Imagine the tip of a pencil attached to a fixed point in the circle that is rolling in this animation, below. As the circle rotates, the pencil creates this special kind of arc known as the Cycloid. I would like to write about this today. Let me mention the credits, up front: I borrowed this nice animation of the Cycloid from a Wikipedia article, at this link, and I read about this interesting topic in Aaron Maller's blog, Malleristic Revitation, at this link.
Updated 04-12-2013 at 10:38 AM by Alfredo Medina
Some time ago, My friend Jeff Hanson, from Autodesk, posted the picture of this cat in a thread at the Autodesk Revit forum, to express that, in Revit, there is usually more than one solution to solve the same problem, saying that "there is more than one way to skin a cat". Jeff and I have participated in some threads in which he presents a solution and I present another. So, we have baptized that picture that he posted as "The Revit Cat"
Updated 02-22-2013 at 11:12 PM by Alfredo Medina
I want to dedicate this blog article to talk about RTC, the Revit Technology Conference, which will have three events this year, in Auckland (New Zealand), Vancouver (Canada), and Delft (The Netherlands). RTC had its first event in 2005, according to links and records in its website, and it has been growing steadily in attendance and popularity. From what I have read from others, the RTC experience is very good for any Revit user, because the event is an
Updated 05-02-2013 at 12:26 PM by Alfredo Medina
In this article, I want to talk about different ways to deal in Revit with the issue of putting a p-trap to those plumbing fixtures that need one, specially lavatories and sinks, and also floor drains. For other objects such as urinals, bathtubs, washing machines, the p-trap is usually built-in.
What is a p-trap?
The p-trap is a pipe fitting that combines a u-shaped pipe with a 90 degree elbow, as the shaded parts in the
Updated 01-30-2013 at 09:28 AM by Alfredo Medina
Some days ago, the same day Oscar Niemeyer died, was, by coincidence, the 95th anniversary of the birth of another brilliant mind: Eladio Dieste, the great Uruguayan engineer-architect. I want to dedicate this blog article to his memory and his projects. To relate this article to the usual topic of this blog, Revit, I will create some schemes about some of the projects, to illustrate their geometry.
Eladio Dieste was born on December 10,
Updated 01-09-2013 at 08:11 PM by Alfredo Medina