Alan DeLuce

Indianapolis, IN Mechanical Design Engineer - BIM Technical Consultant

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Sharing Reality Capture Projects with Clients and Team Members

October 12, 2015 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

You've captured your building data and created your Reality Capture project, whether it was with Laser Scans or a Camera... Now you need to share it with your team. Let’s take a look at the steps you’ll take to invite people to view your project in the A360 Cloud.


Tagged with Data Management, Autodesk 360, Recap, AEC, Laser Scanning, Autodesk, A360, ReCap 360, Point Cloud, Scanning, Point Cloud Data, Reality Capture

Revit Repeating Details... Now, Say That 10 Times Fast!

August 21, 2015 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

Have you ever wanted to use some of your Detail Components in a Repeating Detail and wondered… “How can I create a Revit Repeating Detail? The Brick Repeating Detail works for Brick Detailing, but I need a repeating detail from other Detail components.”

Let’s take a look at creating a Repeating Detail for Steel Decking in a Roof Detail.


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, Tech Support, AEC, Revit, Revit Architecture, Repeating Details, Detail Components

Reality Capture for BIM with Autodesk ReCap

July 16, 2015 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

Reality Capture workflows, utilizing laser scanners and/or digital cameras, are becoming more common in many industries today. The technology involved in Reality Computing is expanding quickly. Along with this growth, it is becoming more attainable.

Now, Architects, Engineers and Construction professionals are realizing the benefits of Point Clouds for creating As-Built documentation on Retrofit projects and in areas where building a 3D model may not be a cost effective solution. Owners are also interested in this innovative technology because it provides an easy way to visualize and observe existing assets.


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, AEC, educational series, PILOT, BIM, Revit, education, Autodesk ReCap, Reality Computing, ReCap 360

Jogging Revit Sections...a workout!

July 09, 2014 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

Ever wondered precisely where that Jogged section is Jogging?

Revit allows us to use the Split Segment tool to create a Jogged Section to omit / incorporate entities, components or elements in our Section cuts which fall outside the initially cut Section line. This tool is executed by selecting on an already placed Section. Modify Views contextual Tab > Section panel > Split Segment Tool (Fig. 2). The user then clicks directly on the Section cut line where they want to "Jog" the section.

However, when we go into the Section view, we cannot determine exactly where the Section made the Jog, as there is no designation or marker for the location of the Jog (Fig. 3). It is to be noted that the user can Jog the section as many times as necessary to create the desired effect (Fig. 4).

After placing the Section and creating the desired Jogs, draw (and Name for your future reference, i.e. Section 1 Jog 1, Section 1 Jog 2) a Reference Plane at the Jogged locations (Fig. 5). Start your Reference Plane (Keyboard Shortcut = RP), Select the Endpoint of the Jogged Section line first and draw the Reference Plane parallel to the Jog. WHAMMY! Now we know exactly where our Jogs are cut (Fig. 6).

Fig. 1 Before the Jog


Tagged with Jogging Sections, Yogging, Split Segment, Jogged Sections, AEC, Revit, Revit Sections

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