Using the Revit API’s Idle Event

I’ve been digging into the Revit API a lot lately. I am not a Revit true-believer yet, but I give credit where its due and so far the Revit API has been quite impressive. It is lacking a lot of things, but generally you can work around them one way or another. One such pain […]

Revit Shortcuts for AutoCAD Users

This is something of a sensitive topic. A pure-Revit guy would consider this blasphemy, but for an AutoCAD user, what I have done could be a real blessing. From my perspective, if you have skills, then you should be able to use them and the design software should be a nearly irrelevant factor on whether […]

HOB Lisp Explorer

Today I present another long awaited free utility that should help fellow lisper’s better utilize their Lisp libraries. For those of us who have have written many thousands of lines and often find it easier to start from scratch than locate something we worked on 2 or 3 years ago; this tool is for you! […]

New 2019 Autodesk Fabrication VLA Properties

Hoping to get caught up on some posts this weekend. I mostly wrote this a while ago, but couldn’t find time to finish it. We received a lot of important (albeit hidden) tools In the 2019 release of Fabrication/CADmep. Most notably with the object enabler. Even standard users have probably noticed new (important) properties like […]

SharePoint Formula UDL for Notepad++

I still have a great lisp management tool coming, but lately I’ve been writing some very rigid SharePoint validation formulas and couldn’t find a good syntax highlighting utility. The closest thing I found was for Excel. Which is extremely similar, but it has 3-4x the number of functions that SharePoint does and I was generally […]

2019 Autocad– R.I.P. FBXIMPORT

Sorry to go fairly dark for a while, but  I think Andy said it best. “Being asked to accomplish seemingly impossible goals on a regular basis is just what we do, but these days it feels more like trying to rewrite the first 3 laws of physics”.  I am sure that isn’t an exact quote, […]

Autocad PDF Binder Utility

Hello again, as you know I have been playing with PDF API’s quite a bit lately and came upon a situation where I needed to make a ton of small PDF binders. I was able to grab and organize all of the files into individual folders using lisp quite efficiently, but ultimately I didn’t have […]