Welcome to Bradley Revit – BIM Library Resource Portal

Greetings & Welcome to the Bradley Revit – BIM Resource Portal

daniel_hughes_bradley_corporation_bimThe Bradley Revit-BIM Family Library has more than 1,000 Revit Family Models; representing 10′s of thousands of Bradley Corporation’s Commercial Plumbing Fixtures and Washroom Accessories Products.

I encourage BIM and VDC Managers to visit the Bradley BIM FAQs Page.  It provides a technical overview of Bradley’s Revit modeling standards and quality assurance procedures.

Daniel Hughes | Bradley Corporate BIM Strategist

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Revit-BIM LOD Standards – Whats Really New

View Articles #1: Early Level-of-Detail Transitions to BIM Level-of-Development and Article #2: BIM Level-of-Development (LOD) Driving BIM ROI

I authored a 2-part article for Sourceable.net (Australia); that demonstrates our initial Revit-BIM Level-Of-Detail (LOD) standards are really not that new.

As Revit-BIM Level-Of-Development (LOD) standards are integrating the initial BIM Level-Of-Detail standards; LOD is functioning as a lightweight project management tool.

— Design – Construction Processes Trending BIM-Dependent —

LOD is measuring\monitoring the projects’design + construction progress and completion deadlines. LOD is becoming a functional ingredient to Owners’ BIM Execution Plans; while improving the model-building communications between project team members.
LOD is demonstrating its potential to measure Return-On-Investment (ROI) for individual Revit and/or BIM processes.

Here are the links to both articles:

Article #1:

 Early Level-of-Detail Transitions to BIM Level-of-Development

Article #2:

BIM Level-of-Development (LOD) Driving BIM ROI

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Revit 2016 – AutoCAD 2016 Software Licensing | Reducing Cost of Ownership

View Autodesk Desktop Subscription Plans and Programs

Revit 2016 and AutoCAD 2016 will be the last versions offered with Perpetual Licensing for Stand-Alone Desktop Software.

Autodesk Software Licensing  for standalone desktop software will transition from perpetual licensing to desktop subscription licensing on February 1, 2016.

Perpetual Licensing for Autodesk Suites Licenses Will Remain Available After February 2016.

February 1, 2016, marks the end of “perpetual licenses for standalone desktop products,” clarified Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk Senior VP. “The suites [such as Building Design Suite, Product Design Suite, Entertainment Creation Suite] will continue to be available as standalone desktop products for some time, but that won’t last forever.”

Customers with perpetual licenses purchased prior to the cutoff date can continue to use their products with support from Autodesk. If these customers are on maintenance contract, Autodesk is expected to keep their perpetual desktop titles current with updates.


Robert Green’s February 2015 article; How Will You Buy CAD Software in 2016?  — defines the terms of what licenses will be affected on February 1, 2016.

Defining License Terms and Costs

Perpetual License: A software license you own that runs with no time limits. A perpetual license for one seat of standalone AutoCAD 2015 is $4,195.

Maintenance Subscription: An annual maintenance contract that you can purchase with a perpetual license to keep the software up to date. Maintenance Subscription for AutoCAD is $545 per year.

Desktop Subscription: An annual or monthly rental contract that entitles you to run the latest version of the software. At the end of the rental period, if you don’t renew, the software stops working. Desktop Subscription for AutoCAD is $1,680 per year or $210 per month. View Robert’s complete article with sample cost structures.


In the first phase of this transition, new seats of individual desktop software products, excluding Design and Creation Suites, will generally be available only as a Desktop Subscription after Jan 31, 2016.

View Perpetual Licensing Changes | Revit 2016 - AutoCAD 2016 Software Products Last Version for Standalone Perpetual Software Licensing

Desktop Subscription is available as monthly, quarterly, or annual plans. Autodesk will introduce 2-year and 3-year multi-year Desktop Subscription plans in March 2015.

Autodesk Desktop Subscription Explained - Desktop Subscription lets you access Autodesk software on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, so you can control your costs and your commitment.

If you have standalone desktop licensing, engage your Autodesk Reseller on your options prior to renewal of your Revit 2016 or AutoCAD 2016 Maintenance Subscription.

Autodesk has been educating their client-base on this transition for several years. Several Autodesk licensing processes have also pointed towards this transition:

  1.  Autodesk Software Rental Plans | Monthly – Quarterly – Annually
  2. How the Cloud Changes Everything | Licensing, Workflow & Procedures
  3. Autodesk Suites provide more software licensing functionality for a packaged price.
  4. Autodesk will only support the last 3 versions of a software product
  5. Annual Maintenance Subscriptions is a budgeted method to keep software updated.
  6. Autodesk Network Versions  Provide Free Home Software Licensing (1 year license)

My career background is rare. I’ve been self-employed for half of my career and have been using Autodesk software since 1984. I sold, trained and supported Autodesk software for more than 25 years –personally serving the executive and managerial teams of more than 500 companies.

My next article (Let’s call it Part #2) will share what Autodesk users have mentioned to me and where Autodesk software functionality will logically grow. These users and managers’ comments –were forward thinking towards expanding their use of Revit-BIM processes.

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Revit File Exports Serve Solidworks – Process Pipe 3D DWG

Bradley S19-300B \ S19-300B \ Heat Trace Emergency Eye-Face Wash

 Bradley S19-300B \ S19-300B \ Heat Trace Emergency Eye-Face Wash

Each month we export Bradley Safety Fixture Revit files to ACIS (*.sat) file format; that can be imported into 3D manufacturing software programs, like Solidworks.

We are also asked to convert these same Safety Fixture Revit files to 3D AutoCAD (*.dwg)  files for several Process Pipe design programs.

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These global clients are serving  and designing for the following industries;

  • oil , gas and mining production,
  • food and chemical processing,
  • construction site safety,
  • manufacturing  and work-cell layouts,
  • material handling layouts,

They use 3D manufacturing design software (Solidworks), AutoCAD-based process piping programs or AutoCAD Civil 3D –to design their projects.

bentley-logo2In March 2014, Bentley announced  their direct file support of Autodesk Revit Family files by AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) BIM software. We did not receive any requests for Revit file translations for Bentley in 2014.

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