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    List of common abbreviations

    Since our forum is an international community, I think we need a list of common abbreviations used in these forums. If you want to help with this list, let us know, and we will keep the list updated.

    List of common abbreviations:

    Speaking of Revit...
    • AC = Adaptive components
    • API = Application Programming Interface
    • BDSP = Building Design Suite Premium
    • BEP (or BxP) = BIM Execution Plan
    • BIM = Building Information Modeling
    • CM = Copy/Monitor
    • CP = Cut Profile
    • C/P = Copy / Paste
    • CW = Curtain walls
    • DC = Detail component
    • DO = Design Options
    • EP = Edit Profile
    • EQ = Equality constraint
    • FB = Face based
    • GA = Generic annotation
    • GCS = Graphical Column Schedule
    • IES = Illumination Engineering Society (Photometric web files for lighting fixtures)
    • IFC = Industry Foundation Classes
    • IPD = Integrated Project Delivery
    • MC = Multi-category
    • ML = Match line
    • PP = Project parameters
    • QAT = Quick access toolbar
    • RAC = Revit Architecture
    • RFA = Revit Family
    • RFT = Revit family template
    • RL = Reference line
    • RME = Revit MEP
    • RP = Reference plane
    • RS = Revit Server
    • RST = Revit Structure
    • RTC = Revit Technology Conference
    • RTE = Revit template file
    • RUG = Revit Users Group
    • RVT = Revit project file
    • SP = Shared parameters
    • STC = Save to Central
    • SR = Support Request
    • SWC = Syncronize with Central or Syncronize now
    • TC = Type Catalog
    • TPS = Transfer Project Standards
    • VDC = Virtual Design and Construction
    • VG or V/G or VV= Visibility/Graphics
    • VT = View Template
    • WPB = Work plane based


    Speaking of architecture / engineering / construction / ...
    • ACT=Acoustic Ceiling Tile
    • AEC = Architecture, Engineering, Construction
    • AIA = American Institute of Architects
    • ATC = Authorized Training Center
    • AU = Autodesk University
    • BOMA = Building Owners and Managers Association
    • CA = Construction Administration
    • CDs = Construction documents
    • CMU = Concrete Masonry Unit
    • CSI = (format or divisions) Construction Specifications Institute
    • DD = Design Development
    • DTP = Desktop Publishing
    • EIFS = Exterior Insulation and Finishing System
    • FMS = Facilities Management System
    • FRP = Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic
    • GC = General contractor
    • HVAC = Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
    • HOK = Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (firm)
    • IBC = International Building Code
    • ID = Interior Design
    • IDP = Internship Development Program
    • LEED = Leadership in Energy & Environmntal Design
    • LOD = Level of Development (or Level of Detail)
    • MEP = Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing
    • MO = Masonry opening
    • P.E. = Professional Engineer
    • R.A. = Registered Architect
    • RFI = Request for information
    • RFP = Request for Proposals
    • SD = Schematic design
    • SOM = Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (firm)
    • VCT = Vynil Composition Tile



    Common language...
    • AFAIC = As far as I'm concerned
    • AFAIK = As far as i know
    • ASAP = As soon as possible
    • BOHICA = Bend over, here it comes again!
    • BS = bullshit
    • BTW = By the way
    • e.g. = for example
    • FYI = For your information
    • FWIW = For what is worth
    • HTH = Hope that helps
    • i.e. = that is
    • IDK = I don't know
    • IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
    • IMHO = In my humble opinion
    • IMO = In my opinion
    • IOW = In other words
    • LOL = laughing out loud :laugh:
    • LMAO = laughing my arse/ass off :laugh:
    • NAFW = Not Appropriate for Work
    • OOTB = Out of the box
    • OP = Original post, or original poster
    • PM = private message
    • POTM or BPOTM (in our forum) Post of the Month, or Best Posts of the Month
    • POV = Point of view
    • ROI = Return On Investment
    • RFO = RevitForum.org
    • ROFLMAO or ROTFLMAO = Rolling on [the] floor laughing my ass off :laugh::laugh:
    • smth = something
    • SOL = Strictly out (of) luck.
    • SWAG = Scientific Wild Assed Guess (any questions, ask Twiceroadsfool :crazy
    • thx = thanks :thumbsup:
    • YMMV = your mileage may vary
    • w/ = with
    • w/o = without
    • WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get


    Other related software terms...
    • ACA = AutoCAD Architecture
    • CAD = (CADD) ...'that other program'...
    • EE = Express Engine ("that other" forum software)
    • DB = Database
    • IT = Information Technology
    • NDA = Non Disclosure Agreement
    • ODBC = Open Database Connectivity
    • QTO = Quantity Take Off
    • SDK = Software Development Kit
    • SKP = Sketch Up
    • RGB = Red , Green, Blue (method for mixing and obtaining colors)
    • RSS = Rich Site Summary (news feed)
    • URL = Uniform Resource Locator
    • VB = VBulletin (forum software)
    • VPN = Virtual Private Network


    In Australian context...
    • AIA = Australian Institute of Architects
    • CC = Construction Certificate
    • CD = Contract Documentation
    • DA = Development Application


    EDIT: Thank you guys. I am updating the list with your input.

    JULIEN : that is exactly why I am putting this list together. We have members from all over the place, having ESL.
    Guess what ESL is?
    Last edited by Alfredo Medina; February 8, 2014, 11:06 AM. Reason: ...updated..
    Freelance BIM Provider at Autodesk Services Marketplace | Linkedin

    #2
    Just a few I have seen:

    SWC = Syncroize with Central
    STC = Save to Central
    RMEP = Revit MEP
    RFA = Revit Family
    HTH = Hope that Helps

    Your IBD should be IBC

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      #3
      YMMV = you'r mileage may vary
      FWIW = For what its worth
      RFP = Request for Proposals
      BIM = Building Information Modelling
      IDP = Intern Development Program
      R.A. = Registered Architect
      P.E. = Professional Engineer
      Juan Carlos Moreno
      Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
      Sisley Cosmetics

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        #4
        Wow! So many ! Too many?
        Please try plain text most of the time!!
        Or at least at the very begining of a thread.
        My poor English won't survive either.
        Julien
        "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
        P. DAC
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          #5
          IDP is also Integrated Design Practice or something similar to that...

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            #6
            Originally posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
            IDP is also Integrated Design Practice or something similar to that...
            IPD= Integrated Project Delivery
            MW

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              #7
              I believe its IPD Integrated Project Delivery
              Juan Carlos Moreno
              Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
              Sisley Cosmetics

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                #8
                Originally posted by RabbitHole View Post
                IPD= Integrated Project Delivery
                That's similar lol, anyone find it sad that my thesis was partly on that?

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                  #9
                  You can add IFC - Industry Foundation Classes

                  I also use VV which I find a lot of users associate with VG overrides

                  Never heard of YMMV that is a strange one! (for car dealer forums or something?)

                  Also STC can be Syncronize now, You can no longer "Save" to central! thats pre 2010 days. I just say STC now
                  Last edited by Ben-May; January 17, 2011, 08:50 PM. Reason: Added one
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                    #10
                    Here´s a couple not mentioned yet:
                    • WA = Wall
                    • DR = Door
                    • WN = Window
                    • CM = Component
                    • GP = Group
                    • LL = Level
                    • GR = Grid
                    • RR = Room
                    • RT = Room Tag
                    • RP = Reference Plane
                    • DI = Dimension Aligned
                    • EL = Spot Elevation
                    • DL = Detail Line
                    • TX = Text
                    • TG = Tag by Category
                    • MD = Modify Selection
                    • MA = Match Type
                    • AL = Align
                    • TR = Trim
                    • SL = Split
                    • OF = Offset
                    • LW = Edit Linework
                    • SF = Split Face
                    • PT = Face Paint
                    • VP = View Properties
                    • VG = Visibility & Graphics Overrides
                    • TL = Thin Lines
                    • WC = Windows Cascade
                    • WT = Windows Tile
                    • UN = Project Units
                    • PR = Properties
                    • MV = Move
                    • CO = Copy
                    • CC = Copy
                    • RO = Rotate
                    • MM = Mirror
                    • AR = Array
                    • RE = Scale / Resize
                    • PP = Pin
                    • UP = Unpin
                    • DE = Delete
                    • PG = Group Properties
                    • AP = Add to Group
                    • RG = Remove from Group
                    • AD = Attach Detail
                    • FG = Group Finish
                    • CG = Group Cancel
                    • CS = Create Similar
                    • EH = Hide Elements
                    • VH = Visible / Hide By Category
                    • EG = Edit Group
                    • UG = Group Ungroup
                    • LG = Group Link
                    • EW = Edit Witness Lines
                    • EU = Reveal Hidden Elements / Unhide Element
                    • SI = Intersections
                    • SE = Endpoints
                    • SM = Midpoints
                    • SC = Centers
                    • SN = Nearest
                    • SP = Perpendiculars
                    • ST = Tangents
                    • SW = Work Plane Grids
                    • SQ = Quadrants
                    • SX = Points X
                    • SR = Snap to Remote Objects
                    • SZ = Close Z
                    • SO = Snaps Off
                    • SS = Turn Override Off SS
                    • WF = WireFrame
                    • HL = Hidden Line
                    • SD = Shading with Edges
                    • GD = Graphic Display Options
                    • RR = Rendering Dialog
                    • IC = Isolate Category
                    • HC = Hide Category
                    • HI = Isolate Element
                    • HH = Hide Element
                    • HR = Reset Temporary Hide/Isolate
                    • RH = Toggle Reveal Hidden Elements Mode
                    • SA = Select All Instances
                    • EX = Exclude
                    • MP = Move to project
                    • RB = Restore Excluded Member
                    • RA = Restore All Excluded
                    • ZR = Zoom in Region
                    • ZO = Zoom Out(2x)
                    • ZF = Zoom to Fit
                    • ZA = Zoom All to Fit
                    • ZS = Zoom Sheet Size
                    • ZP = Previous Pan/Zoom


                    :beer:
                    Klaus Munkholm
                    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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