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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Revit 2009 New Feature - VSTA

Thanks to all of you who requested the Mental Ray User's guide.

Now it's time to move on the bonus round. As with Mental Ray, this next one will for my email subscribers only.

Creating Macros in Revit 2009 - VSTA
PS. No relation to Vista.
PPS. Microsoft is stopping shipments of XP June 30th, 2008 so if you're on a 2007 product, it's time to upgrade)
PPPS. 2005 Autodesk products are officially retired and can be upgraded via Legacy pricing. All 2006 products retire 3/14/09 including Revit 8
If you haven't upgraded, you should now because Legacy pricing is much more expensive.

VSTA is the acronym for Visual Studio Tools for Applications and is the replacement technology from Microsoft for VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). VSTA is a .NET development environment built into Revit (and other Autodesk applications) and can be used to create both VB.NET and C# based macros. While I called this a 'light' programming environment that is not to say this is for beginners as you will need to have some programming skills to take advantage of this feature, maybe Matt can provide an example file that can be useful." - From Green Revit: Revit 2009 New Feature - VSTA- http://greenrevit.blogspot.com/2008/02/revit-2009-new-feature-vsta.html

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This time I'm going to do things a little different.
1. Here's the PDF file (39 pages) Revit Architecture_2009_User_Guide_Creating_Macros_with_Revit_VSTA.pdf
2. I will email all current subscribers the password to open the file.
3. If you're a new subscriber, I'll email you the password after you've activated your subscription. Be patient. It may be a few hours before I get to you
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Anonymous,  April 24, 2008 at 2:48 AM  

i install vsta,but i didnt work.how can i get it work???

Gregory Arkin April 24, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

We'll need a little more information than that? What exactly isn't working?

Anonymous,  May 10, 2008 at 2:43 PM  

When i try to install revit VSTA ,one of the items will not be installed (MSXML 6.0 SP1).AFTER THAT WHEN I GO TO VSTA MENU ALL OF IT IS GREY AND I CANT USE REVIT VSTA.what is the problem??? how can i fix it??

iam using dell laptop with windows vista home basic.

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