Thursday, November 13, 2008
I will be teaching 3 classes, and assisting as a lab assistant for 2 labs plus attending sessions on Revit and Construction.
Looking at the schedule, it appears that my nights will be just as busy... and I am not the party animal if you do not know me very well.
If you are an Alacad customer, I want to personally invite you to attend a special Customer Appreciation Mixer. Alacad wants to say Thank You for being our customer by hosting a mixer on Monday night at the V Bar from 7:00-8:00. Shoot me an email to ensure that you have your ticket to join us. You must have a ticket to attend.
I am looking forward to meeting many of you that are attending. Find me if you can in the sea of 10,000 attendees. See ya in Vegas!
Friday, October 10, 2008
These tools are great, but there is nothing built in the program to vary the lineweight automatically based on the depth of view. It would be nice for Revit to allow us to set some depth distances to automatically switch lines that are in the forground to be thick and the lines in the distance to be thin. Maybe some day we will have that.
Another tool that I find handy that few people know about is the Silhouette Edge setting. This setting will allow you to beef up the lineweight of the silhouette edge. This setting is found in the Advance Model Graphics Settings dialog box.
Inside the Advance Model Graphics Settings dialog box you can set the silhouette edges to any linetype you have in your project. This will automatically apply this linetype to the outside edges of your view.
Here is a before and after view with the Silhouette Edges changed to Medium Lines.
Silhouette Edge set to None
Silhouette Edges set to Medium
This should give you a head start on enhancing your elevations. You can still use the Linework tool with the Silhouette Edges turned on.
Monday, September 15, 2008
We will be hosting a full day of training on Revit. I will also be presenting the basics of NavisWorks during lunch.
Check out the course offerings and sign up at:
This will be like a mini-one-day Autodesk University.
If you are fortunate enough to attend this year's Autodesk Unversity, check out the three classes that I will be presenting.
- AB110-6 AutoCAD® Architecture: Making Spaces Work For You!
- CV310-4 From Dirt to Doors: Making AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Revit® Architecture Work Together In Harmony
- AB404-3 From the Existing to the Beyond with Revit® Design Options and Phases
These are both great opportunities, don't miss out!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Go to http://seek.autodesk.com/. You can search by keyword, browse by CSI format, and filter it down by manufacturer. It appears to pull from multiple websites. It is a one stop shop for all your content searches.
There is also a built in search line inside of the Revit 2009 products that will launch this site.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Additionally, it’s easier than ever to modify endcaps using the “Auto-Calculate” feature and the integration of AEC Modify Tools.
Because of this, it’s now possible to extend, trim, and even merge wall components with AutoCAD linework, allowing you to create the endcap condition that you want… in fewer steps!
Match Properties Update
Now, in AutoCAD Architecture, the “Paintbrush Tool” has been extended beyond AutoCAD entities to also work with AEC objects, such as walls, doors, and windows. The object matching paintbrush will allow users to match the style and graphic properties of one object to like objects in a drawing.
With this update, you’ll be able to quickly make design revisions to linework and objects, so that you don’t have to learn a separate set of revision commands!
Now you can have more control over the way text appears in your construction documents by specifying text wrapping, rotation, and alignment in its tags with intuitive grips. With these tools, you’ll find it easier to communicate your design intent clearly.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The new revision enhancements allow architects and designers achieve the various revision styles that they demand. New flexibility enables revision tables to build from the bottom up or top down. Also, numbering sequences can include and be sorted by numbers or letters. A new field called “Issued By” helps revision tracking.
Pretty cool! More to come soon.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Modifying the plan swing of doors is a simple process, as long as you understand a few things. You will need to open the door family that you want to modify by highlighting the door in your project and then picking the Edit Family button on the Options bar.
This will open up the door family in a Family Editor mode. You will then need to navigate Project Browser to open the floor plan view of the door.