Archive for March, 2013

What’s new in Revit 2014?

Posted: March 30, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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After reviewing Revit 2014. I would say this is probably the biggest advancement in this software since 2009. Not only do I think this is a good release, this is going to be a great release. Will eliminate half of my wish-list. The added functions with the excel ability is probably my favorite along with Non Rectangular Crop regions. There’s a lot of enhancements and not all are on this list.  Once you dive into the software, you will probably see a lot of advancements that are not going to be in the list of improvements. SO enjoy!


What’s new?

Revit 2014,  the what’s new and what’s improved list. Check it out!

  • Displaced Views
  • Dockable Windows Framework & Enhancements
  • Material UI overhaul
  • Non rectangular crop regions
  • Room calculation Point
  • Schedules
  • Selection enhancements
  • Split Elevations
  • Temporary View Templates
  • View navigation performance
  • Multi Selection – bring to front & send to back
  • Stairs & Railings
  • Double click to edit
  • Point Clouds

The specific structural improvements include:-

  • Multi-Reference Annotations
  • Structural Analytical Model Improvements
  • Reinforcement Rounding
  • Rebar Constraints
  • Welded Wire Mesh Constraints
  • Enhanced Rebar Shapes
  • Rebar Length Calculation for UK Shapes

The MEP improvements:

  • CSV File Removal – Ability to embed CSV data into a family.
  • Divide System.
  • Air Terminals on Duct – Ability to place Air Terminal families directly on Duct segments.
  • Plumbing Template
  • Cap Open Ends
  • Angle Constraints

Building Performance Analysis

  • Energy Analysis for Architectural Building Elements – Ability to automatically generate an Energy Analysis Model from a typical Revit model made of architectural building elements.
  • GBS Analysis App Feature

Autodesk New Look

Posted: March 30, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts

Has anyone noticed the new Autodesk look on their website? Definitely a big change, I think it works. What’s your thoughts?


WFRUG March Meeting

Posted: March 26, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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Just a reminder that tomorrow is the WFRUG meeting @ U.S.Cad downtown Salt Lake City.

For those who are planning on attending tomorrow, At the end of the presentation we will have an open format time for configuring and setting up Autodesk mobile programs. If you have an iPad or mobile device you are welcome to bring it with you! 


Autodesk Webcasts

Posted: March 21, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts

For those wanting to stay in tune with the latest and greatest software. Check out Autodesk’s facebook page, they have a webcast portion that is a great tool.


2014 Release is right around the corner!



MEP BIM Modeler/ Drafter

Posted: March 21, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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Viewpoint Construction Inc, Is seeking to fill a full time/part time BIM Modeler position.

Summary:3D modeling, MEP Coordination, Technical trouble shooting, Detailing,

Location: Riverton, UT

Requirements for consideration 2+ years experience using Revit, Revit MEP preferred.

Prior experience Cad and detailing preferred.

Software to use: Revit MEP, Autocad MEP, Navisworks, Excel, Bluebeam

Compensation: DOE


Please provide Resume to Adam Alder

Viewpoint Construction Inc.


Revit Operator Position Available

Posted: March 14, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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Hiring Revit Operator for Salt Lake Electrical Engineering Firm

Looking for a hardworking, highly motivated person that has Revit experience to work in the electrical design industry.

Revit Experience a must and electrical design experience in the A/E/C field is preferred.

Great benefits including Medical, Dental, 401k, vacation.

$16-$20+/hr depending on experience

Please send resumes to

Temporary Revit Job Opening

Posted: March 11, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts

Cache Valley Electric is seeking an experienced Electrical Building Information Modeler immediately for a job in Cheyenne, WY.  This is a temporary position intended to last for the duration of the project.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Produce drawings/models consistent with Cache Valley Electric guidelines and CAD/BIM standards
  • Utilize Revit MEP tools to develop electrical building models from basic sketches, 2D drawings and verbal instructions
  • Use the Revit family content to build BIM content for electrical system components as needed
  • Prepare 3D electrical system layouts for the Underground Coordination and Above the Ceiling Coordination
  • Directly coordinate Electrical 3D model with other MEP contractors in order to develop a fully coordinated model of electrical systems
  • Resolve conflicts with other disciplines and trades using Navisworks while adhering and improving primary electrical system design
  • Produce MEP Coordination Drawings  and Electrical Shop Drawings extracting data directly from the 3D electrical model
  • Attend and actively participate in coordination meetings with other MEP trades
  • Utilize CAD Scheduling and Takeoffs for pre-fabrication
  • Work closely with Project Manager and Superintendent to quickly and efficiently create construction documents for field use


Successful candidates will have the following skills and experience:


  • Associates degree or equivalent or equivalent related experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience with an architecture/engineering consulting firm or contractor
  • Electrical modeling experience using Revit MEP 2012 or later
  • Proficiency in REVIT MEP 2012 and later, as well as AutoCAD 2012 or later
  • Knowledge of Navisworks Manage 2012 or later
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Salary is $20-25 DOE.  To apply, submit a resume to  Please reference BIM Modeling Position in your subject line.  CVE is an equal opportunity employer.