Monday, January 26, 2009

More inadequacy... and Revit Unit Quirks

It's sad - Jeremy Tammik has blogged more about me than I have this month.
(His latest is an outgrowth of an Autodesk Developer Network question I submitted a couple of weeks ago - about why, in the Revit API, asking for the "SiteAngle" dimesion format data causes an exception - along with a variety of other interest

The short version:
Revit will throw an Exception if:

  • You are running one "vertical" (i.e. Revit Architecture) and you ask for a dimension type which is ONLY in another vertical (i.e. Revit MEP).
  • You ask for one of the four unit types which are un-modifiable (i.e. SiteAngle, SheetLength, etc).

Not very friendly, but at least now you know :).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Drought in Posting

I know, I know.... I need to post more...

Part of my excuse for not posting right now is that I'm writing posts that can't be released yet. I always enjoy posting about the new products (Autodesk 2010 products in this case) as soon as it's possible - but I think we're still at least a month and a half away from the "press-embargo" on posting.

I've worked with a variety of early versions - so I'm hopeful I'll have a bunch of stuff queued up to post in the March timeframe.

In the meantime, I'm going to start posting some of my content from the last Autodesk University, for those who couldn't make it.