Archive for the 'Annotations' Category

Looks are everything.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

It snowed this week and as it always does the snow turned my thoughts to Christmas and decorating. By the time this is posted to my blog I will be knee deep in the holly and jolly. First however I have to crawl under the stairs and dig out the Christmas decorations. Always an unpleasant […]

Pointing the way→

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Revit 2010 introduced a new annotation symbol. The spot slope. The Revit documentation shows this symbol as an arrow or triangle as is usually used in a wall section. However this annotation can do more than just that.

Regions: masking versus drafting

Monday, September 27th, 2010

What’s the difference between masking regions and drafting regions? I mean why can’t I just make a solid white drafting region? Below is a comparison.

Lines versus groups

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

For those of you who have read my post on the linework tool in Revit “lines versus overrides“, you’ll know I rarely use it. It’s a handy tool to make errant lines disappear (using the <invisible> linetype) but apart from that I find it too unstable. Another area I was taught to use the linework […]

The colour of text

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I was approached by an architect a few months ago to produce presentation drawings for an auto dealership he had designed. On the presentation drawings he wanted a red bar across the bottom of the page with white text declaring the name of the sheet. It sounds simple but turned out to be a problem.

Revit and Building Information Modeling