Things to know about RPC Content and Revit 2013

Revit 2013, image courtesy Autodesk, Inc.

While your overall day-to-day workflow won’t change with Revit 2013, you will find you are able to view RPC content with Realistic Visual Style Views using the new Material User Interface (MUI). The new MUI was recently profiled by Dan Stine in AECbytes and is definitely worth a read.

Things to know:

  • RPC content in realistic visual style views will not export to DWG. Use a non-realistic visual style when exporting RPC content to DWG.
  • RPC content will display both back and front of the intended image in the Realistic visual style if the Cast Reflections type parameter is turned on. Turn this parameter off to view properly.
  • RPC Content Drag & Drop is not enabled.*

    Want to try RPC in Revit 2013? Start a free trial of Revit through Autodesk and free trial of RPC with ArchVision Dashboard.

    *Unfortunately, Autodesk Revit 2013 did not enable RPC Content Drag & Drop. However, ArchVision’s development team is working on an alternative to enable Drag & Drop from ArchVision Dashboard into Revit scenes. This will behave similarly to the Drag & Drop behaviors available to 3ds Max and AutoCAD users. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of this feature.

  • ArchVision RPC Content: March Plants Additions

    You’ve probably noticed that more and more content is appearing in your Dashboard each month. As of March 2012 we’ve hit a milestone. This beautiful collection of plants titled March 2012 Plants Additions takes the official count of unique available RPCs to 4,000. This new collection of Hi-Res 2D outdoor plants includes Agave Variegata, Windmill Palm [2], and Yucca [2].

    RPC All Access plan customers now have access to this new library of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) from ArchVision.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard. ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

    ArchVision RPC Content: February Hi-Res Plant Additions

    As February draws to a close, we at ArchVision make way for Spring with the addition of 4 vivacious new plants. This RPC collection features Outdoor Plant, Outdoor Plant [3], Outdoor Plant [4] and Shrub [8]. These are a perfect addition to any outdoor rendering.

    RPC All Access plan customers now have access to this new library of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) from ArchVision.

    Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard. ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

    ArchVision RPC Content: Hi-Res 2D Plants Released


    RPC All Access plan customers now have access to a new library of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) from ArchVision®. This RPC collection features Arborvitae, Euonymous [6], Shrub [3] and Flowering Shrub [3].

    Check out the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard. ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users free trial use RPC Content.

    Revit Architecture: Using Additional RPC Content from ArchVision

    RPC Plants & Trees in Revit Architecture

    RPC Plants & Trees in Revit Architecture

    Many users refer to our video tutorials for tips and tricks using RPC Content in Revit Architecture. Another great resource is Autodesk. Autodesk provides a great series of Revit Architecture User Assistance documents.

    Topics include:

    • Creating an RPC Family
    • Specify a Render Appearance for an RPC Family
    • Create an Entourage Family
    • Using the ArchVision Content Manager
    • Using Additional RPC Content
    • Placing Plants and Entourage in a Project view
    • Changing the Size of Plants

    We encourage you to check them out. Happy rendering!

    ArchVision RPC Content: Hi-Res 2D Plants Released

    RPC All Access: New Content Added

    RPC All Access plan customers now have access to a new library of Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) from ArchVision®. This RPC collection features Nile Lily, Phormium Variegated Hosta, Butterfly Bush and more.

    Check out the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard. ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users free trial use RPC Content.

    Landscape Architects Will Appreciate LANDCADD for Revit

    Architects, Landscape Architects or Designers are always seeking increased functionality and ease of use within Autodesk Revit Architecture. LANDCADD for Revit provides users the ability to quickly and easily lay out site components, as well as produce a landscape design fully integrated into the project. Users are able to leverage LANDCADD tools to locate trees, shrubs, flowers or ground covers into the model, including ArchVision RPC Content. The team over at LANDCADD posted a useful overview video:

    For additional information, contact Eagle Point Software or ArchVision Customer Support.

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