Sunday, June 16, 2013

Creating smart bridgings in Revit

This video shows the behavior of a custom family I created to model bridging faster in Revit. The main features are :
  • "X" or "V" bridging configuration
  • Automatic length adjustment in bays
  • Scroll list to select the members to use
  • Symbolic representation
  • Start and End setback customization 

You can download the family here. It's not perfect but it's a good start :

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Autodesk® Revit® Platform 2013 Enhancements - Update release 3

Update release 3 is now available for Revit 2013 ! This is a good one, finally !
  • Improves stability when using Hardware Acceleration, Graphics Mode. 
  • Improves stability when opening projects which utilize Extensible Storage.
  • Improves visual fidelity between canvas and printed output. 
  • Improves visual fidelity of hidden lines, MEP pipe centerlines and haloed gaps when not using Hardware Acceleration, Graphics Mode. 
  • Improves Structural family data integrity during upgrade of project.
  • Improves data integrity when canceling Save As operation.
  • Improves interaction between Revit Server 2013 and Riverbed compression.
  • Enables users to browse Revit Server Networks when a bound workstation cannot contact the Domain Controller.

    Autodesk 2D and 3D Design and Engineering Software

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Creating automatic sheets total in Revit ! Because yes you can !

Many users have asked me over the years, how can I extract total number of sheets in Revit and display it in title blocks. As many discussions on forums ( suggests, we can add a shared parameter in the project and in your title block family then enter the value manually and update it every time the total number of sheets changes.

However, there is an other more "dynamic" (some will say more "BIM") approach that will update the count automatically.

Here are the differents steps to follow :