Thursday, September 30, 2010

Austodesk has release the 2nd update for Revit 2011. Contrarty to intuition, this can be found under the product download section, rather than the update section for Revit Architecture on the Autodesk site.

At the same time Autodesk has released the latest Subscription Advantage Pack for Revit 2011, including a new type of server for central files, a conceptual energy analysis tool and a set of extensions. I am now downloading all that and will report on my progress later.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

OK, so this has nothing to do with Revit, and I am sorry. But I am an avid supporter of OpenOffice and I think it is important that such a project gets all the support it can get.

You might note that I have added a new widget to the sidebar, where you can sign a petition supporting the formation of an independant foundation (called the Document Foundation) which will continue to develop OpenOffice (or rather LibreOffice at the moment) without Oracle looking over their shoulder.

Feel free to sign the petition as well.

OK, and now back to Revit...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We are in the process of designing a ronded building with an all-glass extgerior. This leads to the situation that an interior wall needs to end at a glass panel. Revit presents with this solution:

Hmm. Not what I wanted.

The solution that I came up with is a bit of a workaround, but it gets the job done.

First I created a new, very thin wall.
Not that the material I used is the same material that covers the interior walls. That way mt schedules will still be correct and the result in the renders will also look nice. (Or render-program Artlantis uses the Revit materials as the base for its own images).

I then drew the thin wall at the angle that the interior wall was supposed to be fased at (parallel to the existing Curtain Wall):

Having done this I cleaned up the result with the Trim tool and adjusted the length of the thin wall:

And that's it. Job done.