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Revit in FDS

Status: Gathering Support
by Enthusiast wezpb on ‎01-20-2016 05:31 AM

I think it would e a good idea to include a version of Revit in FDS. how else would you conbine a Revit 3D model with a system model to enable to creation of contextual sections i.e. sections that include the building and the system. Inventor can import Revit but not the scale of projects that we work with.



I would like the ability to label a parameter as key, but hide it from the view of the users.  That way it could be passed along via Connectors, but not accidentally edited by users.  For example, there may be some parameters that I set in the starter asset that gets passed along to each of the following assets.  These could either be explicit choices or values that are driven by a formula.  Regardless, I want that value to be passed along and consistent.


Unfortunately for a connector class file to be applied, it requires that passable parameters are set as Key, which will then display them in the Factory Properties dialog box in the layout.  This is what I would like to be avoided for some of the asset parameters, because the users may end up changing them...


Hopefully, this is clear, but if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!

Status: Under Review



i´m testing the labs tool Process Simulation 360 and i think it is a great tool and easy to use. But i don´t know the meaning of MTTR and MTBF and there is no discription.


And now my idea:


Create my layout in ACAD Architecture and put in all of my material flow, product and so on. Export an XML or something else and load it in this new labs tool. In Process Simulation 360 i want to check out if my layout can reach my output or what happen if my processor is faster, slower or stops for 2 hours because of a crash in the maschine.


A nice to have: All operations and stations are in Process Simulation 360 from my ACAD layout export. 


Next: Process Simulation 360 integrated in Factory Design Suite 2013.





Status: Accepted

Double-sided link to Revit

Status: Gathering Support
by Contributor BiktimirovK on ‎11-02-2012 10:08 AM

I need updated link from *.iam to *.rvt file, with Axes and Levels support. I need possibility of using linked *.rvt geometry and axes via drawing creation.

I have been working on developing some workflows using the same AutoCAD building layout and then placing it as an XRef into different AutoCAD sublayouts.  These workflows work great for the FDS Standard version, but I have discovered a problem when syncing to Inventor.  For some reason it won't let me sync from Inventor to AutoCAD because it wants to overwrite the XRef files.  It would be much easier to simply see any XRef files as references also in Inventor and not attempt to overwrite them during the Sync process.  That way a master layout overlay could be used multiple times in a large comprehensive design.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Hope all is well and have a most blessed day!




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Hi Autodesk,


the FDS is incredible slow synchronizing larger layouts. Make is faster!!! I was playing a bit with LODs insidse FDS. Problem is, that ACAD don't know anything about LODs.



If I suppress components via LOD only the unsupressed components will be transmitted. This can speed up sync between INV and ACAD. To visualize the suppressed stuff inside ACAD I'm thinking about a special Layerset similar to the wonderful Layergroup-functionality in AutoCAD Mechanical.


So a couple of parts are suppressed in INV

- some are placed on layer green

- some are placed on layer red


These suppressed information (if they were already synchronized before!) will be moved on an additional temporarily layer named "LOD-green" and "LOD-red" and they are locked! These parts won't be synchronized!


Can speed up sync! 

Or make it faster anyway! I hate that blue circle of horror....








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Toned view of ACAD link

Status: Gathering Support
by Contributor BiktimirovK on ‎11-02-2012 10:18 AM

I need have possibility of tone link from *.dwg file.

Using intersection feature with *.dwg link.

Using measurement feature with linked *.dwg file

I need possibility of using linked geometry via drawing creation

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