Thursday, May 29, 2008

USG Walls for Revit!

This may not be MEP but I like the manufacturers getting into the game...USG Gypsum has added a substantial amount of content for their products to their website at that includes Revit families for walls, ceilings and more! This is for all the folks that keep asking us about the manufacturers and who's making content. From what I found they're light years ahead of other prefab wall and acoustial ceiling manufacturers, but I've talked to others lately that are working on the same thing, so it should get interesting.

Try this stuff out and let me know what you think -

This a transfered post from thanks - David B.

Revit MEP 2008 - Adjusting Your Backgrounds

This one comes from Rob Hurlbut at Stanford White, an engineering consulting firm in Raleigh NC. Rob had an issue with the display of the wall hatch patterns in his HVAC and Electrical plans - he didn't want to see them, but could not switch to course display, as it turned his ductwork to single line. So, in his HVAC view, he edited the visibility graphics (typed in VG while in the view), and then checked "Show Categories from All Discplines at the bottom of the Model Categories tab. He then selected the wall line, and chose the Cut - Patterns column. From here he could turn off the visibilty of material patterns in all walls. Nice tip, since the engineers typically don't like to see those, and also since it's not covered in the Revit MEP training book.

One item for the Revit wishlist - it would be really nice if we had dialogues that could be stretched or made bigger - it gets touch not being able to see the full text on some items.

Thanks Rob!

Welcome to My New CAD for MEP Engineering Site!

This site will include tips for AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP. My plan is to transfer posts from my previous Blogs from CADRE and the ASI BSD site to this personal site. Stay tuned for tips and trips for these products as soon as I can get them posted.

Thanks - David B.