Thursday, July 5, 2012

2 hot enhancements in Revit 2013

What Autodesk refers to as “Small Feature Enhancements” can often be the most useful in speeding up day-to-day production. Don’t underestimate the power of these minor improvements.

Multi-Segmented Grid Lines: You can now draw funky-shaped grid lines instead of just straight lines or arcs. The tool will take you into sketch mode to accomplish the task. It might just be some crazy scheme that rarely occurs, and I won’t argue here why this might be good or bad, but in any case this is no longer a limitation in the software.

Figure 1: Multi-segment grid lines
Dimensioning: Some nice little enhancements include a “Diameter” tool to complement radiuses, splitting dimension chains into multiple strings, and new equality text features. Within the dimension type properties, equality text can be customized and then users can choose which kind of equality text they wish to use for each dimension instance. This will be great for all of those equally spaced beams on floor framing plans.

Figure 2: Equality dimensioning

Originally posted on AUGI

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