM staples; Revit and Navisworks. Expand BIM production, coordination and collaboration  capabilities. Realize smoother Design to Construction processes and help eliminate costly RFI’s before they happen.

Menu of Topics

Fundamental Development Sessions

  • Worksharing Expertise
  • File Management Expertise
    • Linking Beyond the Basics
    • Exporting
  • Dealing with DWGs
  • Family Modification & Creation
  • Graphics and Visibility Mastery
  • Integrating Navisworks into the Revit workflow
  • Navisworks Interface and Setup
  • Navisworks Clash Detection

Advanced Modular Sessions

  • Based on team requests
  • All levels of proficiency
  • VR for Design
  • Revit for Management
  • Advanced Content Creation
  • Coordination Management
  • Managing the BIM Team
  • Navisworks Clash Management
  • Navisworks Timeliner

If you are looking for additional training on other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Location:
Kelar Pacific AEC Project Services
6020 Cornerstone Ct. West, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121

Revit + Navisworks - Model of a building in Revit and Navisworks
Written by Nancy Matus

LA – Revit + Navisworks Training

Revit + Navisworks

A one-day customizable training session that rapidly builds teams effectiveness combining two BIM staples; Revit and Navisworks. Expand BIM production, coordination and collaboration  capabilities. Realize smoother Design to Construction processes and help eliminate costly RFI’s before they happen.

Fundamental Development Sessions

  • Worksharing Expertise
  • File Management Expertise
    • Linking Beyond the Basics
    • Exporting
  • Dealing with DWGs
  • Family Modification and Creation
  • Graphics and Visibility Mastery
  • Integrating Navisworks into the Revit workflow
  • Navisworks Interface and Setup
  • Navisworks Clash Detection

Advanced Modular Sessions

  • Based on team requests
  • All levels of proficiency
  • VR for Design
  • Revit for Management
  • Advanced Content Creation
  • Coordination Management
  • Managing the BIM Team
  • Navisworks Clash Management
  • Navisworks Timeliner

map of Kelar Corp office in los angeles

Location:
5777 West Century Blvd., Suite 1575
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Questions on Autodesk training or products? Contact us via email – gototraining@kelarpacific.com – or call 800-578-2457 for more information.

Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

SD – REVIT Structure Fundamentals 2019

This class has been designed to teach the concepts and principles from building design through construction documentation using the Autodesk Revit Structure software. We will introduce the students to the software’s basic building components that make the Autodesk Revit Structure software a powerful and flexible structural modeling tool. Our goal is to familiarize you with the tools necessary to create, document, and print your parametric model. Examples and practices are designed to reflect as many different building types as possible.

Topics include the following:

  • Introduction to the Autodesk Revit Structure software
  • Setting up Levels and Grids
  • Working with Views
  • Editing Elements
  • Modifying Commands
  • Starting a Structural Project using architectural underlays
  • Adding Columns and Walls
  • Adding Foundations
  • Structural Reinforcement
  • Work with structural walls, sections and elevations
  • Create floor framing, roofs, structural steel frames, sloped beams, floor decks, foundation slabs, and footings and grade beams
  • Create stairs, ramps and elevator pits
  • Prepare the analytical model for analysis, add boundary conditions, and analyze and update the model with external analysis applications
  • Bracing Frames
  • Floors, Shafts, and Stairs
  • Annotation, Detailing, and Scheduling
  • Sheets and Printing

If you are looking for additional training on other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Location:
Kelar Pacific AEC Project Services
6020 Cornerstone Ct. West, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121

Revit + Enscape - Model of room with chairs and tables
Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

SD – Revit 2019 + Enscape Training

A one-day, customizable training session that rapidly builds teams effectiveness beginning at Preliminary Design, extending throughout the entire Design process. Bridging Revit and Enscape will immediately enable better design and design validation, model production, coordination and team collaboration, all in formats that can be easily shared and opened on any decent computer, as standard 3D or full VR models!

Menu of Topics

Revit

  • Materials preferred Setups
  • Setting the Scene(s)
  • + Modular, customized training based on current user base

Enscape

  • Basics and beyond
  • Setting up and Working in Reality
  • Setting up and Working in Virtual Reality
  • Environmentals and Effects
  • Walking, Flying, even Producing Full Motion presentations…
  • Exporting and Sharing

If you are looking for additional training on Revit or other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Location:
Kelar Pacific AEC Project Services
6020 Cornerstone Ct. West, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121

Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

LA – Revit + Navisworks Training

A one-day, customizable training session that rapidly builds teams effectiveness combining two BIM staples; Revit and Navisworks. Expand BIM production, coordination and collaboration  capabilities. Realize smoother Design to Construction processes and help eliminate costly RFI’s before they happen.

Menu of Topics

Fundamental Development Sessions

  • Worksharing Expertise
  • File Management Expertise
    • Linking Beyond the Basics
    • Exporting
  • Dealing with DWGs
  • Family Modification & Creation
  • Graphics and Visibility Mastery
  • Integrating Navisworks into the Revit workflow
  • Navisworks Interface and Setup
  • Navisworks Clash Detection

Advanced Modular Sessions

  • Based on team requests
  • All levels of proficiency
  • VR for Design
  • Revit for Management
  • Advanced Content Creation
  • Coordination Management
  • Managing the BIM Team
  • Navisworks Clash Management
  • Navisworks Timeliner

Location:
5777 West Century Blvd., Suite 1575
Los Angeles, CA 90045

If you are looking for additional training on other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

SD – Revit + Navisworks Training

A one-day customizable training session that rapidly builds teams effectiveness combining two BIM staples; Revit and Navisworks. Expand BIM production, coordination and collaboration  capabilities. Realize smoother Design to Construction processes and help eliminate costly RFI’s before they happen.

Menu of Topics

Fundamental Development Sessions

  • Worksharing Expertise
  • File Management Expertise
    • Linking Beyond the Basics
    • Exporting
  • Dealing with DWGs
  • Family Modification & Creation
  • Graphics and Visibility Mastery
  • Integrating Navisworks into the Revit workflow
  • Navisworks Interface and Setup
  • Navisworks Clash Detection

Advanced Modular Sessions

  • Based on team requests
  • All levels of proficiency
  • VR for Design
  • Revit for Management
  • Advanced Content Creation
  • Coordination Management
  • Managing the BIM Team
  • Navisworks Clash Management
  • Navisworks Timeliner

If you are looking for additional training on other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Location:
Kelar Pacific AEC Project Services
6020 Cornerstone Ct. West, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121

Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

SD – Revit + FormIt Training

A one-day customizable training session on Revit and FormIt that rapidly builds teams effectiveness beginning at Preliminary Design, extending throughout the entire Design process. Expand Design, production, coordination and collaboration capabilities. Eliminate the need for Sketchup and maximize project efficiency by creating Preliminary and Schematic Designs in a fully .rvt compatible environment.

Menu of Topics

Fundamental Development Sessions

  • Planning and Massing
  • Worksharing Expertise
  • File Management Expertise
  • Linking Beyond the Basics
  • Exporting
  • Dealing with DWG’s
  • Family Modification & Creation
  • Graphics and Visibility Mastery
  • Using Formit from initial design inception
  • Formit Basics
  • Round Tripping with Revit

Advanced Modular Sessions

  • Based on team requests
  • All levels of proficiency
  • VR for Design
  • Revit for Management
  • Advanced Content Creation
  • Coordination Management
  • Managing the BIM Team
  • Formit Beyond the Basics
  • Advanced Formit

If you are looking for additional training on other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Location:
Kelar Pacific AEC Project Services
6020 Cornerstone Ct. West, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121

Written by Elizaveta Onatsko

SD – REVIT Structure Fundamentals 2019

This class has been designed to teach the concepts and principles from building design through construction documentation using the Autodesk Revit Structure software. We will introduce the students to the software’s basic building components that make the Autodesk Revit Structure software a powerful and flexible structural modeling tool. Our goal is to familiarize you with the tools necessary to create, document, and print your parametric model. Examples and practices are designed to reflect as many different building types as possible.

Topics include the following:

  • Introduction to the Autodesk Revit Structure software
  • Setting up Levels and Grids
  • Working with Views
  • Editing Elements
  • Modifying Commands
  • Starting a Structural Project using architectural underlays
  • Adding Columns and Walls
  • Adding Foundations
  • Structural Reinforcement
  • Work with structural walls, sections and elevations
  • Create floor framing, roofs, structural steel frames, sloped beams, floor decks, foundation slabs, and footings and grade beams
  • Create stairs, ramps and elevator pits
  • Prepare the analytical model for analysis, add boundary conditions, and analyze and update the model with external analysis applications
  • Bracing Frames
  • Floors, Shafts, and Stairs
  • Annotation, Detailing, and Scheduling
  • Sheets and Printing

If you are looking for additional training on other Autodesk products, let us know! We are happy to provide information on additional topics for training.

Location:
Kelar Pacific AEC Project Services
6020 Cornerstone Ct. West, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121

Dollar bill folded to read "We need a revolution" referring to detailing BIM: no lines necessary
Written by Jay Zallan

Detailing BIM: No Lines Necessary

Revit is not a drafting software.

Revit is not AutoCAD.

CAD* is not BIM (*as understood in normal conversation).

CAD* processes Do Not Work In BIM.

Any part of “traditional” or drafting-based approaches will fail in BIM.

Yes, any and every… if you can find one that works let me know @JayZallan on the tweeties…

We are going to focus on Detailing; one area where value can be generated if applied comprehensively; namely Using Detail Components and never Lines.

If you are going to callout, or point to, or list in any way, or even look at now or sometime in the future; Use Detail Components for items (never lines), and Tags and/or Keynotes in place of text, to provide “the words and numbers.”
Toward a Zen of Revit: Less Text = Less Mistakes

Details using lines, arcs, circles & text are a disaster, but disasters land on a continuum and there are worse “details in Revit blunders:”

  • Linking .dwgs in (10% to 30% longer project time)
  • Importing .dwgs in (15% to 40% longer project time)
  • Converting .dwg linework to Revit linework (10% to 25% longer project time).

I understand that most offices have many hundreds of standard details or typical details that are used… With that in mind the workflow entails recreating (yep, recreate) all of the existing, ‘appropriate’ details in Revit natively, using only Detail Components for items that will be called out and specified… then use Keynotes and Tags instead of text when detailing. The goal will be overall and long term saving of time, money and will raise project and informational quality. The quality of the data “between” details using this setup will payoff for years, literally… not doing it will add hidden losses to every project, also for years.

Assess | Plan | Create | Validate

OK onto those details sans lines…
How-To Create a Line Based Family

FWIW: I am not talking about lines within ‘sketch modes’ etc. either; in fact the detail component that we will be creating in this posting will ultimately use a line (though at the family level, so it doesn’t count lol)… The logic is: ‘When the line-based family is used to make a detail component, it may work and look like a simple line but it has become far more than that… it becomes a ‘Data Enlightened Object.’

In the example below we are looking at a waterproofing membrane (image 1) to be specified.
-Perhaps even create and use Detail Components for generic items such as “WALL PER PLANS”, etc., when no wall is needed 3 dimensionally… Oh and YES, the wall below would NOT have the waterproofing membrane on the exterior of the finish… I merely use it as example.

Image 1

As described above, in the stead of using lines and pointing to them with non associative text we will rather build Line Based Detail Components or Detail Component line based (Image 2), as the family template is so named (depending on what year you read this).

 

 

 

 

 

Image 2 (Revit Circa 1842)

The procedures to ‘draw’ with these Line Based Detail Components once in a project are similar to pulling lines around; with a few main differences:
1) Depending on how built these can add “offset” for more productivity… or nest these together to make one family satisfy any dynamic future need (we will cover this in a future posting).
2) When there is a fundamental change in a detail component all the other instances will change, in every detail, on every sheet… the Tags & Keynotes too!!! Thus we leverage one Power of BIM: Change it once and it changes everywhere.

The following step-by-step should be clear if you have a decent understanding of Revit Family Creation.

Making a Line Based Detail Component

1) Using the Big “R”, at the top/left of Revit (AKA: the Application Button) choose the flyout arrow next to NEW, then choose FAMILY.

2) Select the Detail Component line based template (Image 2).

3) Create a line in the new family.

-there, I said it… my rule is technically broken if you are thinking how I usually think…though in this case I am not being that literal (ahh, the contradictions of communication).

4) Lock it to the REF PLANES (Image 3).

Image 3

5) Flex the length
If all is working then move on, if not try again…

6) Save the family (use a good naming convention & library location, right? But you knew that…).

OK ready for the proof? Here we go…

These 4 details (Image 4) are the same, right? Not really… one uses lines, the other three share a Detail Component of the line based variety…

 

Image 4 (Looks can be deceiving)

In the next image there is a change to the Detail Component from being “Bituminous Sheet Waterproofing” to “6 Mil. Polyethylene”… Note the text becomes instantly wrong… in a lot of places…

 

 

 

 

Image 5 (Change can be great)

Now extrapolate this type of change out to the multitude of components in the numerous details you may have and you can probably see the benefit of taking a little extra time up-front to find and create your Detail Components (line based or otherwise), AS DETAIL COMPONENTS for every specific case necessary… Word to the wise: If you have never looked at how many detail components there are in the OOTB Revit library, go bounce there asap!

Again, Revit is not a drafting software.

Happy Detailing!!

 

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