ArchVision Heads to the Revit Technology Conference 2014 in Chicago, IL

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One of the best conferences for BIM and Revit users, the Revit Technology Conference offers users and managers the opportunity to explore new and emerging technologies in the industry.

Industry leading speakers, consultants and trainers will be on hand to work with attendees to share best practices, teach new methodologies, and share tips and tricks. Stay current with the latest happenings at the conference, follow #rtcna2014 on Twitter.

Some of our favorite speakers and users will be on hand to share their firm’s BIM and Revit success stories:

Marcello Sgambelluri, one of last year’s top rated speaker will dig into Dynamo for Revit.

Paul Aubin, the well known author will be presenting topics that served partly as inspiration for his recent Renaissance Revit book.

Aaron Maller. @Twiceroadsfool. Revitforum.org. One the industry’s most well respected bloggers.

Jeffery Pinheiro (aka “The Revit Kid” Blog) is going to walk us through going from Revit to Max to Vray.

What about ArchVision?
ArchVision’s team will demonstrate some new features while there, including the latest version of Viewport. This version of Viewport offers real time previews for RPCs and the ability to drag & drop rendered views directly into any application that supports alpha masked images. No RPC Plug-in is needed. We’re excited to show it off!

It’s a great line up!

Revit Technology Conference 2014 is Right Around the Corner!

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Just outside of Chicago, in Schaumburg, IL, Revit leaders from around the globe will convene at the Revit Technology Conference North America June 19-21, 2014 to talk about all things BIM. Last year’s event in Vancouver, British Columbia was stellar and this year promises even more. Focused on both user and BIM manager interests and needs, the schedule of classes alone is worth the trip. Add-in some of the finest Revit representatives attending from top firms and you’ve got the making of a Perfect BIM Storm!

ArchVision will exhibit and host one-on-one and small group user meetings during the conference. We’d enjoy the opportunity to sit down with you and show you what’s new with ArchVision’s tools and how they can help improve your workflow today. Let us know if you’re in the area or better yet attending RTC NA 2014!

See you there!

Autodesk 360 Rendering Support Enabled for ArchVision RPCs

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LHB Minneapolis Office Renderings Submitted for LEED® CI Platinum

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Gathering Space, LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

LHB is dedicated to being environmentally responsible, reducing long term operating costs, and improving the quality of life for their clients. This is true even when they are their own clients. LHB is pursuing LEED® CI Platinum certification for their Minneapolis office.

In this project, RPC Content helps communicate the size and the new collaborative environment the Minneapolis LHB offices offer. The design features of the space, such as overhead fabric ductwork and LED lighting, are part of an effort to gain Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Platinum designation for commercial interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council.

We always enjoy seeing customer projects and how they utilize RPC Content. In this project, renderings were completed in Revit. ArchVision RPC Content was ‘ghosted’ in Photoshop and then merged into the Revit scene for final output. Project design by Bruce Cornwall, models by Nick Vreeland, and renderings by Daniel Stine.

For tutorials on RPC lighting and techniques, please visit our help site. To see how to place RPC Content into Revit scenes, view our video tutorials. Get started using RPC Content, download ArchVision Dashboard here.

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Meeting Space, LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

LHB ranked as one of the top engineering and architectural firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record (ENR), Architectural Record, and as a 2013 Hot Firm by ZweigWhite.

LHB ranked No. 381, up from No. 463 two years ago, in the ENR Top 500 Design Firms List. In addition, LHB placed No. 249 on Architectural Record’s Top 300 Architecture Firms List, and No. 45 on The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List.

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Phone Booth, LHB, Inc, Minneapolis

Want to see your firm featured?

Share your project with us. Contact us at dfife@archvision.com

5 Rockin’ Revit Presentation Tips from Steven Shell, Architect

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Revit Tips: Marketing + Proposal Process (image: Daniel Hughes, Bradley BIM)

When you see a great blog post, you have to share it! Everyone enjoys learning Tips & Tricks to improve their workflow and they become more valuable when they improve your presentation. Daniel Hughes, of Bradley BIM, storyboards architect Steven Shell’s tips to show you how to make your Revit presentations “POP” for consultants, contractors and facility owners — without using Revit rendering or Adobe Photoshop. Hughes summarizes the 5 basic tips:

1) Turn On Ambient Shadows in Hidden Line View
2) Add Background Image to Hidden Line View
3) Apply Graphic Override to Individual Element
4) Apply Graphic Override to Category
5) Switch Hidden Line View to Realistic View

See Hughes’ complete storyboard that starts with a standard, Revit hidden-line Camera View and goes to a Revit Realistic View: Revit Presentation Tips.

Like Daniel Hughes, we highly recommend you sign up for Steven Shell’s class at Autodesk University 2013. Registration opens September 12, 2013.

ArchVision Previews New Features at the Revit Technology Conference

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What better place to showcase new Revit features? ArchVision is looking forward to participating in RTC North America, July 10-13. Attendees have a chance to learn best practices and get some incredible tips and tricks from the industry’s top Revit experts. The Revit-centric meeting is managed by users for users and is a perfect opportunity to catch up with users and engage them about some new ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] features and technology trends.

ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] provides an immediate improvement to Revit users with support for RPC Drag & Drop into Revit 2013 and 2014, RPC Content and Plug-in management tools and a variety of other features.

ArchVision will demo new content conversion tools and organizational tools:

  • Convert 2D Images into RPCs Instantly
  • Tag and Organize Content
  • Drag & Drop .rfa, .dwg, & .skp Into Your Apps

Stop by and check it out!

Contact support@archvision.com for additional information.

ArchVision Dashboard 2.0 [beta] Pre-release

During the past month, ArchVision customers tested the new features and functionality of ArchVision Dashboard 2.0 [beta]. In addition to a re-styled user interface, several features have been enhanced and added. For example, the Drag & Drop feature now includes support for Revit as well as AutoCAD and 3ds Max. Placing an RPC has never been so simple.

Key features include:

* Manage and view your local RPC Content, including custom RPC Content
* Drag & Drop RPC Content from Dashboard into Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design & AutoCAD
* Activate and Manage ArchVision Software Licenses
* Search Content by Channel: Trees, People, Automobiles, Objects and more.
* Indicators for local RPC Content and remote/global RPC Content
* RPC Plug-in and Software update notifications and downloads

Here’s a quick overview that Jon Anderson, customer support manager shared:


Existing users should expect to see ArchVision Dashboard available as an update in the coming weeks. If you are interested in beta testing ArchVision Dashboard 2.0, please let us know. Future releases will feature support for RPC Content Creation and cloud rendering.

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