Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Blog Post Takedown - Revit 2008 Released - 2007

 Got a strange email this evening telling me a post from 2007 about Revit 2008 being released has been taken down (draft status) because it contains links that violate the DMCA. The links pointed to a place you could download Revit 2008 once upon a time... I didn't check if they still work. I just deleted the post since Revit 2008 is a bit irrelevant no?

The great and powerful internet watchdog is watching...

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Revit 2024 Installation

Imagine my surprise when I started to install Revit 2024 this morning and I was greeted with a message that it couldn't install because Autodesk Access is running. That "software" is the least impressive body of work Autodesk has released yet...

I closed Autodesk Access and installation has resumed...thank goodness :)

Edit: I should add that this was the fastest installation of Revit I can remember except for maybe the earliest few releases.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Sanitary Pipe Calculations and Venting

I wrote THIS POST years back regarding adding vent pipe to a sanitary system of pipe and fixtures. I'm happy to write that it's simpler now than then.

Just use an endcap family (made to look more like a vent cap) the vent pipe at the top and your fixture count should propagate all the way to the building connection as expected. That of course assumes you don't have open connections somewhere else along the way. The example above shows vent pipe using a separate type and a view Filter based on Type Name.

Use the Show Connections feature to identify them if any exist. I won't be shocked if you find some.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Snap Option - Mid Between 2 Points

When this new snap option appeared in Revit 2022.1 it was a LONG time coming. Not being able to snap to place something between two point has annoyed many a user for years. My problem is remembering it exists now. I've been using it quite a bit lately so perhaps the habit will stick. While it never really bothered me that it wasn't available I'm quite happy to have it now.

If my memory serves me it wasn't built into AutoCAD initially, perhaps an Express Tools addition? Regardless it does help speed up a common task!

Haven't noticed or used it yet? It's just a right click away while many tasks are in process, such as sketching a line, wall, or sketch segment. It's also useful for placing components. Check it out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Revit 2023.1 - Add Leader to Room Tag

I laughed out loud when I read this today after installing R2023.1. I'm guessing but every user has muttered this when getting the message "a tag was moved outside it's boundary". I've probably whined about it here once or twice...

It's the little things in life!