Back in 2015 when I started learning programing macros in SharpDevelop in Revit to change different parameter’s value like Sheet names, Room numbers or custom Parameters, I decided to find a time saving solution to something more serious.
In our office there was a need to create about 35 Sheet Sets for printing purposes from few hundreds of drawings in our project. Sheets created in our project were divided to series. Because we wanted to have more descriptive information in project browser then just a simple Sheet number we added a custom Project Parameter to Sheets called “Drawing Sheet Series”. (i.e. Sheets begging with number 20 had this parameter set to “(20) General Arrangment”)
This way all the sheets in our project were divided.
As a beginner to start with this task I needed some help. I didn’t know how to alter Revit print settings. It wasn’t easy to understand Revit API help file but I found a useful macro at Boos Your BIM web page (link is hear) which is creating a Sheet Set from Sheets containing in their number specific letters. In my case I needed to do it for all Sheets therefor changes were required. Additionally because it was written in C# and I was more fluent in VB.Net I decided to translate it.
Below you can find a final macro prepared for Revit 2015:
Continue reading Revit – VB.Net Macro to make Print (Sheet) Sets from Sheet’s parameter.
Small script allows to set up an orthographic VRay camera in the scene.
You can download it from here: VRay Orthographic Rendering Camera Rig
You just need to set it up once. The script doesn’t need to be loaded/running to render the view later or even on the different machine.
To make a top view just rotate the camera. It is possible to adjust position of the camera (with the rig) and its parameters (focal length and film width) without the script interface.
I needed it to render sections/elevations of a hotel room in my work. It worked fine. Camera cuts the model in the place where is here center (origin).
The viewport doesn’t show orthographic view. The scope of the render needs to be tested.
Here is a quick render I made with this script.
I was recently really busy working on some visuals for Hilton Hotels and because I was using 3DS Max and VRay hence I have a new idea for the post to share with you.
I would like to encourage you to install a VRay Camera Manager. Similarly as a Light Lister it will give you an icon/button which opens an easy to manage list with all VRay cameras.
To install that script vcm.mcr just drop and drop it to the 3DS Max window or Run it from the MAXScript menu. Apparently nothing will happen but a new position named VRay Camera Manager will be added to a list of available commands in the Customize User Interface window on the Toolbar tab. You can drag and drop this command to any of your open toolbars.
Tested in in Max 2012, 2013, 2014 but should work in earlier versions
Other Software Required:
VRay 2.0 or higher