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The BIMandments Update

I made a blog post a couple of months back about My top 10 BIMandments and as expected, the hash tag has continued to grow in popularity and developed! I therefore thought it would be suitable to make an updated version of the BIMandments, v2! I am going to pick another 10 of my favourites which have been tweeted recently. Since my last blog post, someone has registered the address www.BIMandments.com where there is a live stream of the twitter hash tag feed, so make sure to check it out to stay in touch with the latest tricks and advice from the growing BIM community on Twitter!


I. Gary Barley ‏ @Barleyboy

Thou shalt be willing to share thy model with the project team.#bimandments  

II. Jay B Zallan ‏ @JayZallan

Prefix your Calc’d Values w/ “round” “roundup” or “rounddown” to round them as such #BIMandments  

III. Kirklyn Cox ‏ @kirklyncox

Creating schedules in #Revit should not be the last thing to do when documenting your project #bimandments 

 IV. Munkholm @RevitForum

Never use Levels for things that are not really Levels #BIMandments 

VI. Clay Starr ‏ @claystarr

Set a ‘default view template’ for every view. #Bimandments 

 VII. Don Rudder ‏ @AYBABTM

Never ever for any reason create a workset for Demo #BIMandments  

VIII. Luke Johnson ‏ @lukeyjohnson

RT @DBCdoug “Don’t forget to Pin items that you don’t want to move in #Revit#Autodesk” #BIMandments 

IX. Jay B Zallan ‏ @JayZallan

@jvandezande There’s “No Such Thing as an “LOD Model”…LOD is based on assemblies…NOT entire models”bit.ly/xThvUY #BIMandments 

X. Gary Barley ‏ @Barleyboy

It maybe quicker to render on your workstation rather than via#Autodesk Cloud when the US is awake! #bimandments 


So, there’s my 2nd list of top 10 BIMandments! We now have a top 20! Make sure to check out the Twitter account @BIMandments and keep your eye on the hash tag to keep up to date with all the latest tips and tricks! Keep tweeting your own BIMandments and who knows, you might be lucky enough to make the next list! ;) As you can see from the list above there are a few doubles appearing! Let’s bring this back to life and post some new ideas, so hopefully next time there will be a few new faces on the list!


Thou shalt obey: The BIMandments

Over the last week or so, there has been a new trend sweeping through the BIM community on twitter. The idea; sharing your opinions on the most important rules to follow when working with BIM. The #BIMandments as they were so named by @AYBABTM from @case_inc has seen over 50 BIM crazy users tweeting their advice for others, with well over 500 tweets in total.

From this list I have found some useful tips that I didn’t know about, and others that I can now laugh at after making those very mistake myself once. Because of the amount of useful information and tips that I have seen, I have decided to compile my list of my top ten. There are plenty of other great ideas, so navigate to the bottom of this post and view the website for some more inspiration. 

I. Don Rudder @AYBABTM

Never import and explode an AutoCAD drawing in your master central model… always clean it up in a separate model first #BIMandments #noCad 

II. Jay B Zallan @JayZallan

Always Link, do not Import #BIMandments 

III. Munkholm @RevitForum

Use Tags and Keynotes, NOT the Text tool :O) #BIMandments 

IV. David Fano @davidfano

When making component families, dimension to Ref planes for parameters not geometry #BIMandments 

V. Gabe Cottam @gabecottam

Thou shalt not override dimensions. Even if #TheCadShack tells you how to do it. #BIMandments 

VI. John Schippers @john_schippers

Turn off Press & Drag, especially if you’re a beginner #BIMandments 

VII. Adam Ward @Revitspace

Enter my central file and my fist will enter your face #BIMandments 

VIII. Steve Deadman @SteveDeadman

manage your worksets properly #BIMandments 

IX. Benjamin Malone @BenjaminPMalone

Draw reference lines from left to right to ensure your plane is “positive” on the left or upper side of the line. #BIMandments

X. seandburke @seandburke

#WeAllNeed to stop worrying and love the #BIM. Your New Year’s resolution is to go in a #lowCADdiet! No.2, read the #Revit #BIMandments 

So! There’s my top 10… There were plenty of other helpful and also humorous tweets, so remember to visit twitter on the link below and check the latest status of the trend! The list is growing and growing every day! Hope everyone has a great weekend, and remember.. Thou Shalt Obey!!Image