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!



Thursday, March 03, 2022

Rumor wasn't a rumor - B.I.M. After Dark Conversation

I just wrapped up my conversation with Jeff, The Revit Kid on his B.I.M After Dark livestream. It was nice to chat about Revity stuff with Jeff and I hope it was interesting enough for those that attended and watch later. Jeff's done great work with his channel and B.A.D products as well as his legacy of The Revit Kid blogging. His passion for it is self evident.

I owe the folks at Ideate an apology. I neglected to mention how much their Explorer features in my day to day. I'm shocked that I didn't bring it up. I'll blame it on the whisky, a very good whiskey too. To all the hardworking folks at Ideate, keep it up! Glad you're on it.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Rumor Goin Round

I'm crawling out from under my rock later this week. I'm joining Jeffery Pinheiro's (aka The Revit KidBIM After Dark livestream on Thursday evening. He plays guitar and I play drums, we might get around to talking about Revity things too.






Friday, September 24, 2021

Revit Updates and 33 Percent

 There must be something magical about 33% and Revit updates lately?


I installed the Hotfix the other day and it "hung" at 33% long enough that I thought the install failed. I just started to look at a forum thread on the subject and it magically finished. This morning the same thing is happening with the 2022.1 update. Progress gauges aren't much good if they don't actually show progress the whole time, no? Looking forward to checking out the new features when it jumps from 33% to Finished!


Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Void and the Revolve

 A tale of mystery set in ancient times...a fairytale of majestic proportions...

Sadly it's more mundane than that. This morning I noticed a distinctly Reviteristic situation while answering a client's question. To get a void to cut a revolve, their orientation to one another seems to matter.

If I create a revolve in the Front view of a Generic Face Based template and then create the extrusion in a side (Right/Left) view the void won't cut if the extrusion extends too far toward the other side of the revolve (seem image).

It took two voids on either side of the Axis of the Revolve to get a full cut of the revolve form (see image).

However if I create the revolve in the Right side view AND create the void extrusion in the same view one void is enough (see image).

Perhaps this is old news to some but it's definitely subtley quirky (which defines a Reviteristic for me). Next time you're taking a journey with a revolve and void...remember this? I'll try.

This was done using Revit 2020.2.4 BTW