Friday, June 24, 2011

For Monday, June 27, 2011

The inspiration comes from a church-to-loft conversion article in Boston Home magazine:
How can we make a window like that? What about modelling the wooden structure? Let's try it. Here is my version:
 hidden line

Revit 101 will be having its last meeting. We will do some massing analysis and make a parametric Family.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vasari and Nucleus

Vasari is freeware this year and is a version of Revit 2012 that seems to be limited to massing and some analysis.

Combined with Nucleus, which should also run in regular Revit, there are some crazy things that can be modelled.

Here is a funny shape, rendered:
Some videos about the subject:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

For Monday, June 20, 2011

Revit 101 at 4pm:
  • Site -- topo surfaces, pads, subregions, etc.
  • Area plans
  • Importing and exporting AutoCAD drawings
  • Using an imported DWG as the basis of a topo surface
Please download this file that has two DWGs in it:

Revit Learning Club at 6:15pm - A solar house:

The Inspiration came from

Turn this:   

Into This:

Download the large versions of the first two images (which you get to by clicking on them) if you want to use them for tracing.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

3D Detailing in Revit

Revit 101 June 13, 2011, 4pm 
We will explore views, sheets, details, and printing.

Revit Learning Club June 13, 2011, 6:15pm
The inspiration is this roof detail from a website about keeping water out of a building:Here it is, interpreted in Revit:

We can also examine methods of using keynotes, dimensions, notes, and tags in 3D views.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Getting to Demo mode in Revit 2012

The answer is found at:

The "new" Viewer mode is in the Start menu and appears to be equivalent to Demo mode:


When starting, this message displayed:

Friday, June 3, 2011

For Monday, June 6, 2011

Revit 101 at 4pm  -- we will practice interiors: partitions, furniture, groups, schedules, stairs, openings.
Download for an RVT to work from.

Revit Learning Club at 6:15pm -- we will model and attempt to render a scene of a reflecting pool. Walls, floors & roof, roof by mass face, camera view, navigation wheel, sun settings, render settings, and materials.




PS: After 6pm, come around the corner to the gate on Wendell Street and knock for entrance. (The mouse cursor in the image below is indicating the gate.)