Managing images is easier with Revit 2019.2

Imagine that you use Revit 2017/2018/2019, or whatever version prior to Revit 2019.2, and you need to place an image that is already loaded within your Revit model. What would you do? You open the ‘Manage Images’ dialog hoping to re-place your image (Insert > Manage Images): Surprise! Manage images does not allow you to…

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Revit 2019.2 forces install Dynamo update

Following up with Revit 2019.2 update install issues, there is another critical point that wasn’t documented. When you install Revit 2019.2, it silently updates your current Dynamo install to the 1.3.4 version. As a general rule of thumb, Dynamo supports three versions of Revit: the current release (2019) and two versions back (2018 and 2017).…

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How to fix Revit 2019.2 update install issues

Revit 2019.2 update has been around for a couple of days now. It brings some great features that enhance connectivity and productivity (see the list of enhancements @ Autodesk blogs). But in some cases the update fails to install correctly, and here is why: The problem with Revit 2019.2 occurs on systems that had the…

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ArchiCAD Connection add-in updated for Revit 2019

Graphisoft has recently updated its ArchiCAD Connection Revit add-in that streamlines the dataflow between ArchiCAD and Revit through the IFC format. ArchiCAD Connection has several main features: “Improved IFC Import” has extra options compared to the native Revit IFC importer. “Link IFC” merges IFC models into the current Revit project as a non-editable reference. “Export…

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Revit RFO Benchmark v3.2 now supports Revit 2019

Revit RFO Benchmark is the free Microsoft PowerShell-based benchmark that analyzes Revit performance. The benchmark has recently been updated to version 3.2, which supports Revit 2019 and comes with the following list of enhancements: The Squiggly Lines graphics test has been removed from the Full_Standard set. A new Graphics_Comparison set compares standard graphics views, squiggled…

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What’s new in Navisworks 2019.1

Navisworks 2019.1 update (available via the Autodesk Desktop App) comes with the following list of bug fixes and improvements: Improvements [LMV] Support .VUE file property. Fixed incorrect IFC Class and Element description in IFC hierarchy. AVEVA E3D import (RVM file format) – missing attributes in the object properties. Allow Display ID to be shown in…

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Will Rhino 7 run inside Revit?

McNeel & Associates have recently published a webpage about the “Rhino Inside” technology, which sounds pretty amazing: Rhino 7 WIP (Work in Progress) can now run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit, and potentially AutoCAD, Solidworks, Photoshop, Excel, etc. Imagine that you could run Rhino’s geometry engine inside Revit environment. This could be…

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What’s better than clash detection? Live clash detection!

We’ve been doing iterative clash detection in out projects for years. This is an old-fashioned and time-consuming process, which consists of repetitive manual or semi-automatic tasks: Convert each discipline model into the Navisworks / Solibri file formats. Update project federated model. Run multiple clash tests. Publish results. Introduce results to the design team. Next hour/day/week/month…

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Conductor Revit & Rhino add-in becomes free and open source, bringing Trello boards inside your models

Conductor is a Revit and Rhino add-in that integrates Trello task management with your models. This add-in has originally been released as paid application (I’ve already mentioned it in my post last year) by Nathan Miller from provingground, and now it’s available for free. Conductor uses Trello API to move your tasks between Revit (Rhino)…

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Dynamo 2.0 is now available

A couple of months ago I’ve made a Sneak peek into Dynamo 2.0, showing you some of the upcoming changes to the “Next gen Dynamo”. And now that Dynamo 2.0 has finally arrived, you can do the following: Read the official release notes here: To Dynamo 2.0 and Beyond. Download Dynamo 2.0 release version from the official…

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