Sunday, February 24, 2008

More on the 2009 view navigation tools

Following on from my recent post about the new navigation tools in the Revit 2009 products, Kyle Bernhardt, one of the product managers for Revit MEP, kindly dropped me a link to his "Insider the System" Revit MEP blog where he has details on the navigation tools along with a video. Check it out at....

Kyle has also started listing some of the new functionality within Revit MEP 2009 along with videos, again check it out at....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Navigation Tools - Revit 2009

Steve Stafford has posted a great artical on the New navigation tools that are likely be included within Revit 2009. Its worth taking a look at this as it is likely to improve the way you interact with Revit.....

The new View Cube tool...
The new Steering Wheel tool...

Accurender nXT Alpha for Revit 2008

Robert McNeel & Associates are currently developing the next version of Accurender for Revit 2008. According to the website the main technology goals are to provide:-
  • Much faster rendering speed. Our long-term goal has always been to make our rendering technology fast enough to "Design with the lights on"™. We believe the new core makes that now possible for many users. Improved ease of use. The AccuRender technology should not burden designers with having to understand rendering technology. The new AR makes big steps in that direction.

  • More accurate images. For a designer it is important to both understand how a space or building will actually look and feel, and also have the rendering tools needed to show off a design "in the best light". Our goal is to make both easy for the designer. The new core takes another big step in that direction.

  • Support for more platforms. Including AutoCAD, Rhino, Revit, SketchUP, and IntelliCAD.

If you are interested in participating in the alpha programme, details can be found at....

Revit to Max Beta

This looks like an interesting solution for anybody who is using Revit and 3dmax together.
Initially available as Beta download "nPower's Revit to Max bi-directional translation solution provides your design visualization team the most advanced Revit to 3ds Max translation tools on the market today. nPower Software’s precise surface and solid modeling technology plugs directly into 3ds max enabling an accurate data transfer portal allowing you pass Revit data seamlessly back and forth between Max and Revit without polygonal data loss."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Autodesk announce the new Revit 2009 portfolio at the World Press day

Autodesk yesterday annouced the forthcoming release of various Autodesk products, including Revit Architecture 2009, Revit Structure 2009 and Revit MEP 2009. Details and themes can be found at the following Autodesk press page.

More indepth details can be found at these blogs.