Thursday, July 23, 2020

Top 5 New Revit 2021.1 Features

Its that time of year, and a new Revit "dot" release has dropped! This update, 2021.1, includes bug fixes and new features. Today's post highlights five that jump out at me and provides links for more information!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Phil and Pieter Talk Custom Enscape Assets via YouTube Video

Phil Read and Pieter Schiettecatte talk custom Enscape assets via YouTube video. A great tutorial on the entire process, from original asset procurement to viewing in Enscape.

Keep in mind that custom asset support is on the horizon as seen in the Enscape 2.9 roadmap, so you will want to start getting familiar with this process!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Material Bump Basics for Enscape

Using bump maps in a material definition is key to quality visualizations with Enscape, or any rending engine. A quick post today with a tip on making sure the bump map is doing what you want, and not creating the opposite effect.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

My Visit with Renowned Architect David Salmela

Before I close the moving truck door and head to Texas in two weeks, to finilze my transition to Lake|Flato Architects, I had the opportunity to visit with one of my favorite architects, David Salmela, who lives/works just a few miles from my house here in Duluth, Minnesota. Today's post shares a little about David, his home/office and a sketching book I co-authored which includes some of David's informal sketches.

Note: The only time we were not wearing masks was for this, very brief, socially distanced selfie.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Enscape 2.8 Has Dropped! Plus, What Will be in 2.9?

Enscape 2.8 has dropped! You can download it now and start exploring the new features.

What are those new features? That is the topic of today's post!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A+I Enscape Asset Creator - Development Update!

Pieter Schiettecatte from A+I in New York City is continuing to develop the A+I Enscape Asset Creator tool that was mentioned in this blog post: Tutorial: how to create custom Enscape assets

Today's post highlights the developments that have been made to that tool.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Autodesk AEC Community Website - My Featured Post

Did you know Autodesk has an AEC Community page with related resources? That is the topic of today's post, which includes one of my blog posts featured on that site!

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Revit 2021 Issue with Realistic Views on Sheets

Two realistic views on a the same sheet with different Graphic Display Options anti-aliasing settings in Revit 2021 causes a problem when it comes time to print. Today's post highlights this little bug.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Updated Enscape Grass Post - Plus Animated Vegetation Coming Soon!

I recently updated my post, over on the Enscape blog, about grass! Learn about that and a new related feature coming soon... animated vegetation!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Autodesk BIM 360 Design and the Challenge with Tracking User Access

Did you know an Autodesk account belongs to an individual and not a company, even if the company initiated the account using a company email address?

Learn about this and how it can lead to challenges tracking who has access to your projects in today's post! I have seen this many times, and even experienced it myself when I joined Lake|Flato Architects recently.

The image shows multiple BIM 360 Design hubs accosted with projects I should no longer have access to. I am in the process of getting myself removed, but there should be a better process that would protect the firm and the project from staff who have left an organization... especially if disgruntled.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Meet Fabio Sato - Revit MEP Guru from Brasil

In today's post... I wanted to introduce Fabio Sato and share a link to his YouTube channel where he shares some Revit MEP content creation tips and tricks. If you work in Revit MEP, why not check it out and subscribe to keep in touch!

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