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Weekly Roundup – 2015.19


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of May 10th – May 16th, 2015.

We will start this weeks Roundup off with a neat little post from Revit OpEd.

Temporary Dimension Size and Reference Plane Names

This post about Revit 2016 and Fabrication 2016 playing nice comes to us from What Revit Wants, enjoy.

Save Revit 2016 models with Fabrication Parts to a format compatible with Autodesk Fabrication 2016 Software

Here is another quickie from What Revit Wants, about a free  viewer.

Free Revit Shared Parameter File Viewer

The ConAppGuru is continuing his series this week on the 5 workflows for Construction app, this time about time.

The Five Workflows for Apps on Construction Projects (Time Entry)

Now time for a PSA (Public Service Announcement) from Revit OpEd about Type Catalog Families in Revit.

Type Catalog – Just say NO to load into Project

Do you want to help shape the next volume of the BIM After Dark series by The Revit Kid? If so check out this post with a survey from Jeff about what he will do with Volume 3 (FYI I have Volumes 1 & 2 and they are great).

BIM After Dark – Volume 3 Survey: Revit Families (What Do You Want to Know?)

Well we haven’t had a “What’s New” Post yet this week, so here we go, from Revittize.

Revit 2016 What’s new

Lets’s keep the what’s new train rolling with this Revit 2016 post from CADLearning Blog.

Revit 2016 New Features – Multi-Disciplinary Enhancements 

While we are talking about new 2016, here is Steve’s thoughts from Revit OpEd on the new selection box in Revit 2016

Revit 2016 – Selection Box

Now to go along with all the New 2016 Features, how about a Keyboard Shortcut tip, and PDF charts for 2016 from Cadline.

Revit 2016: Keyboard Shortcuts

RAC 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts (PDF)

RST 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts (PDF)

RME 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts (PDF)

Did you attend RTC NA in Chicago (or just outside Chicago) last year? If so check out this post on the RTC News Blog, you might see yourself in the highlights video.

Not Paul Aubin

Here is another post on the RTC News Blog, this time asking the question why wait until AU, learn more about the new 2016 Revit Features at one of the 4 RTC events before AU 2015.

Why Wait Until November?

Speaking of RTC if you are going (or went by the time this post is out) to RTC AUS 2015 I hope you check out one of Havard Vasshaug‘s 2 presentation on Dynamo (The Dark Arts of Revit).

RTCAUS 2015 Prelude

If you want to see an awesome video on Dynamo, and have 90 minutes you should head over to the case blog now.

 Dynamo Now, Dynamo Next

Here is a nice little post from What Revit Wants if you are having some issues gluing you NWC’s in Glue.

Workarounds for Gluing problems…..

Autodesk seems to be busy this week (AIA Convention) with new products, check out this In The Fold post about Dynamo Studio and FormIt 360 Pro.

Autodesk Launches Dynamo Studio and FormIt 360 Pro at AIA Convention

Here are a few more quick posts from Revit OpEd with Revit 2016 Info.

Revit 2016 – Piping Units Addition

Revit 2016 – Loss Method and ASHRAE Tables

Revit 2016 – Truss Chord Rotation

Revit 2016 – IFC Links and Rooms

Revit 2016 – IFC Snap Align and Dimensions

Here is a nice article in on the AUGI website by Troy Gates about Revit Macro’s

Introduction to Revit Macro’s, Part 2 (Part 1)

Want to know more about copying model groups, then look at this post from A word on BIM.

Model Group Copy Technique

How about some Revit API magic? Well if you are learning or what to learn then check out this post from RVIT.

Trying to Make Elevation Pretty With the API

Now this next post from Luke over at What Revit Wants is pretty cool, uses Copy Monitor is a way I won’t have thought of.

Using Copy Monitor to Extract Nested Families from Host Layouts to Create Free Instances  

Sometimes you just need to change the way you think about something, like how and why you do clean-up work on your Revit file. (BIM BAM BOOM)

Best file clean-up habit – ever!

If you use Clarity from IMAGINiT than this was an exciting week for you as the new 2016 versions came out. (TenLinks)

IMAGINiT Clarity Products 2016 Released

If you are using C4R then his is a hand post from the Revit Clinic about updating from 2015 – 2016.

Process for upgrading files from Collaboration for Revit 2015 to 2016

Looking for a custom slope family, well look no further than this blog post from landarchBIM

 Custom slop and elevation grading family

The May issue of AUGI World is now out, get your copy here.

AUGI World May 2015

Here are the two latest PodCasts of BIM thoughts (I forgot to post one last week), as well as a post on how to enjoy BIMThoughts on an android device.

S1E7 Brian Andersen

S1E8 NavisBunny (What’s New in Navisworks 2016)

How to Listen with Android

If you have the time and some knowledge Revit can do some really cool stuff, don’t believe me check out the latest post on Simply Complex.

Revit Mechanical Forms

3D View 3


Here is some Revit MEP knowledge for you all, from the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog.

Creating a new Pipe System Type

Here is some more Revit love from IMAGINiT, this time the Support Blog.

Revit Sections: How to condense a section

Here is a post by the BIM Jedi about how his firm is making the switch to C4R.

C4R 4 U

Here is the weekly collection of gatherings on construction posts from the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction May 15, 2015

I will end this weeks Roundup with a funny by ARCHITEXTS.

Wrong Commands

5-16-2015 11-54-42 AM




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