Turn off and delete constraints in AutoCAD

remove contraint1How to turn off and delete constraints in AutoCAD?

If you want to get rid of  constraints that are appearing in the drawing and they refuse to go away, follow this procedure:

To turn off geometric constraints, on the command line in AutoCAD, enter  CONSTRAINTINFER and set the value to 0 (zero) or enter CONSTRAINTSETTINGS and then in the Geometric tab, uncheck the box for “Infer geometric constraints.”

To delete geometric constraints, select the objects to remove constraints from and then on the command line, enter the DELCON command.

Autodesk A360 Cloud Service for Students

Autodesk A360 Cloud Service for Students:

One of the most common complaints students tell me is that Revit rendering is slow and their systems crash or do not support the file for good quality render.

The answer to this is Autodesk Cloud Rendering with A360. So students check out the details and make use of the privileges given to Students on Autodesk Student community website. Don’t miss the oppurtunity to make avail of the free softwares with 3 year licences & Unlimited Cloud service!!!

Check the this link for FAQ on Autodesk A360 Cloud Service for Students


Revit Workshop at SOA, MSRIT

Successfully completed the three day Workshop on ‘Design with Revit’ at School of Architecture, MSRIT on 6th, 7th & 8th of March 2015. Program was begun with keynote address from Ar Vinayak Shanbag. His impressive presentation on Revit highlighting the ‘small things’ of Revit that makes the big difference to a  Revit user in Architectural practice was well appreciated. It sparked the students enthusiasm to learn the product.

The 3 day program saw through rigorous sessions of tutorials, Presentation by SOA, MSRIT student Vivek Chandrakanth, showcasing his works on Revit, Sessions by Ar Bhavya R & me, Competition on Massing & site, Exercises etc.

A big thank you to all those who were involved in this workshop for cooperating with patience & interest.

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Revit Wall Wrapping: Role of Wall closure

The Wrapping of Finishes in walls is controlled in the Edit type properties of the wall. Most of users would have been familiar with this. But to get the control over the distance of wrapping as desired, we also require to know the ‘Wall Closure’ Property in the Window or Door family which is not very familiar to all the users.

Here’s a brief explanation that makes us understand how the reference planes in the Window family can control the wrapping properties of wall finishes.

1. Place a Wall with Exterior & Interior finish and place a Window component.

2. Check the Wall ..Edit Type properties.. Structure- Edit. There are options to control the wrapping at Inserts & Ends of walls

3. Select the Window family & Edit family. Select the reference plane called as closure. Check the properties of this reference plane.

4.These are the various wrapping options in the Wall Structure Edit properties that depend on the position of the reference plane called closure:

Revit Wall Wrapping: Role of Wall closure

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How to get rid of those Overlapping lines/Duplicates in Autocad? -OVERKILL

A drawing file can have overlapping lines for many reasons:

1. Drafting errors leading to overlapping lines

2. A drawing exported from a 3D based application into Autocad

3. Drawings exchanged between consultants who will add their own lines

Whatever is the reason, we want to eliminate one of the lines & retain other, else it will be double printing & give wrong line thickness.

Command ÖVERKILL” is the tool to do this. If you din’t know this command, you would be using the tedious method of finding & deleting these overlapped lines.

Select the objects with overlapped lines, set the options to delete the duplicate objects & check the dwg.