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

  • For technical assistance with our Revit Library, please visit our Contact Us Page.
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Building Product Manufacturer – BPM BIM Content Can Deliver Savings

Revit Toilet Room - Kitchen Facility Model Using Manufacturer BIM Content

My April 2014 Revit \ BIM article for Sourceable.net (Australia) reviews the potential savings from carefully selected, pre-built Building Product Manufacturers’ (BPM) BIM content –for BIM-based projects and office BIM standards.

bim_key_to_specificationsSourceable.net (Australia) Article

Pre-built Manufacturer BIM Content Can Deliver Savings

Excerpt: Leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software packages such as Autodesk Revit, Bentley Microstation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks provide libraries of free generic BIM content in their respective BIM file formats.

However; without great Building Product Manufacturers (BPM) BIM content, designs produced by the BIM software for its designers is greatly limited in its ability to create accurate construction documents.

Read Complete Article: Pre-built Manufacturer BIM Content Can Deliver Savings

View Website - Excel Engineering Fond Du Lac WisconsinMy thanks to Excel Engineering Inc in Fond Du Lac Wisconsin for their permission to use their CrossWay Church \ Germantown WI Revit project image for my Sourceable.net BIM BPM article.

Excel Engineering Inc - FondDuLac Wisconsin | CrossWay Church Germantown Wisconsin Manufacturer Revit - BIM Content

Additional Building Product Manufacturer (BIM) Content Articles

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ASPE Phoenix – How BIM Changes Everything | Revit Family Secrets – April 18

View ASPE Phoenix Chapter Website

Join Bradley BIM at The ASPE Phoenix AZ Chapter – BIM Technical\Educational Seminar | BIM for the Plumbing Engineer on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00pm.

View PIR Sales Inc website | Phoenix Arizona | Authorized Bradley Sales Rep OrganizationThe Bradley BIM 3-hour educational seminar is taught in two- presentation sessions; with a short intermission between sessions.

Session #1How BIM Changes Everything

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) process offers multiple opportunities to automate and coordinate the construction documents and specifications, using a virtual 3D facility model.

BIM authoring software (Revit, Bentley, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks) allow multiple users (disciplines) to work simultaneously in the facility model file during the construction + design processes. This collaborative workflow uses new tools for project programming & phasing, creating specifications & cost estimates, and prefabrication & commissioning documentation.

We’ll take a visual tour of 3rd party applications, BIM-based projects & discuss how firms have saved time & labor using BIM.

Session #2Revit Family Secrets – Creating Quality Content

This technical session is designed for attendees; that are building or managing Autodesk Revit family content for their organizations and projects. Every Revit project has the time and labor costs for gathering and\or creating Revit project families.

Class content provides proven and tested Revit family creation techniques; that was used to create thousands of Revit families for hundreds of Revit projects since 2003.

It has trained more than 150 professionals to assume the role of a Revit-BIM Manager. It provides basic techniques to quickly evaluate, perhaps edit and use pre-built Revit family content found on manufacturers’ and Revit user group websites –to meet your standards.

ASPE – Phoenix Chapter Technical Seminar Location

Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant
7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85020 | T 602.944.1286

Cost: $25.00\person – Includes Lunch – Continued Education Units (CEU)

Please RSVP \ Email your reservations to Mark Tanner.

Phoenix American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) BIM_Technical_Seminar

Image courtesy of ASPE Phoenix Chapter Website

 PIR_Sales_Inc_Phoenix_Arizona_Bradley_Products_Sales_Rep_Organization     PIR_Sales_Inc_Phoenix_Arizona_Bradley_Products_Sales_Rep_Facility

Our thanks to John Lee, from PIR Sales Inc (Bradley Sales Rep Organization) for his efforts to bring the Bradley BIM educational presentations to ASPE Phoenix Chapter.

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Autodesk Revit 2015 New Features | Blogs-Websites-Videos-Downloads

Autodesk Revit 2015 New Features ListThe Autodesk Revit 2015 New Features announcement was followed by a great listing of Revit bloggers and websites, listing Revit 2015 features.

Download Free 30-Day Revit 2015 Trial Software License  Download Free 30-Day Revit 2015 Trial Software License

cadline communit blog  (UK)| What's New in Revit 2015 - New Featurescadline community blog (UK) has one of the most visually rich “What’s New in Revit 2015

They list Revit 2015 new features with a nice Revit 2015 image. Select the image and it displays a more detailed full screen image of the feature in Revit 2015. I found a new Revit 2015 feature that we can use – Revit 2015 Family Parameter – Sorting Order Tools

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Revit OpEd Blog | Steve Stafford | Revit 2015 New Features List

Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Blogger; provided a nicely organized and color-coded list of Revit 2015 New Features. Steve color-coded the feature to specific Revit 2015 applications (Structure, MEP) that benefited from the 2015 feature.

Everything Autodesk Revit and BIM – David Light

View Revit Structure Learning Curve Blog

Revit Structure Learning Curve (UK) – Cadalot Services Limited Blog

Autodesk 2015 Software Services are being renamed and updated; which include Revit 2015 Subscription,, Revit 2015 Software Rental and Revit 2015 Cloud Services.

I found many of the first Revit 2015 New Features Videos published on this blog.

AECbytes | Architecture Engineering Construction | Revit 2015 Sketchy Lines - Enhanced Hidden Line Control Tutorial

Revit 2015 \ Navisworks 2015 New Features Articles

View ParadigmShift | Sean Burke Revit Blogger Website

Sean Burke

What Revit Wants | Revit Blogger Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson (Australia)

RevitCat (Australia) Sketch Lines Tutorial - Jitter | Extension Settings

In the Fold | Autodesk Blog

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Bradley Solid Plastic Revit Tiered-Lockers | Magical Parameter Options

Bradley Lenox Tiered-Locker Revit Family Model Options

Bradley Lenox Tiered-Locker Revit Family models are available for download as 1 (single), 2, 3, 4, 5 and/or 6-tiered Revit families.

Each Bradley Revit tiered-locker has a variety of locker height options; that are stored as Revit family types: (24″ Height, 36″ Height, etc)

Bradley Lenox Tiered-Locker Revit Family Types Set Locker Height

Once you’ve chosen the Revit Locker Height – Family Type; the Revit Properties Box has a series of “check-box” instance parameters that set these lockers’ options:

Sizes, Angle & Quantity Values

  • Locker width – Size (check only 1 size)
  • Locker Depth – Size (check only 1 size)
  • Door Opening – Angle 0=Closed (viewable only in 3D view \ Not Plan View)
  • Wall Hooks (quantity = 0, 1, 2, 3)

Visibility On / Off Switches

  • Top Panel – Visibility On/Off
  • Sloped Top
  • Right End Panel
  • Left End Panel
  • Coat Rod
  • Coat Hook

Download the Bradley Lenox Tiered Locker Tech Data Sheet to view all options.

Bradley Lenox Tiered Plastic Locker Revit Instance Parameter Options

View Bradley Lenox Solid Plastic Locker Product Pages

Set the Revit Locker Color\Materials for the Locker Frame/Door and optional Top Panel

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Select the “Edit Type” Button to select the optional 3″ or 4″ Base Check-box.

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Please Download the Bradley Revit Plastic Material Catalog for Locker Color Options.

Download Bradley Revit Family Material Catalog    Bradley Lenox Tiered Lockers | Revit Locker Family Types and Parameter Options

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Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Family Files

View Bentley Corporation WebsiteI’m pleased to publish Bentley’s formal announcement of Autodesk Revit Family support for their new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) BIM software.

Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set –to test Revit family import stability \ integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.

Bradley Locker Room | Revit Toilet Partitions-Lockers-Lavatories  Bradley Revit Verge VDL 1-2-3 Station Lavatory Sink Families - Toilet - Locker Room Design Bradley Advocate AV90 Revit Family Locker Room Installation

Bentley’s Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on

  1. maintaining the Revit family geometry’s dimensional integrity,
  2. retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,
  3. retaining the embedded parameter data type values,
  4. retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)

This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10′s of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers’ (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.

Bentley will supports Revit family file formats for Revit 2009 through Revit 2014. When Autodesk Revit 2015 is released; Bentley will begin testing the Revit 2015 new features of the family file format (RFA).

It demonstrates Bentley’s commitment to both interoperability between different BIM software tools –and the value of providing their users with pre-built BPM BIM content for their Bentley design projects.

View Bentley Corporation Website—– Press Release from Bentley —–

AECOsim Building Designer (SELECTseries 5) – User Access to More and More Manufacturer Content

Bentley will soon be releasing AECOsim Building Designer (SELECTseries 5), an update to its information modeling software for multi-discipline building teams. An important new feature is the ability to read RFA files directly. This allows architects and engineers to place the RFA content found on manufacturer websites, including plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, and furniture, into their project while maintaining all of the geometry, data, behaviors, and types of the original object. This gives users access to more online content, both static and parametric, for use in their projects and gives product manufacturers greater access to potential customers who use AECOsim Building Designer.

Aside from the obvious (getting the geometry correct), there are three main goals for importing the RFAs:

  1. Retain the behavior of as many geometric parameters as possible (length, width, number of repeating elements, angles, visibility controls, and so on).
  2. Retain all informational properties such as model number, manufacturer, and whatever other information the manufacturer attached.
  3. Create the types that the manufacturer defined (either in the RFA or in a Type Catalog) as AECOsim Building Designer Catalog Entries.

The import and placement process is divided into two parts:

  1. Loading RFA content into the DataGroup Catalog, using a wizard to map RFA attributes (such as category, object styles, and property names) to their counterparts in AECOsim Building Designer.
  2. Placing the RFA contents using existing AECOsim Building Designer tools.

By dividing the process, the RFA content is integrated into the existing tools to allow architects and engineers to focus on determining what object they want without worrying about the format. The RFAs look and act like native AECOsim Building Designer content (usually in PAZ or BXF format), so door and window objects retain their ability to cut openings in their host and air-handling units have HVAC connectors that can be used to automatically size ducts that are connected to them. The RFA content will show up in reports alongside the native AECOsim Building Designer elements (a feature that is even further enhanced with several new reporting features).

This greatly expands the content available to AECOsim Building Designer users and represents a huge commitment to Bentley’s interoperability.

For additional information, visit www.Bentley.com.

View Bentley AECOsim Building Designer SELECTseries 5 New Features List - Feb 2014 Article on BE| Communities

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