Sunday, April 13, 2014

REVIT 2015 Sketchy Lines Rock

Sketchy Lines are simple, cool, fun and REVIT will never be the same !

In summary it works globally by view or view template by jittering the linework and adding end extensions. If you have lots of detail there will be lots of jittering. The jittering line weights are controlled by the object style and / or element / category overrides. This will make or break any blotchiness.

Object style, detail level, visual style and scale factor still do what they normally do.

From what I see the jittering should be dialed up in 3d views, mid way for elevations and dialed down for floor plans.

The jittering also leaves gaps that can be closed by dialing up the jittering.

It even jitters imported CAD files.

Here's a few images and a quick video tutorial.






Friday, April 11, 2014

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Saturday, November 02, 2013

REVIT Structure 2014 - 3D Section Box for Rebar

Here's a quick little CADclip on using the 3D Section Box to help work with REVIT Concrete Reinforcing and Rebar.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

REVIT Structure 2014 Analytical Model Visibility CADclip

Here's a great CADclip on controlling the display of the Structural Analytical Model.

The majority of REVIT users do not use the built in Structural Analysis tools (and for good reason) but controlling the display and visibility of the Analytical model has it's advantages.


 Below - Analytical Model with Model elements in Wire Frame.


Below - Analytical Model with Model Elements turned Off.


 Below - Analytical Model with Model elements in Wire Frame.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Workset Rules to Live By


1. Create a new local file every day and over write the previous file.

2. Check out and borrow what you need for editing.

3. Save and sync and relinquish as often as possible or when you leave your desk.

4. Use Reload Latest to do a one way loading of other peoples changes (if nothing has changed it will tell you).

5. Don’t leave an open project hanging for any length of time (ie: on the phone, in a meeting, away for lunch etc).

6. Save, Sync and relinquish and close the local file at the end of the day.

7. If rule #6 is broken you shall be banished back to the AutoCAD world for EVER !.

Monday, September 16, 2013

REVIT 2014 Stairs by Component

Below is a great overview of how REVIT 2014 'Stairs by Component' works.

These significant changes took place in version 2013.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

REVIT Parts to Adjust Wall Cladding

A great new CADclips video series that will change how you model wall cladding.


Below is the introduction CADclip


Monday, July 08, 2013

RTC North America 2013

Looking forward to kicking back and letting someone else teach at the RTC NA 2013. Look me up. I'll be the guy with a smile carrying nothing but my iPhone.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

REVIT 2014 Optimized View Navigation Video

Pan, Zoom and Swivel FASTER in 2d, 3D and Perspective Views with Optimized View Navigation.

The Optimized View Navigation setting is in the Options dialog box Under Graphics, as you would expect.




Enabling the Optimized View Navigation makes it so 'while' you Pan, Zoom and Swivel some display aspects simply get disabled until the action is over. Which in turn makes the action a smoother and faster. I knew something was different but I couldn't put my finger on it. 

It does not have any effect when in Realistic or Ray Trace mode however.

If the Optimized View Navigation is enabled it suppresses the display of: fill patterns (including materials), all element 'edges', all shadows and mechanical / structural hidden lines.










Tuesday, May 14, 2013

REVIT 2014 Energy Analysis Tutorial Video

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Energy Analysis Tools are built into REVIT 2014 and it all ties into Autodesk 360.

Energy Info below on the left was simulated from Edmonton, AB, Canada on the right from Pheonix, AR, USA.









The video below shows how you can run two different energy simulations  within the same REVIT model and compare the results, greenbuild style.

REVIT allows us to enter Thermal Data to our Materials. This information shows up in our composite Walls, Floors and Roofs. That, along with the building function and geographic location etc. . . plays a big part in the overall energy analysis of the project.

I should point out that this is all within the 'out of the box' REVIT software. Now add-ins or extensions required.

Have a look at the video below.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

REVIT Room Calculation Point CADclip

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Furniture, Casework, Specialty Equipment, Generic Models, Doors & Windows Now Have Room Calculation Points managed from within the family editor.

In REVIT 2014 that is.

Prior to 2014 these MEP categories already had room calculation points. Lights, Electricical Equipment, Mechanical Equipment & Air Terminals.

When you are in th family editor you just need to turn on the room calculation point toggle and it appears as shown below.

In order for this control to be enabled the family category has to be 'room friendly'.

Room friendly means the element 'knows' what room it is in. When this happens you can include room information when you schedule the elements or you can include these elements when you schedule the rooms. It works both ways.

Here's an image of the elements in the family editor after the room calculation point has been enabled.







The CADclip video tutorial below explains the above conditions and then some.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

REVIT CADclip on 3D Auto Section Box

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Watch the CADclip Video Below on 'Coins' Add-In 'Auto Section Box'.
Here's the CADclip Video on How to Use it and Where to Get it From

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

REVIT 2014 Materials Dialog Box has saved the world

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REVIT 2014 Materials Dialog box
(Code named "Thank you")



REVIT 2013 Materials Dialog BoxES
(code named "The Migrain Headache")



REVIT 2012 Materials Dialog Box
(Code named "What's not broken don't fix")


Word is the Autodesk designer of the 2013 Materials interface has been traded to the ArchiCAD programming group for a can of soup.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MS Word Tutorial Heading Styles and Table Of Contents

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Here's a CADclip video tutorial on using Headings and Table of Contents in MS Word 2010.

I enjoy doing a little writing and documentation and really like the look of an organized professional paper.

The CADclip below outlines some very simple steps to turn your basic documents into professional looking papers by using MS Word Heading Styles and the Table of Contentas (T.O.C.) tools.

Your reports and written docs will never look the same . . . Enjoy !