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Weekly Roundup – 2015.05


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Feb. 1st – 7th, 2015.

Why don’t we start this weeks post off with some Dynamo! Marcello over at Simply Complex tries to answer this simple question.

What is Dynamo?

And after answering that Simply question (in only a way Marcello can) he gets on a roll with a few more great Dynamo posts, so seem them below or head over to Simply Complex.

The Dynamo Interface

Want to talk to the Revit API? No coding experience? no Problem. Use Dynamo!

What is a vector in Dyanmo? Its not a point

Revit Family Selection Node Names in Dynamo are a little confusing. This is what they really represent…..

I have only briefly tested (read played) with Revizto, but that was a yer or so ago, it seems to upped its game since then. Check out this review from the Revizto Blog by Aaron Maller of the Beck Group.

Aaron Maller: Revizto has universally changed the way we do projects

The AU Blog just released its list of the Top 10 classes of AU 2014 in Las Vegas, as voted by AU Attendees. Spoiler alert my class didn’t make the Top 10, maybe next year.

Your Picks: Top 10 Classes of AU 2014 Las Vegas

Get your New and Improved Ryhnamo! Learn more over Nathan Millers blog the Proving Ground.

 Ryhnamo – Refactored and Data-centric

If you work in the MEP Area than you might be interested in this latest offering from Trimble called Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp. Learn more about it in this blog from ThinkBIM.

 Modelling for MEP as easy as 1,2,3……

Hot off the presses (and out to the world even before Autodesk) Revit 2015 Update Release 6 thanks for Luke and What Revit Wants.

Update 6 for Autodesk Revit 2015

After taking a month off (see post here) Steve is back to blogging up a storm on Revit OpEd, here are a couple of his most recent post below:

Phases and Phase Filters Follow Up

Revit MEP – Piping Offset from other Elements

Gaps in Grids

Grid Bubble at Second End

If you missed the AGC Georgia Tech Forum last week, find out what you missed in this review post from ConAppGuru.

AGC Georgia Tech Forum Jan 2015 Debrief Part 1

Now for a Tip for all the Blue Beam users out there, Courtney of Carol’s Construction Technology Blog.

Making Interactive Plan Sets

Another cool bit of info from What Revit Wants is that you can now get a free “Pro” serial number and license for Google Earth.

How to get your Free Google Earth Pro Serial Number

This next post(s) is over my head (@ 5′-2.5″ doesn’t take much) as I’ve never been much of a programmer. However according to the blog Architecture and Planning you really don’t even need any experience in coding to be able to view and edit Revit models in a website. It seems one post was not enough so Paul keeps cranking them on on this topic.

View and Edit Revit Models in a Website with No Coding

Revit on the Web: Using MVC and Database Views 

Join External Table to Revit Database

Schedule Revit and Non-BIM Date in Excel-Live

If you are a user of Bluebeam, then this week was a big week for you as Bluebeam Revu 2015 was released. read more about it here at TenLinks.

Bluebeam Launches Revu 2015

Here is another Bluebeam post about the new Revu 2015 release, this time from Carol’s Construction Technology Blog about Site planning.

Bluebeam Revu: Site Planning 101

Whant to learn a little more about the Switchback tool in Revit and Navisworks 2015? then check out the cadline community BIM blog.

Revit 2015 and Navisworks 2015 – SwitchBack Tool

Now for some Revit MEP content, electrical content at that thanks to CAD Shack.

Receptacle Family Example

If you are looking for an App or Apps for use in the Construction Industry, you should think of these 4 items first. Find out what they are over at ConAppGuru.

4 Items to Consider in App Selection for Construction 

I know I say this a lot but this is another great post form Luke over at What Revit Wants. This BIM 360 Glue tip is so simple, but yet it still blows my mind!

Casual Search Sets for Glue, and merging Clash Groups in Navisworks

Something we haven’t talk about in a while here in the Roundup – BIM 360 Field, here are a couple of posts from The 360 View about field. Once about RFI workflows and about field data extraction.

Driving a Request For Information (RFI) workflow through BIM 360 Field

Field Data Extraction 101: Working with Filters

Here is another good post from The 360 View, this time about A360 Collaboration for Revit (some say C4R other CFR as the abbreviation).

Setting Up for A360 Collaboration for Revit

For my residential design friends that use Revit, here’s post that walks you through making a door tag with a reporting parameter. Posted by The Architect’s Desktop

Revit: Residential Door Tag 2 – Reporting Parameter Example

If you are reading this post from Australia, in particular Melbourne than this is for you! There is a new BIM user group in town called MelBIM. To find out more about MelBIM check out this post form TalkBIM.

What’s BIM keeping you?

Here is one more post from the 360 view that is worth a look, especially if you are new to Dynamo.

Dynamo and Computational BIM – Part 1: Introduction and Resources

The February 2015 issue of AUGIWorld is out, check it out at AUGI.

AUGIWorld Feb 2015

A post about working with images in Revit, courtesy of What Revit Wants.

Referencing, Replacing and Reloading Images in Revit 

Here is a link to a video for tips and tricks with the Revit 2015 UI, from the IMAGINiT YouTube Channel.

Revit 2015: User Interface Tips and Tricks

The blog post that goes along with the above YouTube link can be found on the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog.

Revit 2015 User Interface Tips and Tricks

Seems like every week I find at least one new blog (or new to me), this week it was BIM Toolbox. Check the post below form then abut Dynamo and Room Access.

Dynamo for Revit – Review design with Room Access Requirements

This next post is about a common Revit question, how big should a family be? It also includes many pictures of cats, so really has something for everyone. This post comes to use form another new blog to me Daniel and Autodesk AEC Software.

Revit family size


In last weeks Roundup I posted 3 links to AC (Adaptive Components) blog post from Phil-osophy in BIM, this week I post part 4

AC Quirkiness part 4 – Create Similar Command

This is a very interesting (and well put together) post from the Revit Kid about using Revit for design competitions.

Case Study – Revit for Design Competitions

I will end this weeks Roundup with a review of a Monster of a workstation for @Xi Computer Corporation. The review is from DE (Desktop Engineering).

Review: Xi MTower PCIe Provides the Best Bang for Your Buck


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