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!
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!
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
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. via 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.
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