You are going to RTC. Will it be amazing? Probably. But will you get the most out of it? That is completely up to YOU. Here are a few pointers.
Drink lots of coffee (in moderation, of course)
Talk to as many people as you can – target the people who you have made contact with online but haven’t met in person
Get your own name out there in conversation – make sure you say something memorable, like
“this Rivett program is cool, hey” If you get bored, go get another coffee
Here is the golden tip – for each session that you attend,
make a note of 2 (two) things that you think you can use. These may be
ways to customize your Revit environment,
online resources you didn’t know about,
anything that could improve your personal workflow or your company standards.
But aim for 2 points per session. More points make it difficult to actually recall and apply them, less and you are not getting your RTC value-for-money.
PS – Feel free to post your own ‘survival tips’ in the comments…
AutodeskEd uploaded a bunch of Vasari Workshop videos late last week. I have put them all in a playlist and embedded it for you below. The playlist is just over 2 hours long:
I haven’t really played with this, but theoretically you could:
Import a Sketchup file into Vectorworks
Vectorworks will attempt to create floors, roofs and walls
Export to IFC
Import into your BIM program of choice…
When importing a sketchup document, by default it will attempt to import the file as if it were an architectural design document, it will try to determine which objects are floors, roofs and walls. via Vectorworks KnowledgeBase :: 3rd Party File Formats – Google SketchUp
There are quite a few renumbering add-ins available for Revit. This free little package from CTC includes a tool to renumber both Rooms and Doors…
Room and Door Renumber for Revit 2013 – CTC via Revittize
Sequence numbering on doors
numbers doors independently. The tool remembers the previous door’s number and will maintain the proper sequence on subsequent doors.
Revit Renumbering Video Tutorial – 2:00 Revit Renumbering Product Information Revit Renumbering available on Autodesk Exchange: http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/2013/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3arevitrenumbering%3aen You can also get Imaginit Room Renumber on Exchange at: Autodesk Exchange Apps
I recently posted a method of
twisting Keynote Legends around to do exactly what you want. However, maybe using Note Blocks with numbered notes would better suit your documentation process?
Read more at:
Using Note Blocks for Numbered Notes – WikiHelp
Also check out my 2009 post:
What Revit Wants: Note Blocks – What are they??
IFC Exporter for Revit – at SourceForge.net
2013 UI – This contains the IFC alternate Exporter UI for Revit installer compatible with the Revit 2013 series of products. There is no Revit 2012 version of this UI. This replaces the default IFC Export UI in Revit, and adds new functionality such as saving export configurations, and new export options such as saving to ifcXML and ifcZIP file formats.
2013 – This contains the IFC Exporter for Revit installer compatible with the Revit 2013 series of products. For more information on the difference between 2012 and 2013, check out the [What’s new in 2013] section of the Wiki accessible from this site.
Looking for the latest version? Download IFC Export UI for Autodesk Revit 2013 v1.1.0.msi (561.7 kB)
Revit Norge: Ny open source IFC-exporter til Revit 2013
a Revit plug-in that you can assign 5 of your most often used views. It is super simple in operation. When you run it for a very first time none of the views are set and you have to set those that you want to be able to access by clicking on the “Set/Reset” button … download page to get the installation files or download them directly from here.
DP stuff: QuickViewAccess for Revit 2012, Access Your Most Often Used Views
I requested a 2013 version from
Dima in the comments – he replied that one will be available ‘very soon’… Chiriacov
QuickViewAcces 2013 Revit Addin – dp Stuff
QuickViewAccess 2014 Revit Addin – dp Stuff
EDIT: The free content at vyonyx has been moved to
Are you getting tired of using the same RPC people and trees in all your Revit renders? Maybe you should try adding some of these free trees and people in your render post-editing program (such as Photoshop):
Cutout People | VYONYX
Cutout Trees | VYONYX
Disclaimer: All the contents in our download section are absolutely free of any charge and there is no limitation on their personal or commercial use! …
Along similar lines, I previously posted about
Immediate Entourage here.
vyonyx also host: Textures | VYONYX and References | VYONYX (think water, grass, backgrounds etc)
I spotted this cool graphic a while ago on
Revitez, but it was in French. Ben Malone has gone to the trouble of translating it into English for us – thanks mate!
Original post (French):
Stair and Railing Categories