DWG Software

Just want to view a DWG quickly? I have found nothing better than DWG Viewer from Brava. (But the free version is being killed.) 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 […]

Dynamo Videos

At AU:http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/search?full-text=Dynamo+ Youtube from the last year:https://www.youtube.com/results?lclk=year&search_query=dynamo++revit&filters=video%2Cyear&search_sort=video_date_uploaded

Project Tango Scanning to Revit

A couple of weeks ago, there was a Google Project Tango hackathon in Boston. Since we all got to use a Tango device, I thought I’d look into how it could be used with architecture software. There is a free app called “Project Tango Constructor” which will let one shoot a 3D mesh with a range […]

Big Project Commandments

Last year I was working on a large, multi-phase, multi-discipline project at an architectural firm. These are some notes I took. Please consider this advice: Everybody, including people sending in RVTs from other disciplines, must have the same update release of Revit. The “Application Manager” that installs with Revit 2015 may falsely indicate that the […]

Turning artwork to mesh for import to Revit

This is a tutorial on making meshes for the Mesh Import app, which lets us bring meshes into Revit’s project environment. This is one way of making a mesh. The free online app, Tinkercad, lets one import an SVG and turn it into a solid. Tutorial Find or make an image and turn it into SVG format. http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-svg is […]

Photogrammetry Mesh into Revit as Point Cloud

I made a photogrammetry mesh of a building facade in the free version of Recap 360 from about 50 images. It came out really well, even though all of the photos were taken from ground level. From there, I downloaded the files as a ZIP, which contains the mesh as OBJ. Its “materials” are also included, but using them […]

Sketchy Lines In Revit 2015

This is an improvement, especially when one is trying to imply that one’s design is still in the conceptual stage. People often see things produced on computers and take them for the literal outcome. I have observed that sketchy lines do not affect arcs in views, which limits the usefulness of the feature. Text is […]

Cleaning Up The Disks

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 […]