Some thought-provoking stuff from the shoegnome blog: "SketchUp was a disruptive force when it appeared so many years ago. It democratized and simplified 3D modeling. Anyone could model anything in SketchUp. And now there are 3.5 MILLION models in the 3D warehouse. SketchUp can now attach IFC data to elements. Connect those dots. ... In 2014 SketchUp became BIM. And I think we’re all in for a whole new thing."
The Trimble Scan Explorer Extension dramatically reduces the time required to generate a SketchUp Pro 3D model from scan data. Streamlined tools and one-touch features allow users to quickly extract construction points and lines that are used as a guide to simplify and expedite the modeling process. Automated plane extraction tools further increase modeling efficiency, particularly when modeling building interiors and facades.
Often, it is. But if Project Base Point has ever moved in the life of the Revit project, then it probably won't be. Revit Zero affects things like FBX and NWC export (I think IFC too) when using Project Coordinates.
One way to find it is to make a DWG file with a couple of lines at 0,0,0 and link in Auto - Origin to Origin. Another way is to make a Spot Coordinate that reports based on the "Relative" option.
You can theoretically have 3 different coordinate records for a single geometric point, as this image shows:
In the past, some users have automated Revit to NWC export to happen overnight using customized journal files. Kyle Morin has now created an addin that monitors model changes and automatically keeps your NWC up to date, essentially in "real time".
Have you ever wanted to copy a directory tree of family files to a single directory? Once you do this, you can load them all into a Revit instance in a single "Load Family" operation - just go to the directory and then Ctrl+A to select all, then click Open.
The following script will copy a directory tree to a single directory - essentially discarding the directory structure. It also filters by file type and only includes RFA files. Copy the code to Notepad, save as CMD or BAT.
dir "sourcedirectory" /A:D /B /S > tempListOfDirs.txt For /F "tokens=*" %%A IN (tempListOfDirs.txt) Do ( If Exist %%A* ( XCOPY "%%A\*.rfa" "targetdirectory" /Y /R ) ) del tempListOfDirs.txt
Once you have a single directory of RFA files and have loaded them all into Revit, you could then use the categorizer to sort them all into directories by Category... its really an automated and free way to upgrade and sort your family library.
Note: I had previously posted a similar script using Robocopy at
Put the addin and dll here "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2014"
Put the XLSX here "C:\RevitAPI\MaterialList.xlsx"
Open Revit 2014
Open the sample Revit file from the zip you downloaded in Step 1
Go to External Tools - AddMaterials
You should see something like this:
A couple of things to keep in mind:
the addin will copy an existing material from the CSI column as the 'base' material, and then modify the other values accordingly. Therefore, there must be a source material in place.
Similarly, the Revit project file will need Surface and Cut patterns with the appropriate matching names already in the file prior to running the addin. The addin won't import new Cut / Fill patterns into the project for you.
Have you ever wondered how people match real world camera movement (such as from an aerial fly over) with a 3D virtual model? Enter Autodesk MatchMover, included in various Autodesk Suites. It essentially allows you to put a proposed building model into real life camera footage. Matchmoving is the computation of the global 3D geometry of a scene including camera path, internal parameters, and moving object. By exporting the real 3D camera path and parameters to animation software, the position and motion of virtual cameras can be accurately established. With the motion of the virtual cameras, new, matched image sequences can be created whose virtual objects are seamlessly composited into live action footage.
Here is a very basic example. The Handycam was captured with 123D, then placed into real life footage at the end of this video:
AutoCAD 2015 - This version has the ability to remove the stamp
altogether if a Save is performed. Once a file is saved in 2015, it can
be sent to users on earlier versions, and the stamp will no longer be a
part of the file.
AutoCAD 2014 SP1 - With AutoCAD 2014 Service Pack 1 installed, DWG files will no longer show the educational plot stamp while plotting, nor will they give a warning message when opening them. However, the stamp is still attached to the file even though it is not showing. The danger is that someone with 2014 SP1 could open a file and work on it without realizing it has the educational stamp on it. If they then send that to someone without SP1, or on an earlier version, that user will see the warning and the stamp. At this time, using 2014 with SP1 will still propagate the stamp to other drawings, as in the past.