BIM, Fun, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – 2014.10


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Sept. 21st – Sept. 27th

I will start this weeks roundup off with a little flattery as Autodesk’s Revit 2015 R2 incorporates something that’s a lot like Boost Your BIM’s API add-in from 2013.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Here is another post about this same feature from Revit OpEd as well as the Load into Project and Close feature.

Revit 2015 R2 – Upgrade File Warning (and an update to this post – Revit 2015 R2 – Double Click Open an Older File)

Revit 2015 R2 – Load into Project and Close

And still one more Blog post about this option that was triggered by Steve’s Post on Revit OpEd this time the post is from Do U Revit?

Upgrade Warning

Have issues with Revision clouds and revision in general in Revit? Then check out this post form BIM 42

Revisions and Revision Clouds

Some more info on Revisions, this time on tags from The Revit Geek

Revision Tags Rotate with Components 

Next is a link from What Revit Wants for a Dynamo Presentation by Zach Kron


If you do more on the construction side you might be interested in this post from ThinkBIM about Tekla and BuildingPoint ANZ

Tekla is BuildingOn with BuildingPoint ANZ

Steve over at Revit OpEd fills us in on some of the updates to Revit MEP with the Revit 2015 R2 release form last week.

Revit 2015 R2 – MEP

Now who doesn’t like drones right? Well if you are thinking about getting a Drone for your company you should check this post out first from Con App Guru

To Drone or not to Drone?

Level of Detail or is it Level of Development? Well Laura over at BIM Freak tackles that questions and gives us her thoughts in this Blog post

Level of Development vs Level of Detail

Are you a student, are you using Autodesk’s 360 rendering? if the answer is yes than you want to check out this post from The Revit Kid right now!

Autodesk 360 Rendering for Students

Scott over at The Revit Jedi has a great post about Running a BIM Lead Meeting. I the post I was introduced to a new Blog “BIMBicycle Blog”  with another good post about How to run a BIM Startup Meeting.

Running a BIM Lead Meeting

How to run a BIM Startup Meeting

We have not had enough Navisworks posts, and this one comes from What Revit Wants about your CIP folder from Navisworks taking you way to much space.

Navisworks CIP Folder

Jeff over at The Revit Kid has compiled a great list of posts and info about the Revit 2015 R2 release that came out last week. Check out the link for all you ever wanted to know about Revit 2015 R2

Revit 2015 R2 – 12 Must see links

If you use ReCap Pro you might wan tot check out this post from In The Fold about the new ReCap Pro 1.4

ReCap Pro 1.4

IMAGINiT is looking for some people that use that do point cloud modelers in Revit who use Pipe and Plant data. See more in the Building Solutions Blog

Looking for Revit Point Cloud Modelers with Pipe and Plant Data

On the Dynamo Blog the let the world know yesterday that Dynamo 0.7.2 is now ready for the world. Head on over to and download it, just remember to uninstall 0.7.1 first for best results.

Dynamo 0.7.2 and Revit Sunddial

Link for download 

This is some AWESOME advise for everyone that works on 2 or more monitors, from time to time your Pop up Dialog boxes go missing (showing on phantom screens) – Below keystrokes can save your life (or at least some time). For more on this check out this blog post from HOK BIM Solutions

A. ALT+Space Key
B. M (This is for Move)
C. Push one of your Arrow Keys (Doesn’t matter which direction)
D. Move your mouse and the active dialog box will be attached to your mouse cursor and you can now place it where it can be visible.

Dialog Box, Dialog Box, Where art thou Dialog Box

Here is a good post from Sean over at Paradigm Shift about the VDC cycle.

The VDC Cycle: Leveraging the “I” in BIM

The Revit Cat and his take on “Weird Stair Stuff” See versions 1, 2, and 3 below

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

I would like to end this week’s Roundup with a really cool post from The Dark Arts of Revit click the image to read more (and see more pictures).


Have a Great Weekend

The BIMsider

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