March 26, 2012
So I have decided twitter maybe a better chance for me to get tips and tricks in the BIM world out to all of you.
You can follow me on twitter @BillWright80 follow me.
December 5, 2011
September 28, 2011
Revit MEP 2012 I could not find an update on Autodesk's website and my product says it’s updated but that was update 1. Maybe Autodesk has not issued RMEP update 2 yet
Now are available through Autodesk Subscription
Autodesk has launched a number of cloud services for subscription customers. What you get as a subscription customers depends on what products you have on subscription and if you have a standard, premium or ultimate suite.
In the end not every subscription customer will get all the cloud service options. Good or bad I guess time will tell.
You can read here about the finer details and how you can register below. You will find core benefits, select benefits, videos and be able to compare the services. Learn More Here
Here is another link to all of Autodesk Cloud offerings for example.
- storage, sharing and viewing of files
- DWG Editing in the cloud using AutoCAD WS
- Mobile Viewing with Design Review Mobile App
- Rendering in the Cloud
- Optimization with Autodesk Inventor coming soon
- Energy Analysis with Autodesk Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis
- Green Building Studio
- Collaboration with Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile
September 13, 2011
April 18, 2011
I wanted to point out a great web resource for users of Autodesk software called Autodesk WikiHelp.
Autodesk’s WikiHelp contains over 20 products of information along with almost 10,000 users and many contributors that publish videos, comments and additional information when it comes to Autodesk products.
Revit 2012 WikiHelp was just updated with 2012 product information
I would like to thank all the people who used my Sugar Sync referral link and signed up. I now have 10GB of storage space. I could always use more but why be greedy lol. Yet again why not, so if you still have not signed up here check out this post.
April 14, 2011
Straight from a Labs email. Take a look at the video well worth 5 mins.
Autodesk Showcase 2012 real-time 3D presentation and rendering software, which is now available!
Try it now and see how quickly and easily you can turn your Autodesk Revit Architecture and AutoCAD designs into compelling imagery, movies, and immersive presentations for interactive design reviews, stunning marketing materials, and convincing sales pitches.
For more information about Showcase, visit http://www.autodesk.com/showcase.
Showcase 2012 can be purchased as a stand-alone product or as part of one of our suites, such as Autodesk Design Suite or Autodesk Building Design Suite.
Learn more at www.autodesk.com/suites.
April 8, 2011
This post is a bit off topic then usual. But if you are looking for an online storage account that can monitor windows or mac folders and keep them in sync with the cloud. Similar to that of DropBox then you should look into SugarSync.
SugarSync gives you 5GB of free storage compared too DropBox that is 3GB more and has plenty more features like streaming music photos videos right from SugarSync cloud to any mobile device way better than Dropbox.
I will post my referral link here if you all sign up for an account through my link you will receive an extra 500mb of storage and I will too.
If you are like me, most of my music resides on my laptop at home not my work PC. I listen too my music at work using SugarSync. So take a look at the website and if you like use my referral link https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=ct4jxs3qa0cd9 we both receive more storage space.
https://www.sugarsync.com/ watch the videos cool stuff.
See how Sugar Sync compares to the competition https://www.sugarsync.com/sync_comparison.html
April 4, 2011
Straight from Auto News Bulletin email. I am just reposting link to video here.
“http://www.autodesk.com/ Join the students at Huntley Boarding School as they meet their new teacher, Mr. McCluskey. Learn how Mr. McCluskey's unorthodox teaching methods educate and inspire the next generation of artists, engineers, architects and designers”
Great Video hope Autodesk continues to make more like this.
Video #5 is a bit of a recap from a few features in the previous videos along with some new tweaks to existing features. In this video I will show the following.
* Change Type of Run *
* Inherit Elevation / Size *
* Insulation & Lining *
* Interference Check Insulation *
* Copy / Monitor Improvements *
You can view the video here on YouTube or see below.
Video #4 is actually a continuation from Video #3. I meant to put this video in behind #3 but forgot.
So here is a video on the what's new feature when it comes to generating duct and pipe placeholders using the generate layout command. Placeholders can be used in interference check as well.
List of Features
* Generate Duct Placeholder Layout *
* Visibility & Graphics Placeholders *
* Interference Check Placeholder *
I have kept my videos short instead of one long video, figured it’s easier to follow this way. Let me know below in the comments or with the like buttons in YouTube if these videos are helpful. I plan on releasing more videos in the future. Some simple and some more in depth.
You can view the video here on YouTube or see below.
March 31, 2011
This video I show the new Duct & Pipe placeholder functionality. I discuss how you can create and modify tag and schedule these placeholders.
Another great feature of this tool is to use it for single line duct layout, since you can tag the placeholders (single lines) So not only can you generate the lifework to 3D geometry but utilize for single line designs.
* Create & Modify Placeholders *
* Convert Placeholder Layout *
* Tag & Schedule Placeholder *
In my next video tomorrow I will show the generate placeholder duct layout tool and interference check duct and pipe placeholders.
You can view the video here on YouTube or see below.
March 29, 2011
This video still has to do with system Enhancements but on the side of creating systems and the enhancements adding to this tool. You will see how each system can have their own graphics, material, abbreviation and rise drop symbols, also a new way to create systems.
* Creating Systems *
* System Type Properties *
* Graphic Overrides *
* Turn off System Calculations *
* Add Material to System *
* Edit Rise & Drop Symbol
No longer do we need filters to control said features we can just use the type properties of a system. These new features will be a big time saver. You can view the video here on YouTube or see below.
In my next video and post I will show you the new duct and pipe placeholders feature. (think single lines)
Be sure to click the FULL SCREEN button, sometimes the blog cuts off the video.
Over the course of the upcoming week I will be posting short videos on some of the new features within Revit MEP 2012. Some of the features work within all the Revit platforms and most within other disciplines in RMEP. For example I will be showing most features using ductwork but piping, cable tray, conduit work the same.
* Graphical Warnings *
* System Connector Labels *
October 4, 2010
This tip is from a colleague of mine.
If you want to put a comment in your license file, put a # character at the start of the line. This is especially useful when you want to merge licenses together;
# Server Information
# Product A
<product a license info>
# Product B
<product b license info>
October 1, 2010
The blog world has been a buzz the last few days with introduction of Revit Subscription Advantage Packs. Autodesk at the same time launched packs for the remaining product line. See my post below for a list.
Revit’s package included Revit Server and Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis. I don’t plan on posting the ins and outs of how these features work, the blogging community has already done so. I will post two links that will help explain through text and video on how to use these two great features. Both links from Autodesk’s website
Subscription Advantage Pack for Revit 2011 (videos) – this links has both Revit Server and Conceptual Energy Analysis videos. Don’t forget to check out Revit Extensions provided in the above link.
Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis – this links has more on Conc. Energy Analysis.
*all items available to subscription customers only
September 29, 2010
Autodesk launched today on the app store AutoCAD WS for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This mobile app enables you to view and work with AutoCAD drawings on your iOS devices. Here is a link AutoCAD WS. Youtube Video here
• Open DWG drawings uploaded to your free* AutoCAD WS online workspace
• See all aspects of your DWG file, including external references, layers, and image underlays
• Use Multi-Touch zoom and pan to more easily navigate very large drawings
• Tap objects to select, then move, rotate, and scale
• Draw or edit shapes with accuracy using Snap and Ortho modes
• Add and edit text annotations directly on your device; no need for paper mark-ups
• Validate distance measurements in the drawing while you are onsite at the actual location
• Save your edits to your AutoCAD WS online workspace, so your drawings stay up to date
• Share designs with others directly from your device
• Work with other people on the same DWG file simultaneously
• View edits to drawings in real time: AutoCAD WS immediately captures changes made by you and others in your online workspace.
Autodesk has just released this year’s Subscription Advantage Pack for all Autodesk’s 2011 Products.
Clients with subscriptions that are still active can log into Subscription Center to download the subscription packs and other Autodesk product enhancements and get early access to the latest software technology. I have also provided a link to Videos you can download that show off the Subscription Advantage Packs. Advantage Pack 2011 Videos
Product Releases with Subscription Packs are below with links to the pack itself. please note you need log in to access the links: Don’t forget if your not on Subscription speak with your local reseller.
Revit Architecture 2011
Revit MEP 2011
Revit Structure 2011
AutoCAD Architecture 2011
AutoCAD MEP 2011
AutoCAD Mechanical 2011
AutoCAD Electrical 2011
3ds Max 2011
If you are unsure how to access Subscription Center you can view several PDF guides that are an invaluable self-help support resource for using and managing your Autodesk Subscription Service. Guides Here
September 28, 2010
Autodesk has released web update #2 for Revit MEP, Revit Structure, and Revit Architecture. You can find more information on the download pages below.