Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sketchup 6 crashes Revit 9.1

I just had this happen to me and wanted others to know that Revit 9.1 (latest build) crashes when you import a Sketchup 6 file. To avoid this, save down to Sketchup 5 in Sketchup.

This is confirmed on this fine blog:
CAD Shack by Todd Shackelford

Friday, March 23, 2007

ORUG Members in the Globe and Mail

There is an article in the Globe and Mail Real Estate Section today about a Solares' Design Build project. Christine and Tom are both active members of ORUG and are 'sustainable design' advocates in practice.

You can read it on-line at:

Thursday, March 22, 2007

ESpecs for Revit: Review Part 1

Especs for Revit promises to link the assembly code information from Revit objects with Masterspec in order to create a written specification package. In our initial testing we have found that it does what it promises in this regard. Getting there is not overly complicated as implied by the length of training needed; for the full package, a day and a half. As of today Masterspec is the only standard available which they said that they will be expanding to include CMS, NMS (Canada).

We are currently testing this product and I will post further reviews as we go.

There is a video demo on their site.

Structural Objects in Revit Building

Many wonder if the structural objects that come with Revit Building work in Revit Structure seamlessly. The answer is yes they do. You may use the Copy/Monitor function to copy them into the Revit Structure from a linked Revit Building model.