Creating ADSK Files in Revit Architecture for Civil 3D

As part of the design process for a building project, it is very important for the Architect to collaborate with the Civil Engineer on the site design.  As part of that collaboration, it is not uncommon for Architects using Autodesk Revit® Architecture to provide files to Civil Engineers for their use in Autodesk® Civil 3D.  In this article, we will take a look at the Autodesk® Exchange file (.ADSK) that is used to get data from Revit® to Civil 3D.

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AutoCAD Architecture 2011 Update 1 Available

Autodesk has released Update 1 for AutoCAD® Architecture 2011, with separate downloads for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.  The update is simply a service pack and not a full install, so make sure that you have access to the original ACA.MSI installation file during the update.  This update includes AutoCAD Update 1 and the fixes that were part of AutoCAD Update 1.1.

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Keys to Rotating Items Inside Revit Families

Many Autodesk Revit families need to have a portion of the family be able to rotate depending on parameters in the family.  A door swing is the most common example of this, as most Revit Architecture users want to be able to specify the swing angle of the door panel.  It seems that getting rotation angles to work correctly is something that is battled by many family creators, so in this article, I’ll give you the keys to getting that rotation angle to work correctly.  This technique can be used on door swings and other items that need controlled by a rotation parameter within the family.

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