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August 06, 2014

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Will there be change logs for new enhancements available within Sundial posted anywhere?

Hello Anthony,

When I first looked at the post I thought it was add-ins regarding solar analysis and other similar things. It is only when I first started the software that I realized that Sundial is basically running Revit through Citrix.

I was, in my humble opinion and based on my Autodesk reseller, likely to be to only architectural firm (DMA architectes)in Montreal who's converted nearly 90% of its staff on Citrix, even employees running Revit and Autocad.

I have now switched to another firm but I truly miss it because we were getting so much flexibilty and power, it was amazing. I have to say however that after having tried the sample file it seemed a bit more jerky than when I used it. I was able to run Revit from the Iphone or Ipad (even on 3G) with similar performance. I even had a great exsperience working from home with high speed internet from a regular ISP, with results in performances equivalent to be working in the office.

With Autodesk partnering with Citrix in the recent years I always wondered how long it would take to develop that new market where you could be selling both licences and "hardware" therefore increasing revenue on the long term.

Anyhow, I'm glad to see that's coming and curious to see if it will pickup.

Cheers!

I like this idea of a publicly accessible Revit sandbox.

What I've tested so far:

'Load into Project and Close'
Simple idea, but I think is needed. Simply saves a small amount of time having to switch back and close the family when done.

'Reveal Constraints'
I originally looked at this tool in the basic sample project. I found it a little confusing, maybe due to the elements I was selecting.
So I fired up a new project and added a few basic elements and constraints and tried again.
This actually made some more sense.
Once I knew what I was looking at (the constraint and the associated 2 elements) I found the tool much easier to understand.
My only comment so far is that the revealed constraint could be made more bold. It gets a little lost in the geometry.

After reviewing Revit Sundial with the basic sample project, my MEP firm's electrical department is excited with some of the features presented and would be thrilled to see them integrated into Revit.

+ 'Sequence for power circuits'
We currently have a work around, but being able to choose the default to be odd/even is cool.
++ 'Most recently used panel circuiting'
This eliminates so many extra unneeded clicks. Would be even more awesome if it went one step further to be able to select specific available circuits on the fly!
+ 'Moves circuit'
Very nice offer to simplify rearranging circuits on panel.

As for multi-discipline offerings:
++ File upgrades
+ Edit/load a family
++ PDF export enhancements
+ Export Models with Lines that Coincide

the load in to project and close options would be even more great if you get a question to save when you modifyed the family..

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