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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Image Gallery | Revit Renderings of Bradley Revit Product Models

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Revit – AutoCAD Software Rental Licensing | 3 Financial Advantages

View Daniel Hughes April BIM Article for Sourceable.net: Three Winning Advantages of BIM Software Rental Licensing

Three Winning Advantages of BIM Software Rental Licensing

My April Sourcceable.net article highlights three financial situations; where current BIM-CAD software licensing; became an extreme financial liability. It recently affected hundreds of firms and thousands of design, engineering and construction professionals.

BIM and CAD software licensing has been transitioning toward subscription-only programs. These programs are best described as pay-as-you-go, software rental, subscription or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) programs.

In 2016, Autodesk Subscription Licensing Programs begin a major transition to BIM-CAD software rental or pay-as-you-go licensing programs. As new licensing is incrementally rolled out, this model will eventually become the standard software delivery-access process for design professionals.

If Revit-AutoCAD software rental licensing had been available prior to 2009 –the financial  and employment impact on the AECO market would have been different. It affected hundreds of my clients, colleagues and my career. Which is why the article is titled;

Three Winning Advantages of BIM Software Rental Licensing

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My 30-Year Journey of Autodesk Licensing – It’s Time for a Transition

My first PC CAD software license was AutoCAD 1.x (1984) and my first BIM software license was Revit 4.0 (2002) The AutoCAD software was a perpetual license but the Revit license was an annual subscription (rental) license.

The AutoCAD perpetual license worked 24\7\365 –and allowed us to choose when or if we upgraded to the next software version. The Revit subscription (rental) license worked for 12 months and then required payment to run for another 12 months.

There was the infamous AutoCAD 2.5x software license; that included a hardware lock (licensing) device. The device connected to the computer’s parallel port (printer) to verify that it was a legal license. Without the hardware lock, the CAD software license would not to run. Eventually, Autodesk issued authentication codes with software licenses; that needed to be entered at the time of installation.

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

My Revit subscription (rental) license periodically “pinged” the Revit Corporate web license server to authenticate my laptop license. However, a few times when Revit tried to authenticate the license; I was not connected to the internet.

In those situations; the Revit license operated only in “Demo Mode” and could not save changes to the project file. I needed to connect my laptop to the internet to authenticate my license to obtain “Edit Mode” functionality for my project.

Eventually, Autodesk switched Revit to a perpetual license –but maintained both the annual version updates and the upward-only file compatibility process started by Revit.

As Autodesk transitions its software to the cloud to offer the benefits of Revit Cloud  Computing –rental software licensing delivers 3 financial and strategic benefits:

Three Winning Advantages of BIM Software Rental Licensing

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SysQue Provides Bradley Revit MEP \ Autodesk Fabrication Model Library

View Bradley BIM SysQue (Revit MEP) and Autodesk Fabrication (AutoCAD-ITM) for MEP Library

The Bradley BIM Initiative has partnered with SysQue to provide “prefabrication-ready” Bradley product models in both;

  • SysQue (Revit MEP format \ RFA) and
  • Autodesk Fabrication (AutoCAD format \ DWG-ITM).

Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | BIM Means Business ASPE Magazine

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The initial SysQue Bradley Llibrary will feature these Bradley product models:

While these products exist in the Bradley Revit Library; these models were built by SysQue to meet the specific fabrication requirements of SysQue and/or Autodesk Fabrication.

Visit our Bradley BIM for Design-Build | IPD Page to learn how Bradley BIM \ Bradley Corporation is expanding its support for Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Prefabrication processes.

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Revit 2016 New Features List \ Videos-Downloads-System Requirements

Autodesk Revit 2016 New Features

In the Fold presented one of the first Revit 2016 New Features List with “Autodesk Unveils 2016 Suites for Building and Civil Infrastructure Industries“. The Autodesk Design Suites continue the integration and delivery of multiple Autodesk products to their customers.

It comments and features links to Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016, Infrastructure Design Suite 2016, 3ds Max 2016, Navisworks Simulate and Manage 2016, AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2016, InfraWorks 360, Autodesk Recap 2016,

The Autodesk Revit 2016 Product Page provides a summary of Revit 2016 New Features for architecture, engineering, construction and and subscription users.

Autodesk Revit 2016 New Features List - Videos

View images and videos to see how Revit® software delivers Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools for architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction, and enables coordination between disciplines.

Autodesk Revit 2016 New Features | YouTube Playlist 

View the list of 25+ videos within the Revit 2016 New Features Playlist

View Autodesk Desktop Subscription Software Rental Plans

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

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. The details of Autodesk Suite licensing are outlined in this article.

View Autodesk Revit 2016 System Requirements Page

 The Autodesk Revit System Requirements Page has been updated for Revit 2016.

Download Revit 2016 30-Day Trial Software Page or Go to your Autodesk Subscription Website \ Download Your Revit 2016 Update.

View Revit 2016 Comparison Feature Chart Between Revit Building Design Suite and Revit LT 2016

View Autodesk Revit LT 2016 Comparison Feature Chart between Revit Building Design Suites 2016 and Autodesk Revit LT 2016.

We’ll post additional Revit 2016 Product Reviews and Videos links in this article; as they become available.

  1. Revit 2016’s New Physical-Realistic Rendering Engine | AECbytes
  2. That Time of Year Again – Revit 2016 | Revit OpEd – Steve Stafford
  3. Revit 2016 – What’s New? – A Commentary | Revit Rants

In August 2014, What Revit Wants published an extensive list of Revit 2016 features for the Revit Sundial (cloud-hosted) software. Compare this list to the final Revit 2016 New Features.

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