Monday, November 23, 2009

Autodesk University

Regretfully unable to attend AU…again, however,  I am looking forward to the AU Virtual experience. I have signed up for a bunch of virtual classes, and will report on these.

I may need to up the speed of my broadband connection.

Remember, if you are a subscription customer, these virtual classes are free, as well as a host of downloads.

First class I am signed up for is : Autodesk® Revit® Collaboration: Shared Coordinates for Projects Big and Small

Primary Speaker: Steve Stafford

Find out more about the complimentary Premier Pass for Subscription customers.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Off topic – Reviteer on a bicycle


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On 2009/11/15, I competed in the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Over a distance of 96.5km, I finished with a time of 02:48:30
in position 1 060 out of 16 433.  This was the toughest one yet, considering the route change and the addition of some NASTY hills.

Also considering I was on an international flight the evening before, returning from a double training session the week before.

We do other things apart from Blogging & working on Revit from time to time :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


If you have left your spectacles at home, not to worry!!!


If you click in your dialog box, hold control and use your mouse scroll button image to zoom in (or out, if you are far sighted)

Handy trick if you are also trying to see the end line of very long values too.

Fig. 1 Normal view

fig 1

Fig. 2 Zoomed in


Fig. 3 Zoomed out

fig 3

Monday, November 16, 2009

Template - Grid starting at 2 by default

Here’s a simple trick, but quite handy.

If you open your template, draw in a grid to check if everything’s ok, continue working on your template and then come back and delete the grid.

By default your template starts your grids at 2 (standard Revit stuff)

Draw in another grid, and change it to “0” delete it, save your template.

Voila…Grids start at 1 again….