Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wrestling Python for a week

I have spent some of my free time wrestling with Python in the last 7 days. By Python, I mean the programming language and not the reptile...I am NOT Steve Irwin. :-)

I have been reading about Python for a few years and finally got the chance to sit down and work on a program. It is going very well. Python is a multi-platform language available from The .NET variant, IronPython, can be used to automate AutoCAD. There is also a Java version, Jython.

There are some code editors that work very well with Python. I have opted for Notepad++ which is a Notepad replacement for Windows and Gedit for Linux. Both text editors have color coding support for Python and I test from a command line (Terminal) window.

Once my project is moving along, I will post about it.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Minimum requirements for Revit 2011 / Paramètres minimales pour Revit 2011

I needed to install Revit Architecture 2011 on a client station this morning. They are still standardized on Internet Explorer 6 and Revit will refuse to be installed unless IE 7 or better is already on the system. We had to get a special dispensation to continue forward. I support Autodesk's decision to force a higher version since IE6 is so AWFUL!!!

Je devais installer Revit Architecture 2011 sur un poste client ce matin. Le client est normalisé sur Internet Explorer 6 et Revit refuse de s'installer si Ie7 ou miuex n'est pas présent sur le système. Il a fallu obtenir une dérogation pour faire l'installation. Je supporte la décision d'Autodesk de forcer une version plus récente puisque IE6 est absolument ATROCE!!!