Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Controlling Workset Visibility in Linked Models - Structural Example

A quick post an controlling Workset visibility through linked models.

I am still not a fan of using worksets to control visibility, in general, as I previously wrote here: Avoid Using Worksets to Control Visibility. But there is always an exception to the rule, and in that case... here are a few tips.

Keep reading to learn more...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Revit Basics: Wall Joins

In Autodesk Revit, walls clean up regardless of phase. For example, in the example below, the new wall cleans up (i.e. joins) with the existing wall. This is often not desirable as we want the contractor to clearly see the transition between new and existing in the printed drawings; there is a construction joint here that needs to be considered.

Read on to learn more...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Enscape Blog Post: Save Time and Money with Renderings Done Right

I wrote another blog post for Enscape titled Save Time and Money with Renderings Done Right. This post is now live!


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Easy Metric Conversion in Revit

If you work in Imperial units, i.e. feet and inches, here is a quick tip metric conversion tip for you.

The inspiration for this post can from the amazing Lynn Allen, who recently posted this video on Easy Metric Conversions with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator.

Here is how its done in Revit...

Monday, February 11, 2019

Autodesk Customer Success Learning Hub

I recently discovered something new offered by Autodesk called: Autodesk Customer Success Learning Hub. A collection of interesting videos commissioned by Autodesk to promote the success of their customers using their tools.

One of the video series is by Michael Kilkelly, of ArchSmarter, and it is titled The Effective Architect Series. I watched Part 1, which consists of seven short videos, and found a lot of valuable tips... from using check lists to prioritizing your tasks.

Link to Part 1: The Effective Architect: 25 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder - Part 1

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Revit 2019 Uncropped Perspective Tips

I wrote about this before, but wanted to present the information again in a slightly different way to emphasize the features of the new Revit 2019 uncropped perspective. A significant difference between cropped and uncropped is the fact that the camera moves when you scroll the wheel in an uncropped perspective view.

Continue reading...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2019 Update 1

Two structural related items to share today...

A few days ago I posted Revit 2019 Beam Annotation Elevation Error. I wanted to mention this again as that post has been updated with a workaround. There still appears to be an issue when using y-offset for concrete beams, but getting closer to a workable solution.

Along with the recent Revit 2019.2 update, the Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2019 was updated. I touched on that here: Revit Structural Enhancements in the 2019.2 Update.