Mostly Revit... by Eric Stimmel

Revit 2020.2.1

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

It sounds like everyone who is using Revit 2020 should all be upgrading right about now. The breakdown of the problem and how to fix it if you’re hit are really worth a read. It underscores the complexity of Revit and the difficulty of making and testing changes.

Station Identification

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

After a nearly five year hiatus, I’m going to revive this blog. I’ve migrated it over to Github Pages and there are still some details to be worked out, but that’s all part of the fun. Stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, go out and buy Mastering Autodesk Revit 2020. The cover image is of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, a project I worked on for many years. It was completed and opened in 2018. Fun fact about this project - it started in Revit 2012 and was upgraded twice to 2014 and 2015 and hobbled along in 2015 until we upgraded it to 2020 for a study in mid-2019. At any rate, I also served as the Technical Editor on the latest edition of this book. You may have read some announcements on social media if you keep tabs on the right people. Good times!

Revit Builds Translated into Update Names

Monday, April 13, 2015

I’ve been working on a feature of a custom application that displays the current update of the installed version of Revit. The article How to tie the Build number with the Revit update on Autodesk’s Knowledge Network provides a nice rundown of the name (Revit 2015 Update Release 7) and the corresponding build number (20150303_0715). I know this can be found in other places, but since this was recently published and complete for everything I needed, I figured a link wolid be nice.


First Customer Ship Build: 20140223_1515
Update Release 1 – Build: 20140322_1515
Update Release 2 – Build: 20140323_1530
Update Release 3 – Build: 20140606_1530
Update Release 4 – Build: 20140903_1530
Release 2 – Build: 20140905_0730 (Subscription only release)
Update Release 5 – Build: 20141119_1515
Release 2 Update Release 5 – Build: 20141119_0715 (Subscription only release)
Update Release 6 – Build: 20150127_1515
Release 2 Update Release 6 – Build: 20150127_0715 (Subscription only release)
Update Release 7 – Build: 20150303_1515
Release 2 Update Release 7 – Build: 20150303_0715 (Subscription only release)

Five Ideas for a Revit Blog Post

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In honor of one of the great blogs from the days of great blogs…

  1. Lines Are for Losers
  2. A Wall and a Room Separation Line Leave the Station at the Same Time
  3. “Standards”
  4. The Linework Tool
  5. One Weird Trick That Will Make You Love Revit

Remove Hyperlinks from Images in Excel

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I don’t really know much about VBA except what I observed being written around me for AutoCAD and Excel several years ago, but I had a need for some today. It’s pretty simple, but if you have a bunch of images linked to files on your computer in an Excel spreadsheet and want to remove the hyperlinks before sending the file to anyone here’s a little macro that will do the trick.

Sub RemoveImageHyperlink()
	' Loop through each image and remove the hyperlink
	Dim Pic As Shape
	For Each Pic In ActiveSheet.Shapes
		If Pic.Type = msoPicture Then
		End If
	Next Pic
End Sub

I’ll leave it to you to figure out how to open the VBA editor and make run it.