Collaborating with Revit

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 by

Whenever you need to collaborate with multiple stake holders, whether internal or external, a centralized Revit model is required. This ensures all updates and changes are synchronized through the appropriate channels. Autodesk offers two main methods of collaboration using your Revit Central Model. First is the ability to host the Central Model on your own

Consideration of Data in Design

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 by

File size of a part or an assembly is generally not part of the 3D modeling process. Rather the parts are modeled primarily through the modeler’s preference, which is not always the most data efficient method. Consider two methods of creating this hole pattern on a simple sheet metal object. The first method simply created

File recovery can be a very costly endeavor, especially when there’s no back up plan. Often times than not, this is the case. With no back up plan, Engineering firms often rebuild the lost file from the ground up, ultimately costing time and money. The impact of this mistake may result in opening Pandora’s box: lost

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 by

We do a lot of Autodesk Vault implementations at AMS and when we do, a common question that comes up is: “What’s the difference between a Lifecycle and a Revision?” Well, simply put: a Lifecycle is a change in a file’s status, while a Revision is a record copy of the file’s current state. Simple, right? Well, ok, maybe not so