I had a strange issue this morning, tried to select a viewport so it can be moved on a sheet and couldn’t. There was no view title, just the view. Sitting there. Taunting me.
Fortunately it was a quick fix thanks to Revit Clinic coming across this behavior before.
To correct the issue, I had to toggle the Reveal Hidden Elements and unhide the element in view. Why on Earth you’d want to hide a viewport is beyond me. If you don’t want a view title, just set the type to none.
For projects that were started prior to 2014 and upgraded to 2014, there will be a need to update the steel beam content. There are new Geometric Position parameters in 2014 that make some previous parameters obsolete. I don’t know the ramifications if they remain – structural knowledge is out of my pay scale
Autodesk has a step by step procedure to help ease the pain.
2013 has come and gone and it’s that time of year to set those New Year’s resolution that sound like a really good idea at the start of the year, but usually end up being abandoned.
A few days ago I tweeted my 2014 new year’s resolution, but with 140 characters you can’t go into to much detail.
1. Make Stuff
This was really directed to my photography. I need to grab my camera and shoot more. A LOT more. When I think I’ve done enough, shoot some more. I also want to dabble into databases, programming and robotics.
2. Read More
…and not just the instructions – you know what I’m talking about guys. If it’s not related to my career or help me with my first resolution (I know nothing about databases and programming), its going to be one of the classics. I have thirty of them (I had to stop myself, it was getting out of hand) on my iPad ranging from Anna Karenina to Little Women to Dracula. I’m not saying I’m going to read every one of them by the time 2015 rolls around, but they are there for backup.
3. Stay Active
Pants and shirts got a little snug in 2014 and it’s not because of my bulging muscles either. Office gym should be back and operational in the New Year. I have the floods to thank for the unexpected gym expansion.
4. Don’t Die
Self-explanatory – I’ve got too much to do.
To quote the help file,
“If multiple elements (such as walls and/or lines) are joined in a continuous chain, you can select the entire chain. The chain can include different types of elements.”
In order to accomplish this you need to highlight the element and then press tab to select the entire chain.
This functionality also works on repeating details.
Where this breaks down is when you try to do this with line based families. It just doesn’t work, although it seems like expected behaviour. I filed a suggestion for future product improvement to Autodesk and they responded with, you can do this. A few emails and videos back and forth ended up with Autodesk confirming what my near broken tab already knew. They did say that it should absolutely work so let’s hope to see if this will get fixed.
The Revit Jedi posted some great news about AutoTURN – they finally made a Revit version.
I used this on a Revit project a few years ago. Export the site to cad. Use AutoTURN. Strip the file down to just the turning lines. Create a Revit family. Link in the cad file. Trace the lines. Delete the cad file. Not the greatest workflow, but that’s the only solution there was at the time.
They will be having some live presentations and you can register for them at the AutoTURN website.
I know we’ll have a few designers that will be very happy about the news.