Welcome to revitIQ.com!

This site has been set-up to help you “Work smarter & Learn faster”. Whether you’re a student just learning the ropes, or a seasoned pro looking to increase your productivity – revitIQ.com is your best destination for tips, tricks and tutorials relating to Revit, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and the profession of Drafting in general.

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About me

I’m Karl Tanner, I’m a Structural Revit Technician and founder of revitIQ.com. I’m passionate about Revit, BIM and how digital tools can benefit the construction industry. I have implemented the use of Revit/BIM processes in my workplaces and helped mentor and guide junior staff using Industry best practices. I have several years of experience working on a variety of projects, including large commercial and residential buildings, zoo and aquarium enclosures, energy sector structures and seismic retrofits of heritage buildings.

How I Got Started Blogging

During the course of my career I have been tasked with mentoring and training junior staff. This has been a challenge, but is very enjoyable and rewarding! This blog is an extension of that – answering common questions that Revit newbies have, and also digging a little deeper and helping good Revit technicians become even better.

revitIQ.com contains all my best advice on starting and learning Revit, BIM and Structural drafting. It’s a firsthand account of what I’ve learned and discovered over the past 9 or so years being a Structural Revit Technician. I really hope you find something inspiring and helpful.

I’m happy you’re here. You can email me any time with comments or questions. Just subscribe to the site and hit “reply.”

Talk soon!


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  1. Jeff Schmitz

    Hi Karl,

    I have question regarding materials from websites. I recently found your blog regarding best Revit websites for families and I checked out the National BIM library website as well as ARCAT.
    On both sites I encountered the following problem.

    After I downloaded the file (in this case a roof assembly file) and tried to render it I realized that under the material browser in the selection/appearance the file had no image provided which left the roof just flat instead of being a metal seam roof.

    Is this typical and how we can avoid it? It makes little sense going thru all the trouble of researching and downloading the materials/files and then you have nothing to show your client in render format.

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