Many designers often feel it can be difficult to create models that accurately express their design intents, often trying to "beat Revit software into submission." This often leads to poor modeling habits, and in some cases, a complete lack of necessary model geometry, causing coordination issues. In this course, we'll discuss the common challenges encountered when modeling various types of building elements, and we'll cover some tips and tricks for overcoming them. We'll find some solutions are hidden right within Revit, and others may be solved with creative modeling hacks and techniques. We'll discuss modeling tips that overcome common challenges related to curtain wall and stairs/railings, as well as discuss families/content created that enable special workflow-related code compliance, site plans, and hybrid detailing. All of these techniques can contribute to increased model reliability, better-coordinated designs, and overall increased efficiency and project profits.
- Identify some of the most common modeling challenges that occur on design projects and ways to overcome them
- Discover the pros and cons of various modeling and documentation workflows
- Discover specific processes and family creation techniques that enable more-coordinated workflows
- Learn how to increase the value and reliability of your company's BIM models
Josh Moore is a design applications manager at Perkins+Will, where he is responsible for support, training, and development of all design applications in use. In particular, he is regularly engaged by design teams and leadership for his expertise in executing successful Building Information Modeling (BIM) / Revit software projects. While at Perkins+Will, his efforts have focused on implementing and improving Revit software content and workflows. He is passionate about understanding the process of architecture and translating it into practical and successful uses of design technology. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2007, and is a CSI Construction Document Technologist (CDT) and a Revit Architecture Certified Professional. He has spent more than 10 years in the architectural industry, including 7 spent performing project work and BIM management. Additionally, he is the owner and operator of revitinfo.com, and he enjoys visual scripting with the Dynamo extension. Moore resides in Plano, Texas, with his wife and 3 children.
I have been the Design Applications Manager in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office for over 4 years. I have an additional eight years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry (combining my design studio experience with my design applications expertise. I have been Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and guide project teams through their required applications in all phases from programming through construction. With extensive expertise in Building Information Modeling and Computer-aided Facility Management systems. I work with various types of clients in integrating models and data within their organizations. In addition, I teach Construction Documents at Technology for Interior Design at Marymount University as an adjunct professor.