Tips and Tricks -- Topics covered on December 2012
You would like to know if the 2 mile limit still applies in Revit 2011 products for imported geometry or for geometric accuracy.
Revit 2011 products have increased the geometry range maximum to 20 miles total distance. This is achieved by 20 miles total distance in any one direction. The definition boundary would be comparable to a 20 mile cube in the X, Y and Z direction.
For Revit 2011 products the limit has been increased to 20 miles. You will still receive the following error if attempting to import geometry over the 20 mile limit however you can choose to continue in 2011 products.
Please follow the following steps to reduce the size of heavy files so that you can open it in lower version machines:-
1.Execute command ISAVEPERCENT initially and set the default value to "0" by default the AutoCAD standard value is 50%.
2.Creation of WBLOCK : create a wblock by executing wblock command and save it in a desired name.
3.If more size reduction is required please appload the a tool I am attaching.
Layer Filters :
Layer filters often makes file size heavy. Unused layer filters which doesn't gets purge normally can be purged off using the tool
The command for the tool is as follows:-
layerfilter.lsp :- command LFD
In drawings whenever we are exporting a 2D from any 3D solid software some of the objects gets converted to splines and exactly polylines or arcs are required by us s a best
case of a 2D drawing standards. Now we can do it quite easily with the help of “flatten” command already present in AutoCAD versions. Let’s see the implementation of the command.
This can be very beneficial if implemented on a global level.
First of all isolate all the splines using layiso command we already know. The snap below illustrates this step.
Then execute the “flatten” command.
Now all the splines will get converted to polylines.
That’s it!! Now all the splines gets converted to polylines.
Let’s say we are starting with the following parameters and we want to add a “Zebras” parameter above the Bananas parameter
Rename the parameter that is directly below where you want to add your
parameter. Add an asterisk at the beginning of its name. Hit the Apply button.
Add your new parameter naming it exactly the same name as the one you just renamed but with a number appended to the end it. Hit the Apply button.
Rename the new parameter to anything you like.
Take the asterisks off of the end of the first parameter. Hit the Apply button
If you are working on a family in which you haven’t renamed any of the parameters
since you originally created them, then you can dispense with adding the asterisks in
Step 1 above. However, once you have renamed a parameter or two, the ordering of
new parameters becomes somewhat unpredictable. Adding the asterisks in Step 1
works like a skeleton key opening up space in between the parameters above and
Issue & Probable Causes:
The disabling of text edit occurs when textedit.arx either gets misshandled or
the arx gets inputed values from other resources.The snap below illustrates the
issue we faced in many terminals of our production that caused annotation
The figure above illustrates the issue in which we can see the disabled text
edits and we cannot perform the same manually.
Solution & Steps:
After going through the issue and observing the intensities, we can resolve the
issue with the help of the PowerTools® by just clicking the restore updated tool
which covers the solution to the issue.
We have updated the Restore Drawing Updated tool and added this issue so
that we can handle it in the future course.
If we face this type of issue further just install the PowerTools® and give a click on the
Restore Drawing Updated.
The issue faced regarding the subject that can be stated as follows:-
TSI/Fabrication CAD-MEP Properties not showing
We have developed and updated the restoreupdated tool in our Power Tools that provides solutions to the present issues as well as other issues that we had faced in other departments and got resolved. If we face this issue again we have to just install the PowerTools package and copy paste restoreupdated present in
"\\pinnaclesrv\Training\17_R&DWorks\06_PISPowerTools\Archives\RestoreDrawingUpdated as on 21112012"
to "C:\PowerTools" in our local drive and after installation of the product we have to click the Restore Updated Tool button as shown in the figure below.
Thats it !!