BIM, Fun, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – 2015.02


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Jan. 11th – 17th, 2015.

I’m going to start this weeks post off by catching up on a couple of good blogs from IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog that I missed over the Holiday Season.

Cricket Adaptive Family for Chimney and Roof – Part 1

Cricket Adaptive Family for Chimney and Roof – Part 2

The Four AutoCAD Demons of Revit Details (A must read if you or your firm creates details in Revit that come form ACAD files)

If you are and Autodesk user changes are coming to Subscription Center, learn more Scott over at It’s Alive in the Lab blog

Coming Soon to All Autodesk Customers

Another post from It’s Alive in the Lab blog tells us all the Technology previews that came and went in 2014.

Autodesk Labs: Technology Preview Graduations and Retirements

Its been a while since Practical BIM has made a post, but I always enjoy them when they come along. The latest one is about the new UK National Building Specification (NBS)……and well their rudeness.

The Rudeness of (UK) NBS Object Parameters

Here is another Revit Tutorial from Jeff over at the Revit Kid, more crickets and roofs.

Revit Tutorial – Flat Roof Crickets and Documentation

Jeff also released his next BIM After Dark package this week, this time focusing on Revit and Production (BIM can make paper……) Learn more over at the Revit Kid.

BIM After Dark – Volume 2 is Live! 

Here is a blog post from Paul Aubin about BIM After Dark Volume 2, sounds like a great product.

New Edition of BIM After Dark (by the Revit Kid!)

This next post is the 2nd part to a post last week from the Construction App Guru about construction app trends in 2015.

Predictions about Technology for Construction in 2015 (Part 2) (see part 1 here)

Another post about treads for 2015 in BIM, this time the top 3, from BIM blog.

Top 3 Trends for BIM in 2015

For all my LEED friends out there this next post from IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog is for you, also helpful for those doing lighting analysis in Revit.

Lighting Analysis Add-In for LEED Calculations in Revit

There has been lots of buzz about the new A360 (or A360 Team if you are past the free version) since AU in Dec. The folks over at A360 Blog have been doing a good job keeping people up today with how it all works, and this week they have added some useful posts.

Anytime, Anywhere Access – How To Use A360 Web & Mobile Together

Change your Default Hub in A360

Another Project that has been creating even more Buzz since AU 2014 has been A360 Collaboration for Revit, and once again the team at A360 Blog have you covered.

Introducing A360 Collaboration for Revit

Are you getting ready to start a new Revit project that will be using Worksets? if so yo might want to head over to the Revit Jedi blog and look at Scott’s suggested list of Worksets.

Worksets for the start of a project

Well it really seems to be the week of Crickets! Here is a 5 part post from the Revit Geek Blog about  Adaptive Components.

Adaptive Components – Everyday Uses Part 5

Adaptive Components – Everyday Uses Part 4

Adaptive Components – Everyday Uses Part 3

Adaptive Components – Everyday Uses Part 2

Adaptive Components – Everyday Uses Part 1

Here is one more cool little post from the Revit Geek about new features with Revit 2015 and Loaded tags

Loaded Tags

Now to take some time under the sea and learn about the future of 3D printing and Reality Capture (and Computing). Wondering what the heck I’m talking about? Well take a look at this post from In The Fold.

REAL Conversations on Reality Computing

This is another construction post from The Construction App Guru (via Brent Darnell International). While there is good content in the post, I would have included it just for the post name.

Why Your Construction Projects Suck and How to Un-Suck Them

One more construction related post, this time from Carol’s Construction Technology Blog about Bluebeam Studio.

Bluebeam Studio: The Most Powerful, Overlooked Feature in Revu

Tekla has released a new update for BIMsight, check it out over at What Revit Wants.

Tekla BIMsight updated to Version 1.9.3

I will end this weeks Roundup with an Architects Dream Kitchen (from Life of An Architect ) what’s your dream Kitchen? Mine is one that has a self cooking oven (I’m so over the self cleaning ones).

An Architect’s Dream Kitchen



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