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October 2, 2019

Spuds – BILT Academy has now 99 Students signed up.

Singed up for a great learning opportunity in Edinburgh…

We got to make it 100 – that’s where BILT Academy is maxed out – so who is going to be #100?

Cheers to you all…

#tin@LRCZ

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Propaganda

September 15, 2019

Another very useless title for a blogpost but – alas – nothing better came to mind so here we go.

And it has been a while since our last post – but it was a mildly crazy year so far.

Topic of the day is – collect elements in Revit using Dynamo, take one parameter and write it to Excel on Office 365. Then edit the sheet online. Then suck the altered data back.

Numero uno – the Dynamo graph to write the data to Excel:

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Script available here.

The file:

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The idea is to write all parameter values for “Offset” to Excel for online editing. Here we go:

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Now we can edit this file in a browser:

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This script will suck the values back in:

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Link to script here.

Video available here.

And life is good.

 

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Rice and beans

August 16, 2019

With all the cosy madness that is happening around Livingromcraftz at the moment there has been one outstanding find today – and to be homest – we do not endorse products lightly but this product deserves it.

Long story short – we purchased an Anycubic Photon 3D printer out of the sole necessity that we had to print large stuff.

photon-s-hero-1284x722OK – the machine is small, but the technology of resin printing is promising for architectural models, especially at scale 1:2000 (more on that shortly)

One downside we immediately noticed was the resin – the smell of SLA resin is quite noticeable and even our dogs got a bit iffy on that.

But now – there is an alternative – here – and I am more than excited to try it – imagine architectural models originating in soy beans…

Life has a slight shimmer of hope….

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Let’s get physical…

August 3, 2019

These days Livingroomcraftz has been very busy on a particular project that also involved creating a physical model.

So – a little run down on architectural 3D printing:

These days you can choose between FDM (fusion depositing modelling) and SLA (stereolithography printing)

First option – FDM – creates a model by adding plastic layer by layer

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Pros:

Clean process, if the printer is set up correctly it is pretty hassle free

Large build volume

Hardware is getting ridiculously cheap these days

Con:

Level of detail is questionable

Material cost for a professional printer can be significant

Build time is long

Second option DLA resin printing

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Pro:

This is a < €500.– printer

Quick build time (1 hour/20mm height)

Superb level of detail (see below)

Material is dirt cheap

Cons:

Working with potentially dangerous chemicals

Small build volume

A sample of what the print looks like

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Yes – it does transparent – you can even get dental grade resin

But – that’s what you need

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As you can see – it’s an Anycubic Photon S and – it’s fun to do stuff

However – given the different modelling styles you also need to adapt your modelling style before sending it to the printer – but that will be another post

Just a final picture of what stuff will look like…

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And – did I forget to mention – life is good…

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Fear is a man’s best friend

July 11, 2019

After some while of silence – here we are again. The title might be misleading – as usual – but substitute “Fear” with “subst” and we are talking.

Subst – a command going back in those days where DOS was the welcoming screen of your computing device.

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So – in case all your Revit links on your office computer point to something like this:

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But your current travel related setup looks like thisCapture.PNG

Note the drive letter change – no way Revit will reload the gazillion links without cumbersome re-pathing.

But here is the trick – command window and subst command – make the pathe on your laptop the same as on your office network and all will be good.

A quick hint:

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For more on that feel free to PM me…

Life is good… so good…

 

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Our long time friend…

June 8, 2019

…found something.

And we do like Enscape a lot. Not to be misunderstood as promotion, it just works here as a tool to do our job well.

And life is good…

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Come together

April 27, 2019

Our friend has something to say about massing and joining – here is the link

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I can’t remember my own name…

April 26, 2019

(I think I’ve gone insane…) Another 90íes song title that come to mind but summarized beautifully the finding of the day.

Think coordinates – long ones. Think about geo-referencing your Revit file. Think about angles and coordinate precision.

Allow me to take you onto a ride – we start simple. In Revit we rig up a simple test bed such as this:

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That’s the project units – now lets set up the project:

 

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Basic – lets just add a dimension to the angle:

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Now – to make it a bit of a challenge – let us apply shared coordinates to this:

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And now let’s check the output after exporting it to DWG:

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So far all looks good – here is a close-up measured in AutoCAD

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Now let’s change those shared coordinates to something mildly insane – but Chinese Xi’an 80 system has insane long numbers:

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Now lets see the result in AutoCAD:

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If you look at the coordinates in AutoCAD you might see the difference

 

Source files are available upon request.

And for now – life is good…

 

 

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News hour…

April 22, 2019

Our good friend posted some news https://wordpress.com/post/justshutupandbim.wordpress.com/169

More to come soon…

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In between the lines..

April 21, 2019

Our old good friend did post stuff here – TheCreepInTheCellar

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