Friday, June 17, 2011

Revit 2012 Edit In-Place Family Faint Lines

When you edit or create an in-place family the "Halftone" setting is applied to the other linework in the View. The effect of the "Halftone" settings can be adjusted in the Manage Tab-Additional Settings-Halftone/Underlay dialog.  If you feel the linework is too faint, you can adjust those settings by sliding the Brightness slider to be darker.

Thanks to Kyle from Autodesk for helping me with this one.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

orug: Get Paid by Autodesk to Test Software!

orug: Get Paid by Autodesk to Test Software!: "Autodesk Usability Testing Autodesk is once again looking for people who are familiar with digital creation tools to help us with a new stu..."

Uninstall Autodesk Building Suite 2012 Ultimate

It's great that we can install 15 programs with one click but what happens when (not if) we have to uninstall? A colleague just sent this link to me for that very reason. Only issue is that the application will not uninstall the Revit and Navisworks portion of the suite. You will have to do that the conventional way.

The uninstall application...

Watch this video for proper uninstalling techniques...

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Roof Tags

There are no default roof tags that I have found. So here's how you make one in three easy steps:

1. New Family
2. Choose the Generic Tag template
3. Change the Category to Roof Tags

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Dimensioning to 'Center of Core' in Linked Wall Doesn't Work

I think that the title says it all. Why is this important?

Many of you are using linking on large multi-discipline projects. You will link all of your models into one 'documentation' model. If you cannot dimension to 'center of core' of a wall through a linked file you are missing a key documentation feature in the workflow.

(Nasty) Workaround:
You will have to draw and lock ref planes at the center of core in every wall, in every link. Then you will be able to dimension to the ref plane. ugh.

Autodesk Development is aware of this and plan to fix it. But to add some urgency, please contact Autodesk through your Subscription Center account or your local reseller and log this. If you have a better workaround please feel free to comment...

Check out the Project Photofly Gallery - It is Alive in the Lab

You really have to try Project Photofly. It's a game changer....

Check out the Project Photofly Gallery - It is Alive in the Lab

Thursday, June 02, 2011

orug: May 19th Meeting Notes

orug: May 19th Meeting Notes: "Thanks to the 62 people (and 1 robot) who attended and participated in our meeting. Our two main topics were 'what's new in Revit 2012' and..."