1. Download and install StreamTransport (I am running version 1.0.2.2171)
  2. Browse to a specific video and start streaming it in Internet Explorer
  3. Mouse over the video, click Share, and then Copy Url
  4. In Internet Explorer, open a new blank tab and close all other tabs
  5. Delete your Browser Cache (gears, Internet Options, Delete… make sure Temporary Internet Files and Cookies are ticked)
  6. Open StreamTransport and paste the URL
  7. The player should load.  Click to start playing.
  8. StreamTransport will detect the video source URL.  Click Download in the lower right corner and choose a location / filename.
  9. To be certain you get it all, you will probably have to wait for the video to stop playing to ensure the download is complete.

EDIT3 try using rtmpdump version 2.5, with the rtmpsrv method

EDIT Another, slightly more complicated option is RTMPDumpHelper with RTMPDump toolkit. 
Choose the rtmpsrv.exe option.

EDIT2 After having more problems (the ooyala host used by AU2012 is particularly resistant to downloading methods), I used Coojah 6 with Firefox 3.5 portable after installing portable flash.xpi manually and running both Coojar and Firefox as Administrator and then downloading with Blader.  All of this happened in a VirtualBox for safety.
Can’t download video from http://www.telegraph.co.uk – Google Groups

September | 2012 | Handout Links
1) LARUG Presents_Jay B Zallan_Bootlegging Keynotes for Good not Evil II.pdf
1a) 2013 JBZ_LARUG_Custom _Keynotes.txt
2) LARUG Presents_Troy R Gates_Formula Driven Families & Noteblocks.pptx
2a) Revit Formulas for Everyday Usage_Revit Forum.pdf
2b) Family: Comments.rfa
2c) Family: Keyplan.rfa
2d) Family: Project Comments.rfa
3) LARUG Presents_Brian Andresen_Worksharing.pdf

September | 2012 | LARUG YouTube Channel 
Recorded session videos will post shortly after the live presentations & will continue to be added to at:
LARUGs BIMconsortium Youtube Channel Videos

via
Los Angeles Revit Users Group Blog: LARUG Presents: Essentially Revit | September 2012 Handouts & Links

Here is how you can download Revit 2013 using Firefox with Downthemall, and without having to Register or Login or use Akamai:

  1. Install Firefox and Downthemall
  2. Open Firefox, hit ‘Alt’ – Tools – Downthemall Tools – Manager
  3. Hit the Plus sign
  4. Paste the link you want from the list below into the ‘Download’ field
  5. Put http://trial.autodesk.com/ in the ‘Referring page’ field
    (“Referring URL” in other download managers)
  6. Set your download location in ‘Save Files in’
  7. Hit Start!

Links to copy / paste into download manager:

Revit 2013 – combined

http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/RVT/ESD/Autodesk_Revit_2013_English_Win_32-64bit.exe

Revit 2013 – LT
http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/RVTLT/ESD/Autodesk_Revit_LT_2013_English_Win_32-64bit.exe

Revit 2013 – Architecture
http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/REVIT/ESD/Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2013_English_Win_32-64bit.exe

Revit 2013 – Structure
http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/REVITST/ESD/Autodesk_Revit_Structure_2013_English_Win_32-64bit.exe

Revit 2013 – MEP
http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/RVTMPB/ESD/Autodesk_Revit_MEP_2013_English_Win_32-64bit.exe

NOTE 1 – Autodesk has kinda given approval to using your own download manager before.

NOTE 2 – You could also use Flashget and manually set the referrer



EDIT – Other Autodesk product links (use referrer shown above)

AutoCAD 2013 – vanilla
http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/ACD/ESD/AutoCAD_2013_English_Win_32bit.exe
http://trial.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/2013/ACD/ESD/AutoCAD_2013_English_Win_64bit.exe

Interesting comment from the Autodesk deployment blog, Up and Ready:

We have been getting a lot of posts in our forums regarding corrupt installations and downloads.  My suggestion is to use Firefox and the Browser Download instead of using the Download Manager.

via
Downloading Software: Browser Download vs Download Manager – Up and Ready

I have previously posted about using Firefox and DownThemAll to download Autodesk content.

There are some other great third party download managers available – which one do you use?

Jdownloader is quite unique and powerful – check it out if you haven’t before.  From the website:
It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com – not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don’t pay. It offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, captcha recognition, automated file extraction, and much more. Of course, JDownloader is absolutely free of charge.

There is a plethora of information available on the internet for Revit users and Revit instructors.  However, sometimes you really just want to have training data stored locally.

To save web pages and videos from the Internet, I use Firefox with UnMHT, DownloadHelper and DownThemAll!

Rather than read about how to use all these tools, check out the video below:

PS – Please note that there may be copyright applicable to the use of some data.

I posted recently about the excellent book, Mastering Revit Architecture 2011.

If you wish to access and download the sample files, head over to the Sybex resource page for this book.

http://www.sybex.com/WileyCDA/SybexTitle/Mastering-Autodesk-Revit-Architecture-2011.productCd-0470626968,navId-290572,pageCd-resources.html

You should all know something about adaptive points by now. I will here describe how I recently used them to solve a modeling problem.

Basically, I need to create a surface that was quite irregular – it did not fall in a way that could be describe in 1 or 2 slopes. I didn’t want to use a shape-edited floor, as I wanted a form that would be smooth – not triangulated. Further to this, I wanted to be able to easily edit this form, and I wanted to be able to be able to derive some intelligence from it (ie. report the slope of the form). What would you do?

Here is how I handled it:

  1. Create an Adaptive Component (generic) family.
  2. Place some points and make them Shape Handle Points (Adaptive)
  3. Create two splines based on these adaptive points that meet at two endpoints (see image below).
  4. In the Project, create an in-place Mass family.
  5. Create an Instance of this Adaptive Component inside the in-place Mass.
  6. Finish the in-place Mass.
  7. Create a new Wall based on the face (surface) from the Adaptive Component family.
  8. You are done!


The fun part is editing – here is how you do it:

  1. Select the in-place Mass (use the Project Browser if you can’t pick any actual Mass geometry), and edit-in-place.
  2. Hold your mouse over one of the points and ‘Tab’ until you can select the actual adaptive point (see image below).
  3. Once selected, you can pull this point around.
  4. Adjust the points to suit, and then Finish Mass.
  5. Pick the Wall that you applied to the face (surface), and then ‘Update-to-Face’.


If you wish to add further details or even ‘trim’ the Wall, just create another in-place family of Category walls and go for your life (you can use Cut Extrusions etc to trim the face-applied wall to a form that suits you).

I’m sure that this isn’t the only way of attacking this problem, and I’m sure that it may not be ‘recommended’ in every case. But I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Here are the Adaptive Component family and the Project for you to download and look at:

Project File – Bending the Rules with Adaptive Points

Family – Adaptive Component