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9 Revit tips & tricks for structuring and organizing openings

Working with doors in Autodesk® Revit® can be a daunting task. In-between selecting what doors to use, deciding their functions, and placing them in the model, there are also the technical BIM aspects of setting up the door schedule. Making sure it is fully populated with accurate parameter values, sorted, and filtered in the way you like can often be a time consuming and detail-oriented task — where mistakes can lead to cascading and costly change orders. Luckily, Revit has great tools to structure and organize your work when it involves doors. Read more!

 

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The Manufacturer's perspective

Nathan Hildebrandt, diretor for Skewed, met with Callum McInnes of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems  and Paul Candy from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Australia about the digital transition that ASSA ABLOY has made within the last decade. They discussed the role of Openings Studio for architects and specifiers, and how BIM has been the driving force behind the digital transformation. Listen now!   

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The volume of doors on a college or university campus can be difficult to manage effectively and efficiently. Jeremy Saline, Senior Director of Business Development for ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas talks about how Openings Studio, Smart Tags and Professional Services can help facility managers in this article in Campus Security & Life Safety.

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Marc Ameryckx, BIM Manager at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA explains the benefits of a process that is focused on collaboration and communication.

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Creating openings and reviewing door schedules can be a headache for any architect or designer. After all, in most design projects, there is no straight way to document the order of doors. See how creating unique door marks can help you manage your openings - and your projects. 

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An insight into ASSA ABLOY’s BIM partnership with ASSAR Architects

As the construction industry becomes ever more digitised, it is important that project information is shared not only quickly, but also accurately. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is fast becoming the solution to deliver this, explains the team at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Benelux.

BIM partnership between architect & ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions keeps project moving

Working with ASSA ABLOY building information modelling (BIM) consultants helped Zarhy Architects and STUDIO PEZ maintain the flow of up-to-date information for a complex, constantly evolving project — and left them free to focus on creativity and delivery. Collaboration was key to successful design and building specification for the Broadcom R&D Center at Tel Aviv University.

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Learn how BSA Lifestructures improved their door schedule process and bottom line

When it comes to door schedules, it’s vital that communication and collaboration between the architect and specification consultant are set at the very beginning of the project. This is especially true when fast and constant changes to the doors and their requirements can lead to gaps and missing information. Learn how Matthew Warren, BIM Director for BSA Lifestructures increased his company’s ROI by streamlining communications between architects and spec writers and created better workflows by using ASSA ABLOY’s award-winning software tool, Openings Studio.

ASSA ABLOY Project Specification Group saves time, reduces costs for ColladoCollins Architects

ColladoCollins Architects and ASSA ABLOY have worked together on the up-and-coming refurbishment of The Shredded Wheat Factory. The ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & IE Specification team partnered with the firm to provide expertise not only on hardware, but software, too. Using Openings Studio, the firm was able to save days, even weeks of time on their door schedules with openings made easy. See how Openings Studio was used on this more than 7000 door project. 

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