From IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog: We can add a modifier to the export dialog box for the items we want to adjust, make sure that you also do this to the sub-categories of the element also, and select the Phase Created modifier and add it to the list, in the separator space, add the separator type you want to use…this will give us something similar to the following in the cad file: A-DOOR-Existing
Have you ever wanted to control the text on your Sections, even forcing the text to be rotated / aligned with the Section Line itself? If so, check out the information and links below.
From Oliver Langwich blog:
Thomas had in his blog at that time solved the problem so that it creates different types of families in the project and appropriate types of sectional views to choose from are issued. After last weeks I have id delve into the topic of “Nested Labels” and aligning tax and labels, I just had to try again looking and if it does not yet have a way to control the labeling of an angle parameters. And it goes ! Although one must still interface types to create and assign an icon, but I have not in the family and setting up elaborate and symbol labeling parameters, provided with a visibility parameter, create family types, etc. The following three pictures you see above the normal average always labeling, including the angle of parameters.
What is the U-Value? It is: Also known as the U-factor or coefficient of heat transmission, a measure of the rate of non-solar heat loss or gain through a material or assembly. U-values gauge how well a material allows heat to pass through. http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/U/AE_U-value.html
autodesk.de recently carried a detailed post on formulas related to the U-value.
Daryl Gregoire posted about this recently and I found his post very helpful. In the past, if the checkbox was grayed out to ‘Create New Local’, I would just manually copy the file to my C: drive, append my username to it, and then open it that way. This is ‘old school’ Revit, before the automated local file creation became available. However, Daryl’s fix is better than my workaround…
Why is the checkbox not available? you are NOT using the same version of REVIT that was used to create the Central file
How to fix it properly? open the file, upgrade it to your version of REVIT (done automatic) then ‘save as’ the file and click the ‘Option‘ button in the Save dialog box and tick the option for ‘Make this a central file after save‘.
Mario Guttman, creator of Whitefeet tools, reposted an interesting video / case study by David Mettler showing a potential workflow from Revit into an FM scenario using MySQL:
The process: “I exported the Revit tables out to Access using the DBlink. From Access I had to setup a ODBC export using SSH Tunneling to get the remote host to show up as a localhost. It took a lot of time to figure out the connection issues get the data across to MySQL. Once I got the bugs work out on the ODBC connection it’s a piece of cake post the information into MySQL. I used phprunner with the SSH Tunnel to create the pages.” via Revit FM Tool | WhiteFeetTools
The problem – you want to subscribe to an online newsletter, but they don’t offer an RSS or Atom feed. You don’t want to disclose your personal email address.
You can use the following service to set up a ‘bridge’ between a nominated email address and an RSS feed. Then you can simply subscribe to the RSS link that the you are provided with: Emails to RSS Forwarding
It takes a little bit of setting up, but it does solve the specific problem described above.
There are a few freely available applications for AutoCAD that allow it to do some powerful spline editing – tools we don’t have in vanilla Revit just yet. You can use the tools below to do some line operations in AutoCAD and then Link / Import the resulting elements into Revit:
Polylines to splines Copy / paste the script from the page linked below into a text file, then save as pl2sp.lsp APPLOAD in AutoCAD, then PL2SP to run it Here is a routine that allows you to turn a “Fit Curve” Polyline into a Spline… AutoLISP: Polyline to Spline | AutoCAD Tips: