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 Cloud – Infinite Computing Delivers 5x Faster Rendering Times

Bradley Verge LVD Lavatory System Rendering Using Revit Cloud Autodesk 360 from Revit 2013A core strategic advantage to Revit Cloud computing is simple; it’s called ‘Infinite Computing’.

From your local Revit software, you are accessing the raw power of computing equipment; that has  both processing and memory resources; that you can’t buy for your desktop, laptop or tablet computer.

I processed this rendered image in 9 minutes (Best\Final Quality, 31 Artificial light sources) using the ‘Infinite Computing‘ power of Autodesk 360.

Revit Cloud Potential | 5 Game-Changing Processes

Revit Rendering Using Revit Cloud Autodesk 360 from Revit 2013In 45-minutes, I processed six rendered views (from a 120MB project) including one panoramic-JPG (360 view)  that displays an animated, rendered view of the entire locker room.

Previously, it took 45-minutes to process one rendering from this view; using a workstation quality laptop with 16GB of RAM, 64-bit OS & Revit.

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The Autodesk 360 rendering dashboard, features several image editing and ‘Re-render’ tools; to modify the initial rendered image\view.

Revit Rendering  Autodesk 360 Image Editing \ Re-render ToolsDesigners are always seeking better and faster visual tools; to confirm their clients’ approval of their proposed design options.

Revit Cloud-based rendering ‘levels the playing field’ for sole-proprietorships, smaller staffed studios & design firms. They can create more design options, more quickly  for their clients’ approval; while greatly minimizing their time + labor costs.

Carl Bass - Autodesk CEO Defines Infinite Computing in Design & Motion InterviewDesign & Motion: Carl Bass Infinite Computing

“Up until now we’ve all thought about computing all wrong, we’ve treated computing as this precious resource, where really, it’s an abundant resource, and if you look at all the trends around it, it’s increasing available, increasingly powerful, decreasing in cost, and increasingly elastic because of the cloud.

What you need to start doing is to think of computing as though it were infinite.”

Carl Bass, CEO Autodesk | TechCrunch Video Interview

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Bradley BIM 5 Year Anniversary | 15 Million Bradley Revit Downloads

2 Million Revit Family Downloads from January-August 2012 | Thank you for your support of the Breadley Revit Family LibraryThe Bradley BIM Initiative, that began in the summer of 2009; reached an anniversary milestone of 5 years serving architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners.

Our sincere thanks to the global design and construction community for their  15 million Bradley Revit Family downloads since January 2012 –from the Bradley Revit Library.

thank_you_from_BradleyWe appreciate the hundreds of professionals; that annually share their requirements for data-rich, efficient Revit models for their projects.  Your ideas, suggestions and recommendations were used to define The Bradley BIM 2.0 Update; that is scheduled for release throughout September 2014.

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Chemistry 101 Meets Revit Architecture

Intro to Chemistry Meets Revit

Revit Floor Plan of Chemistry Lab Classroom Assignment

The Intro to Chemistry Assignment

A couple years ago, our college intern, Rachel Hughes received a high school ‘Introduction to Chemistry’ assignment to…

…calculate the volume (in cubic centimeters) of her irregularly-shaped Chemistry classroom, with a a sloped ceiling.

While she was taking architecture AutoCAD classes; she was willing to learn how to solve this problem using Revit Architecture. Her Chemistry teacher approved the use of Revit to solve the assignment and asked for a brief description of the steps she used.

We used a Revit “test drive” training process; that I developed for expediting my students’ Revit classes. She took the Revit “steering wheel” and two hours later discovered the answer to her Chemistry assignment. While enjoying the intuitive “test drive” of her first Revit project –it also underscored the value of “I” in BIM.

“Revit creates the entire room faster than my AutoCAD.”

Revit Building Section of Chemistry Lab Classroom

Here’s a summary and brief description of sequential Revit steps taken; that she submitted to the Chemistry Teacher.

She and her chemistry partner field-verified the classroom measurements prior to starting her first Revit project.

  • A new Revit project was started; by selecting an architectural Revit template
  • The project units were set to centimeters
  • Using the wall command, she created the floor plan and dimensioned the inside faces of the room using field measurements.
  • Inserted doors, windows while adding several new family types to match her field measurements of the openings.
  • Add a Revit Building Section nark across the room to display the sloped ceiling.
  • Add a room object \ room tag to display area in square centimeters. (edit family label unit format & reload tag family into project)
  • From section view, add a room tag to display volume of room in cubic centimeters

View-Download Bradley HALO Revit emergency face \ eyewash fixture familiesPlace plan symbols for fire extinguisher, Bradley emergency face\eyewash & fire alarm.

  • A Revit Level was added & an existing level was modified to set sloped ceiling heights.
  • Create a sloped ceiling using the ceiling Sketch option.
  • A room schedule was created, displaying room area and volume

Revit Room Schedule of Chemistry Lab Classroom

The Revit model schedule yielded the room volume answer in cubic centimeters.

  • A B-size title block was added to the sheets. She edited the title block family; adding & deleting parameter content specific to her class. Then reloaded the edited title block back into her Revit project.
  • After adding a few more B-size sheets, she placed Plan, Section and Room Schedule views on their individual sheets.
  • She pressed the Print button, selected the sheets for printing and created a PDF file.
  • A quick “attach” to email and her print out was on its way to her Chemistry teacher.

View Details of Bradley BIM 2.0 | Revit Family Library Update – September 2014 ArticleRachel completes her summer 2014 internship (paid) with Bradley this week; as she returns to college.

We thank her for her work on the Bradley BIM 2.0 Update; that upgraded the “I” in 750+ Bradley Revit models; while improving the Revit project performance of the Revit model components.

Who knew a Chemistry 101 class; would serve as a base for your career’s Revit learning?

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Visit Bradley BIM Booth #82 | Autodesk University 2014

Autodesk University 2014 | Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay | Dec 2-4

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Pick up your free 4GB Bradley BIM Flash Drive (while supplies last) at AU 2014

From January 2012 – July 2014 more than 13 million Bradley Revit families were downloaded from Bradley website.

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Watch for updates as Bradley BIM prepares for AU 2014.

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Bradley BIM 2.0 | Revit Family Library Update – September 2014

Summer 2014 launched the Bradley BIM 2.0 – Revit Library Update. Major portions of the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families) were optimized and revised.

Rachel Hughes, Revit\BIM Support Technician (paid summer intern) --has been piloting our Bradley BIM 2.0 Revit Library Update. Rachel Hughes, Revit\BIM Support Technician (paid summer internship) has been piloting our Bradley BIM 2.0 Revit Library Updates. She cataloged each family’s edits in our Standards Spreadsheet and authored new editing processes for our Revit Handbook.

More than 350 Bradley Revit families had their their visibility settings optimized.

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

Currently, over 750 Bradley Revit models were given new parameters, old parameters were updated or deleted -and all 750 models were Revit project-tested.

This summarizes the Bradley BIM 2.0 updates; that we’ll begin uploading to the Bradley Revit Library during September 2014:

New embedded Bradley BIM Shared Parameters are designed to assist BIM \ VDC \ FM Managers with data collection & management, scheduling & tagging, design & specification and operations & maintenance processes.

  • OmniClass Table 21 | Title & Number (National Standard – 2012-05-16)
  • OmniClass Table 23 | Title & Number (National Standard – 2012-05-16)
  • Model Version: Contains model version number (for family inventory schedules)
  • Tech Data URL: Contains a Product’s Tech Data URL (Permalink)
  • Specifications URL: Bradley’s 3-Part Specification URL  (MasterSpec Format)

 Revit Project Testing = Bradley Commitment to Revit Family Quality Control

Bradley BIM 2.0 edits have been applied to 750+ Bradley Revit families –which contained thousands of Bradley Revit Family Types; representing 1,000s of Bradley products.

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More than 130 Revit project files (RVT) have been created \ saved to test & catalog complete Bradley Product Revit family groups  –in a project environment.

Which means each Bradley Revit family and family types’ –

  1. orthographic views (plan, front, right) are validated for Coarse, Medium & Fine
  2. shared parameters functionality were verified via Revit tagging & schedules  and
  3. reference planes functionality were project tested via dimensioning in each view.

Revit Schedules – Tags | Bradley Revit Family Parameter Testing Process

Basically, each family is being tested against Bradley’s 12-Point Revit Family QA Process.

My thanks to John Grady, Virtual Construction Director at CRB Builders , Van Woods & the US Army Corps of Engineers’  BIM Practice Team & Their Private Industry BIM Experts for our OmniClass discussions –that led to the inclusion of Table 21 Title + Number Shared Parameters.

Revit 2012 is the base Revit version for this update to support Revit (2012-2015) projects.

Key Costs & Processes for Building Revit Families

Our sincere thanks to the global community of architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and owners for your input (emails, calls, site visits, case studies) on what you need and how you are using the Bradley BIM Library.

We’ll begin uploading The Bradley BIM 2.0 Revit Library Updates to our main Revit Library in late August –completing in September 2014. Our Bradley Autodesk Seek Library, Bradley MODLAR Revit Library and Bradley ARCAT Revit Library updates will occur  during the remainder of 2014.

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