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1801, 2017

How to get a missing Dialogue Box back.

By | January 18th, 2017|

If you work in a multi-screen environment especially if you have a laptop and you connect to multiple 2nd screens - meaning you connect to a 2nd monitor at work, at home and at various [...]

1701, 2017

A different example when using the Revit Show hidden tool

By | January 17th, 2017|

In an earlier article, I showed how to use the Show hidden line tool whereby we enabled the visibility of interior components through a wall when viewing those walls from the outside in elevation. Here [...]

1701, 2017

How to install a Autodesk Network License (Part 2 of 2)

By | January 17th, 2017|

Part 2 - Installation of client machine. (for reference the Part 1 of this article is listed here: http://www.mgfx.co.za/how-to-install-a-autodesk-network-license-part-1-of-2/ ) The first step of Part 2 is to download the software. Please use the Autodesk Virtual [...]

1701, 2017

How to install a Autodesk Network License (Part 1 of 2)

By | January 17th, 2017|

Firstly, there are many variables when you install a Autodesk network installation . The following process in a nutshell, is the typical one. The installation is broken up into two parts: (1) Installation of the [...]

1601, 2017

Dynamo Script – Door Orientation – Part 1

By | January 16th, 2017|

The picture below shows how doors are orientated with respect to the spaces they are found in. As discussed in one of my earlier blogs, the door facing and hand orientations are defined as follows [...]

1301, 2017

Revit Shared Parameter File Management

By | January 13th, 2017|

Shared parameters are very useful (force consistency across families and projects, schedule and label instance properties), but they must be managed properly, otherwise a whole raft of problems present themselves. I would suggest having one [...]

1001, 2017

Revit 2017 MEP Bypass Valves

By | January 10th, 2017|

After passing through a boiler, a hydronic supply needs to be to be optionally routed through an evaporative cooling tower. How should the connectors on components be defined such that system type and flow is [...]

1001, 2017

Autodesk Sustainable Building Design Course

By | January 10th, 2017|

Autodesk offers a great online course (for free) that focusses on sustainable building design https://sustainabilityworkshop.autodesk.com/bpac. This is an important course for anyone who would like to design better performing buildings. Although the tools that are [...]

2312, 2016

Chaos Group VRay for Revit 2017

By | December 23rd, 2016|

The Chaos group has a range of rendering products that operate with, among others, Autodesk products: Revit (VRay) 3dsMax (VRay & Phoenix) Maya (VRay & Phoenix) Recently I have been investigating a VRay trial for [...]

1912, 2016

Managing Revit Type Catalogues with Excel – 2 of 2

By | December 19th, 2016|

Start by creating shared parameter for the components as well as parameters for their price. Manage > Settings > Shared Parameters Group them appropriately. Include the shared parameters in the families they are meant to [...]

1912, 2016

Managing Revit Type Catalogues with Excel – 1 of 2

By | December 19th, 2016|

A BIM manager for a large concern should would work closely with the information system programmers to manage the “i” in BIM. My personal preference for managing Revit type catalogues would be through a database [...]

1912, 2016

Revit Stairs – Adjust Levels and Landings

By | December 19th, 2016|

How does one significantly change the levels of a stair? How does one change the level of a stair landing? These questions are repeatedly posed Revit beginners as they expect Revit to automatically increase or [...]