BIM, Fun, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – 2014.05


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Aug. 17th – Aug. 23rd.

A quick tip from Steve over at Revit OpEd – “When in doubt right click!” Find out what this has to do with missing ribbon titles below.

Ribbon Panel Titles are Missing

A new (to me) blog I found about construction apps called Construction App Guru had a good post about Google Drive for Construction (or Business in general).

Cloud Storage for construction: The Google Drive Platform

Blow is a great heads up from What Revit Wants about a Revit Hotfix to help with performance issues related to Standard materials

Hotfix for Revit 2015 – Standard materials

Have you heard about BIM scope creep? Well you can find out more over at BIM ThinkSpace in a post by guest author Rexter Retana on his viewpoint on the matter.

BIM Scope Creep

For those of you out there than enjoy a bit of coding or API work here is a good post (and video) about getting linked file data without opening the Revit File. This is brought to you by the friendly folks over at Boost Your BIM

Getting Linked file data w/out opening the RVT

Can you Survive Without BIM? This is a question Jarod Schultz thinks about on his blog called Jarod Schultz, he also provides a couple links to some good BIM Business data.

Can you Survive Without BIM?

What Revit Wants in the weekly Roundup for a second time, this time with some helpful Building Analysis links

Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Links

Learn to fix thick lines in perspective views from The Revit Kid

 Revit Tip – Fix the thick lines in perspective views: A Step-By-Step Guide

If you do much training for the AEC space especially on the GC end you will be interested in the next Blog post form Ascent about whats new in the 2015 Navisworks Essentials training guide.

What’s New in Navisworks 2015 Essentials Training Guide

This is an interesting read about coordination with Grasshopper from a new to me Blog called BIM 42

Coordination with Grasshopper

Another instalment of the “Dynamo for the 99%” series was released on Summit AEC’s bimblog this time they cover how to select objects a different way.

Dynamo for the 99% – Part 2

I know some of you out there might be doing your best to remove SketchUp from your designers toolbox, but trust me that’s easier said than done (however now that Trimble keeps raising the cost you might be getting some help). This video that I found on CADZulu might help you at least get “The Smarts” from the SketchUp model into your BIM workflow

SketchUp to Revit – Keeping “The Smarts”

Another post popped up today (Aug. 22nd) on Inside the Factory about “Sundial” the Revit beta. This time they talk about the new search box that can be found in the Type Selector.

Seek, and ye shall find

Brian from The Revit Geek tells us about a gremlin that might be in your Revit and playing with your views.

Loading Family Quirk

I know this is an older video, and I’ve shared it before on Twitter……….but somethings just need to be shared again and again. You should also check out James Vandezande’s Blog All Things BIM

Wow that was a busy week for a Roundup!

Have a great weekend

The BIMsider

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