Jamie Owens

Jamie Owens is a Building Subject Matter Expert specializing in Revit Architecture, Autocad Architecture, Rhino, Sketchup, and Adobe Suite.
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Cloud linking in Revit 2018.2, it is not a myth anymore!

December 15, 2017 By Jamie Owens Leave a comment

Wow, it has already been a month since I first posted about the rollout of the Autodesk Desktop Connector for BIM 360 Team.  For those who have it installed and have been following the notifications about updates, you probably have seen a few updates with it in the past month.  With such a new program, updates coming more regularly means they are putting a great deal of effort into getting it to do the users need.


Tagged with Revit, BIM 360 Team, Desktop Connector, Revit Linking, Revit Linked Files, Collaboration for Revit, Cloud Linking, 2018.2

Autodesk Desktop Connector for BIM 360 Team

November 10, 2017 By Jamie Owens Leave a comment

Today’s file systems range from local hard drives on our computers, or if you work in an office, you probably work mostly on a company server.  You might even use cloud-based systems to exchange files, like Dropbox, OneDrive or A360 Drive.  Most of these systems have a desktop application of sort that allows you to sync between your computer and the cloud system making the storage system easier to handle and work from.  Those who use A360 Drive for this, then on October 10th, probably noticed and saw the messages that the A360 Drive Desktop App was being discontinued with no known replacement for syncing our cloud files to our desktop, leaving us wondering what Autodesk had in store.


Tagged with Revit, Autodesk, BIM 360 Team, Desktop Connector

Revit Parameters have gone GLOBAL!!!

October 25, 2017 By Jamie Owens Leave a comment

Whether you are a novice or expert Revit user, you likely noticed the many different types of parameters: Family, Project, Shared, and Global Parameters.  Here is a review of the differences between each parameter and some good applications for each parameter type.


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, Parameters

Fave Five Revit 2018 Features!!!

October 10, 2017 By Jamie Owens Leave a comment

Recently I gave a presentation on the new features of AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks 2018 at the Central Florida Contractors BIM User Group.  A member of the group asked me, “What is your favorite new feature?” Answering this question is complicated with so many new features from which to choose. So, I figured I would give you, not one but five of my favorite new or enhanced Revit 2018 features. With the release of Revit 2018.1, I decided to include that version as well.    


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, Autodesk, Revit New Features

Revit Rendering - Staying Out of the Dark!

August 01, 2017 By Jamie Owens Leave a comment

Ever spend a week building your Revit model, apply materials and create all the trim and detail, to hit render and everything is dark?  Here are my top 5 lighting settings to check before hitting render again.


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, Tech Support, AEC, Revit Architecture, Rendering, AEC Collection, Lighting

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