Monday, February 28, 2011


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Phasing and Revit Ceilings

Revit has some fantastic "Phasing" features that can simplify working in renovation projects and other projects that have multiple demolition and/or construction phases. Today I came across a request that surprisingly enough, I have never heard before. ACT Ceilings in Revit will demo but the fill pattern that they use is not overridden like model elements are. When a ceiling is demo'd in Revit, the ceiling pattern stays the same(non-dashed) and so the request that was made was for an ACT ceiling pattern that represented itself as demo'd (dashed).
Ceiling patterns in Revit are fairly straight forward and follow simple rules. You can make your own with a text file. I created two "Demo" ceiling patterns and have placed them in our Revit Standards Library. If you are interested in making your own patterns, take a look at this blog post on
If you need the 2x4 or 2x2 demo ceiling pattern, there they are.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Revit on Android

We are looking at various ways of delivering Revit to our people at KlingStubbins and our partners. I'm geeking out over this one... running Revit on an Android phone. I should have had 4G turned on and I would have gotten better performance but maybe next time. Yes, I'm rendering the model. The multi-touch is a little difficult to work with in Revit so I don't recommend you running out and replacing your desktops with iPads but if you are in a pinch and need to check a model in the field, there's no stopping you now!
Details huh? Well there are actually several ways you can accomplish this and one of them I can't mention yet but suffice it to say it's my favorite. The other methods are by using remote detop of some sort, androidVNC works. the other is Citrix Xendesktop, which is essentially running a windows deskop virtually from a server. I'll post more when I can!
Craig Barbieri