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    Wikihelp "Officially" retired

    We launched Autodesk Wikihelp in the Spring of 2011 as part of our ongoing effort to improve the user experience and give you the information you need to stay productive.

    We've conducted a careful analysis of the ways in which Wikihelp was successful in meeting your needs, and we've concluded that we can do better. Accordingly, we have retired the site and migrated the Revit 2012 and 2013 content. Please visit the following sites to view the current version of online help. Direct links from within the online help for these products should be redirecting automatically.

    Thanks for your participation in and contribution to Wikihelp.

    Revit: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
    Revit LT: 2013 | 2014
    Last edited by JeffH; April 11th, 2014 at 12:37 PM. Reason: Stickied

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    So are they going to make all of the data from the wiki (that users and other partys put time and effort in to writing) available for download somewhere, now that theyve gotten rid of all of it? The organization of the wiki was somewhat pf a disaster, but there was a lot of data there that the wiki folks had mined from forums and blog posts and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    So are they going to make all of the data from the wiki (that users and other partys put time and effort in to writing) available for download somewhere, now that theyve gotten rid of all of it? The organization of the wiki was somewhat pf a disaster, but there was a lot of data there that the wiki folks had mined from forums and blog posts and such.
    Any contributions made to the actual help pages were preserved as part of the migrated content.

    The content located in the "community" section of the wiki was not migrated. There was an effort to analyze the more popular topics/pages in the community section and preserve this information (in one form or another) by integrating the information into the help system. The information that was taken form the community section in this way will be seen starting with the 2015 version of Help.

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    I hope the plan is for these sites to be indexed by search engines so that the content is accessible. I know that the earlier content versions have been moved more recently, but I have yet to see any of the new sites appear in a Google search result (and link to the topic searched for, rather than just the home screen which was what it did the first couple weeks after 2014 was launched) I rarely go to a specific site to find an answer to a question (this forum being the exception) so if it doesn't show up in search results it isn't really useful to me.

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    So Aaron's ramblings about how things should be done vs what the wiki says it should be done is gone I take it?

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    And now the 2015 Learning Content pages are live.

    Revit 2015 Help
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffH View Post
    And now the 2015 Learning Content pages are live.

    Revit 2015 Help
    Links from the "Whats New" section to the content within the help are not working. If I expand the actual "Table of Contents" I can drill down the the correct location.
    e.g. Workflow : Schedules with Images takes me to a blank view.

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    Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for OP and links...

    One question for you... In the performance improvements section of the "what's new" there is mention of the term "drawing calls", and how they have been reduced (in the example of walls). Can you expand on this in the context of how it improves performance? Is this something we should be considering when choosing CPU's for new builds?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jj Mac View Post
    Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for OP and links...

    One question for you... In the performance improvements section of the "what's new" there is mention of the term "drawing calls", and how they have been reduced (in the example of walls). Can you expand on this in the context of how it improves performance? Is this something we should be considering when choosing CPU's for new builds?

    Thank you.
    I am not a developer so take what I say with that in mind. I don't really know the details of how the improvement of drawing calls has changed but it has been explained like this to me. If you think about the walls that are in a view (say 200) in previous versions of Revit a "drawing call" would be made for each wall (200 some odd calls to the processor to draw an individual wall. Now things have been changed so one call "draw the walls" can be made and all 200 are done based on that call. This speeds the process in which a view can be repainted when changed/navigated. I am not sure it is really something that should play into the decision making process when it comes to CPUs. It does help performance and user experience, but a change to run on a different CPU would be an order of magnitude greater.

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    Is there a way to report mistakes ? There is no comment box at the bottom... The community part was most helpful :/

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