BIM, Fun, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – 2015.22


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of May 31st – June 6th, 2015.

I’m going to start this weeks Roundup off with a post about the kids (University students) and how they use Dynamo in a post from The Dark Arts of Revit.

Dynamo student submissions

You know you have hit the big time as an idea or philosophy when you get a “For Dummies” book about you. Congratulation BIM you have officially made it! (TaskABM)

BIM for dummies

Do you want to know more about Procore (if you work in the construction industry you should be answering yes) then check out this interview from ConAppGuru with the CEO and the President of Procore.

Appview with Procore’s Tooey Courtemanche & Steve Zahm

I don’t normally talk (or post) a lot about Inventor on this blog, but I thought this was cool news (also I’m a CNC wannabe geek) that I found on the Hagerman and Company Blog.

Autodesk adds 5-axis functionality to Inventor HSM

What little piece of technology can’t you live without? (I don’t think I can be only one for me) While you are thinking about it check out this post on ArchSmarter and see what Michael can’t live without……and it’s not his phone.

Why I still Use a Sketchbook

Well the numbers are in (well some of them) after the Call for Proposals for AU 2015 closed last week, and looks like even more submitted than last year with over 2000 proposals for less than 700 AU classes. Learn more in thsi post from the AU Blog.

AU 2015 Call for Proposals now Closed – and here are the numbers

Here is everything you needed to know from the world of RTC as posted on the RTC News blog.

DTS Management Group

BCS: Who Really Owns the Definitions of BIM Content

Reason 601 to Come to RTC ASIA: BALI!

Certifiable (this is really cool you can now get Revit certification at RTC NA 2015)

Sponsorship Opportunity for RTC Europe 2015

Crocodile JamesV

Glorious (and Dangerous) Gadgets

Speaking of RTC, there is a great Article about the 10 years of RTC Australasia by James Vandezande that was posted on the AECbytes Blog

10 Years of RTC Australasia

Have you used the Schedule Key in Revit yet, it can be a big help in MEP, learn more in the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog.

Schedule Keys & Custom Parameters

Here is another interesting blog from IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, this time from the FM side of the tracks.

Setting the Right Standards: The intersection of Level of Development (LOD) and Facilities Management.

Here is a review of an updated Revit Add-in (RVT Exporter Pro) from What Revit Wants.

Scheduled and unattended Exporting from Revit to Multiple Output formats

Here is a Dynamo post (with some help from Revit and Excel) about creating sheets from Autodesk Revit Structure.

 Autodesk Revit, Dynamo and Microsoft Excel fro Drawing Sheet Creation

Here is a quick tip post from the A360 Blog about sectioning in the new A360 Viewer.

How to View and Slice Your 3D models By Axis

If you are attending the CanBIM Regional Sessions in Toronto Next week (June 11th), you should check out the Collaboration Systems Panel Discussion (The BIM Jedi).

Collaboration Systems Panel Discussion – CanBIM Toronto

If you aren’t going to be in Toronto next week (June 9th), but will be in Vancouver, then you should check out this even (The BIM Jedi).

Industry Innovation Symposium – Vancouver

Here is a review post from Revit OpEd about the steps to upgrade a C4R project from 2015 – 2016.

Upgrade Projects from 2015 C4R to 2016 C4R

Now for some more Dynamo Content, this time about bridges from Revit beyond Design.

Dynam(o)ite Your Design for Bridges – Part 1

A little more Dynamo love for you, this time it’s yummy like a fresh chocolate chip cookie from your favourite Bakery (What Revit Wants).

How to check for inplace families, the Dynamo Way

This is not BIM related, but does fall under “techie stuff” and I am a Dropbox fan boy so I had to share this from the Dropbox Blog about this cool new feature.

Designers, rejoice: Working with design files just got easier

More non-BIM techie stuff, Microsoft has announced the date that Windows 10 will be available for upgrade (free upgrade if you have Windows 7 or 8), find out more in this post by Gizmag. Spoiler the date is July 29th.

Windows 10 slated for July 29 availability as free upgrade

Here is a back to the basics approach to the old “Tips and Tricks” idea for Reivt from AUGI Library.

Back to Basics

I have not done any 3D printing but the idea has always intrigued me, if it intrigues you too check out this post from GrabCAD Blog.

The 3D printing career matrix 

This next post is about “ramps” in Revit (if you have used the tool you know why I put ramps in quotations) ans how the tool is archaic and not very good (totally on board with that assessment) read more to find out why over at landarchBIM Blog.

The Difficulties of Ramps

Some more interesting things that you can do with Dynamo from What Revit Wants.

Collect Elements in Rooms Across Linked Files, and Write Room Data Directly to Elements or List to Excel

Having issues with exporting liked files in Revit to Glue using the NWC option, then check this post out from IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog.

BIM 360 Glue: Issue exporting NWCs from BIM 360 Revit Add-in (I also re-posted this on the BIMsider blog here)

This is an awesome Tweet (and Idea) for using Dynamo, was tweeted by Aaron Perry.

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Here is another great post from the RevitCat about Revit Key Schedules.

Tagging what is in a Revit Key Schedule

This next post by Revit Swat is a very interesting comparison between 3 ways to make the same complicated facade in Revit.

Curtain Wall vs. Curtain Pattern vs. Adaptive Component

Here is a YouTube video from the Autodesk Building Solutions Channel that explains how to do cut and fill volumes within Revit.

Calculate Cut and Fill Volumes

If you are thinking about using C4R or have just started then this post by the BIM Jedi will be a good reference and help as you can learn from real world experience on live projects.

Collaboration for Revit – New to us….

The ConAppGuru‘s weekly collection of Construction related blogs.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction June 6, 2015

I will end this weeks Roundup with a cool YouTube video that I found thanks to Phil Read’s Twitter feed that shows the 11 year construction of One World Trade Center in just over 2 minutes.

Phil’s Tweet



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