January 7, 2009

Graphic Settings - Lineweights

I'm working on setting up a new studio, merging/combining two sets of standards.  Currently both are CAD and I will have a CAD and Revit setup.

The current set up I have is ongoing, constantly changing, more like morphing because we aren't married to our AutoCAD settings or way of doing things.  But in what I'm currently setting up, it's not so  simple.  Lineweights and dimensioning are not negotiable.  The word "graphics" has been repeated to me so many times, I can't understand why, Revit can handle them.
Tackling lineweights is simple, but I have two options: Object Styles, or Lineweights.
For this situation I prefer the lineweights method. I can set them by scale, which is the preferred method in this case.  I need a major differentiation between 1/8" and 1/4" scales.

There are three different settings to change: Model, Prespective and Annotation.  With 16 lineweights to chose from, 8-16 being the most likely not to be used very thick lines.
Model lineweights are set by scale.  Perspective and Annotation are not, they are set per setting as in weight 1 will always be .0030" in all scales.  In Model weight 1 is different per scale.
Model and Perspective handle model objects/lines, walls, doors, windows, etc.  Annotation sets the width for all text and annotatoin lines, like sections and dimensions. They will be consistent per scale. 

I hope to have this finalized by next week.  I'll post my results, if they are as I hoped :o)

Estoy trabajando en la creación de un nuevo estudio, uniendo dos conjuntos de normas.  Actualmente ambos son CAD y voy a tener una configuración para Revit y para CAD.

El conjunto actual que tengo cambia constantemente, más como transformar porque no estamos fijados a nuestra configuración o la forma de hacer las cosas en AutoCAD.   Pero en lo que estoy haciendo no es tan simple.  Las pesas de líneas (lineweights) y dimensiones no son negociables.  La palabra "gráficos" se ha repetido tantas veces, no entiedo porque, Revit si puede manejarlos.
Abordar lineweights es simple, pero tengo dos opciones: Object Styles, o Lineweights.  Para esta situación, prefiero el método de lineweights.  Puedo fijarlos por escala, que es el método preferido en este caso.  Necesito una deferenciación mayor entre las escalas  1/8" y 1/4".

Hay tres configuraciones diferentes de cambiar: Model, Perspective, y Annotatoin. Con 16 lineweights para elegir, del 8-16 son las más gruesas y probablemente las menos usadas. 
Model (modelo) lineweights, son fijados por la escala.   Perspective (perspective) y Annotation (anotación)  no, ellos son fijados por establecer el peso, como el peso fijado para 1 siempre sera .0030” en mi situación.  En Model, 1 es diferente por escala.  Model y Perspective manejan el model de objetos/líneas, como paredes, puertas, ventanas, etc.  Annotation establece lo ancho de todo texto, y líneas de anotación, como secciones y dimensiones. Haciéndolos constantes por escala.

Espero completer esto para la próxima semana.  Publicare mis resultados, si son como esperaba :o)

January 5, 2009


This was my fourth time attending, I always enjoy how much more I can learn and the many people I meet.

This year my focus was Revit and BIM Management.  I took advanced sessions in Revit and I was happy with the results and very excited to start playing and figuring out how to implement some of what I've learned.  The keynote's were good, we got a teaser on the next Revit realease, showing the ribbon and the new modeling tools, that was exciting. Not much was said of the ribbon but it was visable!

This year I volunteered to help out at the AUGI area, I was excited to meet other memebrs.  I go to the Revit forums almost daily and if I'm not asking a question I try to answer a few if I can of course.  I volunteered 3 days, 2 at the AUGI booth and it was fun helping people sign up and explaining to the what AUGI is all about.  Another day I was at the LUG booth and that was a little more intimidating to me as my fellow volunteer at the time was the incoming president for his LUG and I'm just a member :o)  but it was great learning from him and others.  Thanks to all I met and remember to check the AUGI website often!
Being on Twitter was great! I don't have email/internet on my cell phone (by choice) but I was signed up to get text updates from AUGI@AU and it was great to know what was going on like the TOP Dawg contest.  With different Twitterer's posting it was awesome to keep up to date with things I had no idea went on at AU.  Next year I hope to be even busier than this year!

The Blogger social was intimidating, since I'm very new at this but I did get to meet Steve Stafford, whos' blog I follow and I was hoping to meet. I was chatting with Jay Z from Gensler , and Steve B. from USCAD, they both had Unconferece sessions that I heard were good, I couldn'tt attend.  Will H from Will2Play was also around, he's been great to help to me, especialy when I took on the CAD Management role.  He had live webcasts while attending giving overviews of what he had learned, they may be available for viewing at his website.

The one session I was so looking forward to was great!  Dave B (Do U Revit?) had a formulas session, it was the last day very early morning (for me) but I couldn't and didn't miss it.  It wasn't diasppointing, a little overwhelming but I couldn't wait to try out what I learned.  I was hoping ot meet him since I have learned a lot from his blog,  but it would have to be another time.

If you're registered on AU online, check out the sessions available for viewing and download some handouts it's very worth it.  I look at those handouts throughout the year there's usually something that helps in those weird situations where you don't know quite what to do.