Lecture    AB2228
Creating Intelligent Details in Autodesk® Revit®
Brian Mackey
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Everyone knows that Autodesk Revit software is a Building Information Modeling program and it has intelligence when modeling. However this intelligence is sometimes lost when you create details. In this class, we will show how to create intelligent details using detail components and nested detail components. By doing this, we will be able to keynote these elements to maintain a consistent noting procedure and be able to send this information out to our spec writer so even the detailed items are not missed in the specs. If keynoting is not your choice, we will also cover how to tag these elements so that you achieve consistent notation of the details on every project.

Key Learnings

  • Gain flexibility in nesting detail components
  • Notate the details intelligently
  • Create examples of intelligent details
  • Create the detail components


 Brian Mackey
Brian Mackey
Brian began using Autodesk products with AutoCAD Release 12. He has worked in many areas of the industry as a wood-worker, a CAD Manager and a Technical Specialist for an Autodesk reseller. In 2011 Brian started a BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting. Brian's past roles in industry have aided his ability to help his clients effectively use Autodesk software and now working with his clients keeps Brian immersed in every aspect of the industry. Through working with companies from all over the country, from different disciplines, Brian has gained valuable experience and knowledge about industry best practices in implementing Revit. Working closely with many diverse companies enables Brian to stay close to the industry, which helps him provide his clients with the specific services they require. Brian is a well-known and popular instructor; he also co-hosts a light-hearted monthly Revit internet Q&A webcast that has a growing fan base.

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