After a 10 year association with Dimond Architects, I have decided to move to Adelaide and seek out new opportunities.

We part on very good terms, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Directors, Ian and Sharyn Dimond, for their awesome support over the past decade.  I wish them all the best and hope that Dimond Architects continues to encourage professional development and forward thinking – an ethos that has allowed What Revit Wants to become what it is today.

I am currently looking at a couple of different employment options, and I will keep you posted as to where I end up.  Feel free to contact me if you know of any potential vacancies in Adelaide that would suit a BIM / Revit / IT guy such as myself 🙂

The Matthew Flinders Performance Centre, designed and documented by Dimond Architects, has been featured on the indesignlive website at this link.

High resolution professional photographs may be viewed on this page.

Photography by Roger D’Souza

The Performance Centre has been entered into the Architecture awards, which will be judged in the coming year.

This project was modeled in Revit Architecture.

Over the years, I have spent countless hours keeping up with Revit news.  I have consistently shared news, tips, tricks, hacks, workarounds, and generally cool things with all of you out there in the Revit community.

I have provided you with free workflows and tools that have probably saved you time and money.  This information has been offered to all of you free of charge – over 700 posts of goodness!

I could not have done this without the unfailing support of my employer, Dimond Architects.

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“Dimond Architects has been able to recently put forward a proposal for a prototype version of the design for Taiwan (to later be incorporated into Eco-City projects in mainland China).”

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Dimond Architects Blog: Sustainable Cities Event 2010 – Singapore: “For hundreds of thousands of years man fought to make a place for himself in nature. For the first time in the history of our species, the s…”


Update: check out this page for the 64-bit Xvid codec

I previously described the difficulty of encoding walkthroughs on 64-bit Revit with any sort of compression codec. I did provide a workaround in this post.

However, in recent correspondence with Autodesk, a more suitable solution was revealed to me. Apparently, some users discovered that the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec works properly in Revit 64-bit. Needless to say, I was quite excited. After some testing, I can confirm that this codec works very successfully.

Here are the steps to get it working:

  1. Download the installer from here.
  2. Install the codec.
  3. Open a Revit walkthrough view.
  4. Export … Walkthrough.
  5. Follow the usual steps, but use the new codec you installed. The default settings worked for me.
  6. Wait for your walkthrough to export and check out the result!