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Sneak Peek to Rhino.Inside Revit

McNeel will soon make the software able to work in pretty much any Windows application, including Unity, AutoCAD, and even Revit, enabling seamless access to the API and model data.  This new capability is called Rhino Inside. It means that Rhino/Grasshopper can now be used inside Revit as a direct plug-in.

If you’re on the current version of Rhino 6, you can download Rhino.Inside Revit for Windows WIP which will be the upcoming Rhino 7. Rhino.Inside Revit allows you to link both platforms and avoid all need to import or export geometry. This creates an unprecedented integration between these applications. It is now possible to:

  • Start Rhino and Grasshopper as an add-in to other applications.
  • Drive the host application with Grasshopper definitions.
  • Use the host’s APIs in a Grasshopper and Rhino plug-in.
  • Use Rhino’s APIs in the host’s plug-ins.
  • Create native objects in the host application with Rhino and Grasshopper.

In typical McNeel style, the technology was quietly uploaded to GitHub to be tested and to see what the community thought of it. Through requests from testers, the feature set grew and it’s really only been this summer that McNeel folks and Microsol Resources have been openly presenting it in public.

To get an introduction of Rhino.Inside and hear from those early testers of its capability, check out these following videos:

Introduction to Rhino.Inside Revit

Have you ever wondered how to get Rhino models into Revit? Watch this introductory video by Scott Davidson from McNeel about one of Rhino’s 7 new technology: Rhino.Inside Revit, a project that allows you to access Rhino and Grasshopper core functionalities from within another application; in this case, Autodesk Revit and learn where to find the information and how to install it.

From Rhino into Revit

Watch how to transfer information from Rhino to Revit, creating Revit objects from Rhino geometry. See how editing objects in Rhino affects its counterparts in Revit, through this live link without any need to import or export! (3’41“) Download the sample files for this video.

From Revit into Rhino

In this video, you will learn how to transfer geometry from Revit into Rhino. This is a common workflow used for manufacturing purposes or for 3D printing the model. (3’56”) Download the sample files for this video.

Using Grasshopper Parameters in Autodesk Revit

In this video, Scott Davidson will show how to use parameters in Revit through Rhino’s generative design plugin, Grasshopper. You’ll also learn how to use Human UI, a Grasshopper plugin, to create your own dialog boxes that can interact with Autodesk Revit. (5’31“) Download the sample files for this video.

Interacting with Revit Objects

Watch this video to learn how to reference Revit elements using Grasshopper parameters and output Revit objects. You can edit these objects in Revit and have the Grasshopper freeform geometry update accordingly. (4’10”) Download the sample files for this video.

 

Revit.Inside is a work in progress but is already generating a lot of excitement among its target user base. It opens up a whole new level of integration between the McNeel ecosystem of applications and Revit data.

Want to upgrade to Rhino 6 to have access to Rhino.Inside? Feel free to contact us at Rhino@microsolresources.com. 

Ready to try Rhino.Inside Revit?
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It requires Rhino WIP, 64 bit Windows or later, and Revit 2017-2020.

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Engineered for Efficiency: Bluebeam Revu 2019 is here!

The world of AEC is changing fast. Technology is transforming the industry. It’s happening. And part of the challenge in this environment, when profit margins are shrinking for everybody and owners are expecting results “yesterday”, is finding the right digital tools that will make your work better, your profits larger, and your employees happier. Bluebeam helps people do that every day, on a vast number of projects, working with small businesses and multinationals alike.

How?  Revu 2019 is the fastest and most efficient version yet. It features improved speed, enhanced takeoff functionality and a new way to easily standardize workflows across teams. Bluebeam Revu 2019 will help you get the job done faster than ever before.

With Revu 2019- Transform the Way you Build

Bluebeam Revu allows you to simplify complex processes and collaborate in real-time with team members from around the globe to finish projects on time and under budget.

What’s new?

Pan and Zoom 6X Faster

Panning and zooming through complex linework is faster than ever before with the new hardware-accelerated rendering engine. Whether the project has 10 markups – or 10,000 – Revu 2019 get you all the information you need, when you need it.

 

Improved Takeoff Features

The newly improved takeoff features will help you reduce errors and rework. Now there are automatic prompts for setting scale, to ensure you make the most accurate bid possible, in the shortest time possible.

 

Quick and Easy Standardization

The new Configuration Editor, a user-friendly, lightweight tool streamlines standardization and reduces IT headaches across the organization.

 

Maintenance

You will have the ability to share drawings with anyone on any device when you add Maintenance to your purchase of Revu 2019.

Maintenance Includes:
  • The ability to upload and distribute drawings to any device.
  • Free upgrades to the latest version of Revu within one year of purchase.
  • Premium support via phone or email.

Global Construction 2030 published by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics estimates that the Engineering and Construction industries are expected to grow to $16 trillion globally by 2030; digitalization savings are estimated to grow to $1.2 trillion in the next 10 years.

That’s a big pie. And you’ve earned a piece of it.

Source: Global Construction 2030.

Looking to upgrade or get the new Bluebeam Revu 2019? Feel free to contact us at bluebeam@microsolresources.com, or give us a call at (888) 768-7568.

Ready to try Revu 2019? Click here to get your free 30-day Bluebeam Revu trial.

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Microsol Resources presents at GBCA Construction Technology Expo 2019

Microsol Resources’ BIM specialist, Nick Marchek, presented at the GBCA’s Construction Technology Expo held in the Philadelphia Navy Yard on October 29, 2019. During this presentation, Nick demonstrated how Autodesk BIM 360 can empower a project team to collaborate; those in the field to better anticipate and act, and those in the back office to optimize and manage all aspects of construction performance.

Nick Marchek, Microsol Resources |GBCA Construction Technology Expo 2019

The General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), the Architectural Glass & Metal Assoc, the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern PA, and the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA, hosted it’s 2nd annual Construction Technology Expo, which offered insights into new technologies that are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process, as well as give attendees an opportunity to see, touch, and feel all types of applications, platforms, products, and services.

 

GBCA Construction Technology Expo 2019

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