Hatching out a Slope Map

Jason Porter

All, Surface, Tag, Construction Leave a comment

I was teaching a standard Civil 3D class this past week when one of the students wanted to know how to create a slope map with hatches rather than just colors.  Their client requests slope maps with…

The Case of the Disappearing Section Marks

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Tag Leave a comment

We get this call all the time. A Revit user has a view that is showing some of their section marks but not all. Revealing hidden elements reveals no hidden section marks. Other views show the same…

Creating and Reporting Custom Data

Lyle Janda

All, Tag, Field, custom data, fabrication Leave a comment

Have you ever needed to add custom information to an item and use it in a report? Here is a quick How-To on creating Custom Item Data and reporting this information. This also applies to Custom Job…

Change the Frequency!

Jason Porter

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I’ve had many people in the past ask about how to turn off those pesky corridor frequency lines. Most people just want to know what layer they’re on so they can turn it off:

Advantages To Creating Unique User Login

Lyle Janda

All, autodesk, Permissions, Tag, autodesk fabrication, fabrication Leave a comment

The out of the box Fabrication Software is not setup with Usernames and Permissions. If you are sharing a database between 2 or more users, Usernames and Permissions are a must. Here are some of the…

De-mystifying 3ds Max Design Rendering and Animation for Building Design

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Tag Leave a comment

I've just completed a white paper on the rendering process for Revit models imported into 3ds Max Design, focusing on the lighting settings you need to create exterior and interior still images,…

LEED Daylighting Analysis in Revit - for FREE

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Tag, Construction Leave a comment

It's alive in The Lab! On November 20th, Autodesk Labs released the LEED Daylight Analysis add-in for Revit 2014 (Service Pack 2 required). It's available for free for the time being, but I suspect…

Controlling Tricky Texture Alignments in Revit

Matt Dillon

Architecture and Engineering, All, Tag, Construction Leave a comment

Have you ever tried to get a brick material to map correctly to an arched lintel, or something similar? This seemingly impossible task is explained in the Revit Kid's blog - it can be done!

Filling Inactive Designlines Quickly

Lyle Janda

All, Tag, fabrication Leave a comment

When using designline, wouldn't it be nice to have a button or command to fill unfilled inactive designlines without double clicking, activating and selecting the Fill3D button? Use the command…

Getting the Correct Length Parameters from Frame Generator in Inventor 2012

Dave Morse

All, Manufacturing, Tag, Inventor Leave a comment

I know you're wondering why I'm posting about Inventor 2012 when the current release is 2014, but there is good reason.  Many users(even those who are current on subscription) are still using…

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