You’ve got an object floating in space and you’d like to move it from it’s current location to the origin (0,0). So you activate the move command, select the object, select your basepoint, and type in 0,0, but nothing happens. The object stays put.
Dynamic Input (command: DYNMODE or F12) effects this behavior. When it is on and you type 0,0 for your displacement you’re essentially telling the software to leave the object right where it is. But when it it toggled off and you type in 0,0 you are informing the software to move the object to the origin.
Have you ever been working in a drawing with so many layout tabs in it that you feared having to go all the way to the Model tab just to get into model space?
How many of you out there hold onto those old work stations because they “work just fine”? I know many people who refuse to purchase newer work stations because they don’t want to spend the money. I recently had a call from a guy who was upset because he just purchased AutoCAD 2015 and was having trouble installing it on a Windows 2000 system. REALLY!?!?!?!? Continue reading
Did you know that you can use the MATCHPROP command between two drawing that you have open side by side? Give it a try. It will save lots of time.
Last week I reported the availability of Autodesk Revit 2015 Update 4 R2 – and I stated that if you are on subscription it includes a variety of new features – a list of which can be found here:
Revit 2015 Update 4 R2 – new features
However I neglected to mention one really important thing…
Make sure you are installing the CORRECT update! There are actually two – one for subscription customers, that includes all the new features, and one of non-subscription customers that doesn’t. If you are on subscription and you install the non-subscription version, you will need to completely uninstall Revit and reinstall before you can install the Update 4 R2 version for subscription customers.
As I said in the previous article, access the version for subscription customers from your subscription web site. If you are NOT on subscription, go to the normal Autodesk product update downloads page for that version.
Revit Update 4 (or Revit R2) is now available for subscription customers:
To download, go to your subscription site and check the listings for new product enhancements. Click the link for the appropriate Revit download and follow your nose from there.
Note that you should have Revit Update 3 installed before installing Update 4 (R2).
In particular, I’m excited about the prospects for much more viable site creation/editing tools in the Site Designer – which you can download and install from the App Store – again for subscription customers only.
Recent Windows Updates are causing issues with the AutoCAD Architecture (and AutoCAD MEP) Project Browser. A recent Knowledgebase article points to Microsoft updates MS14-037 (KB2962872 – July 8, 2014) and MS14-051 (KB2976627 – August 12, 2014) as the culprits. I’ve had a couple of customers call with this issue and following the uninstall procedures in that article resolved the issue. (Remember to hide them to prevent re-installation at a later date).
Autodesk has updated the model performance technical note – it’s got tons of information on how to get the most out of your Revit installation – from hardware recommendations, including Revit Server, to modeling “best practices” and worksharing suggestions. You can get your copy here.
And as a bonus, there is also a technical document on running Revit on a Mac.
We’ve been getting a lot of calls since people started installing Revit 2015 about missing content – no “stock” families, error messages about the Family Template Path being invalid, no family templates installed, no project templates installed, etc. This is apparently a fairly common problem with the installation of Revit – it was a problem for a few people with Revit 2014, but it seems to be much more prevalent with Revit 2015, and is addressed in great detail an Autodesk Knowledge Base article.
When your car starts making that strange noise or that check engine light comes on, we’ve mostly learned (sometimes the hard way), the longer we wait until we address it the more expensive it can become.
The same thing can happen with your Revit Projects if you don’t pay attention to warning signs.