Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pantheon Model included with REVIT MEP

There is a nice model file provided in the 'common' folder of the REVIT Training folders of REVIT. I created a quick animantion below depicting all the basic parts.

Autodesk Acquires Robobat !

Thank you Autodesk !

Jan 15, 08 - Autodesk, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Robobat for approximately $42.5 million.

Read all about it Autodesk Acquires Robobat !

This is VERY good news for all us REVITeers and specifically the Structural types.

For those of you who are not already aware, Robobat currently makes a Structural Analysis extension for 'REVIT Structure'. Only now they will be working from the inside with all the Autodesk resources.
The RST models just got new legs.

Thanks Autodesk !

Here's the good news.

"Effective on, 14/01/2008, Autodesk will be simplifying accessibility and offering greater value to customers using Revit Structure by providing all Extensions for Revit, both fee and free, through the Autodesk Subscription Program.

In addition to having access to all previously fee based extensions for free in one repository, Revit Structure customers will also be delighted with new functionalities in current Extensions, new Extensions and much more.

Monday, January 14, 2008

CADclip - REVIT 2008 Color Fill Schemes Theory

The image above (click for larger view) depicts the suggested steps involved in understanding how REVIT Color Fill Schemes and Legends work.

Play the video below for a very informative 10 minute REVIT 2008 MEP CADclip video tutorial on the 'Theory' behind using Color Fill Schemes.

Although REVIT MEP is being utilized in this video tutorial, this same 'theory' can also be applied to both REVIT Structure or REVIT Architecture.

Monday, January 07, 2008

REVIT Implementation Tips

Below is a video slide show describing a few tips and guidelines
when implementing your REVIT product(s).
Click the 'Play > ' button above.
To summarize the slide show above you need to:
1. Mark up a set of exiting plans with color coded pens
2. Compare it to what Autodesk supplies
3. Build or Seek out the missing content and symbology
4. Put it all in your Template file(s)
5. Start a simple (as possible) Pilot Project
6. Maintain the Template file(s)