Just found an open-source utility that maps out disk usage: WinDirStat <http://windirstat.info> You let it run and it shows an overview of all of your disk usage. It also lets you delete selected files — nice! The largest rectangles in the drive map are the largest files, click on one and it shows you its […]
When we do a Move command in Revit, on the Option Bar there is an option for Disjoin. this option stays as it was set for every Move and even stays set from session-to-session. When Move is done with Disjoin, it is as if we’d copied the selected element(s) and the deleted the original selection. This […]
Someone has shared a very nice color picker utility called Colorette, which was written in AutoHotKey. The app description is at http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic69559.html and the EXE itself is http://www.autohotkey.net/~sumon/apps/colorette/Colorette.exe . For an example of how to use Colorette with Revit, save the EXE to your Desktop and run it. Find a web page with the color you want to find, like http://www.jameshardie.com/homeowner/colorplus-palette.shtml , hover your mouse over the color […]
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 […]
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.
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.
These videos can help you review some of the subjects covered tonight: YouTube – Easy Revit (2010) – 32.1 – Topography (Part One) YouTube – Easy Revit (2010) – 32.2 – Topography (Part Two) YouTube – Easy Revit (2010) – 32.3 – Topography (Part Three)
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 […]