Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Revit Structure 2008 Shortcuts Quick Reference

There are many predefined keyboard shortcuts for Revit Structure commands.

This document lists the shortcuts by Menu Item - I have printed out two copies, placed them back to back, then encapsulated them in plastic using the a laminating machine to keep nearby as a reference card.

I have also found that you can also configure your own keyboard shortcut key combinations that appear in the Revit Structure interface next to their corresponding menu item.

You can create multiple shortcuts for one menu command. In the menu, the shortcut that displays in the menu is the first shortcut listed in the KeyboardShortcuts.txt file. A job for when I'm more proficient with the package I think!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

All Robobat Extensions FREE on Subscription

On the 15th Jan 20008 - Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Robobat for approximately $42.5 million.

Today 2nd February 2008 there was an announcement on AUGI by Wai Chu Autodesk, Inc Technical Product Manager for Revit Structure that all extensions for Revit Structure formerly developed by Robobat, both fee and free, are now available through the Autodesk Subscription Program.

We are told that Revit Structure Subscription customers can login to the Subscription Center and download the Revit Extensions at no additional cost..

But they seem to be having problems again because at the moment I can’t see anything on the Subscription pages.

It took a couple of days for them to get their act together with the Work Sharing Monitor and Batch Print for Revit for UK subscribers.

Revit® Extensions are a series of easy to use applications that extend the capabilities of Revit Structure 2008 in various key areas, including structural analysis and reinforced concrete drafting.

To find out more about this acquisition of Robobat read the press release.Visit the Autodesk’s Subscription page under Services and Support to find out more about this service and becoming a member.