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Weekly Roundup – 2015.21


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of May 24th – May 30th, 2015.

I will kick off this weeks Roundup with a Revit Tip from the Revit Kid.

Revit Tip – Controlling Your Level: Project Base Point and Survey Point…

Now for some Construction App content from the ConAppGuru from his day on a panel discussion at the AGC Conference in late April.

AGC Georgia Construction Professional Conference Debriefing #1

This next post come from the BIM Freak, and makes a good point about keeping on top of your Revit models so they are coordinated (also includes a nice check list for this).

It’s Monday morning time to check those models

Now for a quick tip abut Revit from RVIT.

Quick Tip – Sheets are Views Too!

Are you BIMmovative? (Innovative using BIM) then you need to talk to the BIM Jedi, learn more on by reading thsi post.


Here is another pot by the BIM Jedi, this time about the upcoming CanBIM event in Toronto on June 10-11 2015.

Technology Built Innovation: CanBIM software and Hardware Regional Session Toronto

If you have been looking for a way to do better Architectural Renderings in Revit, then check out this post over at ArchSmarter.

How to Drastically Improve your Architectural Renderings

It might not be Tuesday anymore, but this Tuesday Tip on Nest Family Schedule is still handy to know (BIM Blog).

Technical Tip Tuesday: Stumped by Nested Family Schedules?

Here is a handy little Dynamo tip from What Revit Wants.

Get a List of Element IDs from a Row in a Revit Schedule

Now for some fun (or not fun) with Revit Railings from landarchBIM Blog.

Edit Top Rail Path

It’s been a a few days since I’ve seen some “what’s new” post about Revit 2016, so here is a new one, this time about the Electrical Improvements (Applying Technology to Architecture).

Revit 2016 Electrical Improvments

Keeping with the Revit 2016 theme, this is helpful post for those looking to upgrade files to 2016 (Boost Your BIM).

Ready for Revit 2016? New Bulk upgrader tool now available

Now that you have the “what’s new” for Revit 2016 and yoru files are upgraded, time to get a new template in place. (Cadline Blog)

Revit Architecture 2016 – Preparing Project Templates

Here is a what’s new post just for the contractors out there from Beyond Design.

What’s New in Revit 2016 for Contractors?

Some new Revit 2016 Feature news for the Architects out there from CADLearning Blog.

Revit 2016 New Features – Architectural Enchantments

What about rebar, we haven’t talked about whats new in rebar for 2016….until now (BIM and Beam).

Improved Rebar Display Performance and Placement Precision in Revit 2016

One more post on Revit 2016 (one last post?) this time it comes from Inside the Factory.

Revit 2016 | Project Performance – Part 3 (Part 1, Part 2)

Here are some posts from the RTC News Blog on all things RTC this week.

Over 75 Published BIM Standards: Too many?

You might belong at RTC if…

RTC Europe 2015 Pricing

DTS Collaboration

RTC Australasia 2016 Venue Announced!

I’m So Excited…

Start Your BIMgines!

I gotta say I love the post by the Revit Cat, the content is great but the post tiles are the cat’s panamas!

Got Your Repeaters in a Twist?

Here is a great tip from What Revit Wants author Luke Johnson that he posted on Twitter.

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Here is another Awesome post from Luke on Twitter……always give it 200%!

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This is a cool link to a free online e-book called “The Dynamo Primer” if you are interested in learning about Dynamo this is a great place to start.

The Dynamo Primer

Should you or shouldn’t you update your software? Find out at Inside the Factory.

A Case for Software Updates

So today (May 28th) over at What Revit Wants Luke posted a bunch of posts about updates for Revit 2015 and 2016…..if you haven’t check your Applications Manger yet then head over to lukes site for more info.

Where can I get Revit 2016 Subscriber Only Apps and Addins, like the Space Naming Utility?

Looking for Revit Extensions for Revit 2016? Check your Application Manager…

Autodesk A360 Collaboration v5 for Revit 2015.

Revit 2015 Update Release 8 for R2.

Service Pack 1 for Autodesk Revit 2016.

And this is Steve Stafford’s thoughts on all this update info come from Luke’s Blog and not an Autodesk site. (Revit OpEd)

Revit 2016 and 2015 Updates via What Revit Wants

After that post, Steve had a couple more posts about the updates, but was not as grumpy (Revit OpEd)

Revit 2016 Updates Redux

Revit 2015 Update Release 8 and New Project

There is also a post about all this update “Stuff” over at Revit Clinic

Revit 2015 Update Release 8 and Revit 2016 Service Pack 1

Here is a nice article as a wrap up of all the techie stuff that went on and was announced at AIA 2015 this year (AECBytes)

AIA 2015 Convention and Expo

Now for a little ACAD content with a post from B@E (Better at Everything).

10 Awesome AutoCAD Commands You Didn’t Know You Needed

Keeping with ACAD here is a post on ACAD 2016 from the Queen of ACAD Lynn Allen (Cadalyst).

A few of my favourite things in AutoCAD 2016

There was no podcast from BIMThoughts this week, but they are getting set for Season 2 soon with a new format and a new co-host…… Marcello Sgambelluri

 BIMThoughts Season 2 Update

If you are a fan of standards for BIM (or not a fan) then you should read this post from Practical BIM about the NBS BIM Object Standards.

NBS BIM Object Standard – Where is the Impact Statement?

Have you every wondered if BIM can really change an Industry? Will to find out the answer check out this post on the BIMbicycle Blog.

Q: Can BIM really change the Industry? A: It already has!

This is an interesting post about clash detection in Navisworks by BIM 42.

Improve clash detection

Here is this weeks edition of ConAppGuru’s weekly gathering of construction blogs.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction May 29th, 2015

Amen to that Sister…..that’s all I have to say about this next post! (case blog).

We Should Teach BIM Earlier

This post is from last week, somehow I missed it, but it’s worth sharing so here it is (Jarod Schultz)

View and Share and Design File

Here is another good one I missed last week (last couple of weeks) from RevitNetAddinWizard.

Revit Shared Parameter Viewer – Build # (part 3)

Revit Shared Parameter Viewer – Build # (part 2)

Revit Shared Parameter Viewer (part 1)

While I’ve used SketchUp I’m not it’s biggest fan, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share some SketchUp info now and then. (SketchUpdate Blog)

Six “Rules for Success” for SketchUp beginners

Some more Dynamo info, this time about the Rhythm package update from sixtysecondrevit

Rhythm for Dynamo – Update

Now another Dynamo post, but this time about DynaWorks 16 from Stuff and BIMs

DynaWorks 16 release

Along with all the Updates to Revit 2015 R2, C4R 2015, and Revit 2016 this week we also saw the release of C4R 2016 (Revit OpEd).

Revit 2016 – Collaboration for Revit 2016 is Available 

I will end this weeks Roundup with a trekie post from the future about the construction industry from Smart Blogs (via BIM Jedi Tweet)

Star Trek-like construction technology



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