V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Open Beta Announced
Today, we are announcing the biggest expansion to SketchUp s rendering capabilities the V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp Beta Program is now open! This massive upgrade to V-Ray for SketchUp includes a series of new feature introductions that enhance visualization workflow and render quality (V-Ray RT , V-Ray Dome Light) and streamline scene complexity (V-Ray Proxy). You can view the full feature list here. The Beta program will run for approximately 3 months. The official release is expected in early August. Learn more and apply at V-Ray for SketchUp Beta page.
Autodesk Shared Reference Point Tool Now available
aka as the BIM Coordinator released on our Labs site, we have had a good interest in making this available on our newer releases.
So for both 2013 and 2014 releases this tool is now available on www.autodesk.com/subscription under the productivity tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D.
There are two installers, one to be installed on Civil 3D which runs from the toolbox and a second that installs to run on Revit (any version)
The tool exports an xml file from Civil 3D with coordinates and z level/elevation, rotation and units.
From within Revit you select the same two reference points on your building/structure and it creates a ‘Shared Coordinate System’ for your location and can orientate the view to suit and most importantly export the building/structure correctly to be used in AutoCAD platforms, Navisworks etc.