Friday, May 16, 2008

Revit User Group – London

I thought you’d like to know that Excitech are running a Revit User Group event in London on the 9th June 2008. I have been running the user group since December 2005. It started small, however, since then it has grown in size and last December we held an event just before Christmas, where we had just over 70 architectural and structural users from 50 different companies.

The event scheduled for 9th June is being sponsored by AUGI and Autodesk. So if you are a UK user or even an overseas user who’s in the UK on that date and are interested in attending, please feel free to sign up at the address below where you will find details as well as the proposed agenda.

http://www.excitech.co.uk/news/revit_user_group.asp

It should be a fun packed Revit day and it will be great to see you there. :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Revit 2009 and 64bit

I've been asked a couple of times already whether there is a 64bit version of Revit 2009. As it standards the answer is "no". You will find this posted on Autodesk's support web pages which confirms this....

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=11220239&linkID=9243182&CMP=OTC-RSSSUP01

However, Revit 2009 products will happily run on 64bit operating systems such as XP64 and Vista 64, thus making use of as much RAM as you can fit in your machine! I have just taken possession of HP workstation with a 3ghz dual core 2 processor, fx370 graphics card, a stripped 500gig Sata hard drive, 8gigs of RAM and Vista 64bit business installed. Once I've got it up and running and Revit is installed, I'll share my experiences.

Purging all family types from a family

Have you ever noticed that however hard you try you can't delete all family types from a family when you in the family editor? Revit all leaves one remain. However, try this...... (BTW I can't take credit for this as some other bright spark posted it in AUGI).
  1. Start by loading the family that you want to purge into a new project.
  2. Next go to the family tree in the project browser and delete all the types, but not the family itself.
  3. Then right click on the family in the project browser and select edit, this will open the family from the project into the family editor.
  4. You will need to make sure that the family is not already open as Revit will just switch you to that window.
  5. Next, if you go to your family types you will see that there should be no type names.
  6. Finally, save the family to a new location.