This is Emmanuel Garcia's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Emmanuel Garcia's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Emmanuel Garcia
Adjunct Professor of Computer-Aided Design for Architecture and Engineering at LA Trade Tech College. CAD Business Process Automation Consultant, specializing in custom 3D BIM content creation.
Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Design, CADD, BIM, 3D, Visualization and Simulation, Theology, Running, Swimming, Home Schooling, Independent Learning, Education to become Autodidact
Recent Activity
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Spiderinnet
5 days ago
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Isaac R
Jan 24, 2013
Gopinath, I'm curious why System and Environment variables are treated differently when it comes to casing. System variables appear to not be case sensitive, while Environment Variables appear to require strict adherence to CamelCasing. I've always enjoyed LISP's relaxed approach to casing. ;-)
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Paul Walker
Aug 23, 2012
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Lee Mullin
Aug 23, 2012
Emmanuel Garcia is now following The Typepad Team
Aug 23, 2012
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Tom Stoeckel
Aug 23, 2012
I had lost track of your blog. I'm glad it's still up and running. Keep up the great work!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2011 on My First Revit Plug-in from ADN at BIM Apps
Emmanuel Garcia added a favorite at BIM Apps
May 29, 2011
Emmanuel Garcia is now following BIM Apps
May 29, 2011
The Sketch command is one I've been tempted to relegate to my "obsolete" list, until today when it lead me to Splines and Splinedit. Splinedit after Release 2011 lets you combine Splines with regular polylines, even non coplanar ones! This is an amazing time saver as you no longer have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at caddguru blog
Hi Jeremy, Does this post meant that selecting 3.5 instead of the default 4.0 clears most issues regarding VS2010, or have other issues come up? Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
1 reply
Dear Jeremy, Im working on it. I will let you know when I get stuck again. If I figure it out, I will be happy to share the solution with the entire Revit community. Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
1 reply
Hi Jeremy, Please post a general, high level outline of the path for the solution. Something like this but a bit more detailed: Input Create a program that listens for mouse actions/events when Revit has the focus, so the mouse is ignored when other programs have it. Process When the double click event occurs inside Revit run Output function below Otherwise ignore mouse input and pass control back to Revit Output Issue a Zoom All to Fit (ZA) command and pass control back to Revit Im concerned the method Im proposing would slow things down. I hope Im missing a method that simply reacts to double clicks so it does not become a bottle neck. Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
1 reply
I wonder how AutoCAD tracks old handles no longer used because of deleted entities. Does it leave a mock / dummy entity, keep a list or use yet another method? This is a nice informative article. Thank you for writing it. On a similar vein, since you mentioned forensics, I wonder what the "required qualifications" are for expert testimony, as this is a highly specialized niche. I imagine some of the best and most experienced hackers were too busy to be studying Computer Science 495 in a traditional school. Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
Hi Jeremy, Sorry in advance if this isn't the best place and method to ask the following question. HOw difficult would it be to write a plug in for Revit that would listen for the mouse double click event and issue a view command such as Zoom All, like in AutoCAD? Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
1 reply
Hi Scott, I'm concerned that the majority is often wrong. A better approach might be to follow the "Discipline of Market Leaders," and push forward wisely despite what polls might say. This may be the best blog idea in a long time. I hope it gets extra help. Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
1 reply
I have not had a chance to carefully check all details, but a quick visit to http://www/augi.com/forum shows the forums are back.
Another reason Twitter is great is both the blessing and challenge of dealing with the 140 character limitation, without cheating. Writing short, precise messages is much more time consuming than just simply writing Ad Infinitum.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2011 on Reasons to join Twitter at LT Unlimited
Thanks for posting this. It will be helpful for those taking the AutoCAD Professional Certification exam, as there is at least one question covering the topic of aligning multileaders.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2010 on Align Multileaders at LT Unlimited
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Seth Godin
Dec 21, 2010
Emmanuel Garcia is now following Jeremy Tammik
Nov 17, 2010
I submitted the materials for my three Autodesk University classes yesterday. I checked the enrollment numbers at the same time and was a bit surprised: CP228-2 Optimal Use of New Autodesk Revit 2011 Programming Features, on Revit 2011 API features in general and the Idling event in particular: 154. CP234-2... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 17, 2010 at caddguru blog
Emmanuel Garcia added a favorite at The Building Coder
Nov 17, 2010
Dear Jeremy, I was aware of the limitation and now elated at the wonderful news. Thank you very much. Warm regards from Los Angeles, Emmanuel
1 reply