Sunday, December 14, 2008

Grouping Headers in a Schedule

When working in any Revit Platform you can find a lot of your wish list items by keeping your eye on the Options Bar. Even after using the software for a while now, I find new things that show up that I swear were not there the day before. But of course they have always been there.

Anyways... I had one of our users the other day ask me how I was able to group Length, Width and Depth under a Size field in the schedule. Something that a lot of users probably know how to do but also one of those features that can slip by you. In any case since I never like to just give out the answer, I told the user to select the Length, Width and Depth fields and than look at the Options Bar. They did, and they immediately figured it out. Go ahead, give it a try.

You can also use this Group command to display the Title of the schedule. Typically a schedule like this shows its title with the same name that the view is called. Their may be cases where you want the view name to be something other than the title of the schedule. In this case you can choose to not show the Title by going to the Appearance tab of the schedules properties and deselecting "Show Title". Than you can select all of the header fields in the schedule and select Group from the Options Bar. Now you can name the schedule whatever you want.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My First Post

So, I have been thinking a long time about starting a blog. I have been debating on whether or not I have the time to stay active with it and what it should be called, but I think that after Autodesk University 2008 the name Revit Workflow rings a bell. Hopefully that takes care of the name. As far as the time goes... I think that this will be a good way for me to start a log to help keep track and record my day to day activities.

The Blog will mostly be about Revit Structure and my day to day dealings with it (good and bad) in a Structural Design Firm's production environment. The new workflow that Revit brings to the table is something that we have been working on since we started using it back in 2005. (Internally and externally) Now with Robot Millennium Analysis, the Revit Extensions, as well as potential to take advantage of some detailing through AutoCAD Structural Detailing, the workflow process involved with Revit will go to a whole new level. One we will have to figure out.

Anyways.. look for more to come going into the new 2009 year with regards to Revit Structure to start with, and a site change as I get more familiar with this new blog thing.