Welcome to Bradley Revit – BIM Library Resource Portal | 2015

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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How to Change Revit Family Visibility Settings | Bradley Toilet Paper Dispenser

View-Download | Bradley Diplomat Toilet Paper Dispenser Revit Family

Client Question: The various Bradley Toilet Tissue Dispenser Revit models display a toilet paper roll. When I load the Revit model, the paper roll does not always display in my Revit project views. How can I best control the paper roll visibility? 

Answer: Here are a few display options for controlling the toilet paper roll visibility:

I’ll use a Bradley Diplomat (Recessed) Dispenser Revit Model in this tutorial.

1) Verify the Paper Product Visibility Parameter is Turned ON; when the Revit family is selected.

Bradley Diplomat Toilet Paper Dispenser Revit Model Visibility Settings

2) The Toilet Paper Roll visibility setting is ON –for Medium / Fine, not Coarse.

Bradley Diplomat Toilet Paper Dispenser Revit Model Visibility Settings: Coarse, Medium and Fine

3) Open the Bradley Revit family and change the Visibility Settings for COARSE.

  • Go to a 3D View
  • Select the Paper Roll
  • Pick Visibility Settings Button above
  • Check the Coarse Setting to enable viewing of the paper roll with Coarse setting.
  • Pick OK.

Bradley Diplomat Toilet Paper Dispenser Revit Model Visibility Settings: Coarse, Medium and Fine

* Tip: Notice the 3D solids’ visibility settings are unchecked (OFF) for Plan/RCP, Front/Back and Left/Right -so solids are not visible in the orthographic views.

Revit Project Performance | Revit Family File Size vs Family Visibility Settings

After changing the visibility setting, load or reload the family into the project.

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Daniel Hughes | 10 Years Blogging AECO Industry Processes-Technologies

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It was July 2005, when a call from our Marketing Director positively impacted my career.

“Dan –You’ve been training our Midwest Revit and AutoCAD clients, delivering onsite & technical phone support and speaking at our AIA educational events & webinars.”

“Would you be interested in writing technical and business articles for our new blog?” he asked.

“What’s a blog?  What would I write? Who’s my audience?” I asked.

“We felt you could start by providing customer Revit support tutorials and provide pre-sales\post-sales Revit support for our Midwest clients & sales teams. What do think?

2005-2009: Fast-forward four years — we had been acquired by IMAGINiT Technologies and I now authored their ‘Architectural Blog‘. By then, I had written 350+ blog articles; that shared Revit & AutoCAD learning content, industry application trends and Revit implementation strategies –to over 10,000 global visitors/month. In 2006, I started a personal blog; ‘Revit Jobcaptain‘ using Google’s Blogger platform.

Basic Blog Tools: In 2005, I authored my articles using a PC HTML editor; while using  a FTP client to upload\publish the coded content to our website blog. We validated the final published code thru another website to insure our coding met RSS feed standards. Today Blogger & WordPress  blogging platforms do that automatically.

2009-2012:Revit Playbook‘ was my personal blog from 2009-2012; while I was self-employed and marketing my services nationally via Excel Engineering Inc.

Early Bloggers: My article content was  linked to and shared between other newbie bloggers like Steve Stafford, David Light and Chris (Mr Spot) Price. Autodesk had maybe 7-8 Bloggers; like Shaan Hurley. Today, Autodesk has over 100 Autodesk Technical – Business Blogs.

2011-Present:  In 2011, I began authoring ‘BradleyBIM‘ for Bradley Corporation. It helped market the Bradley Revit Library quality, standards and methodology –for our global clients and rep sales network.

Early Social Media: Autodesk forums, RevitCity, Ten Links & CADDigest helped  syndicate our articles and increase our daily visitors. Today we have LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter social media sites to syndicate our articles.

Timing is Everything

  1. I had the good fortune of learning & applying PC CAD as an AutoCAD 1.x user.
  2. Volunteering to learn Revit from its founders in 2002; when Autodesk first acquired Revit –started another amazing journey.
  3. Blogging was new in our 2005 market. My goal was simple. Provide article content of client-tested processes; that I experienced in my Chicago and Midwest client offices.

Show Feature Benefits\Return-On-Investment (ROI):  While software & technology can be ‘Scary Cool’…they are only valuable when you demonstrate measured business value within the AECO market processes they are serving.

Success stories, featuring how my peers successfully extracted value from implementing new technology and processes –has been a popular theme over the last 10 years.

However, sharing the ‘How To’ success stories from working directly with my clients on their projects –remain the most successful educational articles.

My personal thanks to the visitors of the last 10 years; for reading, commenting, referring and sharing my articles. Cheers!

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Congratulations Rachel Hughes – 2014 Bradley BIM Intern

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Rachel Hughes, 2014 Bradley BIM Intern graduated with Honors in May from the Architectural Commercial Design (ACD) Program at WITC in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

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Congratulations to Rachel on the job offer; that she accepted with the nationally recognized Wisconsin engineering firm; Excel Engineering Inc. (Fond du Lac, WI)

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Excel’s an employee owned multi-disciplinary engineering firm (120+ engineers-architects) that Architectural Record ranks in the Top 300 Firms — with registrations/licensing in 49 states.


WITC was ranked #4 US Community College by Washington Monthly

  • WITC has semester-long concentrated construction classes for cost estimating, building codes, construction practices, HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical –with more than a dozen field visits to project sites over the 2 years.
  • WITC ACD Program Graduates leave with a 50-70 page commercial project portfolio; that are completed in Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and hand sketches. More than 20 hours per week is spent using Revit and AutoCAD software to create project documentation.
  • Deb Kutrieb has grown and currently manages the WITC | Architectural Commercial Design Program;. Th program is considered unique in the State of Wisconsin based on the overall integration of BIM & CAD processes, dedicated construction classes, a semester-long Design Service Project for a local organization(s) and construction project field visits.

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