Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2008!!

I would just like to thank everybody who has read my blog during 2007!!! I hope you have found it useful and I look forward to posting more words of wizdom during 2008!

I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Extension for Revit 2008 - "Static analysis of Slabs".

The guys over at Robobat have released a new Extension called the "Static analysis of Slabs". Anyone who went to AU would have seen this new tool demonstarted at the AEC breakfast briefing. The extension can be downloaded from the following location...

You will also notice that you will need the update Extension Engine 1.8 to use this tool, which will also mean you need to reinstall all your existing extension!! Thankfully Robobat have seen sense and released the Extensions as a complete package, thank goodness for that!!!

Finally, if you have issues installing the latest engine follow this guidance from the Robobat support teams after I discovered a minor bug in the installer.

"When I try to install the new extension engine, the package discovers the old 1.6 engine and asks if I’d like to uninstall the old version first.
If you say “yes”, nothing happens and the installer drops out in the background without warning. If I then go to add remove/programs to try to uninstall the Extensions for Revit v.1.6, the uninstall button does nothing. " To resolve this.

Open registry editor.

Find: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\

Remove {65DC83F9-6B74-4F70-9927-4851AEE116F5} registry

Then run installation of Revit Extensions 1.8.

New Build of Revit Structure has been made avaiable

A new Build of Revit Structure 2008 has been made avaiable for download from the Autodesk website. It has been released to address some issues which 3rd party developer partners had highlighted (beams creation with NewFamilyInstance) in the Revit Structure 2008 previous SP3 build (20071109_2345).

The Beam and Beam website suggest that its not worth downloading unless you are using the API tools.

However, Steve Stafford has reported that it does resolve an issue he highlighted when when using the copy/paste tools applied to concrete beam families.