Revit Sovet Fittings

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Hello, I have not really posted much in a while. This is a quick upload on one Item I’ve been working on for a Client. With the AEC industry rapidly moving towards the use of Autodesk Revit (in all its flavors) I had model Sovent Fittings for Revit MEP in particular.

If interested here is a link to the files:

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=AB7474FFF57E1339!12476&authkey=!AKmBo_-MOzYaarU&ithint=file%2c7z

 

Thank you,

 

Automating Typical Tasks with AutoHotKey

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I’ts been a little while since my last Post, but wanted to start sharing some useful tools that I’ve been using to simplify some of my daily tasks. The tool that I use is AutoHotKey. You might of not heard of it, but it is a very well known tools that its been around since 2003 believe it or not. I came across it by coincidence my self. I’ve use several tools some what similar but were to cumbersome that after a few tries I would just give up.

With AutoHotKey at first was some what intimidated. Why you say, well Coding is not my strongest suite. But AutoHotkey is actually a very simple coding language to work with. Also since it is Open Source you are able to study the code of thousands of people that, in one way or an other, have develop automating tools that have make their daily tasks easier.

OK, enough talking, lets dive in to see what it can do.

Here is the Link: AutoHotKey

Here you can download it: Download

Now, for the good stuff. What can you exactly do with it?

One of the thing that I’ve come to need is a way to type in Spanish an upside down question mark: ¿. For many Years I had now memorized the proper key combination, Alt+0191, to get the proper character to come up for my question mark. This is not counting that since my computer uses a US-Keyboard Layout the Characters are not there.

Here comes AutoHotKey to my Rescue. I pondered, what can I do to automate the character. Here is the Code to what I came up.

:*:??::¿

You might say, What!! Thats It? Yes that is it. Since I have an US-Keyboard I figured that by Pressing the ? (question mark 2 times) then I would have AutoHotKey detect the double ?, backspace 2 times then insert the ¿ character that I wanted. Simple enough it did it. Then I created some other similar ones for ñ an other common Spanish character. with the following:

:*:nn::ñ

I’ll leave you with that. Next time I’ll explain how it all works.

Finally – AutoCAD 2011 for the Mac

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It is Official Autodesk has come out with a version of AutoCAD for the Mac. After so many years (since 1982 that they released a Mac Version of AutoCAD). I believe this has been one of the most requested applications in many industries to be ported to Mac’s. Now they would get a much greater response if they released a version for Linux (they had released a Unix Version many years ago, which was a very robust application considering that it ran at 64 Bit from what I’ve read.) All the Linux fanatics would go crazy over it (including my self).

Here is their Video Release.

Here is Autoesk’s Official Page for AutoCAD for the Mac.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=15421056&siteID=123112

Rhino 3D for the Mac WIP

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The following video I created it about a year ago and posted it on Vimeo but did not post it here. Rhino 3D is an application that I like and used since it started in version 1. Currently version 4 is out and version 5 is in development. They have been working on a Native version of the application for the Mac. I’ve been able to work on it for a little bit since the beta or as they call it WIP as been released.

Here is the Video