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 Dashboard Releases with New Features

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ArchVision Dashboard just got better! This is a free update for all ArchVision users and is now available for download. Newly added features will improve your workflow. Check out the new features and improved user interface:

  • Drag & Drop support for RPC Content into Autodesk Revit 2013 & 2014, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk 3ds Max     Design and Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture.
  • Management tools for RPC Plug-ins.
  • Organization tools for local and global RPC Content.
  • Simplified licensing system.
  • How do you get ArchVision Dashboard on your desktop?
    Users will receive an update notification or you may opt to download the installer here.

    Who needs ArchVision Dashboard?
    ArchVision Software License and All Access License holders definitely need it! There are a few users out there who are still using legacy versions of 3d software applications who should keep their existing ACM to allow support for older plug-ins. Not sure what to do? Please contact support@archvision.com.

    Special thanks to our beta testers who worked with our team to get the kinks worked out earlier this year. Because of their commitment to improving the ArchVision experience, this version of ArchVision Dashboard lays the ground work to enable us to develop several new features, including cloud rendering support, content creation and new admin tools.

    If you have any issues that come up during the install process, please contact us so we can help you quickly resolve.

    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] Update Released

    ArchVision Dashboard 2.0[beta] released today. Beta user feedback continues to be incorporated.

    Key features include:

    Autodesk Revit Drag & Drop
    In addition to AutoCAD, 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design, Revit 2013 & 2014 now support RPC Drag & Drop. Local RPC Content may be dragged from Dashboard directly into your Revit 2013 or 2014 scene. We invite you check out this quick tutorial to see how it works and learn a couple tricks along the way:

     

    To enable Drag & Drop your RPC Content must be local and recognized as local by Dashboard and Revit. The thumbnail icon provides you an indicator so you can easily know the status.

    License management is now in the cloud! All RPC Plug-ins require a Dashboard on the same machine and the RPC Plug-in simply needs to point to your local Dashboard.

    Node-lock licenses
    Upon login your license will be detected and reflected in your Dashboard.

    Floating licenses
    Upon login, Dashboard will detect and check out an available floating license.

    Local RPC Content
    Dashboard scans and detects RPC Content. Local and custom content will populate. If you have custom RPC Content, a Custom RPC Channel will appear and populate with those objects. The scan occurs at start-up and when paths are added. Currently, we recommend you add a path to the specific folder(s) for an optimal experience.

    Want to try the latest beta and give us some feedback? Drop us an email and we will send you a link.

    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.

    Project Alpha: Green Building Doha, Qatar Leverages RPC Content in Animation

    Project Alpha is an approximated 160,000 square meter development surrounded by 11 hectares of landscaping. It is comprised of a resort hotel, multi-residential condos, business center, commercial shops, museum, university, and exposition centers. Project Alpha promises to be one of the most advanced high rise development of its kind in the world.

    Submitted into a global competition for consideration by the Kingdom of Qatar, Project Alpha was selected as a to-be-built project in Doha, Qatar. CIVE, XV Studio (Xavier Vilalta i Sabartés) and fco3d collaborated on this project.

    ArchVision RPC Content user, Francisco J Penaloza, fco3d , produced the models, renderings and video animation. Francisco shared the video submission with us recently to discuss his use of RPC Content within the presentation. Thanks for sharing this project with us Francisco!

    ArchVision RPC Content: January Tree Additions (2)

    January_26_2012_thumbnail_new_templateThe first month of 2013 brings with it even more hi-res deciduous trees. ArchVision announces the addition of (3) ready-to-use poplar trees. Check out the January hi-res trees additions including poplar[3], poplar [4] and poplar [5] just added to the content exchange.

    Poplar trees can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere. These fascinating trees have been used in so many applications throughout history. Fun fact: the Mona Lisa was even painted on poplar. Now you can add these RPCs to your masterpiece.

    These beautiful hi-res trees are ready for download via the ArchVision Dashboard.

    ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

    Download the ArchVision Dashboard to try these now.

    ArchVision RPC Content: December Plants Additions (2)

    December_19_2012_thumbnail_new_templateThe holidays are quickly approaching here at ArchVision and greens and reds are everywhere. One more place you’ll find green and red is in the new ArchVision RPC content addition December Plants Additions (2). This collection includes vivacious green flowering shrub [9], outdoor plant [6] a small red-leafed plant and outdoor plant [8], a hearty green plant.

    These beautiful hi-res flowering plants and shrubs are ready for download via the ArchVision Dashboard.

    ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

    Download the ArchVision Dashboard to try these now.

    ArchVision RPC Content: November Trees Additions

    ArchVision proudly introduces four new hi-res RPC tree additions. This collection includes ginkgo [5], a small but hardy tree, deciduous tree [16], a dense narrow tree, deciduous tree [10], a nice round-topped tree and deciduous tree [17] with wide reaching branches. These trees are ready for download via the ArchVision Dashboard.

    ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

    Download the ArchVision Dashboard to try these now.

    ArchVision RPC Content: October Trees Additions

    ArchVision welcomes the arrival of Fall with the release four new hi-res deciduous trees. This collection includes deciduous tree [19], a tall bushy green deciduous tree, and it’s crimson counterparts deciduous tree [23], deciduous tree [24] and deciduous tree [25]. Each of these hi-res trees will add some vibrant color to your next rendering project.

    ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.

    Download the ArchVision Dashboard and access these now.

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