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2111, 2016

Lumion – Advanced Movement Effect – Open Door

By | November 21st, 2016|

Consider a Revit project represented here by a wall with three doors. It is required to be able to open these doors in Lumion by using the Advanced Movement Effect. The items that need to [...]

1811, 2016

How to see through a Revit Wall to show objects behind

By | November 18th, 2016|

A customer wanted to show bathroom fittings that are behind a wall in elevation so that they can plan the drainage piping for each fitting. The Revit tool you would use to show the fittings [...]

1811, 2016

How to fix a Revit MEP connector that face the wrong way   

By | November 18th, 2016|

A customer asked a question whereby they have added a pipe connector to a existing wash hand basin outlet and could not get the connector arrow to be positioned correctly or point in the direction [...]

1711, 2016

AutoCAD – Model Monolithic Stair

By | November 17th, 2016|

For some custom designs Revit’s monolithic stair generation fails (the green arrow depicts the monolithic stair while the red arrow on the left depicts a layout for which this type of stair does not generate). [...]

1711, 2016

Useful Snaps 3 of 3 – Apparent Intersect

By | November 17th, 2016|

The Apparent Intersect object snap is very useful in 2D, but it sometimes fails in 3D, but there are workarounds one may employ in these cases. Show below is a Blue line that runs at [...]

1711, 2016

AutoCAD – Usefull Snaps 2 of 3 – Point Filter

By | November 17th, 2016|

Here a line must be drawn in 3D from point A to point B. Only the white lines are presumed to exist: the yellow and red layers exist in the imagination of the draftsman. Using [...]

1711, 2016

AutoCAD – Usefull Snaps 1 of 3 – From

By | November 17th, 2016|

I use some less used object snaps in specific instances, often shortening my workflow and making my drafting experience more interesting. It is not generally a good idea to leave all object snaps running when [...]

1910, 2016

How to change your Autodesk Software’s serial number without reinstalling

By | October 19th, 2016|

The first question that comes up is why would you do something like this. Well the issue recently has arisen whereby a customer had a existing Quarterly or 3 month Desktop subscription ( new software [...]

1810, 2016

Revit Inclined Wall Aligned Dimension

By | October 18th, 2016|

It can be quite tricky to dimension inclined walls in Revit. In the case that the wall joins are mitred it is possible to tab to the intersection of the walls, but it is a [...]

1710, 2016

Autodesk BIM 360 Building Ops – Getting Started

By | October 17th, 2016|

BIM 360 Building Ops is a BIM 360 offering relevant during and after handover of the building and BIM model to the owner / operator: http://www.autodesk.com/products/building-ops/overview. Following a query by a client I had the [...]

1410, 2016

Revit 17.1 – New Features vs Bugs and Fixes

By | October 14th, 2016|

New Revit versions bring new opportunities to improve workflows and efficiencies, and to learn new skills that are relevant. These can result in a significant competitive advantage over the competition. New features of Revit versions [...]

1410, 2016

Civil 3D 2017 Data Shortcuts & Project Association

By | October 14th, 2016|

Data shortcuts are a great way to collaborate (teams or individuals may work on separate components that define the whole) in Civil 3D and also help to keep files light: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad-civil-3d/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2017/ENU/Civil3D-UserGuide/files/GUID-9E19213A-C396-4F8A-B356-B8AC45EDC99E-htm.html. When setting up a [...]