Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Activating Revit on a Slow Network

If you are consistently having trouble getting a Revit license from the server it may be that you have a slow network. You may need to add the following Environment Variable.
(this is found under System, Advanced, Environment Variables.)

Variable Value: 1000000

This will give Revit some breathing room to get a license from the server.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Newport and Revit

Having a say in Autodesk product development is a unique opportunity that we enjoy in this city, Toronto. Having done some testing myself I can assure you that Newport is going in the right direction. It's also nice to see how seriously the developers take our opinions. If you're not close by, maybe you can get in on the Beta when it comes out? If you are interested in participating contact Ian Hooper at ux.tester@autodesk.com .

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Architects Should Make Ceiling Levels

In talking with the growing MEP group of users it seems apparent that architects should make ceiling levels. This would help in the following ways...

Copy/Monitor would be able to bring the ceiling heights directly into Revit MEP saving hours.

Walls can be drawn to the ceiling height without user math.

Ceilings heights can be adjusted in fewer clicks by just adjusting the Level.

Feel free to comment...