Posts Tagged ‘Autodesk’

What’s new in Revit 2014?

Posted: March 30, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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After reviewing Revit 2014. I would say this is probably the biggest advancement in this software since 2009. Not only do I think this is a good release, this is going to be a great release. Will eliminate half of my wish-list. The added functions with the excel ability is probably my favorite along with Non Rectangular Crop regions. There’s a lot of enhancements and not all are on this list.  Once you dive into the software, you will probably see a lot of advancements that are not going to be in the list of improvements. SO enjoy!


What’s new?

Revit 2014,  the what’s new and what’s improved list. Check it out!

  • Displaced Views
  • Dockable Windows Framework & Enhancements
  • Material UI overhaul
  • Non rectangular crop regions
  • Room calculation Point
  • Schedules
  • Selection enhancements
  • Split Elevations
  • Temporary View Templates
  • View navigation performance
  • Multi Selection – bring to front & send to back
  • Stairs & Railings
  • Double click to edit
  • Point Clouds

The specific structural improvements include:-

  • Multi-Reference Annotations
  • Structural Analytical Model Improvements
  • Reinforcement Rounding
  • Rebar Constraints
  • Welded Wire Mesh Constraints
  • Enhanced Rebar Shapes
  • Rebar Length Calculation for UK Shapes

The MEP improvements:

  • CSV File Removal – Ability to embed CSV data into a family.
  • Divide System.
  • Air Terminals on Duct – Ability to place Air Terminal families directly on Duct segments.
  • Plumbing Template
  • Cap Open Ends
  • Angle Constraints

Building Performance Analysis

  • Energy Analysis for Architectural Building Elements – Ability to automatically generate an Energy Analysis Model from a typical Revit model made of architectural building elements.
  • GBS Analysis App Feature

Autodesk New Look

Posted: March 30, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts

Has anyone noticed the new Autodesk look on their website? Definitely a big change, I think it works. What’s your thoughts?


Revit 2013 Hotfix Available

Posted: January 30, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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There is a new Hotfix for Revit 2013.0

This is what the hot fix fixes.

Part Family:

  • Prevents data loss during upgrade of families containing specific material parameters.
  • Improves stability and memory usage within graphics display.
  • Improves vector print output of transparent elements and masking regions.
  • Prevents accidental data loss during cancellation of the in-place family editor.

Revit Server:

  • Revit would occasionally report that an operation could not be completed when attempting a worksharing operation after a period of inactivity, if Riverbed devices were used in conjunction with Revit Server. A subsequent retry of the operation would then succeed. When this hotfix is applied to Revit, this behavior is eliminated. No changes to Revit Server are required.

Make sure that Update Release 2 has been applied prior to adding the Hotfix. Verify that the build number of Revit 2013 is 20121003_2115.

The Hotfix is available at Autodesk:

Hotfix – Autodesk Revit 2013 – Server and Part Family




FORMIT from Autodesk

Posted: January 2, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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For those of you on an iPAD, and want a 3D architectural modeler that integrates with Autodesk products such as Revit. You must checkout the new FORMIT!  It’ san intuitive, easy to use mass modeling app that allows you to sketch your ideas in 3D wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Your design ideas are stored in Autodesk® 360 where they can be further shared and analyzed with Autodesk’s ecosystem of desktop and cloud BIM applications. And the best part: it’s free!

Available now for iPad at the Apple App Store.


Windows 8 Support for Autodesk products

Posted: December 19, 2012 by WFRUG in General Posts
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For those that are already upgrading to Windows 8. I recommend going to Autodesk’s Windows 8 support page and make sure you have all the information that you need.


Windows 8 Support for Autodesk products


You want to know which Autodesk products are supported on Microsoft Windows® 8.  CLICK HERE: 

Thank you!

Posted: November 16, 2012 by WFRUG in General Posts



Thank you to Jennifer Lanzetti for organizing November’s WFRUG meeting, to Kevin Ellis and Scott Johnson of Autodesk for their presentations and contributions to the WFRUG, and thank you as well to ProSoft for providing food and drinks. We couldn’t do it without all of the volunteers! Thank you.


December’s meeting will probably be skipped due to the holidays and everyone’s busy schedules. Look forward to January! I will have the meeting planned a month in advance.


Thanks again!

November 14th 
5:30 pm
Jacobsen Construction
The topic of discussion will be BIM 360 and BIM 360 Glue by Kevin Ellis with Autodesk. Nick Tanner will share some new Revit applications.

Autodesk® BIM 360, the next generation of Building Information Modeling (BIM), is for anyone, anywhere, at any time. Building, infrastructure, design, and construction professionals can access intelligent, model-based workflows through a broad range of cloud-based services within the Autodesk® 360 cloud-based platform that provide mobility, accessibility, and virtually infinite computing power.

Autodesk BIM 360 helps multidiscipline design and construction teams improve project outcomes by moving computation-intensive tasks to the cloud, enabling more rapid visualization and simulation and optimized collaboration with access to intelligent, data-rich models.


Of the Users ~ By the Users ~ For the Users


Some of the issues that we talked about at Last Week’s user Group might have been solved with the new service packs that have come out. Click here to download the service packs.

(taken from Autodesk Website)

Attend this free Autodesk 2013 Software Release Event. See how Autodesk BIM solutions are transforming the building and construction industries.

With tight budgets, project complexity, and short timelines, the building and construction industry is under pressure. It’s time to move forward or risk falling behind. Building Information Modeling (BIM) and new technologies are changing what’s possible. With our latest software releases, Autodesk® helps you lead the way in transforming your business now and into the future.

This year’s event features sessions from Autodesk executives, as well as building and construction experts, including:

Review of Strategic Initiatives for Autodesk by Carl Bass, Amar Hanspal, and Lynn Allen
Building a Better Architecture Business with BIM, by Joy Stark
BIM for Building Engineering, by Sarah Hodges
Implementing BIM in Construction, by Anthony Governanti

Click here for more information or how to sign up.

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