Revit does not officially support Geforce cards, but they are a much better value than Quadro cards. The result is that architecture firms spend a lot of money on useless and slow Quadro graphic cards.
Please stop misleading customers to buy Quadro cards. This results in very slow models for offices that are spending a lot of money on useless cards. There is no reason to get Quadro cards for Revit, it is an impediment to performance, productivity and budgets.
The more people use Geforece cards, the better and more productive the Revit world will be.
As a Latina architect, I have used the metric system for years before I moved to the United States. The wrong use of the metric system have caused million dollar mistakes to this country in the past, for example the loss of a spacecraft. I do not think NASA uses the millimeter as a base unit for measurement!
Why do you recommend the use of the millimeter in the metric system as the base unit for engineering and architectural drawings? I am astonished when I see how bad the system is used and when I listened seminars, watch tutorials, and read your books using mistakenly the millimeter.
The millimeter is used in exceptions such drawing 1:1 scale for example to draw a nut or a bolt. I am sure that this situation is causing confusion but probably it is not too late to change the metric system using the meter as the base unit. A door, for example, is not 800 millimeters but it is 80 centimeters or .80 meters. After one meter, the centimeters is not the base unit anymore and the meter becomes the base unit, for example, 1.50 meters or 325. 80 meters.
I used in South America the comma for decimals and period for thousand and million. Besides we work clockwise as positive input and counterclockwise as the negative input, but if we have to use wrongly the metric system, the situation becomes very confusing. An urban plan supposed to be in millimeters also? Even a building will have millions of millimeters? In these cases the results will be astronomic. Every time that I notice the mistake, I feel discourage because your important company is the forerunner in drafting software and you are leading this ugly mistake recommending it to people involved in the use of your multiple software.
I have used for years AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, 3D Studio Max, Revit, and other software using the imperial system but when I see the use of these software in the metric system, the use is WRONG! I hope my comment would be useful. Thank you for your time.
Please Allow Revit files (either projects or families) to save in previous versions of the program. (Or at least the Families??)
With so little new features I cannot believe Autodesk can justify upgrading the project database every year?
(If database is not the right term - please excuse my negligence)
I am sure it can easily go for 3-4 years before some of their "new features" requires upgrade to the database. Or find different workaround.
It has been asked and requested so many times on the forums and whitelists I am surprised is not first on the list.
Whenever I want to create an overall plot of my project, and provide a different set of A3 copies for the building site, I have to duplicate all my views and rename them. Why not just a warning that could be ignored? Now it's forced on us.
Revit LT 2016 user.
When adding an elevation view of a curtain panel (door/window/etc), there should be an option to adjust the height and length of the component, not just "Host Length". This way we can show doors as the correct size, such as 3'-0" x 8'-0" or 6'-0" x 9'-0". We now have to draw this type of door on the legend because we cannot make it look correct. This can introduce errors if the door family were to change.
Im really disappointed that Autodesk let BIMobject launch when it is so obviously flawed. The company has a very clear mission statement:
"BIMobject corporation is built around a network of companies and partners all over the world. Our ambition is to be the link between the complex technology around CAD & BIM and assist our customers, the Building product and interior manufacturers to successfully develop & manage digital replicas of their products as BIM objects"
however, they fail to mention the end user. Its clear that the company is so manufacturing facing that they forgot to make their library easy for us to use.
BIMobject is not user friendly for a number of reasons:
Seek wasn't broken in as many ways. You should have made sure that BIMobject would provide a somewhat decent and working solution before endorsing them and their app.
The Structural Content Generator extension has been left off Revit 2017 Extensions. Please add it as the lack of this tool it will stop most Structural Engineers locally to upgrade to 2017 and rather stick to 2016 where the tool is available. Structural draftspersons/enigeeers use this tool at the start of every project to generate the steel etc they'll need in the project.
I think it would be great if there was an option to change the background color similar way as in Autocad. Or at least an options to change color for views and sheets (same as default ones in Autocad - black model space and white sheets). I know there is an option to change background color but that is a global setting, changing it everywhere.
Staring at the white background all day, day after day is not that pleasant.
Right click activates a dialog, select Orient to View, select Sections ... how do you scroll a list of +100 Sections? Similar to Floors. The only option are the small arrows at the top and the bottom of the screen and hold down the mouse button. You can't even use the scroll of your mouse.
You can't select Details to Orient your 3D View?
I'd like to create schedule of paintings using "As paint" parameter and include all categories that were painted.
It would be great if I could include Columns, beams and so on. I do not only paint walls floors and ceilings.
And painting columns in family editor doesn't work because that painting is not recognized as: "As Paint" material.
I'd like you to make all areas created with: Paint tool to be "As Paint".
When you modify and then close a family you get two warnings.
Then when you click yes you get:
Do others find the double warning annoying?
Would a combined single message box be more appropriate?
The reinforcement summary units have been wrong for a while and need to be fixed. A link to the forum discussion is below.
Currently Revit shows the last used shared parameter file on any project. I would like to see the last used shared parameter file path saved on a per project basis to avoid confusion and mistakes.
For example might be working on three projects: A highly custom project with lots of non-standard shared parameters, a project on a typical office template, and a test project where I'm experimenting.
The last used path dominates, so if I've been editing the test project with it's own shared parameter file and go to work on the regular project I'd see only the test values. Likewise, if I'm working in the custom project I might accidentally save a new shared parameter into the office shared parameter list. If I jump into a project using the default template I have no indication if that project has a project specific file for extra shared parameters.
It would be helpful if each shared parameter also saved it's origin path to help in locating the correct shared parameter path to add that parameter into other file.
There are situations where you want to create a Yes/No parameter to control the visual display of a family for a particular view. However if you toggle this property on or off for 1 particular view the display properties are applied to all and any view that same family is visible in.
Can we allow an option within a families Yes/No parameters to choose and select either:
Option A: Yes/No applies to all views
Option B: Yes/No applies to only that particular view
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