Saturday, 13 October 2012

Where is View Scale List???

In Revit 2012 and older release while creation of Elevations, Sections and other views we have a view scale list at option bar with the help of that we will be able to define a view scale of view before creations.

But now in Revit 2013 you are not getting this option. Due to some conflicts with view template this option have been removed from option bar while creating a views.

 The view scale now you need to define after creation of view. 

Revit 2013 Crashes at Start

Last week I deployed a Revit AR/ST/MEP 2013 image. After installation of Revit , as I start the application, I got the below error saying "Revit Stopped Working".

Error Description was:

Faulting application name: Revit.exe, version: 2013.0.2012.221, time stamp: 0x4f445896
Faulting module name: Utility.dll, version: 2013.0.2012.221, time stamp: 0x4f4454eb

I am getting this error for all three Revit. Initially I thought this error is because of .NET framework so I Uninstalled all Revit application, .NET framework. Then updated .NET framework and again installed a Revit. But the issue was not resolved.

So I checked with some default applications such as AV, Device Lock, some custom script. Out that I found that the application "Device Lock" was obstructing the application. So I uninstalled a Device Lock which is used to disable USB Port. After removing device lock Revit starts working smoothly.

In case if you have same issue check out with your ":DeviceLock" application..

Monday, 1 October 2012


        I came across this tool through a Rahul Shah's Blog. It looks quite interesting BIM world. This is cloud base energy analysis tool.

       Sefaira Concept enables architects and project teams to create better performing buildings with a powerful web-based sustainability analysis platform. It performs whole-building analysis of energy, water, carbon, and renewable energy potential, while an intuitive interface allows for fast, iterative exploration of design options.

         Concept allows you to combine creativity and analytic insight to design buildings that are both elegant and highly sustainable.

          Sharing below some quick pin points of application. All these are taken from Sefira site.

Rapid energy modeling
Get rapid feedback on whole-building energy use, carbon emissions, and utility costs

Integrated water analysis
Quickly investigate measures for water reduction, graywater reuse, and rainwater capture

Import building geometry
Create models in SketchUp, then upload them directly into Concept


 You can find more details about it from below link

The AEC Bytes article. 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Share coordinate systems between AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit.

Autodesk Labs released new add in called a BIM COORDINATOR  for sharing a coordinate system between AutoCAD civil 3D and Revit.

You can download it from below link:


For video check out a below link


Saturday, 5 May 2012

Project Basejump

The Google earth import is no more with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. But if you deals with a Raster Imaginary then it is very essential to import a Raster Image.

Autodesk Labs released a new add in called a Project Basejump.

With Project Basejump, AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D software users can access Microsoft Bing data including aerial imagery, road, traffic, and other information within an AutoCAD environment.

You can download it from Autodesk Labs. Click below link to download.

Project Base Jump

Brian Hailey wrote a nice post over this. Click on below link to read it.

Easy  Aerial Images With Civil 3D

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Ideate Solutions: Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 Reinforcement Enhanc...

Ideate Solutions: Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 Reinforcement Enhanc...: This video made by Shruti Harve, Senior Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc. goes over enhancements made to reinforcement modeling in Aut...

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Revit OpEd: Kiwi Codes - Project Browser for 2013

Revit OpEd: Kiwi Codes - Project Browser for 2013: Okay gang, check out Phillip's latest add-on for Revit! An alternative Project Browser, can you say drag and drop folder like organization? ...

Autodesk 360 Structural Annalysis

Few months back Autodesk Labs released a Project Storm for a Structural Analysis. But it was limited for a specific region. Now Autodesk comes with a Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis which can be used with Autodesk 2013 releases.

You can download it from below link

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

RAM Elements Loadbearing Masonry 3D Software eSeminar

          The National Concrete Masonry Association, the International Masonry Institute, Ryan Biggs Associates and Bentley Systems have teamed up to develop a new, innovative structural software program to efficiently perform a whole building analysis of load bearing masonry buildings. The software uses a whole building approach – not just the analysis of individual components. Learn how this approach leads to easier and faster engineering design of masonry buildings including irregular configurations, wall openings, perforated shear-walls, multi-story structures and structural infill panels in structural steel frames and more.

Webinar Contents : 

  • Loadbearing masonry engineering design criteria and methods.
  • Options for using this innovative software for loadbearing masonry structures.
  • Demonstration of our industry leading software technology using RAM Elements for loadbearing masonry buildings of virtually any height

Dennis W. Graber, PE, is Director of Technical Publications for the National Concrete Masonry Association and is a registered professional engineer in Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a member of The Masonry Society (TMS), and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is active in committees of all three organizations.

Diane B. Throop, PE, is the Director of Engineering services for the International Masonry Institute. She has more than 30 years' experience in engineering and construction, mostly in masonry. She is Chair of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5) and former chair of ASTM Committee C15. She has a BSCE and an MBA from the University of Toledo and is a registered engineer in Ohio and Michigan.

Ann Marie Garko-Hill, PE is a Structural Engineering Consultant at Bentley Systems, Inc. focusing on training for Bentley’s structural products. Ann Marie is a past president of the Structural Engineering Association of Michigan.

Register Online :

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST, 12:00 – 11:00pm MST