Monday, September 24, 2007

Autocad Architecture Resources

Today I watched a webcast by Amy Fietkau on Autocad Architecture 2008. I must say that it was very informative. She mentioned a link which i wanted to share with you.

This is the link to an autodesk resource page, great resource I must add for Autocad Architecture 2008 users. So if you are an Autocad Architecture user, take advantage of this resource!

Monday, September 10, 2007

How do I change the riser height and thread depth?

Hello again,

The stair object in the default revit template "default.rtf" has typical measurements for risers and threads of 7" - 11" respectively. Today I received a very common request to go over how to make changes to those default settings.

The way we are going to change the stair dimensions is by going into its type settings dialog. These are the steps to get to it. First we are going to select the stair type and bring up the object properties by clicking on the property button on the Revit options bar.

This will bring the object properties dialog; we need to get into the "Type" properties. For this we will click "edit/new". At this point we "Duplicate" the existing type or "Rename" and proceed with the changes we want to make. I have highlighted the areas of interest.

I hope this helps you !