Revit Gypsum Board Walls And Ceilings

Autodesk Revit Architecture’s standard project templates contain a stock material named “Gypsum Wallboard”.  The problem with the stock material is that there is no surface pattern.  This works very well for walls since you typically do not want to see any stipple hatch in an elevation view of gypsum board walls.  However, this does not work well for gypsum board ceilings when you actually do want to see a stipple hatch in reflected ceiling plans.  The answer to this problem is to create a new material to use for gypsum board ceilings. 

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AutoCAD Architecture 2010 SP1 Released

Autodesk has released Service Pack 1 for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 for both the 32-bit and the 64-bit operating systems.  The service pack addresses fixes in both AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD Architecture 2010.

You can download it at the following website:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=13871847&linkID=9240658

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Move Objects Automatically with Other Objects in AutoCAD Architecture

In AutoCAD Architecture, you can place toilets, sinks, cabinets, grab bars, and other AEC objects and have them automatically move with other AEC objects such as walls.  This is very handy in maintaining important relationships and ensuring that AEC objects move accordingly when the associated AEC objects move.  This feature is often used to make sure that plumbing fixtures and accessories move with the wall on which it is associated, and with adjacent plumbing fixtures.

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