Saturday, February 27, 2010

Operable Overhead Door Family

As indicated in the animated image above, the 5 CADclip tutorials below demonstrate how we can easily and quickly convert an out of the box REVIT overhead door to have the option to be open.
This CADclip is packed with custom family tips that you can use in your own family creation.

Only in Canada

I know this is off topic but could not help but post this photo of the Canadian Olympic Torch with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) posing out front.
In Vancouver, BC of all places.
Only in Canada !

Sunday, February 21, 2010

REVIT Residential Model Demonstration

I needed to convey some information to some customers of mine so I thought I would take advantage of all my resources. 

Although I could send them hard copy prints, a little video goes a long way as well.

Here are a few CADclips enhanced with a little audio dub.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Add Sheet Counter to REVIT Title Block

REVIT does not come installed with a title block family parameter that displays how many sheets are in a sheet set. In fact REVIT doesn't have sheet sets.
Some people prefer to display the total number of sheets in a set as the '15' displays above.
In the 3 CADclips below you are first introduce to the completed title block family in a project then we start from scratch and show you how to build it yourself.
1. Create a Shared Parameter named 'Number of Sheets'.
2. Use this Shared Parameter in the Title Block rfa family file.
3. Load the title block family into a project.
4. Create a local Project Parameter of Category 'Project Information' pointing to the same Shared Parameter.
5. Set the 'Number of Sheets' value manually in the Project Information dialog box or the field in the title block and witness the change to all sheets.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

RAC 2010 - The New Curtain System by Lines

Here's the new way to create a 'Curtain System by Lines'.
In previous versions of REVIT there was a simple straight forward way to create the curtain system as illustrated above by using a tool called 'Curtain System By Lines'.
The first thing we noticed in RAC 2010 is that tool is gone without at trace. Not only is it gone but if you go to the help menu to the 'Where is my Command' tool and search for it you will discover that it does NOT tell you where that command went to. It has been erased from the face of REVIT without any direction as to the 'NEW' way to do it . . . . . . that is until now of course : )
1. Create a new In-Place Mass Form by picking existing geometry or linework.
2. Turn the linework into a 'Form' and finish the mass.
3. Use the Curtain System by Face tool.
4. Add the Curtain Grids.
5. Add the Mullions.
6. Bob's your Uncle !
See the CADclip below for a complete demonstration.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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1. CADclips provides you with a unique '10% discount' coupon code.
2. You publish the coupon on your web page any how or any where for people to use.
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You never actually have to meet or talk to the customer. You just advertise the 10% savings coupon on your web site or blog and CADclips sends you the commission $$$.

This includes single sales as well as large corporate / educational sales and the sky is the limit people !
You have the traffic and contacts. CADclips has a solid proven product. So do yourself a favor.
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Interested in a nice little chunk of side revenue with zero effort ?
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Post the coupon code on your web site or hand it out one at a time and you're on your way !

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

REVIT Stepped Footing Tutorial

Out of the box REVIT just doesn't make it easy to create stepped footings.
We need to:
1. Create some Reference Planes
2. Model the stepped footing using an In-Place family
3. Split the walls
4. Apply the Concrete Material and then Join Geometry

Below are 5 CADclips embedded in a single viewer on how to create the stepped footing you see above. This is good for both for REVIT Architecture or Structure.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

REVIT Live Editing Tutorials

Below I have embedded 13 CADclip tutorials in a single viewer to provide live editing to convert the House with the Garage to the House with the Front Porch as illustrated above.
First we do all the modeling and then we go through and cleanup all the Views and Sheets.