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.
Revit Dormer Window: Watch this short video Tutorial to learn how to create a Dormer Window on Revit.
This is a good tip by TheRevitKid.com on Revit Phasing explaining how to use the ‘Demolish Phase’ correctly.
Most often we tend to demolish objects in ‘New construction’ phase. Read here the correct way of doing it..Revit Tip – Phasing
Revit Stair by component has this feature of controlling the cut style type properties like angle of the cut, zig zag or curved line break line, which is not available for the Stair by sketch option.
Select the Stair part, go to type properties and select cut mark type to make changes…
Revit Stair by Component
The SDS/2 Add in for Revit 2015 is now available. Engineers working on Revit Structures can now seamlessly do the steelwork design to fabrication by collaborating SDS/2 into Revit 2015. A free30 day trial is also available for the beginners to learn & explore the capabilities.
The add-in in Revit Structures helps Structural engineers, fabricators to become a part of the BIM workflow. A must try for the Steel connection details.
For more information go to http://sds2connect.com/
Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is expected to be held in Asia during October or November 2015.
RTC is a community that caters to the BIM Technology in the AEC industry. An educational & Networking event run ‘By Users For Users’
The large number of Revit users in Asian countries can benefit by this popular conference. So Asian community followers of BIM technology keep a watch here to know more about this. RTC Asia.
The EQ Display in Revit Dimensions have been their ever since but to have them only on Two desired ends with the center dimension being different is also possible. This feature is useful in many ways. To get this ,
- Put the continuous dimensions as shown in figure
- Put the desired dimensions on both ends that are similar
- Right click on one end dimension as marked in the figure & put on Equal Display, the other end dimension which is also of same length, will change to EQ Display.
- Thus it is possible to maintain EQ display only at desired place & change the middle dimension accordingly
Revit to 3ds max – Enhanced Interoperability:
Now Directly import the .Rvt file from Revit & Link it to 3dsMax. This saves lot of time as export to any format is not required in Revit. The link keeps the model from Revit Live to update to changes with less effort now.
Revit Structure 2014 Add ins: SDS/2 Connect is a great tool to create Steel Connections in Revit Structures saving you lot of time & energy. You can download a free trial version to try & explore the plug in. The tedious & time testing process of creating accurate steel structure Buildings in Revit Structure alone has been made easy by this SDS/2 Connect tool.Click here to learn more.
Experience AU in India!
AU India Event is on September 11 – 12th 2014, at Mumbai:
Meet the Industry Experts, attend classes delivered from experts across the globe, network with peers …and more at Autodesk University 2014 Event at Mumbai.So mark your calendar for September 11 & 12th 2014.