BIM, Fun, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – 2015.25


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of June 21st  – June 27th, 2015.

Let start this weeks roundup off with a couple of posts from Simply Complex about Dynamo for the Revit MEP folks out there.

Want to view your Revit MEP Spaces in 3D? Use DyanmoBIM

Want to Create MEP Spaces as 3D Solids in Revit? Its easy. Use DynamoBIM!

Here is a post from ConAppGuru about ABC WW.

The Construction Tech Roadshow report (ABC WW)

This next post may come as a shock to some out you out there, but it is 100% true! (Applying Technology to Architecture).

Revit is for Residential Architecture Too

Here  is a post from the Revit Kid about the Dynamo Primer (great read BTW).

The Dynamo Primer: First Edition is Live! (Dynamo Primer)

Now it’s time to learn about all that’s been going on in the world of RTC this week, from the RTC News Blog.

Post RTCAUS Feedback (1)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Sponsors Wanted: What Would You Do with 350 Potential Customers in Asia?

Building Our Industry

BIM Googles

Free Revit Certification at RTC Europe 2015

Design Technology Summit Collaboration Manifesto

Content… More than just Family Values

Post RTCAUS Feedback (2)

Why don’t we toss in a little ACAD help form CADproTips.

Hey AutoCAD! Who’s Line is it Anyway?

Here is a cool YouTube video about a possible new feature in Dynamo. Found this video in a tweet from the Father of Dynamo himself Ian Keough.

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This week we have a new podcast from BIMThoughts with guest Kelly Cone.

S2E2 Nuclear Hamsters

We also have a new podcast this week from Designalyze with guests Mostapha Roudsari and Konrad Sobon

Episode 007 – Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Konrad Sobon

Here is a link from What Revit Wants about what’s new in Navisworks 2016.

What’s New in Navisworks 2016 – 7 minutes presentation

Here is another helpful post form What Revit Wants, this time about Revit 2016.

Revit 2016 New Features eBook

How do you work with the “BIM Effect”? Check out this post from The BIM Jedi.

The “BIM Effect”

Here is a post by ArchSmarter about 10 Revit apps for 2015.

10 More Revit Apps You Should Be Using in 2015

This is a nice post by Havard Vasshaug (The Dark Arts of Revit) about how he ended up being the #1 and #3 presentations at RTCAUS 2015.

RTCAUS 2015 Top Ten Material

Here is your Tuesday Tech Tip (even if you are readying this on a Saturday) from the BIM Blog.

Technical Tip Tuesday: Creating a Circle Glazed Roof the Easy Way

Here is a handy post about annotating ramps from landarchBIM Blog.

Annotating Ramps

Here is a Dynamo post about analyzing Topo’s from All things Revit, Dynamo and Python.

Dynamite: Analyzing topography slope with Dynamo

Now for some Bluebeam Love from Carol’s Construction Technology Blog.

Bluebeam Revu Tips: Estimating Wall Area

Here is another quick tip, this time about Unifi from What Revit Wants.

Quick Unifi Tip: Automatic before opening Revit

Have you been looking for the Revit 2016 Extensions? Well this year Autodesk is doing them a little different. (CADNotes).

Where can I download Revit Extensions 2016?

BIM met PIM……PIM meet BIM. If you are not sure what PIM (Project Information Management) then you should check out this post from Extratnet Evolution and then maybe do the survey in it from AECbytes.

Surveying Project Information Management

Ever think I could use some Demystifying? Well if you tried to update your Revit 2015 then this will help for sure (Microsol Resources Blog)

ELI6: Autodesk 2015 Updates Demystified

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This week the Autodesk Exchange Apps store passed 1 Million Downloads, learn more at In The Fold.

Autodesk Exchange Apps Store Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Here is another handy post from What Revit Wants, this time lets us all know about the latest update for IFC and Revit.

IFC for Revit version 15.4 released

Keeping with the What Revit Wants theme, here are 2 more posts.

Use AutoCAD to Generate Hatch Boundary of Revit Filled Regions

OmniClass and MasterFormat Keynote files available for download

Learn about the many way you can share on the A360 platform over at the A360 Blog.

The Endless Possibilities of Sharing on A360

I always enjoy then a new Practical BIM post comes out, they are a little longer than most but always worth it when you get to the end!

Classification – not so Easy

Here is the weekly construction gatherings from the ConAppGuru himself……enjoy.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction June 26, 2015

Looks like Revit beyond BIM is heading off to AU 2015….thrice!

Autodesk University 2015 – Accepted Classes

I think you might look at your wall opening in Revit a little differently after reading this post from BIM42.

Wall openings

Here are a couple of quick Revit (MEP) tips from the CAD Shack

Aligned Duct Tags

Hide Unused Sections, Callouts, and Elevations

If you have not played with the new A360 online viewer you should, but first read this post about if from Daniel and Autodesk AEC software.

Autodesk online Viewer

Revit, 1 step forward 2 steps back, the fact is a lot of us still need to get DWG deliverables to our customers out of Revit. Well if this is you then this post from IMAGINiT Building Solution Blog might just be helpful to you.

Exporting DWGs from Revit: Exploring options and overrides

The Inside the Factory team has been doing a series on Revit 2016 and its performance, this week part 5 came out.

Revit 2016 | Project Performance – Part 5 (Part 1, 2, 3, 4)

Here is a good post from the RevitCat dealing with making custom hatches in Revit.

Defining Revit Custom Hatch Patterns

Here are a couple of post from Shades of Grey, this first is a “quick” FormIt 360 post, and the 2nd one……. well it’s about clouds I think……but entertaining none the less whatever it’s about.

Quick & Dirty

Cloud Nine

This is a quick follow up post from sixtysecondrevit about worksets and Dynamo.

More Workset.Create fun with DynamoBIM ( see original post here)

This next post from the SketchUp Blog is really cool, and takes things from 3D model to CNC built “Maker Bench”.

Maker Bench: an open source, CNC workbench for everyone

PDF Assembly Instructions

Lets end this weeks Roundup with the Future……or at least once possible version of it, from Line/Shape/Space.

Future of Virtual Reality – From Cardboard Boxes to Space Suits



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