Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Autodesk University

Just got back from AU 2008 on Friday, still getting things back in order. Look for posts about AU in the next few days.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

No to All

Just a quick windows tip, if you get a dialog with Yes to All, Yes, No and Cancel. You also have a hidden No to All option by holding down shift and clicking No.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Correct" Revit Leaders

Hold on, Revit doesn't do leaders from the correct location!!!

Well you're right it doesn't, and it also won't let you add a leader arrowhead to space tags. A big oversight by AutoDesk.


1. Create a blank annotation family and save it as Leader.
2. Create a family type for each leader arrowhead you want (i.e. Arrow, Dot).
3. Load it into your project and set the leader arrowhead for each type in the respective Type Properties box.
4. Place your new annotation and add as many leaders as you would like. Starting and ending from anywhere.


I have not found a way to align this leader to anything. So it is really more of a drafting mark then the fancy parametric, associated, live annotations we are used to in Revit. Also, if you place one of these without any leaders it can be hard to find (it is invisible after all). So you just have to be careful with these so you don't have a ton of blank annotations floating around.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Testing, One, Two

Lorum ipsum.