Archvision has a great reputation for providing quality Entourage RPC content and extensions to Revit, historically to assist you in creating more impressive presentation images and renderings. More recently, they have branched out to focus more on being a BIM content leader, including the development and release of their DETAIL WAREHOUSE app and content. This has been improved with recent updates, including the provision of DWG versions of this detail library.

A couple of months ago, Archvision partnered with AXYZ Design to now provide more high quality 3D people as part of the RPCs available to Archvision users (but purchased under a separate license). The official name of this product is “AXYZ Design 3D Human Characters Collections”.

For more information on the AXYZ partnership, DETAIL WAREHOUSE App Store release, and DWG availability, please see links, images and embedded press releases below.

AXYZ Partnership

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AXYZ Press release:

Detail Warehouse on App Store

Get it here:

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Press release:

Detail Warehouse in DWG Format

Press release:

Tekla has issued an XML file containing preset IFC settings for export to Revit, specifically for Coordination. In some cases, this may already be available on your system, but in other regions you may have to install it manually.

Here’s how:

  1. Download the zipped XML at this link.
  2. Unzip the XML into this folder on all PC’s running Tekla Structures:
    C:\TeklaStructures\*version*\Environments\australasia\system
    Note: you may need to adjust the above path to suit your Region
  3. Once this file is included in the folder mentioned above it will be available in all projects. When the user goes to File – ExportIFC they will have a pre-saved setting named “RevitCoordination”. The user simply Loads that setting and exports the parts needed.

  4. This “RevitCoordination” setting also is setup to export additional property sets for Design Workflow data that is entered into the member properties (ie. Beam, Column etc.) in Tekla Structures.


More information at:
CUSTOMER QUESTIONS: What’s the best settings to use when sending Structural BIM to Revit Architecture?
and
Tekla Revit BIM workflow example | Tekla User Assistance

Do you have a problem with your SSD getting maxed out by a bloated TEMP directory (%temp%) ? In Revit, you might have an issue with revittemp_ files, particularly if you are using massive federated models with lots of Revit links…

Maybe this is an ‘edge case’, but I’ve tweeted about this issue a couple of times:

Three big Revit instances. The revittemp files in %temp% folder cause disk space problems, even with 512gb SSD. pic.twitter.com/A0dpL6ca0u

— Luke Johnson (@lukeyjohnson) January 20, 2016

To stop this problem from affecting your main, system SSD hard drive disk space, you can move your Windows Temp directory. Here’s how:

Go to This PC, Properties:

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Go to Advanced system settings:

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Go to Advanced tab, Environment Variables:

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Then for TEMP and TMP, edit the path:

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And input a location on a larger, secondary hard drive:

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Here are the same screenshots for TMP:

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Then, restart your computer:

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After restart, you should see files showing up in the new TEMP directory:

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And when you open Revit file with links, you may see the revittemp_ files starting to appear:

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Wow, Revit 2015 is really going for the ‘most updates’ record!

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Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 Update Release 12
Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 Update Release 12 Readme

R2 Download link:
http://up.autodesk.com/2015/RVT/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2-x64_Update12.exe

New build number for Revit 2015 R2:
20160120_0715

Enhancements list should (eventually) be live at:
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR12/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR12_forR2.pdf

non R2 download link:
http://up.autodesk.com/2015/RVT/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update12.exe

A note on C4R Update 9 and Revit 2015 Update 12:
Users of A360 Collaboration for Revit may experience an error on Revit startup if they install the Revit 2015 R2 Update Release 12 but not the corresponding A360 Collaboration for Revit update, version 2015.9.
The error dialog will reference the following: File name: ‘Autodesk.RevitServer.Versioning.Client,…..

  • To continue using A360 Collaboration for Revit, close all sessions of Revit, then download and install the Collaboration 2015.9 update and restart Revit.
  • To stop using A360 Collaboration for Revit, uninstall this program via the Programs and Features functionality of the Windows Control Panel.