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Through the Interface
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Exploding nested AutoCAD blocks using .NET

Some time ago I posted about how to use Entity.Explode() to do something similar to AutoCAD’s EXPLODE...

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  • Exploding nested AutoCAD blocks using .NET  /   (Through the Interface)

    Some time ago I posted about how to use Entity.Explode() to do something similar to AutoCAD’s EXPLODE command. At the time it was mentioned in the comments that BlockReference.ExplodeToOwnerSpace() had some relative benefits, but it’s taken me some time to......

  • Hackathon, Climate and my CO2 Footprint  /   (The Building Coder)

    Last week, I attended an interesting and rather sobering presentation on sustainability by Niko Paech entitled Befreiung vom Überfluss – liberation from excessive abundance – the German title is shorter and sounds better, for a change. That prompted me to......

  • Upgrade Warning  /   (Do U Revit?)

    With Revit 2015 R2 (don’t try to keep up with version and update identification this year, it’s quite comedic!), we are getting some nice little things. One enhancement that deserves a thumbs up in my opinion is the prompt you get when opening a project that needs to be upgraded, since now the user gets the opportunity...

  • Attaching a wall to a stair  /   (Revit Beginners)

    For those of you trying to attach a curved wall to the underside of a stair:1. Model a stair and a wall (stair hidden below)2. Model an in-place family of the floor or roof category (shown below)3. Use extrusions for steps (ex. below). Use a swept blend for a sloping ramp or monolithic stair4. Attach the top of wall...

    • Exploding nested AutoCAD blocks using .NET

      Some time ago I posted about how to use Entity.Explode() to do something similar to AutoCAD’s EXPLODE command. At the time it was mentioned in the comments that BlockReference.ExplodeToOwnerSpace() had some relative benefits, but it’s taken me some time to...... (Through the Interface)

    • Hackathon, Climate and my CO2 Footprint

      Last week, I attended an interesting and rather sobering presentation on sustainability by Niko Paech entitled Befreiung vom Überfluss – liberation from excessive abundance – the German title is shorter and sounds better, for a change. That prompted me to...... (The Building Coder)

    • Upgrade Warning

      With Revit 2015 R2 (don’t try to keep up with version and update identification this year, it’s quite comedic!), we are getting some nice little things. One enhancement that deserves a thumbs up in my opinion is the prompt you get when opening a project that needs to be upgraded, since now the user gets the opportunity... (Do U Revit?)

    • Attaching a wall to a stair

      For those of you trying to attach a curved wall to the underside of a stair:1. Model a stair and a wall (stair hidden below)2. Model an in-place family of the floor or roof category (shown below)3. Use extrusions for steps (ex. below). Use a swept blend for a sloping ramp or monolithic stair4. Attach the top of wall... (Revit Beginners)

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