Wednesday, April 03, 2019

TV Stand AutoCAD Block to Revit Family

In order to illustrate how to use an AutoCAD entourage element in Revit, today we took a simple AutoCAD block and converted it into a Revit Family. Naturally, the resulting Revit family had no paramerters, none the less it is good for objects which have fixed sized. Not everything needs to flex you know.

Here is the object as it appeared in AutoCAD.

Once we imported it, and added materials in Revit.

The AutoCAD file can be downloaded here.

The Revit family can be downloaded here.

Hope you like them, cheers

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Window Uneven Panel Revit Family

In class this week we went over how to create a window family. The project we are working on has an uneven panel window. Looking back I found another version that I made a few years ago. If you like download the 2 versions and hopefully you will like one or the other.

You can download the 2016 version here

The 2018 version is available here


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Renders in Revit, Enscape and 3ds Max (ART renderer)

Here are some comparative rendered images I created, The original model and first render is in Revit. The second is in 3ds Max using the ART renderer which was introduced in 2017, and the final one was from Enscape which I tested in the fall of 2018
Original Image rendered in Revit. All materials are created in Revit.
Imported Linked into 3ds Max 2017 and using the new ART Renderer. Note loss of entourage elements and sky background.
Enscape render which works as a plugin to Revit. Entourage elements conserved and note enhancement of grass material.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New course at Seminaire de Sherbrooke

This month I started a new course at the Seminaire de Sherbrooke. I be teaching a workshop course where students are expected to produce construction drawings for a building which contains a steel structure. I'll give you updates along the way.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Creating a simple 3D Model

I stepped through modeling a simple 3D model of a elbow pipe fitting with my students in AutoCAD. Thought I would write it up and post it. Download the document here

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Creating an AutoSave folder

I find that in many AutoCad installations the AutoSave folder is buried in a vage directory that is difficult to find. Additionally, the folder can accumulate files which need to be deleted from time to time to keep your disk clean of unwanted files. Here is a document which describes how to create an easily find able folder for AutoCAD's auto save feature.