Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Autodesk Revit Product Support?

The Problem........ If you are going to have three versions of Revit then Support them equally

Even the half of the Support Menu is missing on the Structures Pages.
The Solution........ Simples!

Lots of the videos and features on the Architecture Support Page are equally applicable to RST and MEP, take the Architecture out of the title and the post the link to the video on All Support areas RAC, RST and MEP not just Architecture......

This is not rocket science ............... (Have you ever wondered what Rocket Scientist say it isn’t?)

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Revit 2011 Introduces Certified Graphics Hardware List and Utility


Revit 2011 Introduces Certified Graphics Hardware List Autodesk products like Inventor have had this for a while. Many of the new features within Revit 2011 will rely on the compatibility of your graphics card.

When the product ships, there will be a list of certified graphic cards uploaded on the Autodesk web site somewhere. If Autodesk work to form, this will be available in the Architectural area before the Structural Area of their web. There is also going to be a new utility that you will be able to download and run on your computers to make sure you have a certified graphics card and driver.

Once the list and the utility are uploaded, and I find it, I will post a link on the blog.

If your graphics card is not supported you may (I suspect will) have to turn off Hardware Acceleration as a result, if you do then:-
  • Realistic Views will not show realistic materials (textures)
  • Ambient Occlusion the new 3D effect to create soft shadows effects will not appear even when enabled
  • Very slow performance of drawing Mechanical views due to hidden line generation.
  • Some artefacts will display on the screen that are not intended when displaying an underlay
  • Slower average performance of project
The not too old “acer” laptop that I used to Beta testing crashed bombing out of the program when I tried to zoom in or out on a view of a very simple four column single storey structure, until I turned off hardware acceleration, and even when I had turned it off lets say I experienced some strange and problematic visual problems with 3D views, which were attributed to my non certified graphics card with its latest driver.

The system requirements have really increased and having bought what was a mid to top end PC last year for home, it now appears that this will be a low end pc this year. Whilst you expect that a program like Revit will need a good specification machine Individuals and companies tend to replace computers on a three – five year cycle and I feel that Autodesk have kind of lost sight of that fact.

Autodesk seem to have added too much and too many fancy rendering bells and whistles to please the Architects without sorting out the basic like a text editor that can support subscript and superscript and fixing very basic drafting problems that have been reported and on the wish list for some time. You can’t please all of the people all of the time!

So basically it is essential that you check your graphics card before upgrading from 2010 to 2011.

On a 32 bit machine the switch for hardware acceleration is turned off by default.

Certain graphics cards and the 3GB switch can cause conflicts (it just gets better and better!) So you will need to turn these on in the options dialogue box if you want them enabled, but you will get a nice warning message that a crash could occur as a result.

Bottom line is this is a great update to Revit but it may come at a cost to your hardware budget in a time when many companies are not looking to invest in new hardware probably having an excess of PC’s due to the lay offs that nearly every company has had in the last 12-18 months.

This may result in a delay in rolling out 2011 at some companies, I know of one very large company that pays the subscription, has the software in the cupboard and is still running 2009 because of the cost of training on the new Ribbon in 2010.

As a CAD Manager, with AutoCAD it use to be the even versions that seemed to be more stable and got implemented, with Revit it looks like it’s the odd versions. So what are you going to do if you have the suite which gives you both products?

Answers on a postcard or perhaps make a comment below:-

Monday, 29 March 2010

Revit Architecture 2011 System Requirements

I found these System requirements on the Autodesk web site, I have not been able to find similar guidance for Revit Structure yet.

32-bit Revit 2011 Architecture
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 32-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Business or Home Premium edition; Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32-bit (SP2 or later) Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition; or Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later) Professional or Home edition*  
  • Windows 7 or Vista processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 5 GB free disk space
  • 1,280 x 1,024 video display with true color
  • Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics, 256 MB DirectX® 9-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 for advanced graphics
  • Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
  • Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later
  • Download or installation from DVD
  • Internet connection for license registration
64-bit Revit 2011 Architecture  
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium editions; Windows Vista 64-bit (SP2 or later) (recommended), including Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition; or Windows XP Professional x64 SP2*
  • Windows 7 or Vista processor: Pentium 4, AMD Athlon dual-core, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology, or Quad Core Intel® Xeon® W3570 3.20GHz, 8M L3, 6.4GT/s Turbo or equivalent AMD processor (recommended)
  • Windows XP processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual core, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 3 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 5 GB free disk space
  • 1,280 x 1,024 video display with true color
  • Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics or 256 MB DirectX 9-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 (recommended)
  • Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Download or installation from DVD
  • Internet connection for license registration

Overview of system requirements for optimal performance running the AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor platforms. Discussion around hardware, graphics, memory and HDD requirements for a successful install of these products.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Troubleshooting Revit 2011 - Video Tutorials

Here are some very useful videos from Autodesk that I've found on YouTube..... enjoy

Troubleshooting Revit Worksharing 14:07 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn how to reproduce, troubleshooting and understand what data is needed to help customers with worksharing problems in Revit products. Understand the best practices for Worksharing and how they can benefit users

Troubleshooting Whats New in Revit 2011 8:35 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn the common questions customers may encounter with the 2011 release of Revit products. Understand how the new features will impact users you support in graphics generation, Rendering, and worksharing

Troubleshooting View Display problems in Revit 15:27 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Understand the View Display system in Revit products, and how it impacts the visibility of objects and drawings. Learn the top tips and tricks to quickly resolve view display issues.

Troubleshooting Revit Upgrades and Migration 15:41 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn the things you should consider when moving to a new version of Revit. We will cover tips, tricks and best practices of upgrade and migration.

Troubleshooting Revit Structure  13:32 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn the top issues with Revit Structure and how to correct them. Discover the troubleshooting techniques needed to resolve Revit Structure Specific problems.

Troubleshooting Revit MEP  20:14 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn the top issues with Revit MEP and how to correct them. Discover the troubleshooting techniques needed to resolve Revit MEP Specific problems.

Troubleshooting Revit Install and Licensing Issues 14:41 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn the common Install and Licensing problems in Revit products and how to troubleshoot them. Understand the best method and data to gather to troubleshooting a Install and licensing problem.

Troubleshooting Revit Families 14:54 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Learn the process to troubleshooting a family issue in Revit products. Understand the best practices of Family creation and the methods to prevent problems before they occur.

Stand-Alone Install of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 11:35 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Overview of the process of preparing and executing a stand-alone install of Autodesk Revit 2011 family of products, including pre-Install tasks and a step-by-step walk-through of doing an Install.

Post-Install Tasks of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 11:47 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Overview of the most common tasks you have to do immediately after installing Autodesk Revit 2011 family of products. This includes: initial startup, registration and activation and installing the VBA enabler. Other topics include: uninstalling or repairing an Install and install/uninstall of the new material Libraries.

13 April 2010 — Corrections to the above posted the hyperlink now point to the revised video

Network Install of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 14:03 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Overview of the process of preparing and executing a network install of Autodesk Revit 2011 family of products, including pre-Install tasks, choosing a server model, and a step-by-step walk-through of doing an Install.

Creating Deployments of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 21:39 minutes - 22nd March 2010
Overview of creating an administrative deployment image, understanding deployment options, and how to use deployments to install Autodesk Revit 2011 family of products.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Revit 2011 - Whats New Feature Lists for RST RAC and MEP


Whats New in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011

Whats New in Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2011

Whats New in Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2011

Friday, 26 March 2010

Whats New in Revit 2011 - Video Tutorials on YouTube

Here are links to YouTube Vidoe Tutorials about whats new in Revit 2011 that have been released following a Bloggers event held tonight
01 - Revit Architecture - User Interface Enhancements

02 - Revit Architecture - Small Enhancements - Design

03 - Revit Architecture - Small Enhancements - Documentation

04 - Revit Architecture - Family Editor Enhancements

05 - Revit Architecture - Conceptual Design Enhancements

06 - Revit Architecture - Visual Styles & Rendering

07 - Revit Architecture - Sun Path

08 - Revit Architecture - Linked Files & Workset Visibility


Revit Structure - Analytical Model Enhancements

Revit Structure - Beam Systems

Revit Structure - Concrete Reinforcements

Revit Structure - Connection Symbols

Revit Structure - Documentation Enhancements

Revit Structure - Frame Generator

Revit Structure - Modeling Enhancements

Revit Structure - Reinforcing Bar Enhancements

Revit Structure - Slanted Columns

Revit Structure - Text Enhancements

Revit Structure - Truss Enhancements

Revit Structure - User Interface Enhancements

Revit Structure - Wood Framing


Revit MEP - AutoCAD Export

Revit MEP - Cable Tray Layouts

Revit MEP - Conduit Layouts

Revit MEP - Demand Factors

Revit MEP - Panel Schedule Instances

Revit MEP - Panel Schedule Templates

Revit MEP - Fixture Management

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Revit 2011 and things I can not say!

6:55 - Being covered by a couple of Non Disclosure Agreements as a Beta Tester and a Blogger I can say anything at the moment about Revit 2011

Whist others are letting the cats out of the bag and all round the town and even on YouTube! The Department of miss-information for Autodesk tells you one thing and then you read another on blogs and twitter. I asked about a launch date and was told they "don’t want to put that stake in the ground at the moment"!.

After the sham of a mockery of a travesty of a sham that was Service Pack 3 for 2010 I would rather see that stake “sanded and splinter free” before anyone puts it in the ground. but in the ground it's been placed.

Looks like I will be waiting for Service Pack One and the Hotfix to the bugs in that before rolling out 2011

Sham of a mockery of a travesty of a sham kind of describes the fragmented way the Beta, Blogger and Reseller are being co-ordinated to give a combine marketing push for Revit 2011.

16:15 just seen David Light has been given a green light to post about Whats New in Revit Architecture 2011

As I can't post about Revit here is a little something for Dave, The Architects Sketch.....


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

AUGI AEC EDGE Winter 2010

To launch the current issue in enhanced online interactive format.
If you would like to download a pdf version, click the link(s) found at the below:-
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Thursday, 18 March 2010

London Revit User Group - LRUG for short!

My field of dreams!
“Build it and they will come” Kevin Cosner was told in the film “Field of Dreams” well it's been some time happening but I created the UK Revit Register with the hope that it might promote some regional banding of individuals that may want to meet down the local public house or visit each others offices when they found out that they are not the only "Revit user in the village."
The UK Revit Register Group on linked-in was created to provide UK Revit users with a Discussion Area or Forum, somewhere where they can post News Items and the facility to advertise Jobs directly to Revit Users or Companies that use Revit.You can subscribe to a weekly or daily email re activity on the group, or follow a discussion.
It was a discussion thread in the Linked-In UK Revit Register Group which has spawned the LRUG ~ David Light (Revit) suggested on a discussion thread I had started about do we need a UK User Group? that If he managed to get a room and a projector and every body threw in five quid for a beer and pizza, how many people would actually turn up? The overall response from everybody was that it sounded like a bargain. But at the end of the day, we didn’t do the beer and pizza!.
Carl Collins of Arup Associates provided the venue, tea, coffee and biscuits and last night 26 Revit Users from companies based in London met up at ARUP’s offices for the inaugural meeting of LRUG. I gave an introduction to the group and a short presentation on known Revit Bugs, David gave a presentation on Revit Tips and Tricks and Carl on what he calls “the Geeky Stuff “Accurate Calculation of Embodied Carbon and Energy”
During a group discussion it was decided to keep the meetings small by limiting attendees to one representative from each company for a number or reasons.
As David says on his blog “The group plans to start smallish and hopefully grow into something which is sustainable….often these groups fall apart after a few meetings. But I (we) are keen that this group can grow and flourish. It has no secret agendas, it is trying to go back to grass roots; a group for users to share knowledge and learn from one another across all disciplines of Revit.”
Whist the meetings are to be limited to one person per company, as many users as you wish from a company may become members of the LRUG web site.

I would like to thank the Partners of Scott White and Hookins, for donating some web space and funding the LRUG web site.
The web site is a work in progress and as webmaster I’m still learning Joomla! so it’s a little rough around the edges at the moment. As I said to the members last night I’ve built them a playground (web site) with all the things I would like to see there, it’s up to them how they end up using it.
All the presentations will be available for download following the meetings and a forum area is provided for All, Architectural, Structural and MEP users.
Don’t forget, If you are based in London and wish to have access to the Members area of the LRUG web site to gain access to the forum and members’ area or to express a desire to attend a future meeting please email
Allan Brown informs me that that the Linked-In Glasgow Revit User Group called GRUG is to have its Inaugural Meeting on Tues 1st June 2010. If you are based in or around Glasgow email Allan Brown or Graham Stewart or use their facebook site
We have also become aware of a user group called BIM up North for northern UK users is in process of being formed as well. I will let you have more details as they become available.

Monday, 15 March 2010

The Contractors Guide to BIM Edition 1

The future of the design and construction industry is going to be driven by the use of technology. The best example emerging today is the use of three-dimensional, intelligent design information, commonly referred to as Building Information Modeling (BIM).

BIM is expected to drive the construction industry towards a “Model Based” process and gradually move the industry away from a “2D Based” process. This “Model Based” process where buildings will be built virtually before they get built out in the field is also referred to as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC).

This guide is for contractors who recognize this future is coming and are looking for a way to start preparing themselves so that when the future arrives, they will be ready.

This guide is intended to help contractors understand how to get started. download it here

Friday, 12 March 2010

1958 A Classic Year, LEGO, Me and Rock 'n' Roll

After posting about "Maccano" I did a little digging and found out these interesting facts about LEGO, another childhood favourite.

In 1932 Ole Kirk Christiansen, master carpenter and joiner in the village of Billund, Denmark, sets up business. His firm manufactures stepladders, ironing boards - and wooden toys. In 1934 the company and its products now take on the name LEGO, which is formed from the Danish words "LEgGOdt" ("play well").

In 1947 the LEGO company is Denmark's first to buy a plastic injection-molding machine for making toys. In 1949 the company produces about 200 different plastic and wooden toys, including Automatic Binding Bricks, a forerunner of the LEGO bricks we know today.

They are sold only in Denmark. In 1955 after further developing the LEGO Bricks, the company launches the revolutionary "LEGO System of Play": 28 sets and 8 vehicles. It also sells supplementary elements.

In 1958 the current LEGO stud-and-tube coupling system is invented and patented. The new coupling principle makes models much more stable. The possible combinations of bricks run into astronomical figures.

Introduced in the United States in 1962, the first LEGOs came in loose sets of bricks.
By 1966, however, LEGO kits were guiding young hard hats in snapping together all kinds of buildings, trucks, planes, and ships. The LEGO Group expanded its audience with the 1969 addition of the DUPLO line of big bricks for preschoolers and, in 1977, the TECHNIC line of sophisticated projects for older kids and teens. Within the last decade, an active online community of LEGO fans has developed new designs and drawing programs in which new constructions can be recorded.

In 1998, LEGO introduced LEGO SCALA Planet, a kit specially designed for girls that combines the company's traditional construction elements with a family of dolls and fashion accessories, a magazine, and an interactive Web site. LEGO came to the United States during some of the coldest years of the Cold War, a period that also saw a heightened interest in education and toys that could teach. U.S. leaders exhorted schools to start turning out scientists and mathematicians, who were seen as key combatants in the arms and space races with the Soviet Union. In the spirit of the times, LEGO promised that its bricks would "develop the child's critical judgment, manual dexterity, and ability to think for himself." It’s no accident that the words "LEGO" and "imagination" often pop up together.

The bright, colorful plastic bricks can be joined in countless combinations and have been a favorite with kids, parents, and teachers since their introduction in 1958. Unlike Erector Sets and Tinkertoys, which appeal more to older children, LEGO bricks are loved by builders of all ages, even infants more interested in knocking down than in building.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Revit Technicians/Assistants Required in Central London

This just popped in my email intray via careers in construction here is the link

Employer  Detail Jobs Limited
Posted - 10 Mar 2010
Referencede - 0074
Location - Central London
Sectors - Architecture
Disciplines - Architectural
Position Type - Contract
Position - Revit Technicians/Assistants
Salary - £ good rates
Working for one of the most recognised names in London, this is an opportunity for skilled Revit users to join them on an initial contract basis. You will have at least 2-3 years working with Revit and excellent construction knowledge, ideally working on large-scale schemes.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Frank Hornby and Meccano we love you!

In recent times, Meccano's had lots of sad corporate changes involving big American companies and plastic pieces. It's now owned by a Japanese company who just get it. They're happy to acknowledge the classic metal kits produced solely in Meccano's Calais factory since 1959 and are selling replicas of the traditional set.

Englishman (Land of Hope and Glory playing in the background, visions of Tim Brooke-Taylor standing proud in his Union Jack waistcoat saluting) Frank Hornby named his invention 'Meccano' as a contraction of "make and know". He also invented Hornby trains and Dinky toys. I think Meccano was his finest moment.

Had it not been for Frank there are many young boys now in their 30's - 50's that would not have become Engineers and Architects!

Ummm..... finding out the power of triangles and bracing a structure so that it did not collapse and cut off the tip of your finger!. As a kid playing with tools like screwdrivers and spanners just like your Dad.
If you have young children, hide the Xbox and Wii and give them Meccano and Lego to play with.

Tim Brooke-Taylor the Goodies

The Goodies Songbook ~ Land of Hope and Glory

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Death of Boxed Software from Autodesk

Reported on Bim and Beam and Inside the Factory

If a customer would prefer to receive their software upgrade via CD/DVD instead of via download, customers can set their delivery preference to “box” by signing in to Subscription Center and updating their profile prior to March 12, 2010. (Date does not apply to Media and Entertainment customers.)

That is so kind of them to give everyone three days notice!

After March 12, 2010 customers in countries affected by this policy change can still request a CD/DVD by submitting a request in Subscription Center and Autodesk will ship a CD/DVD at no additional cost. Software download gives Subscription customers immediate access to the latest Autodesk® software. It’s more convenient than installing upgrades from a CD or DVD. And, it’s a more sustainable choice. Autodesk will continue to ship CDs/DVDs to Subscription customers in some countries as the default delivery method. However, these customers will also have the option to download their Autodesk® software upgrades.

Additional information and a Customer FAQ can be found on the Subscription Software Download page. Or email

Dimension Arrow Bug in exported dwg file after SP3

Here is a little BUG we have found in Revits Structure 2010 exported dwg files after SP3 has been installed.

Before Service Pack 3 was installed into Revit, when we exported or saved as a dwg file the arrows on the dimensions were set up the same in the dwg as the Revit model i.e. closed filled arrows.

Below is another dwg from the same model After Service Pack 3 was installed and the closed filled arrows translate as architectural ticks even though when inspected they think they are closed arrows!

And you can't seem to make them turn into closed arrows.

This has been checked out by our reseller and passed up to Autodesk who we are told have replicated the problem (March 2010).

Monday, 8 March 2010

UK CAD and BIM Construction Industry Recruitment

A few months ago I was contact by 2-3 Revit Draughtsmen / People / Technicians call them what you may, that had been or were about to be made redundant.

Recently I heard about a few Revit jobs being advertised through the grapevine, and I've posted them on this blog.

So I thought it might be useful to update the Recruitment postings to the blog such that they are easier to maintain in the future. Text editing and getting the posting to display on this thing is hard work!

In future if you search using the recruitment label you get a nice alphabetical listing of all the agencies and recruitment companies I'm aware of. If this resource helps one person who is out of work find employment then I will be happy.

Please email me with any additional companies that could be added to this list.


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AndersElite has regional offices across the UK providing national coverage and is the number one supplier of quality services to qualified professionals working in the built environment. We enjoy a national reputation for delivering a service totally in tune with the needs of both clients and jobseekers. Our ability to add value to all levels of permanent, temporary and contract recruitment stems from our wholehearted belief in personalised problem solving, born of many years' specialised experience.

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Amida Recruitment

Amida is a specialist recruitment business dedicated to Sustainable Development. We recruit for Buildings, Transport, Energy, Water, Environment and Corporate Sustainability. Amida is focused on creating a better world by facilitating talent into organisations who will create a more sustainable future for us all.


Calibre Search & Selection specialises in recruitment to the engineering and planning industries. For more detailed information on our specialist sectors, please click here.We have access to candidates and vacancies throughout the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, the East and Australia.

We recruit for organisations varying from small independent companies, to major multinationals and local authorities. We have permanent, temporary and interim vacancies for applicants of all levels of seniority - from technicians and recent graduates seeking their first position, through to board level directors.

careers in construction is the only recruitment website that commands an 81% reach amongst job seeking professionals in the construction industry.
As the industry's leading job site, each month an average of 34,000 jobseekers visit to search a database of over 1,000 vacancies.

Why do jobseekers come to us first?

Jobseekers visit first due to the quality and quantity of our vacancies! is the official recruitment website for Emap Construct's market-leading construction industry publications:

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The Architects' Journal [AJ]
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Conrad Consulting

Conrad Consulting is a specialist recruitment company that is responsible for supplying high quality personnel at all levels to civil and structural organisations throughout the nation on both a permanent and contract basis.

The key to our success since 2001 has been our ability to continually adapt our service to keep pace with the ever-changing market.
We successfully recruit for the following disciplines:

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We firmly believe that communication with the client, particularly the key decision maker, is fundamental to successful recruitment.

Our experienced team pride themselves in their ability to understand your needs and provide the correct solution - however demanding.

Detail Jobs

Detailjobs, specialist recruiters for Architecture and Engineering. They are currently making some changes to their web site, but it's still business as usual.

For all enquiries please call 0044 (0)207 193 4032 0044 (0)207 193 4032, send your CV to, or simply submit your details on the CV/enquiry form. You can also receive regular news updates and jobs by following us on Twitter.

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Eden Brown’s engineering team is widely respected amongst consulting engineers, local authorities and contractors across the country.

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FCS Recuritment Ltd

FCS Recruitment are one of the most successful Building Services Recruitment Agencies in the UK. We provide a highly professional service through our daily contact with all the M&E consultancies, contractors and local authorities.

All of our building services recruitment jobs are online in our dedicated Vacancies section.

What Technical disciplines do we cover?

We recruit at all levels, from graduates to directors, within the following disciplines:-
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Because we are Engineering recruitment specialists we are also able to offer advice on market trends, skill shortages and salary guidelines.

Hays Consultants

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Hays' consultants have unparalleled recruiting expertise and in-depth knowledge of the UK construction jobs market.
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Find out why you should choose Hays, or speak to a recruitment expert at your local Hays office.

LRUG London Revit User Group - Recruitment Page

LRUG London Revit User Group members looking for work may advertise on the LRUG web site FREE OF CHARGE. Companies wishing to adverts positions here may do so for a nominal fee (to be determined).

LRUG is a non profit making organisation and all funds are used to support LRUG functions.


Matchtech is an AIM listed technical and professional recruitment company providing a high quality employment service for all contract, temporary and permanent jobs.
We specialise within Engineering, Science and Construction recruitment.

In addition to these technical recruitment sectors we also provide a professional recruitment solution in the areas of IT, Procurement & Supply Chain, Education & Training, Accounting & Finance, HR and Sales & Marketing.

We have been established for 25 years and developed strong relationships with a wide range of high profile clients including SME's and major corporates. Examples of some of the clients we work with can be found on the featured recruiters area of the website.

Star Technical Recruitment

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The Institution of Structural Engineers Recruitment Page

The Institution of Structural Engineers Recruitment Page

A simple page with Description * Location * Salary

Thomas Telford Recruitment

Thomas Telford Recruitment is uniquely positioned in the engineering recruitment market through endorsements from two leading members of the Engineering Council: the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and its parent body, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), on whose behalf it principally supplies chemical, civil, structural and safety engineers. Thomas Telford Recruitment's client base is rich and diverse. Find out more...

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Star Trek meets Monty Python!

Off subject but just had to share with any other Star Trek and Python Fans!

A Message from Our Sponsors "Fairy Puff" Washing Powder

God Bless the Goodies ...........

Friday, 5 March 2010

Revit Zone the Return!

After Ians posting on confirming that development of the Revit Zone website had now finished. But fret not, lots of new Revit goodness was on it's way to their new site at

He has been getting quite a few emails over the last week asking why he is rebranding the site to

The only answer he can give to that is because it seemed a cool name!. But there seems to be a concensus that (from the emails he has received), people generally like the name Revit Zone and had got used to it. And as he is one for feedback, he has listened and decided to change the name back- but keep the new look site! (If that's OK with us?!).

If nothing else, he sincerely hopes we like the look of the new site and find it a bit easier than the old Revit Zone, in terms of navigation.

Got to be said I like the new format, except you can't link to an individual posting!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Structural and architectural CAD Technicians required in the Kendal area.

Details removed as I've been informed that this position is now filled.....

Revit Jobs ~ 8 week contract in Leeds City Centre

I've just been notified by Rob Clark of Cadassist, of an 8 week contract up for grabs in Leeds city centre for experienced Revit technicians.

If you know of anybody who might be interested, please ask them to get in touch with Richard Robinson (

Rob is not recruitment agent, just a Technician looking out for other Technician during hard times...

Rob has not asked me to plug his company, but as he is a decent human being who is trying to help fellow Technicians, I'm going too anyway.

Visit Cadassist, Number 1 Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) in Northern Europe, for the THIRD year running (I did not know that until I read the signature at the bootom of his email!)

Contact Rob Clark - Trainer & Applications Engineer Telephone No 0161 440 8122

Cadassist have an airline style booking system, the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Some courses in vertical applications are even cheaper, hence the starting from £49 claim on their web site.

Monday, 1 March 2010

CADclips - Operable Overhead Door Family Video Tutorials

As indicated in the image above, the 5 CADclip tutorials below demonstrate how we can easily and quickly convert an out of the box REVIT overhead door to have the option to be open.

This CADclip is packed with custom family tips that you can use in your own family creation.
Posted by Daryl Gregoire over at Revit Rocks!

Operable Overhead Door Family

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Released Date: December 22, 2009

Well, it's time to learn 'Parametric Conceptual Massing'. In this 3 hours of video training we take it two BIG steps further and incorporate the Building Maker Tools and Material Takeoffs.
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