Top-11-Tips-Tricks-Revit-2013.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Here’s a taste:
3. Need a slope annotation on your ramp in a plan view? It can’t be done without this trick!
Why won’t it work? Okay, I’ll check with the Revit developers… but in the meantime, do this:
a. Open a 3D top-down view (click on the Top of the view cube) showing the ramp.
b. Use the Spot Slope tool to place a slope arrow on the ramp in the 3D view.
c. Select the spot slope annotation. Click Ctr-x (cut to clipboard).
d. Open the plan view. In Modify tab, click Paste drop-down and choose > Aligned to Current View.
e. The parametric slope arrow now exists on the ramp in the plan view!

Thanks to author Trey Klein.

Heads-up and link from betterREVIT:
Where’s my Chair? | betterREVIT


Here it is – my little collection of AU2012 goodies.  Images, videos, cool quotes (and don’t forget the tweets!) – everything from the last couple of weeks that I thought was worth posting is here.  Enjoy!

To open up to as large an audience as possible, there’s no NDA – Autodesk Labs is wide-open to the public
#AU2012 Why Autodesk has a Labs – It is Alive in the Lab

AU Virtual 2012
Most of my experience with AU2012 was either through Virtual or Twitter.  Having viewed a few sessions, here are some things I found interesting:
The Reality of the Cloud – “you can’t protect what you don’t have line of sight” to

Class catalog preview at:

And if you want to try downloading some videos from AU Virtual (scroll down to EDIT2):
How to download videos from AU2012 and AUTV without a download link ( RTMP FLV from ooyala )

Everyone is a designer

Revit Multi-touch

Class Ratings by #ukbimcrew

Revit 2014 features discussed
I also attended the AEC Futures session today to give us a preview of what’s coming in Revit 2014. Unfortunately we are under NDA for that, so I’ll not be giving anything away. I eagerly await the forthcoming release.
AU Wrap Up

Fusion 360
Looks interesting… some more info at:
BIMopedia Online – Benjamin Malone
Models can be uploaded from Revit, Rhino, ArchiCAD you name it – with synchornised results far more accurate than what we are acheiving at the moment. We have been promised a fully interoperable and extremely accurate product to product exchange. Sounds very exciting, and about time too. This promises to be the first truly open BIM platform…

Riverbed bug
Well to my surprise I get a email from one of my Revit users asking why objects are not showing up!
Didn’t think this would happen with Revit! (how naive!).
So we will now evaluate a new pdf driver!
Anyone else ever had this issue with pdf’s?

We are testing a couple projects using Revit Server and have had a couple error messages stating that “This Operation could not be Completed”, after asking around at AU I found out that there appears to be a known issue between Riverbed and Revit Server (wish I had known about it earlier…). anyway apparently the guys at Riverbed are working on a solution, in the mean time I have to look for a work around!
The Revit Jedi: AU and Known and Unknow Issues.

Autodesk Expert Elite program launched at AU
AutodeskCare, Many are called, but few are chosen. Have you met…

Autodesk – Autodesk Expert Elite

Autodesk Expert Elite Terms of Service


Aaron Maller @Twiceroadsfool
@lukeyjohnson @62TV175 @BigBadBIM @RobertYori @lonniecumpton
I have a 1.2GB file, runs on 8GB. Have a 200mb file that requires 12GB.

Jason Rostar @jrostar
Note: Students are dirt cheap existing condition modelers via @BrianSkripac…CM-2593, going Mobile with Revit Server- Handout
 Retweeted by Luke Johnson


3d…FM2589 Handout (tomorrow, 130, Point Cloud to FM class)
 Retweeted by Luke Johnson
  1. Download and install StreamTransport (I am running version
  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 – Google Groups