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Friday, 15 September 2017

Revit Detail Item Source Files

Based upon the success of the post: Revit Planting RPC Source Files, I thought it would be a good idea to create a Detail Item Source File which Revit Recess readers can download. So I started working on a source project, laying out the different detail item family divisions, intending to group and sort each detail item family accordingly.

I soon realized that doing something like this in my off-time would take quite some time. I have however found a Eureka moment while rummaging through the default content library.

If you have installed the UK content, have a look at the Detail Items folder. You will notice a DWF file called "DetailComponents-Browsable-PlotableSheets" in which all of my planned work was already done.

This DWF will contain previews of all the UK content Detail Item families, already grouped and sorted into their different Divisions.

By the way, did you know that there is an updated Autodesk Design Review you can download for free? No more working in Design Review 2013.

Have a great weekend, folks!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

3 Categories for one element?

I recently experienced some very strange behavior on a client model. Three "categories" for one element. You might be thinking: Impossible!

One does however stumble across some strange things in Revit, with some of my favorites highlighted in Luke Johnson's blog: What Revit Wants

Getting back to the "three category element" though - While doing a bit of family maintenance on a project, I came across these diagonal lines: Looks like Reference Planes, right?

Not really.... Revit sees it as Linear Dimensions....

When navigating to a referring view, however, they are seen as camera views... Has any reader experienced this yet, and even better: Found the reason?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

AU South Africa - The Countdown Begins!

As a lot of Revit Recess's South African readers will already know, Autodesk University South Africa takes place on 8 September 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town. Only 3 days to go, everyone!

This year's event is sure to be bigger and better than last year (Which already exceeded our expectations).

Should you require more information on the event, feel free to follow the links below:
* Pricing
* Agenda & Track Descriptions
* Speakers
* CPD Points
* Design Competition
* Venue & Accommodation
* Sponsors
* Gallery

As mentioned in previous posts, we have a lot of exciting things in store for all attendees, making this event well worth your valuable time. An example of one of these is the Modena selfie frame. Feel free to take some photos and have Autodesk University South Africa trending on your social media platforms: #ModenaInAction #AUSouthAfrica