Character Map and Family Names

A very astute coworker dropped me an email the other day, referring to an old post I did about naming your families so they won't mess up Windows naming conventions. He mentioned that one of his favorite trick is to use the Window Character Map to get fractions into your family names without having to … Continue reading Character Map and Family Names

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No More Lunch and Learns

I see it all over the place, and you might have it happening at your firm. Need to do some Revit training? Let's have a Lunch and Learn! It's great. Everyone brings their own food, and someone sits down with a laptop and projector and goes over some good tidbits about Revit. What could go … Continue reading No More Lunch and Learns

Make Your Model Look Like a Model

I saw a Tweet recently (I think it was a Tweet, I can't find it again) that had an interesting workflow to make your Revit model render in a single material. The post had a rendering look like a hand made model fashioned out of wood. It was a neat idea, but it implied that … Continue reading Make Your Model Look Like a Model

Sagrada Familia and the Importance of Deadlines

I remember (way) back in architectural history class, the Sagrada Familia was one of those projects that we were amazed at the scope and unique nature of it, and then when we learned the legacy of construction our minds were a little blown. Fast forward a couple decades, and the basilica hadn't completely left my … Continue reading Sagrada Familia and the Importance of Deadlines

That Time of Year

Just a quick non-technical note as we hit the time of year when everyone rushes to use all that extra annual leave up before they lose it... I think it's inevitable to get nostalgic this time of year, and as I get older I seem to fall into that pleasant trap as well. As a … Continue reading That Time of Year

Autodesk University 2015 Grab Bag Wrap-Up Epilogue

Not anything major here. Just wanted to round things up with a final highlight. Yeah, that's not the best photo of me, but it's about the closest I got to a Stormtrooper... this year. Let's not forget the Star Wars miniland opening at Legoland back in 2011.. It might actually be the same trooper. I … Continue reading Autodesk University 2015 Grab Bag Wrap-Up Epilogue

Autodesk University 2015 Grab Bag Wrap-Up Part 4: What I Can Use Right Now

You're still with me? Nice, thanks. Fist bump. It's time to get our feet back on the ground and find out... What I Can Use Right Now I feel like I might be late to this party, but there was one word that was on every Revit user's lips out in Vegas: Dynamo is billed … Continue reading Autodesk University 2015 Grab Bag Wrap-Up Part 4: What I Can Use Right Now