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Weekly Roundup – 2015.23


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of June 7th – June 13th, 2015.

I will start this weeks Roundup with the YouTube video of last weeks FormIt Friday (which was on Monday June 1st) from the FormIt 360 Blog.

Think it. Sketch it. Analyze it. FormIt! An Introduction to FormIt 360

If you are going to be at the RTC Europe 2015 this fall (registration is open now) you should check out this class from Lauren Schmidt the author of all things on landarchBIM Blog. Of course while you are there you can check out my 2 class 2 if you want, see more here.

Monday Update: RTC Europe

If you are tasked with being the Revit “Support” person in your office, you should check out this post by Rvit……..very true about needing to know your people.

Know Your People

This is a good post I found on the TASKABM Blog about BIM and disruptive technologies.

Culture, technology/Social Media & BIM

This week in all the news that’s fit to be news about RTC from the RTC News Blog.

The Design Technology Summit Innovation Group Update

RTC Europe 2015 Registration is Open


RTC AUS – The Top Ten

Super Really Seriously Excited!

The BCS Welcomes BIMobjects as Platinum Sponsor!

RTC BCS: Content “Standards” versus Content “Strategies”

Do you have what it takes to be an architect in the 21st century? Find out in the article from ARCHITECT Magazine.

The 21st-Century Skill Set for Architects

Ever wonder how you can get Revit and Excel to play nice together? Well head over the ArchSmarter for 4 answers.

4 Easy Ways to Link Revit to Excel

This is an interesting way to use Dynamo, of course there is a new way ti us Dynamo every day so I really should be surpirsed……yet I am (Colin Doyle via LinkedIn)

 BIM 360 Field vs Dynamo

More fun with Dynamo, but this time with the variant DynaWorks (BIM 42)


Looks like its that time of year again Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks for ACAD 2016 is out, get your copy here.

Lynn Allen’s Latest Tips & Tricks are here

if yo have been looking for an OBJ exporter for Revit then you should check out this post from the BIM Jedi.

OBJ Exporter for Revit

This is an older post, but wanted to share this SketchUp News about their updated mobile viewer (SketchUpdate)

A big refresh for SketchUp Mobile Viewer

Here is another SketchUpDate post about SketchUp for interior designers.

SketchUp tips for interior designers

For all those Revizto fans out there, they have put out a new update version 3.4. (Revizto YouTube Channel)

Revizto 3.4 New Features Overview

Want to create your own seamless textures for rendering, then check out this post from the Revit Kid.

Create your own seamless textures for rendering and visualizations

And you thought all the “What’s New for 2016” post were done, well not just yet. Check out this webcast recording from Synergis Blog.

Webcast Recording: What’s New in Revit 2016?

More on the What’s New in Revit 2016, this time from Revit OpEd about the new Revit Rendering engine.

Revit 2016 – Rendering Engines

This post about Revit 2016 takes a look at some of the current extensions that are available for it (A Word on BIM).

Notable Extensions for Revit 2016 Released

Everyone needs a dirty little work around now and then in Revit, check out this one from Dimitri over at the BIM Blog.

Technical Tip Tuesday: Dirty Little Workaround Alert: Auto-Numbering Parking Tags

Another post to file under the Tips and tricks for Revit category, this time from the Hagerman & Company Blog.

3D Isometric Sectioning with Autodesk Revit

Here are a few good posts from IMAGINiT Support Blog, 2 about Revit and 1 about Vault.

Revit: Moving a File based Central File

Revit 2015: Getting All Users on the Same Build

How to Make PDF Files Searchable in Autodesk Vault

Luke over at What Revit Wants has been very busy with his posts this week! See all the Revit (and BIM) goodness below.

Free Form Element does not show Visibility Settings in Contextual Ribbon – Workaround

Better SketchUp to Revit Conversion via FormIt

Double-click to go directly to linked cell in Excel

Navisworks Manage 2016 Service Pack 2

Present, Discuss, Share and Collaborate using Your Models in Realtime, Globally and instantly

Are you going to RTC NA 2015, or do you want to learn more about the Revit API? If you answered yes then you should check out this post from Harry over at Boost Your BIM and shoot him some feed back.

What would you like to learn to do with the Revit API?

If you use A360 on your iOS device than this new feature is for you (A360 Blog).

A360 Mobile How-To: Hide 3D Parts

Here are 2 posts from the Cadline Blog with some useful Revit Tips and Tricks.

Revit 2014 & 2105 – Installing a Keynote File

Creating Standard Sheets Notes & Disclaimers – Revit 2015

Keeping with the tips and tricks theme here is a post from CADNotes

Working with Revit Project Units and Annotation Units

This post about railings in Revit teaches you its OK to think outside the box and use things for something other than their original purpose. (landarchBIM Blog).

Railings as Stair Treads

The June issue of AUGI world is now our, get your copy.

AUGI World June 2015

If you are thinking of being a BIM Manager when you group up, or maybe he have just become a BIM Manager, either way check out this post from BIM Freak.

How to be a BIM Manager

Its been a while since have had a Bluebeam post on Weekly Roundup, so lets change that with this post from Carol’s Construction Technology Blog.

How to Find Your Center with Bluebeam Revu

Here is post from Revit OpEd about some issues with the Placing Columns at Grid option in Revit.

Placing Columns – At Grids Option Does not Work

How about a slanted wall tool already! Since there isn’t one yet check out this work around on Phil-osophy in BIM.

Wall by Face – Part 2. Creating a slanted Wall Tool (Part 1)

Here are a couple of post from the FormIt 360 Blog about how to use the converter tool, and some new updates.

How To…FormIt Converter!

New FormIt 360 updates

Its been a few weeks but we now have a part 7 to our on going series about the Barrel Vault Brace and Dynamo from Beside The Cursor.

Dynamo Barrel Vault Brace 07 (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Thinks not to do when using Revit server from Daniel and Autodesk AEC software.

Revit server and Autodesk accounts

Have you tried to borrow a license in Revit 2016, the option have moved learn more at the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit 2016: How to Borrow a Network License

Here is another interesting post from the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit: Using View Templates to Automatically Assign View Organization 

That age old question how many models will I need in my project this time……..(Revittize).

How Many Models

Here is a nice post from Andy Milburn on his first real experience with FormIt 360, find out how it went at Shades of Grey.

FormIt Fascio

I almost for this post from the RevitCat, good thing he has nine lives and made it just in the nick of time for this weeks Roundup.

Hollow Section Sweep with Adaptive Profiles in Revit

I’m going to end this weeks Roundup with a post from Scott over at the Autodesk Labs (It’s Alive in the Lab) about his home network.

How My Home Network has Changes Over The Years

As a PS to the ending of this weeks Roundup I’m going to share these Tweets of mine form earlier this week, free stuff is great but signed free stuff is AWESOME!



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