Screencast by Aaron Maller:
Screencast by Aaron Maller:
With simply a bit of back and forth into and out of a Detail Group, you can get a Filled Region onto a Sheet…
You can watch Paolo demonstrate it here:
If you want to sign up to test it, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Fuzor Evaluation.
From Steve’s blog:
The product is only about six months old at this point and about to become available for evaluation. It’s being developed by a team based in San Diego, CA. If you are interested they are asking us to send a request via EMAIL. There is a PDF Manual if you’d like to read it.
Key Feature Summary
Arguably the most useful free add-in for Revit, there are some great new features – the one that particularly grabbed my eye was the automatic alignment and rotation of section boxes to certain elements:
As you may know, Harry made a free Section Box add-in with automatic rotation to walls a while back:
3D Section Box crop add-in WITH automatic rotation – Boost Your BIM
I’m honest enough to admit that Revit has the unfortunate reputation as a tool that is “bad” for presentation. Happily, BIM After Dark aims to correct that – by making all of us better at using Revit for a variety of presentation tasks.
BIM After Dark is essentially a training video series prepared by Jeffrey A Pinheiro, who many of you know as the author of the excellent, long-standing Revit blog The Revit Kid!
I had the opportunity to preview this video series prior to its release, and I must say I am impressed. Firstly, I’m sure you all realise that as good as Revit is, we still need to use other tools for certain presentation tasks, the foremost being Photoshop. It’s great that Jeff covers the effective use of Photoshop in considerable detail, and provides task-specific and industry-specific tips that will give you a real head start over the competition. Jeff covers some truly advanced, unique methods, and at the same time he includes some basic stuff that will help you if you are just starting out with Revit.
The plethora of included content and samples are also of very high quality, so if you can get access to them, I recommend that you do so. It includes texture, background and entourage images, Revit library files and some Photoshop PSD files too.
Here are some examples of the tips and workflows covered in this series:
These are just a few reasons why you should check out this new series. If you are serious about using Revit for presentation, BIM After Dark will definitely be worth it for you.
You can get it from here:
Here are some example videos:
A few thoughts I had while viewing the series
I have been searching for a quick and easy way to compare exclusions between Group instances – and nothing really exists at this point. So, I have developed a method to do this by using Revit and some schedules. It doesn’t require add-ins, macros or extensions – but it does require full Revit 2014.
Part A – create a Shared Parameter, applied to all Categories, that can vary by Group instance
Part B – To automatically create selection sets for each group instance
Part C – fill the parameter from Part A with appropriate values for each Group instance:
Using Sorting to make things look right, you can end up with a schedule you can quickly scroll through to find differences in Model Groups:
EDIT Along similar lines, you can check out Dave Light’s post at:
Revit : Scheduling Apartments
After inserting an image in Revit, sometimes the X and Y (Raster Image Width and Height parameters) values of the image are somewhat “warped” and need to be adjusted to match your model background.
I created a Line Based Detail Item family that generates a scaling factor that can be used to properly warp the image aspect ratio.
Just untick Lock Proportions, type an = sign in front of the value that needs to be warped and then put an asterisk (meaning multiply) followed by the Scaling Factor that the family generates. It will look something like:
The image below explains it further: