Reference planes are essential tools for creating our model families in schematic and design development. With heavy use, however, they tend to populate too much and make views in Reference Planes too busy.
Similar to the ability to link Navisworks models into AutoCAD and ReCap 360 Pro, we now have a new feature in Revit 2018 to add context in the Revit environment from any of the supported file formats within Navisworks. Are you wondering where the NDC file format is?
Last fall we were treated to a glimpse of what is coming down the road from the developers at Autodesk. This has never occurred before, and as most users know, unless we sign up to beta test future releases, there are no indications of what is coming in the short term and from the long view.
We had a comment in a recent Revit MEP class that Detail Level for Ducts and Pipes are not the same at medium level of detail. The mechanical and piping engineers have a shared interest in coordinating hydronic supply/return and condensate piping with each other’s disciplines, and they like to print and share documents or views with other project stakeholders.
A question came up about the need for a self-standing Revit 2016 plotting station to generate PDFs. A firm did not want to tie up a standalone or network license when running off a batch of plots. I initially latched on the prospect of using the Autodesk’s Batch Plotting App, but realized right away its major limitations was that it was not a non-licensed self-standing product and worse did not print to PDF.