All authenticated users (anyone who creates an account here) should now have access to create Download content. This will allow you to upload families, annotations, etc.
Please use the 'Create content' link on the left hand side of the site and then choose 'Download'. Here is a shortcut
If you have any problems or questions, please submit a comment to this post.
Hopefully we can build a large library of useful, high quality, free Revit content.
Thanks for testing!
If you are having troubles getting Revit 2010 Update 1, here is a direct download link.
There are many enhancements including updates to the API.
Dynamic legends are now possible within Revit, with the aid of a new (or at least new to me) extension by Tools for Revit.
This is a long standing feature request of mine, and in my opinion should come out of the box. This extension is Revit 2010 compatible.
Please visit the following link and watch the demonstration videos.
After a long absence, I couldn't help but share this quick tip to reduce your Revit file sizes.
Occasionally, instead of using the Save button, click "File->Save as..". In this dialogue box, click "Options" then check "Compact file".
This process removes some of the, let's call it "residual stuff" that builds up over time while working on a project. This will not effect any families or remove anything noticeable to you.
I have saved 3-4mb on a 10mb project, I hope you have similar results.
Those of you on Autodesk Subscription have probably noticed the shiny new box that arrived on your desk recently. So what's in this new Revit Architecture Suite box?
Well as far as Revit goes - It's the same as what you're probably using already. I assume it will be the latest build of Revit, but that can be obtained from Autodesk (currently at Web Update #2)
AutoCAD is still provided in the box, but you probably don't use that much, right? So what is AutoCAD Architecture (formerly Architectural Desktop)?
Some new Revit extensions have been made available via the Autodesk Subscription Center.Â
RevitÂ® Extensions are a series of easy-to-use applications that extend the capabilities of RevitÂ® Architecture 2009 software in key areas, including modeling, coordination, and documentation. Specifically, the extensions provided in this executable file are: Grid Generator, Freeze Drawings, Compare Models, Text Generator, Elements Positioning, and Microsoft ExcelÂ®-based Model Generation. "
The file installs the Revit Extensions for Revit Architecture 2009. It also includes the Extensions Engine, a platform that hosts each Extension within Revit Architecture 2009.
The following is a video tutorial, following up on one of my first posts regarding structural framing in Revit 2008. It covers the new Edit Beam Join tool in Revit Architecture 2009 and runs through a Beam System and Structural Framing Schedule briefly. Click below to view.
I'd like to point out that the SHS beam I was using was loaded from the standard Australian library under Structural > Framing > Steel.
This is my first screencast, I hope you find it useful. Please leave feedback in the forums or via a comment below.
All of these settings can be accessed by opening up the Rendering Dialogue, under the Rendering Tab. In this new Dialogue box click "Adjust Exposure..." near the bottom. Please note that you must be in a 3D or Camera view for the Rendering Dialogue to be available.
Intense Early Morning
Exposure Value: 13
Mid Tones: 0.3
White Point: 7500
Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP will be released on April 15, according to this post at Revit3D/BIMBoom Blog
Here are a few more links detailing various new Revit features since my previous Revit 2009 post:
Believe it or not, Revit will allow you to extend or contract selected wall layers above or below their base or top constraints!
This means that you can have one part of the wall assembly at a different height to the rest of the same wall. Let me demonstrate: