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Weekly Roundup – 2014.20

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The week(s) that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Nov. 30th – Dec. 13th.

I missed the roundup last week as I was in Las Vegas for AU 2014, and well there was a lot of shinny things so I just didn’t get around to it. This week I’m getting back into the routine and we have a jam packed Roundup with 2 weeks worth of great BIM content for you all.

I will start off this week(s) with a post by the Construction App Guru about the SafeSite app, if you are the safety person for your company you should check this out.

SafeSite App Review

Are you having an issue upgrading your project, then central file can’t be reached? Check out this post from What Revit Wants, it just might be able to help you out.

Upgrade Revit Files using eTransmit

It was the day before my AU session and I saw this blog post, which was very timley as I was talking about some of the 123D apps in my session. Basically they have ended support for all 123D web apps, but don’t worry you can still use mobile and desktop versions. Find out more in this post from Autodesk 123D blog

123D Web Apps Closing

This next post is from Revit OpEd, and it covers yes/no parameters in formulas in Revit.

Setting Yes No Parameters with Formulas

Here is another post by Steve form Revit OpEd, this time he is shedding some light on Sketch Staris in Revit.

By Stetch Stairs and using Stair Path and Tread Number Annotation Tools

This post is right in my wheel house, The Construction App Guru talks about what options are out there for BIM on Mobile Devices.

BIM Options for Mobile Devices

This next post could be big news for Revit users, in fact in the article they call it a game changer……..time will tell what people think about everything in the cloud all the time, especially when that everything is your projects Revit Central Files. Find out more about Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit in this post by In The Fold.

Autodesk Amps Up BIM with Expanded Cloud-based Collaboration Services

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit overview

Like most weeks What Revit Wants have been busy pumping out great posts about all thing BIM, but this last 2 weeks have been crazy, below is a list of the highlights – click links for all the details.

The Difference between A360 Drive and A360 (Project or team)

Turn off or batch delete light sources when exporting from Revit 2015 to NWC and appending to Navisworks 2015

Revit to FBX to Inventor Publisher to 3D PDF

The State of BIM in South Australia in 2014

Revit to Fabrication CADmep

Struggling with Lights in Navisworks?

Now for something completely different…..well sorta. This next post is from AECbytes Blog and its about Bentley’s 2014 in Infrastructure

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference

There was a lot of buzz at AU this year about the “New” A360 and what it brings to the table (don’t call it Autodesk 360 any more please). The folks at the A360 Blog take a crack at telling everyone what A360 is now.

Understanding A360

There was also an update to Revit 2015 released last week, R5 you can find out more in posts from What Revit Wants and Revit OpEd

Revit 2015 Update Release 5 (What Revit Wants)

Revit 2015 Release Update 5 ad Terminology (Revit OpEd)

Here is another post on release 5 from the IMAGINiT Support Blog

Revit 2015: Update 5

Another big thing that was talked about at AU 2014 was the new subscription option or process that is coming down the pipes. Here are 2 posts about it from It’s Alive in the Lab and Revit OpEd

What does “moving away from perpetual licenses” mean? (Its Alive in the Labs)

Autodesk Subscription Concepts Changing (Revit OpEd)

and just for good measure another post about this from Studiodaily

Autodesk Plans to Go Subscription-Only Over Next One to Two Years

As you can already see it was a neck and next race these last 2 weeks to see who could put out th emost post about BIM between What Revit Wants and Revit OpEd. Well below are the rest of Revit OpEd’s posts.

Our Revit Username and Signing into A360

Changing Column Types and Copy Monitor

Guide Grid and Pin

Revit 2015 R2 and Shaft Openings

New Canadian CISC Standard 9.2 Structural Shapes Available

This is a nice little post from IMAGINiT BSD about FormIT and Levels.

Autodesk FormIT and Levels

If you are using Clarity and find there is a issue with PDF fonts from your workstation are not matching what comes form the clarity task server than this post form IMAGINiT Support Blog should get you fixed up.

Clarity PDF Task – Fonts Not Printing Properly

Sometimes begin to quick to upgrade or update your software isn’t a good thing. Learn more about this as it regards to Revit 2015 R2 in this post over at the BIM Blog.

Beware upgrading to Revit 2015 R2…….

There are a lot of good Revit blogs out there, and while I try to visits as many as I can to fill this weekly update with all the Revit and BIM goodness I can I don’t always make it. I was just about to publish this weeks post when I took one last look and saw 3 great posts by RevitCat.

Best Tall Building in the World Documented on Revit

View Filter Sort Order in Revit

Revit Stair Treads – Minimum Widths

I will end this weeks Post with this cool time lapse video of a LEGO Christmas Tree Build

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