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Weekly Roundup – 2015.10


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Mar. 8th – 14th, 2015.

I’m going to start this weeks post off with a blog post from the RTC Blog about the schedule for the upcoming RTCNA 2015 event.

That’s A Wrap!

This week Rob over at ConAppGuru has posted part 3 to his “to watch” series for 2015.

Apps for Construction to Watch in 2015 (Part 3)

This is a good post from the Revit Kid if you do much rendering in Revit or with the Autodesk 360 Rendering in the cloud.

All rendered colours are not created equal… the cloud…..

There was a new player released in the the cloud world of BIM and 3D design this week called Onshape. Below are some blog posts about it.

Introducing Onshape Beta (Onshape Blog )

What Does “Onshape” Mean? (Onshape Blog)

Jon Hirschtick opens up about Onshape, Why it was created, what it does, what it doesn’t (The CAD Insider)

After 3 years and $64M in seed funding, Onshape launches the Mother of all products ( )

Onshape Beta goes live – Start your engines (Develop3D)

OnShape – CADaas Lives ! (Extranet Evolution)

This is another post about Onshape, but from Carl Bass of Autodesk (on the In The Fold blog), this post is not so positive about Onshape.

Setting the Record Straight

Now for something different, this weeks post from Steve over at Revit OpEd.

Synchronization and Disconnected Systems

IF Formulas and Notepad

Follow Up – Importing DWG Files using By Shared Coordinates

View Reference Example

This has been posted about before, but now its official Subscription Center is no more! (as of Mar. 13/15) Learn more about why and it’s replacement Autodesk Account in this post from What Revit Wants.

Say goodbye to Subscription Center, Hello to your Autodesk Account

Here is another post about the new Autodesk Account from the BIM Jedi.

New Customer Experience = Change

While we are talking about the BIM Jedi, here is another interesting post from him. This time Scott is talking about what you do after a project is complete.

Project Retrospectives: Part 1

Have you ever tried linking a CAD file with a LARGE extends, if so check out this post from landscape architecture + BIM.

Linking CAD files with Large Extendse

There has been a lot of info in this weeks blog about Onshape, but not to be left out of the SaaS revolution Bentley has acquired an SaaS Construction company (EADOC) this week. Find out more about it in this post from Extranet Evolution.

Bentley acquires EADOC

Now for some Bluebeam tips from Carol’s Construction Technology Blog.

Bluebeam Tips: Notes with Icons

Another player in the AEC BIM game launched a new software this week. Trimble launched its new Tekla Structural Designer. Learn more in the post from TenLinks.

Trimble Launches Tekla Structural Designer

This post is about copying views between Revit projects, head over to RevitCat to check it out.

Copying Views Between Revit Projects

This is a re-post of an oldie, but a goodie that comes from the CAD Shack .

Revit Family Basics, The Bookcase Example

I’m not a user of Fusion 360, but if you are it’s always good to have some best practices. Learn more from the Autodesk Fusion 360 Blog.

Fusion 360 Modeling Best Practices

All of these post can be handy to know if use Revit for Residential design, check them out at BIMscape.

Revit Architecture: Showing overhead lines on your plans

Revit Architecture: Forming a Roof Dormer using Slope Arrows

Revit Architecture: Correcting the cut drafting fill patterns in plan views

Revit Architecture: Aligning Model Fill Patterns

If you work with RPC’s you should check this out from landscape architecture +BIM.

Planting Geometry: RPC and Solids

It’s that time of the month, so you should download and check out the latest issue of AUGIWorld from AUGI.

AUGIWorld March 2015 Issue Released

Hard to believe there has not been any Dynamo posts yet this week. Well lets fix that with 3 from Havard Vasshaug’s blog.

Using Dynamo to manipulate building data in BIM part 1: Shared Elevation

Using Dynamo to manipulate building data in BIM part 2: Selection

Using Dynamo to manipulate building data in BIM part 3: Random Parameter Values

I guess we are on a Dynamo roll now, so here is one more from Revit beyond BIM.

Dynam(o)ite your Design for Engineers – part 1

This a useful post about site designer from Luke over at What Revit Wants.

Common issues with Autodesk Site Designer and how to fix them

Now for a little FM content, this post is from AECbytes Blog.

Integration of BIM with Facility Systems to Support HVAC Troubleshooting

Phil over at Phil-osophy in BIM always has good posts, and this one is no exception.

Shortcut to Transfer your material

I will end this week’s Roundup with an out of this world post from What Revit Wants. You can also check out the more about the Enterprise family here.

Revit Families for your next Space Station Design

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