Thursday, March 29, 2012

13 New REVIT 2013 Features

Here's a link to the Latest and Greatest in REVIT 2013 >

I had wishful thinking that Autodesk may scrap the Project Browser as it is and allow us to create custom access to what is managed thru the Project Browser. (Palettes) However my hopes once again are shattered.

Some of favorite features are:

1. The ability to search the Project Browser for content. Yes, thank you, that helps . . . a little bit but no cigar.

2. The Design Suite is now delivering Architecture, Structure and MEP in a single interface all under one application. Yeah !

3. Real time updating from View templates to the actual view. Most would wonder why it didn't do this already as that would be the intension.

4. Dimension enhancements.

5. Double click a Family to open it for editing. I think I've been doing this instinctively for ever so no adaptation will be required here.

6. REVIT Server enhancements to allow storage of a central model on multiple servers.

7. Parts and Assemblies have improved but I haven't tested the waters.

8. Double click the wheel button to Zoom All to Fit.

9. Stair and Railing Improvements look promising but from what I have read it's not 'Complete'. . . . what  . . . . Autodesk releasing a half baked feature  . . . . could this be true !

10. MEP allows centerlines of rounder elements. WE'VE BEEN WAITING : )

11. MEP includes Site Tools. Thank you.

12. Save your selection sets. Yes, great feature and HUGE time saver.

13. Structure has some nice REBAR and Reinforcing improvements that will be well accepted.

More stuff to follow as time rolls on . . .

CADclips REVIT Videos Here

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

REVIT LT and Project Spark Training Video Tutorials

For those of you moving to REVIT LT (Limited Technology not Lite) 2013 and need training or tutorials you can get everything you need at CADclips.

REVIT LT is just a watered down version of Full REVIT.
In other words, everything that the LT version does the full version does the same way. Much like AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

A few things that REVIT LT will NOT do is:
Design Options
Point Clouds
Photo Realistic Rendering
Shared Coordinates
In-Place Families
Sun Path
View Filters

REVIT LT and Full REVIT cannot read each other's files but they can both link in each others files.

There are also features in REVIT LT that are a Simplified version of the Full REVIT.

CADclips REVIT Videos Here

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Floating REVIT Ribbon Panels

Most of us are aware that you can click and drag the Ribbon Panels to re-arrange them within the Ribbon but did you know (as shown above) that you can drag the Panel(s) right off the Ribbon ?

I have been forcing myself to use 'Keyboard Shortcut' commands a fair bit these days but floating my favorite Panels onto my second monitor seems to be working quite nicely and beats the heck out of having to click the Tab on the Ribbon before getting access to the tool you want.

REVIT Rocks !  

CADclips REVIT Videos Here