Sunday, July 31, 2011

For Monday, August 1, 2011 - Phases, sheets, views, etc.

We'll model a large box store. It will have three phases -- existing, phase 2, and phase 3. We'll set up the phases, views, sheets, phase filters, and phase overrides. We will continue to model the floor plan and set the phases of the elements appropriately. If elements are demolished, we'll set their appropriate parameters.
The whole floor plan is too large to fit on a sheet at 3/32" scale, so we will need to make "dependent views". Matchlines and view references will be required. View and sheets list schedules will be shown.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For Monday, July 25, 2011 - Tribeca Loft Detail

I've had a request for more family creation. The inspiration comes from
How many different families will be required to make that scene?

For some of the accessories, let's use a SketchUp imports. Please download these:
Just don't download any version 8, because Revit can't read that version of SketchUp.

The result could look something like this:

Installing Revit 2012 Update #1

To get the update, run the appropriate one of these for your operating system:

 Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2012-x86_Update 1 (exe – 145 MB)   
 Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2012-x64_Update 1 (exe – 171 MB)

This blog post shows some of the things that are, and are not, fixed in that update:

Friday, July 15, 2011

For Monday, July 18, 2011 - Urban Planning

This inspiration is from an article about a proposed Harlem charter school in The Architects Newspaper.

We'll practice methods of making an image like this in Revit:
This screenshot from Google Maps will be useful -- please download its big version (click on the image and save it to your laptop):
A preliminary result in Revit might look something like this:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Eight-Week Session of Revit Learning Club to Start July 18th, 2011

We are a go for the next session.

We will continue to meet At KI, 115 Broad Street, Boston, MA. After 6pm the building's front door locks, so come around the corner to the metal gate on Wendell St.

The new time will be Mondays from 6:15pm to 8:30pm -- an extension of a quarter hour. The new fee will be $160 pre-pay or $25 per session for drop-in.

Suggestions for new subjects are welcome.

There will be no Revit 101 at this time. I suggest being able to know your way around Revit's interface as a prerequisite for Revit Learning Club.

Our goals are success, effectiveness, and profitability using Revit in our professions.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

For Monday, July 11, 2011 - Room Finishes

How to express floor finishes and their transitions parametrically?
Well, it's easy enough to input the data in a room schedule.
It's also easy to make a color scheme to see the parameters quickly.
A trick is to make a Room Tag that has four types with arrows that show floor finish transitions. We'll practice how to do that.

What about if there is going to be an accent color which will be applied to one wall of a room? Think about it. How could that be shown?