Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Newest Product Add-Ons from Autodesk Subscriptions

Starting March 2009, Autodesk has begun to upload extensions and add-on programs to the 2010 versions or Revit. To learn more about Subscription, go to the Autodesk website. To become a subscription memeber today, contact your current Account Manager. The following are the most up-to-date Revit Add-Ons:

1) Model Performance Technical Note for Autodesk Revit 2010

The Revit platform's performance can depend as much on the knowledge, skill, and practices of its users as on the hardware environment provided for the software. To address both of these areas, the Revit platform team has assembled this collection of hardware requirements, recommendations, and modeling best practices as researched by both internal development and our community of dedicated customers.

2) Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit MEP 2010

Revit® Extensions are a series of easy-to-use applications that extend the capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010 software in key areas, including modeling, coordination, and documentation. Specifically, the extensions provided in this executable file are: Freeze Drawings, Compare Models, Text Generator, and Elements Positioning.

3) Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit Structure 2010

Revit® Extensions are a series of easy-to-use applications that extend the capabilities of the Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010 software in key areas, including structural analysis, modeling, concrete reinforcement, interoperability, and construction documentation.

4) Bridge Toolkit for Autodesk Revit Structure 2010

The Bridge Toolkit for Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010 software provides information, tools, content, and datasets that will better enable structural engineers and drafters to address infrastructure build-out as it relates to bridges. Specific components include:

-Box Girder Methodology and Datasets
-Bridge Components .rfa Content
-Precast Girder Methodology and Datasets
-Bridge Modeling Using Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 (Tips and Tricks)

5) Worksharing Monitor for Autodesk Revit 2010

Worksharing Monitor facilitates the use of Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010, or Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010 software in a worksharing environment, in which multiple people work on one project. For workshared projects, Worksharing Monitor answers questions such as:

-Who is currently working on this project?
-Is my local copy of the project up-to-date?
-When will my Save to Central operation finish?
-Has my request to borrow elements been granted?
-Are any issues interfering with my work on a Revit software project?

6) Batch Print for Autodesk Revit 2010

Batch Print provides an easy way to print a large number of drawings (views and sheets) from a Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010, or Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010 software project.

After preparing the default printer and the Revit software project, use Batch Print to send any number of drawings to the printer and to control the order in which they print. When you start the print job, Batch Print manages the printing of the drawings, requiring no further interaction from you. If desired, you can monitor the progress of the print job using a status dialog.

7) Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010

Revit® Extensions are a series of easy-to-use applications that extend the capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010 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 Excel®-based Model Generation.

8) Globe Link for Autodesk Revit 2010

Globe Link for Revit 2010 platform products helps users streamline preliminary project planning processes by allowing them to present to clients conceptual designs in context with information about the project site.

With Globe Link, users can publish 3D building information models directly from Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010, and Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010 software into Google Earth™ mapping service. Users can also acquire site information from Google Earth mapping service and import it into Revit 2010 software applications for building and site layout purposes. Globe Link is optimized for Google Earth version 4 mapping service.

9) Robot Extensions for Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis 2010

Robot™ Extensions unite the power of Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010 software and Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis 2010 software. Structural engineers can now perform analysis and design calculations of composite steel beams to help meet US design codes and load takedown simulations to help calculate the flow of forces through a structure resulting from applied loads all within a Revit Structure 2010 design model.

*Robot Extensions will only run when a valid copy of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional, or a trial version is present on the same machine.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Greenheck has Revit Content!!!

Greenheck, a leading supplier of air movement and control equipment, has begun to create their content in Revit MEP! Please visit their website! The equipment they have included are:

Roof Mounted Fans
Gravity Ventilators
Inline and Ceiling Fans
Sidewall Fans
Utility, Centrifugal and Radial Blowers
Energy Recovery Ventilators
Laboratory Exhaust
Fan Coils

Monday, April 6, 2009

Autodesk Releases Green Building Studio 3.5

Autodesk has released the latest version of Green Building Studio!

Summary of Changes
Release 3.5 is a maintenance release to address specific features and issues that had surfaced since the release of version 3.4.1 in October 2008. This document is intended to highlight the changes in this release.

Enable Simulation of Canadian Projects
This release features the much-anticipated ability to model projects in Canada with accurate Canadian weather files. Default Canadian utility costs have been included and are based upon the average rates for the largest city in each Canadian Territory.

Compatibility with Autodesk® Revit 2010 Products
With release 3.5, the Green Building Studio web service introduces compatibility with Autodesk Revit MEP 2010 and Revit Architecture 2010.

Enhanced Stability
Release 3.5 greatly stabilizes the web service by resolving the issue of session logouts and allows multiple runs of large files without disruption.

Enhanced Usability
A number of upgrades have been introduced in this release to improve the users' experience:

1) Trial users who get added to a Corporate Account will now automatically have all of their projects and templates transferred to the Corporate Account

2) False failure message have been eliminated

3) A link to "Getting Started" in the support page has been updated

4) LEED® Daylighting Calculations have been refined

5) Project Template functionality has been expanded

6) Improved analysis of complex geometries has been instituted

7) Green Building Studio web service now allows apostrophes on user names when registering.

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