Search:

Type: Posts; User: CapnMac

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Thread: Shaft Opening

    by CapnMac
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,724

    This sounds like an excellent candidate for...

    This sounds like an excellent candidate for Phasing.

    If you use "drop in" elevators from one of the vendors, the doors are almost always a separate Family within the Elevator Family. You can edit...
  2. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,180

    Ah, instance parameters, the tree in my forest.

    Ah, instance parameters, the tree in my forest.
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,180

    Inset Mini Blinds Conceptual Musings.

    While in the waiting room at the retina doctor (some routine stuff) with nothing better to do than wait for my left eye to dilate, I noticed the mini-blinds used in the office. They were actually...
  4. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,780

    What you really need is one of Alfredo Medina's...

    What you really need is one of Alfredo Medina's rotation gizmos. (You may have to web search a bit)

    But, the premise is fairly elegant. You create a non-visible revolved solid. That solid can...
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,331

    Only thing I find to work is going back to...

    Only thing I find to work is going back to Computer Science 101--good file naming and directory management.

    I'm using over a dozen directories, each with subdirectories, generally following...
  6. Replies
    3
    Views
    710

    Revit will "remember" the attachment/defining...

    Revit will "remember" the attachment/defining planes, it's will just rearrange the geometry per your request.
  7. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,983

    Ok, been thinking about this, and Robin's astute...

    Ok, been thinking about this, and Robin's astute answer.

    This could be parametric.
    You'd need the reduction section as a family that responds to lesser diameter and greater diameter.
    You'd want...
  8. That's a couple of different questions, really....

    That's a couple of different questions, really.
    You have one answer, above.

    But, let's take another look (especially since you said extrusion along a path).

    If you are extending extrusions...
  9. Thread: Levels

    by CapnMac
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,480

    You will likely have to get to the Plan views to...

    You will likely have to get to the Plan views to get good "unlocking."

    As a guess, the bubbles are locked to more than one Level, and you need to break all the locks.
  10. Only when you are not counting on it :) ...

    Only when you are not counting on it :)

    Generally, the source has to be told to use the Civil3D command "export to ACAD" and send you that resultant dwg file. AECTOACAD will clean up 80% of the...
  11. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,250

    Revit can be, well, "fussy" over some subtle...

    Revit can be, well, "fussy" over some subtle check boxes. One of those is the "Chain" tickbox. This is a very useful feature, but, it "turns off" the locking symbol immediately, as it is expecting...
  12. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,435

    Stack the "if" formulas. For Something that is...

    Stack the "if" formulas.
    For Something that is A, B, or C:
    if(Something = C, [set value], if(Something = B, [value], [A value)) <--note two parens

    Longhand, that's If C = True, act; else if...
  13. Lol, IBM Selectric in High School--way nicer than...

    Lol, IBM Selectric in High School--way nicer than the Underwood "Portable" at home :)

    In the 70s I worked at a firm where about half the "old hands" used Ruling Pens to lay down ink lines. I...
  14. Now I suddenly feel ancient. My first ACAD was...

    Now I suddenly feel ancient. My first ACAD was in Grad School, 1984, using V 1.43, the 3rd Release. That was on a (then fancy) 80886 Compaq with a whole Meg of RAM on board (we had to remember to...
  15. Had this argument with a Plan Reviewer fresh from...

    Had this argument with a Plan Reviewer fresh from IBC 2018 classes.

    303.1.2 Still applies (both 2015 & 2018 IBC)
    303.1.2 (1) Occupant Laod < 50; use "B"
    303.1.2 (2) Area < 750sf ; use "B"

    So,...
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    3,033

    Depends, a great deal, on location. Outside the...

    Depends, a great deal, on location. Outside the US there are a number of places where talented content creators are frequently used, even assembled into teams to work on various projects.

    In the...
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,963

    In the grossest sense, it's any failure of a...

    In the grossest sense, it's any failure of a structure to meet expected/reasonable design goals.

    More typically, it's a miscalculation/omitted calculation/flawed assumption in a complex assembly. ...
  18. Replies
    82
    Views
    17,274

    Started on a "Santa's workshop" (which used to be...

    Started on a "Santa's workshop" (which used to be a staple in architcetural office this time of year), but the year ran out on me before I could get anything sorted.
    Sigh.
    Y'all have happy holidays...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    3,084

    Ok, thought exercise: Let's presume this was the...

    Ok, thought exercise: Let's presume this was the easiest answer for sake of argument. Would it be better to use the Core Centerline as the dividing line, or the outside Face for this? Would the...
  20. Replies
    108
    Views
    29,764

    Back on topic, I'd love to be able to introduce...

    Back on topic, I'd love to be able to introduce Lexend. it's actually a scientifically designed font, brushed for best readability on screen and in print. It's slightly complicated in that t does...
  21. Replies
    108
    Views
    29,764

    Well, I'm old enough to not use I, O, or Q, for...

    Well, I'm old enough to not use I, O, or Q, for grids--a legacy of when everything was drafted by hand (and that "Q" was complicated even with a Leroy set). Also, back in those days we all used...
  22. Replies
    20
    Views
    7,965

    Ok, I' e never tried, but, can a person make a...

    Ok, I' e never tried, but, can a person make a parametric Detail?

    If so, that would seem to work--2d plan only view.

    Just 2
  23. Knew a scruffy (and very experienced) excavator...

    Knew a scruffy (and very experienced) excavator who was adamant that all CE EIT out to have to go layout the paving plans they drew.

    To include setting bluetops to 0.01', but most especially for...
  24. Replies
    82
    Views
    17,274

    Well, darn it, it looks like the "funnest" stuff...

    Well, darn it, it looks like the "funnest" stuff is on the computer at home (antennae, wind power, decorative items, the not-quite finshed 250 gallon fish tank, etc.)
    Did find this collection on the...
  25. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,296

    I'd be inclined to constrain the opening from its...

    I'd be inclined to constrain the opening from its center line.
    Then use conditionals like
    qSLL Sidelight Left Y/N
    qSLR Sidelight Right Y/N
    qqSLW Left Sidelight Width
    qqSRW Right Sidelight Width...
Results 1 to 25 of 73
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3