This is Jeremy Tammik's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Jeremy Tammik's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Jeremy Tammik
Switzerland
Interests: rock climbing
Recent Activity
Dear Olga, I cannot say off-hand, so I am asking the development team for you. One other thing you might try, though, depending on what you are exporting, and how and why: Use the custom exporter framework. It includes data for linked files. In fact, it includes everything that you see on the screen, honouring your view specific setting: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/about-the-author.html#5.1 Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
As you all know, we at ADN spend a significant amount of our time ensuring that API information is available and easy to find for all. In order to find something, though, you often need to invest at least a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Building Coder
Dear Michael, The development team replied: We do not currently have a way of creating a new split face element similar to the command. Sorry about that. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Michael, I am discussing this with the development team. I also saw your thread on this in the Revit API discussion forum: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Revit-API/Split-the-faces-of-a-wall-footing/td-p/5165175 I'll let you know what I find out. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Image
Here is today's bunch of exciting topics: Revit API wishlist survey results Blogging tips and tricks Smartgeometry 2014 conference Dynamo enhancements Dynamo and FormIt win Best in Show at AIA 2014 Completely lacking hardcore API stuff, for a change. Revit... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Building Coder
Dear Mike, The development team replied to your note on the issue REVIT-33901 and report: For this case, the TypeProperties command, I tested the code in Revit 2015 and it works as expected. So I cannot say why you are running into a problem at your end. I hope you can resolve it. Good luck. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Haks, I do not see how you can cast from one to the other. These two classes are siblings, both derived from Autodesk.Revit.DB.ElementType. Therefore, you cannot cast from one to the other. All they share in common are the base ElementType members. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Glen, Thank you for posting the link. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Glen, Congratulations of figuring it out! Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Mike, Oh dear, you seem to have run into the same issue as Israel. Sorry about that. Its number is REVIT-33901 and the development team are exploring it. I added your note to this issue as well. Thank you for letting us know. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Israel, Yes, sorry about that. It really is an issue, even in Revit 2015. Its number is REVIT-33901. The development team are still exploring it. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Paul, The first link you point out is very unspecific, so I don't know exactly what you mean. I think the best way forward would be for you to submit a simple, minimal, reproducible case so that we know exactly what we are talking about and can monitor the progress we make resolving it: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/about-the-author.html#1b You could either submit it as an ADN case, if you are a member, or post it to the Autodesk community Revit API discussion forum, and I will escalate it to an ADN case for you. That will provide a handy container for the associated files. Thank you! Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Image
Last week, I provided some suggestions for upgrading family files silently, i.e. suppressing the warning messages displayed for every family file that requires updating when being loaded into a project, requiring a user confirmation for each one: Use a Revit... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Building Coder
Dear S. Kamalanathan, Thank you for the clarification. Revit does not provide an equivalent of the AutoCAD DBMOD variable. In order to modify the Revit model, you need to at least start and commit a transaction. That will mark the database as modified, and there is no way to suppress that. Please be aware of the deep and far-reaching paradigm differences between Revit and AutoCAD: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2012/10/porting-an-autocad-application.html Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Paul, Thank you for adding your request to Rolando's. That really got me going: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2014/07/createlinkreference-sample-code.html Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Rolando, Thank you for asking about this and sorry for the delay. Your wish is my command :-) http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2014/07/createlinkreference-sample-code.html Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Dear Michael, Congratulations on solving this, and thank you for letting us know! Cheers, Jeremy.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Roll Your Own Toggle Button at The Building Coder
1 reply
Dear S. Kamalanathan, Yes, of course this is possible. Here is a whole bunch of discussions on topics related to detecting and handling dialogues and failures: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/about-the-author.html#5.32 Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
The Revit 2014 API introduced a whole bunch of linked RVT document interaction enhancements: Identifying links Obtaining linked documents Link creation Link load and unload Link path type Conversion of geometric references Room tag creation from linked rooms Picking in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Building Coder
Dear Sead, No, absolutely not. Please understand that this is a learning example. Converting it to metric is a trivial exercise. Please feel free to do so and share the result, if you think it might be useful for others as well. Thank you! Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
Image
Here is a recent presentation that I would like to share with you by Jim Quanci, Senior Director of the Autodesk Developer Network ADN, on current business aspects of interest to Autodesk, the industry in general, and obviously also us... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at The Building Coder
Here is a recent case that I like and can share with you just as it is: Question: My add-in loads a number of predefined families into the current document. However, if many of them were saved in a previous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at The Building Coder
Dear Muers, Thank you for your appreciation. I have lots of news on this topic for you. I will only mention the two most recent additions. The first discusses the exact same topic as above, which I would assume not to be of that much real-world interest: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2014/06/room-editor-live-and-unofficial-custom-ribbon-button.html#4 The second takes the issue much further to the more useful case of adding a real Revit external command button anywhere you like in the ribbon, at any time: http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2014/07/moving-an-external-command-button-within-the-ribbon.html The button creation uses standard Revit API functionality, and then the .NET ribbon functionality is used to move it to a different location. The .NET part can be activated any time you like. The Revit API ribbon creation maybe not... try it out and let us know. Thank you. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply
I was away for a few days last week in the beautiful Italian speaking southern part of Switzerland. Back again, as usual, I am confronted with a host of Revit API issues. The most important event last week for me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at The Building Coder
Dear Sead, No, no idea how that might happen. I would suggest working on drive C: only and running Visual Studio in Administrator mode. I have never heard of or encountered any such problems. Cheers, Jeremy.
1 reply