Keeping your Revit projects clean and organized is a difficult and tedious task that requires manually deleting unused views, removing imports, maintaining file structure, and more. Plus, it’s difficult to make those projects shareable across your entire team.
With Project Cleaner, a free tool in the BIM Manager Suite, and HIVE, a content management system for the AEC industry, you can clear out the undesirables, purge sensitive data before sharing and store your projects in a secure environment.
Simply put, Project Cleaner is a Revit plugin used to remove unwanted items in your projects and reduce the file size of your models for third-party sharing. Project Cleaner can also be used to purge sensitive data, protect your intellectual property, or remove items that don’t conform to your organization’s standards.
Upon opening Project Cleaner, a new dialogue menu appears with options for cleaning your project. Click on Options, and under view organization, select On Sheets or UsedType. Now you can click on the View tab to see which views are on sheets, which elements are not, and how many elements exist in schedules. You can also select undesired elements and remove them from your project.
HIVE CMS is an industry-leading content management system designed specifically for AEC software, including Revit, AutoCAD and Civil 3D. You can also use HIVE to store PDFs, images and other file types using libraries, tags, favorites, and file metadata. The best part is that all stored content is searchable, allowing you to find what you need, when you need it. You can then upload content directly into your project or drag and drop for easy convenience.
Company admins can use the account management portal to generate and grant access to the HIVE suite of tools and content stored in HIVE. You can even take account management on the go with a web-enabled portal, allowing you to carry out management tasks even when you’re not at your desk.
Active Model Analytics
Ensure your projects run smoothly and that your teams maintain productivity when issues arise. While users work, HIVE analytics logs file open and save speeds to enable BIM/CAD managers to understand real-time model performance and engage in diagnostics when files slow down.
Only the content you need is loaded for your project so that your projects can run more smoothly with easy navigation. Folder structure displays critical file details, tags and metadata, allowing for easy searching and filtering. If you find yourself using the same content, you can save searches so that you can easily find and load that content into your projects.
HIVE has many preset dashboards to track user activity, Revit versions, project size, speed and deadline, model performance, common searches and tags, and more.
In conclusion, keeping Revit projects clean and organized can be a challenging task, but with the help of tools like Project Cleaner and HIVE, the process becomes much easier and more efficient. By leveraging the power of these tools, you can streamline your Revit projects, enhance collaboration within your team, and ensure that your designs are organized, secure, and optimized for success.
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Bressi Ranch – Carlsbad, CA – Involved in planning, mapping, design, and construction phases of this large-scale master-planned mixed-use community.
San Elijo Hills – Civil Engineering Designer – Conquered an achievement of modern engineering challenges by grading design using cutting-edge retaining wall design, Geotech, and expert use of earthwork in AutoCAD Civil 3D. created commercial residential spaces on the uninhabitable hill and mountain landscapes.
Ramona Expressway Road Widening – Senior Designer/Project Manager – Navigated through design issues by leading a team of CAD Drafters and Designers while shepherding and consulting the municipalities and builders through the multi-jurisdictional permit processes.
Ground Water Contamination Mitigation – US DOD – Managed biological and geological studies of groundwater contamination and multiple agencies, obtaining permits to install groundwater monitoring wells, mitigation equipment, and support infrastructure.
Implemented AutoCAD and Civil 3d Autodesk Suite – Christensen Engineering – Alan transitioned an emerging Civil and Survey firm from antiquated Terra-Model Software to the cutting-edge Autodesk Suite.
Civil 3D Local Deployment – Project Design Consultants – Created templates, custom block libraries, settings, and workflows in Civil 3D and did multiple pieces of training on how to use them in both a large group classroom setting as well as the individual tutoring level.