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    Siteworks for Revit

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    Before the nuke went off at AUGI, there was a long post in Out There, about Siteworks for Revit. Most of it was conjecture and hypothesizing about how it would work, since there were (at the time) no Trial Versions being given.

    In the interests of putting it through its paces to alleviate some concerns we had, Eagle Point gave us a loaner version. Expanding on that, Steve Stafford let us include a product review or it in AEC Edge, so that more of the Revit Community could see how the tool really works.

    I just wanted to give you all a heads up that the review and explanations of how it works are in the latest version of AEC Edge, on page 15. Thanks Steve, and Eagle Point for letting us play with it!
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
    @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

    #2
    hmmmm...I only see Summer 2010 issue. Give me a simple thumbs up/down review if you can Aaron.
    Brian Beck
    Project Coordinator - Stantec
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-beck/4b/57a/332

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      #3
      Lo-res http://www.augi.com/images/uploads/a...2010Fal-lr.pdf
      Hi-res http://www.augi.com/images/uploads/a...2010Fal-hr.pdf
      Last edited by Brett; January 4, 2011, 08:37 PM.
      Brett Harris
      BIM Manager
      Erskine Dredge & Associates Architects Inc.

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        #4
        Thumbs up: It (flat out) builds a decent site model that you cant do in Revit otherwise, without spending a ridiculous amount of time.
        thumbs down: Its not quite as graceful as it appears, it has a decent learning curve, and it (can be) pretty slow to work with.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
        @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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          #5
          Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
          Thumbs up: It (flat out) builds a decent site model that you cant do in Revit otherwise, without spending a ridiculous amount of time.
          thumbs down: Its not quite as graceful as it appears, it has a decent learning curve, and it (can be) pretty slow to work with.
          Aaron, that a great article ! And some very interesting reading - Thank you.
          But another thumb down if I may ?: Price tag ($2400 )
          Klaus Munkholm
          "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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            #6
            :shrug: A lot of people are upset about the price tag, but for me its like this: Revit (since the Conceptual massing editors creation) now has the means to make a good site model. Done manually, however, it means THOUSANDS of points to edit, for ONE topo (look at the shot of the points under the road in the article). Take your billable rate, and divide 2400 by that. It pays for itself with 2 site models built.

            Is it cheap? No. But so far, there isnt ANYTHING that plays with revit that can do what it does, even if it doesnt do it gracefully. To me, that makes it somewhat of a bargain. <shrug>
            Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
            @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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              #7
              Aaron,

              I am definitely going to reed the article.

              I agree on your point of view about the costs. Seems to me it will be a great improvement. Just one question: I'm used to creating site plans using data generated from a TotalStation terrain survey. How does this work in Siteworks? Is it possible to use this xyz-file as starting point?
              Martijn de Riet
              Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
              MdR Advies
              Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                #8
                Useful information - thanks Aaron

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                  #9
                  I've had the pleasure of tinkering with it myself and overall it is a great tool to create very nice sites in much less time than manually doing it in Revit. It is indeed ridiculously expensive, but not prohibitively so if you want to create above the par sites for Revit that include actual roads, curbs, retaining walls and decent parking layouts. It even has a number of uses beyond just site design as some of the tools, such as the line based fence tool, can be used with pretty much any Revit family. Creating linear lighting using that tool is downright sick IMO as it takes out most of the hassle.

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                    #10
                    Just curious, who's firms in here own a seat of Navisworks? Last I remember it ran around $10k..? Just as a price comparison...

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