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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Australia and New Zealand Revit Standards Released (ANZRS)

Want to make top quality content.  The first step would be to download the extensive document pack from ANZRS!  This has been 2 years in the making after being raised at the Revit Technology Conference.


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Revit 2012 Viewer Mode

Did you know that in the Revit 2012 suite there is now a special "Viewer" mode.  I only discovered this the other day.

Finally a reliable, built in method (without having to rely on demo modes) to enable the Principals, Engineers, or Revit Illiterate Architects access to a Revit model that they can't destroy.

With the viewer it allows all standard functionality but:

  • You can't save or save as,
  • Export or publish views/models if you make any changes,
  • Print if you make any changes,
Still need to test out how this behaves in a worksetted file.  Can anyone comment on whether it borrows elements and automatically relinquishes them upon closing, or something similar?

Revit 2012 & Nested Structural Columns Workarounds

If you've ever tried to nest structural columns or structural framing members and made them shared so you can tag the members independently of the host family, then there is a good chance you've come across this issue.  That is the column height or beam length defaults to its original size and ignores its constraints set by the host family.  Find out how to work around this.