Thursday, 21 May 2009

Back to the Future with Families Guide

You may recall that on the 9th May I posted
Revit Structure Services and Support ~ Lack of Content informing you that Skill Builders & Families Guide had no content and I would let you know when something appears.
Guess What?
Something has appeared on the Families Guide page.........
A hyperlink to Release 2009 (Now you get the back to the Future headline ;0)

Click on the hyperlink and you get the screen on the left

Ummm looking at the bottom of the page it's talking about getting started with Revit Architecture and Revit Architecture User Guide.
A quick scroll up to the top of the page and your now in the Revit Architecture Services and Support Page!!!!!

And your in the Past!
And there is still nothing in the Skill Builders area!
Come on Autodesk get your act together.................

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

e-Learning for Revit 2010 on Subscription soon!

Autodesk Business Center have just answered a question that I asked from the subscription centre.

The e-Learning for Revit 2010 will be available as follows :-
Revit Architecture e-Learning is planned for end of June.
Revit Structure and Revit MEP e-Learning launch is scheduled for early – mid July.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Autodesk MyFeedback Portal and Forums Closing May 30th 2009

I've been participating on Autodesk MyFeedback over the last few years. It’s a method by which you can participate in the development and improving Autodesk products.

Autodesk have just sent an email to participants informing them that the current MyFeedback platform has grown way beyond its originally designed structure and they are looking to introduce a new Autodesk Feedback Community over the next few month.

They are also reorganizing the management of Autodesk betas. Beta projects will be managed individually on this new community by each of the four Autodesk Divisions.

They will be retiring MyFeedback on May 30th 2009, and will be moving future betas to our new Autodesk Feedback Community server.

The new Autodesk Feedback Community is located at .

You can sign up at now.

So instead of complaining about what did not make it in the next version or bugs that are in the program, get on the inside and help find those problems and develop those features before the next version of the program is released!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Autodesk Revit Structure Old Tutorials on Resource Center

Autodesk Revit Structure Resource Center has free tutorials ........ Yipeeeeee

Problem is most are Revit Structure 2008 ......... Boooo Boooo Hiss Hiss

Come on Autodesk, get them up to date and show off Revit using your new User Interface and 2010!

The site says:-

"Get the most out of Revit® Structure with these free tutorials. Each one contains valuable information but is only a few minutes long, so you can watch them as many times as you like.
View each tutorial online by clicking on its title."

But it would be nice to see the program flown using the new UI

Single Model for Both Structural Analysis and Documentation
Bidirectional Associativity Between Model and Views
Construction Documents
Structural Details
Import/Export in DWG/DXF/DGN/IFC and CIS/2 formats
Bidirectional Links with Analysis Packages
Multiple Materials
Structural Parametric Components
Multi-users Worksharing
Interoperability with Revit Architecture .


Saturday, 9 May 2009

Revit Structure Services and Support ~ Lack of Content

Skill BuildersAutodesk Revit Structure Skill Builders are advanced learning exercises that focus on accomplishing a specific task.

Families GuideA guide that contains conceptual explanations, tutorials, and reference information to help you understand how to work with Revit Structure families.

As you will see from my last few postings I’ve been poking around the Autodesk Revit Structure Services & Support area of the Autodesk web site for information to download.

Looking under the How–to–Articles Menu. I’ve found that although there is a nice description of what should be available there for downloading, there is nothing to be found under either Skill Builders or Families Guide!
Has someone forgotten to upload the information?

Does the information Exist?

Is it coming soon and if so when?

For previous versions of Revit Structure the Getting Started Concrete Project and Getting Started Steel project were also available for download. I have not been able to find these for 2010 anywhere either.

If anyone from Autodesk is looking (and I know you do, because it shows up on my sitemeter information) then please email me with some answers to my observations and questions.

Here is the link to the Autodesk Revit Structure Services & Support area

I will let you know when anything appears!


Friday, 8 May 2009

Where to Download a Trial Version of RST 2010

Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010—English

Click on the Image on the left to link to the page where you can download the new 2010 version of Autodesk® Revit® Structure as a standalone and as part of the AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite 2010 software.

It is available to registered users of Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 or AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2010 software, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that appears during installation.
It works for 30 days then can be used as a viewer.

The file size is 1.8GB


Click Here

To see the Whats New in Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 Video

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Where to find the Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 Tutorials

Revit Structure Metric and Imperial Tutorials

These exercises step you through different topics using examples that illustrate product functionality.
Refer to the Readme for details and instructions.

Here is the link to the download page for the Tutorials

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Where to find the Revit Structure 2010 User's Guide

When you download the Trial version of Revit Structure the User's Guide is not part of the download.

To get a copy of the Autodesk Revit Structure User’s Guide which describes concepts, and provides step-by-step procedures as well as quick reference information, click on the image of the User Guide on the left or use this link


Friday, 1 May 2009

RST2010 Keyboard Shortcuts Development via Excel

David Harrington has posted an Excel spreadsheet he is using for development of RST 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts on the AUGI Forum at

Many commands are repeated over and over as they exist on different ribbon menus. As such, developing a workable list is difficult since duplicate commands can easily get different key assignments as one moves about in a text file with over 1,400 lines.

I was in the process of trying to reformat the original shortcut reference sheet I made for 2008 and had got this far when I saw his posting on his blog.

[Project shortcuts]


Insert tab ~ None

Annotate tab ~ DI,EL, DL,GP,TX,F7,TG


Analyze tab ~ LD,AA,RAArchitect & Site tab ~ None

Collaborate tab ~ RL,RW,ERView tab ~ VP,VG,VV,TL,WC,WT

Manage tab ~ SU,UN

[Model family editor shortcuts]

Create tab ~ CM,GP,RP

Insert tab ~ None

Detail tab ~ GP,DI,TX,F7

Modify tab ~ MD,MA,AL,TR,SL,OF,GP,PT,SF

View tab ~ VP,VG,VV,TL,WC,WT

Manage tab ~ UN

Family Editor tab ~ None

[Annotation family editor shortcuts]

Create tab ~ LI,GP,DI,TX,F7

Insert tab ~ None

Modify tab ~ MD,MA,AL,TR,SL,OF,GP

etc. etc etc....

Some of the logic behind the initials has gone, especally for us UK users now a coping is a notch CP was CoPing now its Notching which has nothing to do with CP

RC was Remove Coping its now Notching Remove

SB was Structural SlaB but now it's Structural Floor ??????

There appear to be a few new shortcuts and a few that seem to have dropped of the map

There is more but I have only just started looking....