Revit 2019 and Roadmap Update

If you follow the Autodesk release cycle at all, you will already know that Revit 2019 was released a couple of weeks ago. And if you haven’t already read about the new features, I would recommend checking out What’s new in Revit 2019. A few of the most notable features are:

  • OR filters for View Filters
  • Tabbed views and multi-monitor support
  • Double-fill patterns

While I am eager to try out these new features, as a landscape architect, there is always an undercurrent of disappointment that accompanies each new Revit release that does not include any improvements for its site tools. Continue reading

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Update: BILT NA 2018

After a bit of an extended hiatus, I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at this year’s BILT North America Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. My session is titled ‘Think Outside the Building: Pushing the Limits for Landscapes in Revit with Dynamo’.

Based on last year, it looks like registration Continue reading

‘BIM There, Done That’ on LAM

This month’s issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine has a new article out, “BIM There, Done That,” which focuses on Meghan Quinn from Office of Cheryl Barton who seems to have some pretty solid Revit experience.

It is a good follow-up to their first article last year, “The Limits of BIM“. And it is certainly refreshing to read about a landscape architect with a can-do attitude about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture. Though I was admittedly surprised by a few statements throughout the article.

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Renumber Viewports with Dynamo

Since I have been doing a lot more documentation work in Revit these days, I have become significantly more interested in how Dynamo can automate certain documentation tasks. One task that can always drive me crazy (especially in Revit) is renumbering viewports on sheets.

There are several different ways you can renumber viewports. I decided to use a simple ‘pick’ method so I wouldn’t have to do any reordering in Dynamo. This method works well with Continue reading