Friday, October 23, 2009

Revit Model Review - Sharing Checks Quick Tip

Got a nice check file that you have created and now want to share with others in the office?  Maybe you have one you want to share with the world?  Either way if you have a check file and want to share it, others will need this quick tip to use it.

Check Files themselves use the .bcf file as their extension and by default are stored locally (default path: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Model Review 2010 for Revit 2010 and C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Model Review 2009 for Revit 2009.

The file that controls and shows this is the drop-downs and pre-defined flyouts is the .config file located in same directory as the default Check Files.  Actual filename is: ModelReview.config).  To add to this, use the Manage->Profile->Edit option.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Revit 2010 - Wall Split With Gap

In 2009 and below with the help of a .ini hack we had access to an extra command called "Split Wall with Gap" and since 2010 was released this has no longer worked.  With the release of the Subscription Advantage Pack it is back and built right into the core tools now, albeight a bit hidden.

Autodesk Revit Model Review - Check file?

In this post we are going to talk about what exactly is a check file

When you first install Model Review there are some example check files that ship with the product to help you get started.  For Revit 2009 users there are 4:
  • Revit Modeling and Energy Standards (checks built around the premise in this whitepaper)
  • GSA Template Standards (based around using the Autodesk provided GSA Revit template)
  • Firm/Project Standards-Minimal (some of the common items people asked about checking for)
  • Firm/Project Standards-Extended (some items people had asked about checking for)

For Revit 2010 there is an additional one called:
  • Content Standards (based around some of the things that people are concerned with in their .rfa family files)
Understanding the Terminology

Autodesk Revit Model Review - Whats New

Today marks the release of Autodesk Revit Model Review, formerly Avatech BIMreview and it is packed with extra goodies making this into an even stronger product.  This post is focused on what is new inside of this release or changes from the prior BIMreview product.  For starters Model Review is not sold separately, it is only available as part of the Subscription Advantage pack, to get this login to the subscription center and download.  There are two versions available for use with all flavors of Revit (Architecture, Structure & MEP); one for 2009 and the other for 2010 (both support 32 & 64 bit).

What are some of the new features that this release offers?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sketchbook Mobile - v1.1

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile has a new version released today (version 1.1).  Some nice improvements to make this even better.  The list of new features includes the following:

Friday, October 09, 2009

5 Starting Tips for iPhone Development and We Are Official

What's new here you ask?  Well development efforts have been pretty exciting and the winds of change are beginning to blow.  Back in January we switched our mobile devices of choice to iPhones. Since then we have become fascinated with what can actually be done on the device and as of October 01, 2009 we launched our first developed application called: 100percent, works with the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

So how did this get started? Great question, it really began with some personal inspiration and the dive into private and commercial development over the past 2 years. The itch to do more in this direction became a motivator that finally could not be ignored. Besides the legal aspects (will talk more on that at another time) the desire to merge the design side which life has been preparing for us (Architecture, Engineering, Modeling, Rendering, Project Management, Design Applications and Utilities and more) and  see where it may land.  So with that rough framework in place we wanted to apply this to development for the iPhone, which brings me to the first principal we went through looking for what to develop: 

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