Friday, November 28, 2008

Revit 2009 to NavisWorks 2009

The main reason for this post today are few calls I got this week on how can we send the data/project from Revit Arch/Struc/MEP to NavisWorks. Honestly, if you ask me it is really simple and cool, however following are few "Need to Know" facts:

  • While Installing NavisWorks, you need to enable "Revit" Plug-in (typically, it automatically finds if Revit is installed on your machine)
  • Once NavisWorks is installed you should see the export plug-in under "External Tools" menu

I also recorded a quick video for those of you who just want to know and don't have both the applications. Click at the following link to download the video.

Do let me know if you would like to see these kind of video's.


Suhail Arfath AEC Marketing

Technical Marketing Manager - MEP
Autodesk, Inc.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Revit 2009 products Web Update #3 is now Live!

Autodesk is pleased to announce that the Revit product teams have just released the English Web Update 3 Service Packs for Revit Architecture 2009, Revit Structure 2009 and Revit MEP 2009 (Build 20081118_1045) on Web Update 3 can be found under the Revit Architecture/Structure/MEP 2009 product download pages:


Suhail Arfath AEC Marketing

Technical Marketing Manager - MEP
Autodesk, Inc.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Content Extensions

Well, here am I again with one more good news for the subscription customers (God, benefits are like raining). Anyway, there are two new “Content” – Families extensions for Revit MEP 2009 available for download on Autodesk Subscription Center:
· The "US Content Extension for Revit MEP 2009" contains imperial and metric duct and pipe fitting families that adhere to SMACNA and ASME standards, respectively
· The "UK Content Extension for Revit MEP 2009" contains duct fitting families that adhere to the DW/144 UK industry standards
This content was developed based upon feedback from users like you, so we do appreciate your feedback. A ReadMe file exists that explains how and where to install the files.
Happy Subscription!!!
Suhail Arfath
Technical Marketing Manager – MEP
Autodesk Inc.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Extensions for Revit Structure 2009 Now on Subscription Center

Well everytime I get to know from our internal team about the extensions, I get excited like once upon a time I used to get hearing somebody had some quite nice & interesting "Lisp" routines and he (well sometime it was SHE too) was ready to share with me. So, here I go with this facinating news again, there are some new Revit Extensions available to download.
Revit® Extensions are a series of easy-to-use applications that extend the capabilities of Revit® Structure 2009 software in various key areas, including structural analysis and reinforced concrete detailing. New extensions now available on the Subscription Center include Static Analysis of Beams, Frame Analysis, Automatic Generation of Reinforcement for Retaining Walls and Slab Corners, and Automatic Reinforcement for Concrete Structures.
Autodesk sales teams and resellers can access the Revit Extensions on the Subscription Center and a Revit Structure File for Extensions demonstration from OTW.
PS: You need to be a subscription customer to enjoy these benefits, well this is called a BENEFIT actually.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Conceive in Maya® and Deliver in Revit

The Maya team has updated the technology preview of the export to DWG capability to support Maya 2009. To get the DWG export utility:
The utility is available for Maya in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. This is part of an envisioned overall workflow of:
Create an initial design expression in Maya.

  • Export file from Maya to the DWG file format.
  • Convert DWG™ files to SAT file format (ACIS® Solid) in AutoCAD® software.
  • Import SAT file to Revit Architecture for documentation and inclusion in BIM model.