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Weekly Roundup – 2015.14


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Apr. 5th – Apr. 11th, 2015.

I’m going to start this week out with 2 posts from the RTC website News (Blog) page. Both touch on the popularity of all RTC events, one the start of the past 12 months the other about how FAST the RTC NA early bird sold out this year (spoiler was under an hour).

Maxing out

Didn’t see That Coming…..

Here is a post from the BIM blog about Revit Families, that also includes a nice YouTube tutorial.

Revit Families – Thinking outside the Parametric box 

Here is some info on construction app workflows from the ConAppGuru.

The five workflows for apps on construction projects

This is a great post from the Revit Kid that lists all of Marcello’s Dynamo blog post (Simply Complex). Most if not all of these post have made thre way into the Weekly Round when they came out, but this is a great complete list for easy reference!

Marcello’s Dynamo BIM Tutorial List

Now for some fun with revisions with Revit from Cadline.

Revit 2015 – Alpha Numeric Revisions

There was a post in the Dynamo Forum late last week (April 1st) that got some people in the Dynamo world a little on edge. Basically the poster was new to Dynamo and was sure what the piratical uses would be, and though it might only be for make funky geometry aka “Spaghetti Buildings”. Below is the original post, and some additional blog post that have come as a response to it.

We don’t draw spaghetti buildings (Original forum post).

Get Started with these 15 practical uses of Dynamo with Revit. (What Revit Wants)

Partage (AEC, you and me) (this has been posted in the roundup before)

Rhythm – Tools for DynamoBIM (sixtysecondrevit)

If you work with Laser scanners than you likely know of Leica, and their software CloudWorx. On April 1st (no jokes) they announce a new version of CloudWorx for Navisworks.

Leica announces CloudWorx for Navisworks

This post talks about new features for A360 mobile, including Dropbox integration (A360 Blog).

Dropbox meets A360 Mobile in latest update

This is a 3 part series by the BIM Jedi about Trouble shooting in Revit, which is not always the easiest thing to do!

Trouble Shooting Revit Issues – Part 1

Trouble Shooting Revit Issues – Part 2

Trouble Shooting Revit Issues – Part 3

Here is another post that is part of a series, this one is about Dynamo for engineers from Revit beyond BIM.

Dynam(o)ite your design for Engineers – Part 3

Here is yet another multi-part post. This time it is part for of a post on survey points in Revit from Revit OpEd.

Survey Point – Post 4 – Acquiring Coordinatess and view Orientation  (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

And the series posts just keep coming this week. Here is one from a new to me blog Beside The Cursor, about using Dynamo for a barrel vault brace in 4 parts.

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace 01

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace 02

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace 03

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace 04

Here is an old post from Beside the Cursor, but I think its cool so I’m adding it to this weeks post!

Update to Chainlink Fence (Railing)

Now for some Colour and MEP content we have this rainbow post from Revit OpEd.

 Linked File Revit MEP has Colour

This is a good post about BIM in Patrice about HOK, written by landarchBIM.

BIM in Patrice: HOK

The latest release official release of Dynamo is now out (April 9th) version 0.8, find out me at the Dynamo Blog.

Dynamo 0.8 Release

Here is a post for all those Spec Writers out there looking to dip your toes into the water that is BIM (BIM Blog).

Getting your feet wet

If you are having troubles with Revit roofs, and you cant wait until my class at RTC NA 2015 (Revit Roofs Suck!). Then you should check out this post (and linked whitepaper) by Heather Alley on the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog.

Understanding Revit Roofs: The Forgotten Options

For those of you out there using Clarity for Revit, these 2 posts from IMAGINiT Support Blog might be helpful.

Clarity 2015.1: Email Notifications 

Clarity: How to run updater

Here are a couple Revit issues, that have been solved by the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

Revit: Area color schemes are ignored

Adaptive component rotates when dragging an adaptive point.

If you work with IFC files then you should check out this post from Fighting Dinosaurs (also has a great Friday bonus at the end!)

You CAN get what you want with IFC

If you are the type that likes a bit of code now and then, and are getting ready for Revit 2016 then you really should head over to Boost Your BIM and check out this post.

Make a utility function for version compatibility

I post a lot of links to Revit OpEd, but this next one is near an d dear to my heart, it talks about justifying a Revit (BIM) Manager…….something I’m all for!

Justifying a Revit Manager

Here is a link to a blog post I did back in January on BIM Managers to go along with Steve’s post above

Some thoughts on BIM Managers

I will end this weeks Roundup with a funny from Architexts

Multiple Annotative Scales



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