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