DWG Software

Just want to view a DWG quickly? I have found nothing better than Free DWG Viewer from Brava. If you need editing and measuring, etc. DraftSight is free CAD software from Dassault. It requires registration, but it’s rather heavy-duty and the price is pretty good. Autodesk has some Free DWG viewing software. Last time I tried their TrueView app, I […]

3D Detailing in Revit

Revit 101 June 13, 2011, 4pm  We will explore views, sheets, details, and printing. Revit Learning Club June 13, 2011, 6:15pm The inspiration is this roof detail from a website about keeping water out of a building:Here it is, interpreted in Revit: We can also examine methods of using keynotes, dimensions, notes, and tags in 3D views.

Voids in un-hosted families can be used to cut objects in projects in Revit 2012

I mentioned and demonstrated the use of this feature tonight. A post on Revit’s Wikihelp site shows a good example. See http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/index.php?title=Revit/enu/Community/Tips_%26_Tricks/Modeling/Cut_with_unattached_family_instance_voids It also helpfully shows which categories can be cut.

Section Boxes in perspective views

One can turn on a 3D Section Box in perspective views. It’s in the View’s Properties. A trick is then to use the View Cube to get an overall view, manipulate the Section Box’s extents,  then use the Navigation Wheel’s Rewind to get back to the original camera position. Also, the solids’ cut material when […]

Some Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 Tutorial Videos

Autodesk have published many tutorial videos at:http://www.youtube.com/user/AutodeskEd#p/c/B3DC6A8DE288C013 Look for the ones with titles like Step00/14-Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011-English Tutorial1/3 Data sets may be found at http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=revit2011_english

A great freeware utility – Clipboard Help+Spell

It’s very useful when using Revit. Changing case, and holding a list of clips are the features I use the most. Revit’s spell checker is limited, so if you need to spellcheck the names of views or such, this utility can help. From its website: Clipboard Help+Spell is a text-based clipboard utility with the following features: […]