revit in plain english
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Ontario Revit Users Group Blog: ORUG Members: Get PAID to Test Autodesk Software: Want to help make Autodesk tools better? Hello from Autodesk's User Experience Team, Are you interested in helping Autodesk he...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
First off, thank you to all you smart people at Autodesk for the great work you are doing advancing design technology. Now, please listen...
Rant 1: Terminology
Friends at Autodesk, please review the terminology used in Revit. The inconsistency of terminology has been causing problems to new users for years. Here are some examples:
The tool to make a foundation wall is under the 'Structure' heading as Wall:Structure. This would be fine but the tool to make a strip footing is under the tab called 'Foundation' as 'Wall'.
To make a column footing you pick a tool called 'Isolated'. It's not isolated, it's under a column. A slab is more isolated than a Column Footing.
You can place a beam using the 'beam' tool, very logical. Now, where does one load more 'beams'? From the 'Structural Framing' folder. Are columns not also part of the frame?
And don't get me started on 'Families'. I devoted an entire post to translating 11 variables for family names...
Rant 2: Seeing Levels and Grids in 3D
Okay, Autodesk has no excuse on this one. For over three years we have been able to see Datums in 3D in the Conceptual Mass template. Why can't we at least have the option to show this in the project template?! (I'm not even going to mention perspective mode in Vasari)
Rant 3: Revit Structure Sections
Last rant, is for Revit Structure. Actually, this is more of a wishlist item. Why can't we just load one section (W10x49 for example) and use it for all beams, columns and detail components?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ontario Revit Users Group Blog: ORUG BIM Process Prezipaper: Instead of the old 'whitepaper' format, we thought that a 'Prezipaper' might be more suitable to present a topic as dynamic ...
Ontario Revit Users Group Blog: Behind the Revit Curtain with Greg Demchak: Here's Greg Demchak's presentation from our September 19th meeting. Look 'Behind the Revit Curtain' with Greg Demchak... ...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ontario Revit Users Group Blog: ORUG Meeting Sept.19 Behind the Revit Curtain: Subject: ORUG - Behind the Revit Curtain ...