Thursday, July 26, 2012

ProSoft PowerLaunch Kindle Fire Winner!!!

Congratulations to Brian Sanderson from CTA Architects Engineer in Boise, ID for winning the drawing for a Kindle Fire at our ProSoft PowerLaunch 2013!!!


Looking forward to seeing everyone throughout the year and at next years event!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 1


Autodesk has released a HOTFIX for Civil 3D 2013
This hotfix will address the following issues:
  • This hotfix resolves an issue with the Survey Figures Property Dialog. In the lower section of the panel you can now see the vertex properties for chain type figures.
  • This hotfix resolves an issue when opening an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 drawing in Navisworks Manage 2013 with the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Object Enabler installed. After applying the hotfix, importing a drawing using Navisworks Manage 2013 no longer results in the application becoming unresponsive or closing unexpectedly.
Access it here:

Monday, July 16, 2012

CORRIDOR SOLIDS FOR AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D

Corridor Solids for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 software provides functionality to create AutoCAD solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D Subassembly shapes that are contained in an AutoCAD Civil 3D Corridor Model. By creating solids from subassembly shapes, representative real-world objects such as tunnels, retaining walls, and pavement layers can be more easily used for visual analysis, design verification, and construction coordination through enhanced model sharing between various project team members who are using applications such as Autodesk® Navisworks® 2012 products, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, Autodesk® 3ds® Max Design 2012, and the new Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software. The technology preview has ended, and the technology is available as an add-on in the Autodesk Subscription Center.


Download @ subscription.autodesk.com

Monday, July 2, 2012

Revit Schedules with Graphic Yes/ No Parameters

You've probably seen what happens to your Yes/ No parameters when you place your schedule on a sheet. Revit automatically replaces the check mark with text.

Have you ever wanted to maintain a graphic representation in that Yes/ No column?  Well, you can with a little workaround.  You just need to create a new "Calculated Value" parameter in your schedule and fill out the formula with a simple IF() statement.  

The syntax should read:
if(*test*, *YES*, *No*)
Where *test* is the name of your actual Yes/ No parameter (choose this through the ellipses button)
and *YES* is the symbol you want to show if yes
and *NO* is the symbol you want so show if no

The symbols can be copied from the Windows Character Map.  Take care to use the same font that your schedule body uses or it will not show you the character you thought it would.

Use the "Copy" button inside the character map and inside the "Calculated Value" dialog box, use the keyboard shortcut "Ctl+V" to paste your symbol between quotation marks "●".

You can leave the *NO* cell blank by using two quotes with nothing between "".

Finished Product should look something like this: