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December 23, 2018

Madness – spot elevation madness…

Revit – as usual – something insanely mad – spot elevations in views bound to a tilted scope box…

Anybody following?

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Red lines indicate the scope boxes…

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Now applying spot elevations – there are 3 different choices and 3 different outcomes…

First, no leader

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Nah – German drawings do not look like this

Second: Leader and shoulder on

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Nah, nah, nah – looking terrible

Third option – drumroll please – Leader on, shoulder off

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Revit will never stop to amaze me in these regards…

And life is good…

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Thank god it’s not X-mas…

December 17, 2018

IFC is the topic of the day – take a look. In any standard IFC viewer the file looks like this:

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While in other IFC viewers it looks like this:

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How come – let’s take a 3rd attempt at viewing the file:

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And here is the culprit:

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Now that can’t work – walls outside the Default Project are probably not a good idea..

Let’s take this a step further

The first missing wall has n IFC Id starting 6xx

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The missing line though was here:

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Adding wall 645 – and here we go

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IFC demystified… and Life is good…

 

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Hidden by the dashboard…

December 15, 2018

Sometimes things are in plain sight but we don’t see them… like – pun intended – Revit reveals…

Objective was to grab all reveals hosted in a wall and sum their length up and write the sum into a parameter of the wall.

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So we either have a single or multiple reveals in one wall. Now some Dynamo logic:

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Let’s dissect this for once in a while since it took us some time to figure:

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In Types reveals show up as wall sweeps – in categories > all elements of category they don’t show up at all BTW – so we have to take the reveals and work our way back to the walls

Which happens here – thanks to Copyright(c) 2015, Konrad K Sobon

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And then the piece-de-resistance

List Group by Key and Math Sum – Magik (“k” intended…):

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And the result:

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And life of course is good again…

BTW – have you checked that reveals won’t subtract from the Wall area but do subtract from volume – kind of wired…

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What the h… is it this time?

December 9, 2018

Something unusual – an AutoCAD (what ?!?) tip – but still noteworthy…

So we found ourselves in the position that we needed to compare 2 sets of PDFs – after long hours of getting the workflow right we settled on AutoCAD 2080 – importing the PDF from set A, overriding the colour, then importing set B to view the differences…

Which worked quite OK until, trying to select all entities in the DWG brought back – nothing.

Hint:

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So that is what we see after selecting all in AutoCAD

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OK – all selected but Properties say – No Selection

After digging around I found this.

So – setting PROPOBJLIMIT to 0 we try again:

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And all good – AutoCAD – oh boy…

 

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…and be clean everywhere

December 4, 2018

Yikes – somebody overwrote elements by view in Revit. Nasty, because it needs to be manually reset…

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Or does it?

Well – some little Dynamo to the help

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The Python behind it:

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Thanks go to Clockwork for the idea…

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Life is good…

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Here we go again

December 3, 2018

Our friend came up with this.

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A moon over Marin…

December 2, 2018

Edit: Song title by DK back then 199x so what… great psychobilly guitar riff BTW…

Once in a while – Sunday, not too much to prep for the coming week and the sky outside is depressingly grey, so – apert of some good food and drinks – what is better than a nice rendering… hold it – wait a second – “Rendering” – that is so 1990ies – but alas, it pleases the eye and sometimes makes you feel good…

So let’s go and we try to keep it easy…

Here we have a model – it’s our neighbours new flat…

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Then we take our favourite tool for the job – Keyshot – kudos and a lot of them go to these people, girls and guys here… and you know us at LRCZ here – we are not easily endorsing stuff…

Click a button:

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Keyshot 7 > Render

And now – sit back and relax for 5 to 10 minutes depending on your workstation (did I mention I like Xeon based ones a lot…)

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And the result after a short wait:

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Life is good – and our neighbours might be happy…

Again – Livingroomcraftz likes Keyshot:

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How to kill a mockingbird…

November 23, 2018

Haven’t we all been there – we have a pristine model but – due to unforeseen circumstances it is flooded with parameters without value…

Dynamo to the rescue – let’s take a look – and – DISCLAIMER – this workflow is just bits and pieces that will be married together over the course of the following days – so please stay tuned…

First – here is a workflow to investigate which project parameter is bound to what and – does it actually have a value in your BIM or is it just a parameter-zombie…?!?

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So – running the workflow depicted above shows us that this parameter holds values:

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The result –  a bravo to Data-Shapes for making this slick user interface possible – looks like this:

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Loos pretty well used – so let it stay opposed to this one

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So this is clearly unused – let’s see how to get rid of this:

We got a new Dynamo workflow – here:

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Stay tunes…

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We need some discipline…

November 10, 2018

So you need to do some heavy sculpturing work on your Revit model – like this:

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So we basically need to cut through structural framing, a floor, two walls at the same time. Sounds like nightmare – but then Revit Massing is your friend – let’s turn on Massing in this view:

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So -a body modelled as massing – and then just take the Join tool to sculpt your building

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Result looks very fine…

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And not even Dynamo involved – for that stay tuned… – and did I forget to mention – Life is Good

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We care a lot…

October 20, 2018

If your sheet naming convention looks likes this:

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And your sheet number needs to look accordingly:

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Well, Dynamo to the rescue – just pull the parameter values you added to the sheets and compose the sheet name out of them:

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Here we go – get sheets:

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Pull parameter values and compose the string:

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Push the string to the sheet parameter “Sheet Number”

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Simple and easy – that’s what Dynamo should be…. and life is good…

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