Some people will remember me as the freaky guy who modelled an AT-AT in Revit 7….updated and looking funky using RAC 2011 graphics.
However, be sure to check this out if you love a bit of Star Wars. :-)
Now I’m not going to take credit for this, but some bright spark over at the AUGI forums worked out that you can get Revit to use Pi in formulas..the credit goes to Alfredo Medina for finding this. I am currently working on a panel with a circular aperture.
I wanted to calculate the percentage of the hole, compared to the size of the overall Panel, so as part of this exercise I needed to work out the area of the aperture. So Alfredo says that if you put the following formula in
pi() this will give you 3.14159265 automatically.
He wasn’t wrong….
In knowing this I could then use the following formula to work out the area of the circular aperture.
pi() * Radius ^ 2
So I am not sure when this one sneaked in through the back door, but it sure isn’t documented in the help file. : – )
When I was in Boston, Steve Stafford pointed me in the direction of Google Reader. He explained that this can be useful as it gives you some idea of how many people subscribe to your blog. Now Steve is a regular blogger as we all know and his approach to blogging is to provide an article which takes up no longer than 5 minutes a day of somebodies time. This I believe is a great approach, the average person has the attention span of about 15 to 20 minutes. So short sharp to the point articles are a great idea and is probably the way most people learn. Anyway…..Steve stats for his blog currently are….
What was a complete amazement to me was that I’m not far behind the Revit Blogger Master, however Steve is the original and is more prolific in his articles, where he leads, others follow. ; – )
Anyway, I’m glade those that read my blog find it useful????
Do you blog? Well I have just been fortunate enough to get a new laptop, a Dell Precision M4500! So in the process of downloading and installing some of my regular web apps….I realised that Microsoft have introduced LIve Writer 2011. Well worth installing from what I have seen so far, it can be downloaded from here.
Be sure to check out the Autodesk Wiki Beta site for more information on Revit Server.
Following the formal release of the Subscription Advantage Pack for Revit 2011, which is now available for download from the Subscription Centre, additional information and videos have been released by Autodesk to explain in detail the functionality. Take a look at these if you want an in-depth look.