OGLE: Have to see it to believe it!

Stumbled across this gem on Jeffrey McGrew's blog when looking for some info on Revit topography (more on that later).

This tool called Ogle (get it - Open GL - Ogle ...) apparently lets you screen capture 3d information from an Open GL complient application direct from the Open GL video card, and import it into REVIT!!

When I get a moment I will try it out ... but it looks amazing! >>Read more>>

Revit Perfomance & Hardware - what you need to know

Many users are keen to push Revit to its limits to fully exploit the potential of BIM.
Given the incredible amount of computations that this requires, we are often asked about the "best" hardware spec for Revit.

The minimum system requirements for Revit 9.1 are actually quite manageable, however seeing that in Australia, most Revit seats are purchased as the Series option (share licence with AutoCAD 2007), the minimum (and higher) system spec's of ACAD2007 take precedence.

This is particularly the case with recommended Graphics Cards. Whilst Revit doesn't have a restriction as such, it is HIGHLY recommended that you utilise a certified AutoCAD graphics card to avoid any possible issues (and to future proof your investment.) **

Recently an excellent about this was posted by David Duarte on his blog Revit for Beginners.

Does Revit take full advantage of 64bit processors?
Does Revit take full advantage of dual processors?
Does Revit take full advantage of high-end graphics cards?

Read on here for the answers

Autodesk Discussions. Look right here!

I am sure that many users have discovered the Autodesk discussion groups whenever they are "googling" for program help, so I thought I would post the link to the discussion directories.
All you could ever want to know and more!
Congratulations and thank you to the tireless work of the moderators and contributors that make the discussion groups happen. I am sure an often thankless but crucial task.

Autodesk Discussion Listing

Autodesk Revit Building

Autodesk AutoCAD 2007

Autodesk Network Licencing (NLM / LMTools)