December 15, 2010

Revit Clinic Post - 3 Levels of Masking

Great post I have to share, this is especially helpful to me right now, understanding how masking works.  

Level 2 caught my attention:
Level 2 – View, Model & Annotation Elements
If you would like to mask model and annotation elements in the view, instead create a new generic annotation family.  Add a masking region inside the family.  Add any desired dimensional instance parameters [such as a width and length instance parameter] so you can easily adjust each family size in the project.

Check out the rest of the article  3 Levels of Masking

November 29, 2010

AU - 2010 - Day One

Today I attended two sessions, the last one I was kind of lost because I really should have been a part of the whole day but it was informative anyway.

I then attended the Media and Blogger Social and the AEC Mixer (originally the Revit Mixer) they were both great!  I talked with Steve Bennet from 2D or not to 2D (check out his blog, for more up to date info) and Greg Arkin from Revit 3D, he's always fun to talk to, even if it is once a year for me, but it's great conversation, you have to check out his blog, very informative on anything BIM... plus all sorts of other people.  I did meet someone from the actual media from Mexico, it was nice to talk to someone about Autodesk that isn't from the states and get to know their perspective.  Being Mexican by culture I want to know more of how the Latin community uses Autodesk products and how they learn how to use them.
Oh and I almost forgot Melanie, Mistress of the Dorkness, I follow her blog and Tweets and I met her last year, it was great to get a moment to chat with her again this year.  I did have a few questions but she's too many people to fight with for her attention!  I'll track her down, I have a few days  :-)

Tomorrow is the start of full days of the conference, and I hope to soak in a lot. I'll try and post as often as possible and let you know what sessions to look out for to download,  Remember sign up at Autodesk University website!


AU2010 - Design Technology Managment

Today was my first day at AU (Autodesk University)  I'm disappointed I wasn't able to participate more in the sessions offered today, Digital Technology Conference... Sessions were full, but the one session I attended was great.   Had me thinking out of the box, and got my mind working with new ideas, well new to me and our office.  You should sign up at Autodesk University website to see recorded sessions, of past years, and this years once they are available.

October 1, 2010

View Templates Dialog

Something simple I found today. I have to share because I think it's very cool and useful, I have no idea how I didn't notice this before! 
When applying a view template, I can chose a view, instead of a template, or creating a new one.

I feel silly pointing it out, but I just noticed it now and I know I will be using this often!

September 27, 2010

Blogger Day at Autodesk

If you don’t already know today is Blogger Day at Autodesk AEC Headquarters, and the tweets have been many and very exicitng.
I’m looking forward to reading about it from the bloggers that I follow that are there now. I wanted to share with everyone who I’ll be reading updates from and hopefully you can too.

Steve at Revit OpEd
David at Revit
David at Do U Revit?
Gregory Arkin at Revit 3D

I'm excited I hope you are too!