Well today is not Tuesday and based on my previous post I
would say I am 3 days late for this AutoCAD tip. Well better late than never,
so let’s get started.
had some issues this week with importing a CAD detail into Revit. Revit gave an
error that the detail was way outside the import region. After a few tests I
quickly realized that the issue was with the detail not being anywhere close to
AutoCAD’s absolute 0,0,0 coordinates.
by default on install has the coordinates set to relative and this prompted me
to make this video. Have you ever been stuck attempting to move objects within
AutoCAD to absolute 0,0 only to find that the object stayed in place? Well that
is because relative coordinates are set by default.
this video below I show a quick way to move objects from relative coordinates
to absolute 0,0,0 when relative is still set in the settings. I will also show
you how to change relative coordinates setting as default back to absolute.
if that last sentence did not make any sense please watch the video I think I
did a better job explaining in the video.
In this video I walk you through the AutoCAD 2016 tool for splitting dimensions. The same tool is called the Dimension all in one tool, Or at least that is what I call it. Check it out, thumbs up if you like and please subscribe I will be uploading weekly AutoCAD tips.
Autodesk React Structures is a new offering being developed for the structural engineer that is fully integrated into the BIM process and the rest of the Autodesk product portfolio. React Structures is being designed to be a powerful yet easy to use structural analysis offering for structural engineers. The application is available today free as a technical preview. This project has been created on Autodesk Labs to collect feedback about the technology.
Will this be a Robot Structural Analysis replacement? I guess time will tell but for now you can join the technology preview, download, test and see for yourself. Check out the Autodesk video below. Join the Preview here
Autodesk has launched a free technology preview for the Autodesk Seek plug-in for Revit. Now you can access BIM content from Seek directly within Revit instead of going to the web using the tool within Revit today. Download the free plug-in for Revit 2015 or 2016.
Note you will need an Autodesk account in order to join the technology preview
Autodesk has announced that May 15th will be the end of Project Vasari. moving forward the focus will be to create and support integrated software tools. Vasari functionality will be and already is in other Autodesk products (FormIt & Revit). See guide below.
If you have ever taken a Revit model from an Architect and linked into a new Revit project you may find that the walls print shaded when the view is set to coarse mode. In this video I explain how to remove the shade from the walls without bothering the Architect.
would you like to view and share your design files without having to login to a website with no downloads and no plugins required? Well Autodesk has launched a website to do just that. view 2D and 3D designs in over 50 file formats. I tested the site today with some large Revit models and my browser handled the viewing just fine. Actually my models loaded quicker than when I place them into A360 for viewing. You have the ability to turn on and off layers / categories, view sheets and 3d views for Revit models. Even explode your model if you wish. Many more features available I suggest you check them out. https://360.autodesk.com/viewer
Our January issue of BIMTech news has launched. check out the articles here. This month has a great article explaining the difference between A360 Drive and A360 Team. Don't forget to sign up. Archives here