Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hey POV RAY Boy: Still Funny After All These Years

This is funny Blender Boy... No need to say much more. My favorite line may be: We'll be OK we're on contract...

Save(As): your Family Size

Click the Image for more from NASA today.
First things first: If you want to make Families (in Revit) do not forget to remove all unnecessary items from every Family File created; Purge, etc. before publishing to the World, Office or Project.

No Groups!!! (This works well in Human Families too... we are all individuals ;-))... OK, onto the rest...

While bouncing around AUGI
(yeah I know) I found a discussion string recalling Family File sizes and ways to reduce them. RIGHT HERE!!! there are several good tips and the usual differing viewpoints.

One thing for sure: there are ways to keep the Family Sizes to where they want/need to be for any file (and that's as small as possible). Andekan has a good blog post so HERE IS THEIR LINK too.

So, Content Team; do we need to go through all of our new libraries and do this? I hope we have a tool for that!!!

BTW: the link with the "Eagle" photograph above? Well, did that have any unnecessary weight? Plus I like the image.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Access Denied: The 2 Mile Denial

Click the image then Goto for more cartoons; © Hugh MacLeod

Until the Developement team makes Revit correctly accept large enough files we will need to deal with its 2 mile limitation.

Now while it is sometimes true that Bad CAD is the culprit, if we could use Revit for all the purposes we require...
to digress I recall that it was (or is) said that Revit was/is 'purpose built' for Architects; Well if that's true I guess we should stop doing Urban Planning projects since many are much more that 2 miles!!!

-anyhow, back to the point of this re-re-posting.

If you run into the 2 mile limits here are a couple of ways to deal with them... Best bet is to fix Revit but until that happens (if ever) the Bad CAD repairs seem to be the way out but really IMO either will do... you decide.

An unknowing Thank You goes out to AUGI members tonyisenhoff
and phyllisr at/from EUA for providing the posting: V10I01 Revit Distance Restrictions

Thanks (again) to our Blog-o-verse friend

Now all that is left is to have Revit eradicate this limitation and we could finally throw these posts and workarounds away...

P.S. Revit; I still love you.

Save Your Space

Yes, The image is linked to the download page :-)
Spacesaver(s) for sure!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Come On Baby Lighter Fire: Living and (being) inspired by the underground

The case of Olivier Kosta-Théfaine... and his lighter!!! (well, his creativity also)...

Click The Image for more!!!

I am always inspired by individual Artistic expressions and this is great. Olivier takes something that many of us have done to a more limited extent (and perhaps under some external influences) and raised it to a valid option for many Design possibilities.; high end included.

Enjoy the linked article and images!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sometimes we need to revisit the basics...

This is for the users who have used Revit for a while and still ask where to find content. I will refrain from all of the editorialization and just say: "use the 'Google Machine'!!!" plus check back in on the sites you find/ & like from time to time... the World is always changing; remember???

Click (the image) and SEEK.

That all said: I am writing a new comparative article encompassing the past 30 to 30,000 years of AEC technology and of course with my unique structure and twisted (yet helpful?) viewpoint(s)... it will either be posted here or published (print and/or web) sometime in early February...

BTW: This is my excuse for not posting a lot lately!!!