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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-04-14 18:08:51
The EXPERT system variable can be used to suppress certain command prompts. The initial default value for EXPERT is 0 (all prompts are issued), and any change only applies to the current drawing session; it is not saved in either the drawing or the registry. I suppose some may use this to avoid what they consider to be useless warning prompts …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-03-27 22:18:04
The Styles Browser Interface (Continued)Part 1 focused on the top part of the Styles Browser; this article will examine the style/defintion list box and related controls. The Styles Browser has a tool bar at the top of the style/defintion list box. Three tools at the right side of this bar control how the styles/definitions are viewed: Preview Size, View Direction and …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-03-25 21:50:00
A new modeless (can be open while executing other commands) palette has been added to the 2016 releases of AutoCAD® Architecture and AutoCAD® MEP, the Styles Browser. You can use the Styles Browser to quickly review the AEC object styles available in your choice of Content Library Drawings, Project Standard Drawings or Currently Open Drawings. Once you find the desired style, …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-03-21 09:21:08
Here are some quick thoughts on the upcoming 2016 release of AutoCAD Architecture, while you wait for more in-depth articles on new features. No change in file format! Same interface color scheme choices as 2015 (truly dark Dark and Light). The Drawing Window Status bar has now been completely removed from ACA and AMEP, and the tools that had been there …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-03-15 16:13:08
Those who have used the AecColumnGridLabel command (COLUMNGRIDLABEL also works; on the Column Grid contextual ribbon tab, on the Label panel, the Label tool) to add grid bubbles to a "standard" Column Grid object will recall that there are radio buttons on both the X-Labeling and Y-Labeling tabs to choose either an Ascending or Descending order for the labels. For Custom …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-02-08 22:36:00
This issue came up at the office the other week, and I figured that I could use a reminder on the "power" of the PICKFIRST System Variable in AutoCAD® Architecture and MEP. Setting PICKFIRST to 1 (or, in the Options dialog, on the Selection tab, in the Selection modes area, checking the Noun/verb selection toggle) enables you to pick objects [nouns] …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-02-02 19:40:05
There was a follow up question in the Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion Group regarding the use of an imperial "Residential" format Door Tag, which I had previously written about in this blog article. The question concerned using an imperial residential-style tag on a door in a Curtain Wall, as the Width and Height parameters that the technique I outlined for …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-01-16 17:19:43
A hearty thanks goes out to Steve Stafford, who documented the solution to a problem that arose in my office yesterday, way back in 2012, in his Revit OpEd blog. The problem is that if you use the Move tool with the Disjoin option checked, and then later in that session try to use it to move a Ceiling grid pattern …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-01-08 14:03:20
I made an interesting discovery the other day, just as I was finishing up my article on zero-padding for an integer-to-string conversion. And while I do not regret the effort I put into developing the custom nodes to achieve that result, as I am still very much in learning mode, and that gave me a task in which I had some …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-01-07 13:11:23
Dynamo Version 0.7.5 is now available for download from the Dynamo download page.


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-01-06 16:20:02
Having created a node that would convert an integer to a string, padding a single-character string to two characters by adding an initial "0" so that a YYYYMMDD date string could be generated, it occurred to me that having a more general purpose node, where you could specify the number of characters to which the string should be zero-padded, would be …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-01-04 18:00:00
First post in series [AecLineworkExtend].Previous post in series [AECLineworkSubtract].The AecLineworkObscure command can be found on the Home ribbon tab, on the Modify panel flyout, by selecting the Obscure tool from the Obscure/Crop flyout. If the Obscure tool is not the displayed tool on the Obscure/Crop flyout, select the right side of the split button (down arrow icon) to deploy the flyout …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2015-01-02 12:39:00
Perhaps unlike many, I prefer to look through the README that generally accompanies updates to the Autodesk products I use. These are usually available from a link on the same webpage from which the update is downloaded. With the introduction of the Autodesk® Application Manager, access to updates is made easier (at least for an individual user) and often earlier than …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-12-27 12:20:46
Dynamo provides a way to modularize code, both to make it easy to reuse in future projects and to make it easier to follow the flow in the main routine. Creating a custom node is as easy as selecting the group of nodes that perform a particular function in a Dynamo file and choosing Edit > Create Node From Selection from …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-12-23 08:16:12
Here is an example of using Dynamo to do two things that you cannot do natively in Revit®: convert one data type to another (in this example, converting integers to strings) and concatenating multiple strings into one string. The inspiration for creating this Dynamo file was this thread in the Autodesk Revit Architecture Discussion Group. The request was a wish for …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-12-19 11:43:19
I had the good fortune to be able to attend Autodesk University this year, and without initially intending to do so, ended up with the majority of my classes centered on Dynamo. Dynamo is an open-source add-in that works with Revit (and Vasari) and provides a graphical means of creating custom programming for Revit. The architect side of me appreciates the …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-12-10 17:15:34
While I am certain that the error message in the title above will be issued for any number of reasons, I came across this when some users were trying to run a custom AutoLISP® routine that draws an area to be enlarged "box". Until yesterday, I was unable to reproduce the issue on my own computer, making it hard to figure …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-12-02 20:09:18
First post in series [AecLineworkExtend].Previous post in series [AECLineworkDivide].The AecLineworkSubtract command is available on the Home ribbon tab, on the Modify panel flyout, by selecting the Subtract tool from the Merge/Subtract flyout. If the Subtract tool is not the displayed tool on the Merge/Subtract flyout, select the right side of the split button (down arrow icon) to deploy the flyout and …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-11-30 09:23:04
First post in series [AecLineworkExtend].Previous post in series [AECLineworkDivide].The AecLineworkSubtract command is available on the Home ribbon tab, on the Modify panel flyout, by selecting the Subtract tool from the Merge/Subtract flyout. If the Subtract tool is not the displayed tool on the Merge/Subtract flyout, select the right side of the split button (down arrow icon) to deploy the flyout and …


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Architect\'s Desktop 2014-11-24 01:29:00
Several people in the Autodesk AutoCAD® Architecture General Discussion Group have experienced problems when trying to run AutoLISP routines in which an error condition is encountered. Instead of the usual, often helpful, error message at the Command: line, this error shows up, instead: Cannot invoke (command) from *error* without prior call to (*push-error-using-command*). This appears to happen even when the first …


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