Monday, February 28, 2005

Overlaying Views on Sheets

One of the misunderstood concepts available to us in Revit. When you overlay views in Revit, as long as they are the same scale, they will "snap" into place in alignment. This allows you to set up a framing plan view that just shows framing, manipulate the display settings and then place it on a sheet on top of a floor plan.

It is so simple that folks discard the notion prematurely. The best part is you don't confound yourself trying to make a floor plan view "be all, end all". Views are just a "look" at the model. Folks get caught up in the notion that they "need" to put all the pieces and parts in one view.

So what's wrong with having a specific view set up for a very specific view of the project? NOTHING I say!! Try it, you'll like it!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

London Two

Just returned from my second two week working trip to London, England.

Managed to make time for a day trip in the Cotswolds region of England on the weekend. Thanks to my host Rhys and his partner Caroline it was a wonderful experience.

The following Thursday was entertaining as Celia and Ivor took me to see one of Englands secrets! John Otway! He's a very funny entertaining older punk rocker. Hilarious and a must see if you get the chance!!