Pragmatic Praxis is Gordon Price. Over the last 15 years Gordon has been a Job Captain, a project Revit Lead, a CAD Manager, an IT Manager, a BIM Manager and twice a presenter at Autodesk University. With experience in offices ranging in size from 2 to 100, and work ranging from single family residential to half billion dollar higher-ed projects, Gordon has both depth and breadth of experience. And while his high school teachers might be surprised to hear it, he really enjoys teaching as well as doing.
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Deploying Revit and related software is a chore. And a singularly unpleasant chore at that. In this Revit Training course, we will use various tools and techniques to customize Revit to make it a more productive tool, and automate the deployment and post-deployment management of Revit to make it much less of a chore.
Expect to spend a day or two customizing and testing, and less time than ever before actually deploying, with consistent results and user facing customization you never thought possible.
New features in version 2.0 include:
- Automated Uninstalls including file, folder and registry cleanup
- Automated Hotfix management
- Environment Variable management
- Refined control over settings for individual Rollouts
- Improved (100% hidden) User Initialization & Management
- Simplified customization
- Improved logging
- Expanded user initialization including folder deletion and user Registry/Environment Variables
Revit deployments done right!
Verify that your security permissions will support script based Deployments before you commit to this course.
A short discussion about VBScript, editing options and Virtual Machines.
Scripts for validating permissions as discussed in the Testing Permissions lecture.
In this lesson we will look at the folder structure upon which we will build our deployments and our content sharing scheme.
In this lesson we will install Revit on our Sandbox machine.
In this lesson we consolidate office standard 2012 content, OOTB 2013 content and customization files ready for 2013.
In this lesson we will enable network addins, customize Revit.ini, the Materials UI, and Keyboard Shortcuts.
In this lesson we will install and test addins, and consolidate addins on the network.
In this course we consolidate all the customization done previously, in preparation for creating deployments.
In this lesson we introducing the Pragmatic Reviteer scripts, setting up the first one to validate automatic install of local Addins.
Seed folders for both the Installs and Support folders to get you started, as well as the revised (i.e. empty) Material Libraries and the MSI needed to automate their deployment.
Unzip the download and follow the instructions in the Deployment Prep lecture to disperse the files.
In this lesson we will create a Revit deployment, address some settings, and customize the Revit.exe.config file to support network addins.
In this lesson we will introduce the Admin Install script, and modify it to install Revit and Update 1.
In this lesson we will use Debug Mode to validate the scripts, then run a test deployment on our Sandbox.
In this lesson we put all the previous effort to useful practice.