Sunday, November 27, 2011

Revit <-> Sketchup


Open your 3D view

File menu

Export ... CAD Formats ... dwg

Click on the Options...

Specify under Solids (3d Views Only):


Export as ACIS Solids

(The only advantage I've seen with Exporting Polymesh is when you are exporting/importing complex model geometries and mostly this is used in MAX, Maya or Rhino for vertices editing)

Once you're in Sketchup



Then specify under Files of Type ACAD Files .dwg
Then hit Open.

Alright so the next thing you notice is that when you click on your model it highlights the whole shootin match so click on your model right click and hit explode.

Now you can start painting up your Revit model in Sketchup.


Running a little low on time so to export from Sketchup to Revit, you need to have Sketchup Pro I've found to make it work best but essentially you need to go to:



3d Model

Specify ACAD files .dwg

Then Import the geometry into Revit.

The cool thing about this import is that you can replace the model walls with Revit building components to save you some time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gmail & Outlook 2007 Sync

To set up your Outlook 2007 client to work with Gmail:
  1. Enable IMAP in Gmail. Don't forget to click Save Changes when you're done.
  2. Open Outlook.
  3. For new setups, select Do not upgrade.
  4. Click Yes.
  5. Enter your display name, email address (including ''), and password. Google Apps users, enter your full email address, e.g. ''
  6. Select the 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types' checkbox.

  7. Select Internet E-mail.
  8. Settings: name, full email address (including '' or '')
    • In the Account Type dropdown menu, select IMAP. In the 'Incoming server name' section, enter: and in the 'Outgoing server name (SMTP)' section, enter:
    • In the 'User Name' field, give your full Gmail address, including '' or ''
    • After creating these settings, clicking Next takes you to the end of the setup.

  9. In the Tools menu, select Options then Mail Setup. Under 'Email Accounts,' click E-mail Accounts.
  10. Select an account, and click Change above the list of accounts. Click More Settings, then the Advancedtab.
    • Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL3 encryption.
    • Outgoing server can use 587, TLS4 encryption.

  11. Click the Outgoing Server tab. Make sure that 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' is selected. The radio button 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' should also be selected.

  12. Click OK > Next > Finish > Close > OK.
  13. Check our recommended client settings, and adjust your client's settings as needed.