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Weekly Roundup – 2015.33


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Aug. 16th  – Aug. 22nd, 2015.

I will start this weeks Roundup off with an excellent Podcast from BIMThoughts about BIM Project execution plans.

S2E11 BIM Project Execution plan Part 2  (Part 1)

To go along with the above podcast (both parts) the folks over at BIMThoughts have added a “BIM Project Execution Plan” tab on their website as a live document of what would should go into a BIM pxp.


Not to be out done, there is a new podcast from Designalyze this week too.

Episode 015 – Shane Burger

If you have not used DWG Trueview than you should check out this post from CADPro Tips

Using DWG Trueview to Convert the AutoCAD File Format

As Always Steve from Revit OpEd has some great posts this week.

Revit 2016 – Selection Box and Scope Box

Filter Linked Grids and Levels

KeyNotes – You Keep Using that Word…

Revit 2016 – Deleting Revisions

Worksharing Monitor is Dead – Long Live Worksharing Monitor

Autodesk Revit Sunrise – Online Preview

Not to be outdone by Steve, Luke from What Revit Wants also has a ton of great posts this week.

Collaboration for Revit: 2015 v7 and Revit 2016 v2

Using Dyno Browser to Deploy Approved Dynamo Scripts to your Team

Delete All Revision Schedule Rows in Revit in 20 Seconds

The CADZulu has been busy this week also with multiple posts, enjoy them all below.




Here is update #4 from the ConAppGuru on the AGC IT Conference.

2015 AGC IT Conference Recap (Part 4)

It has been a while, but here is a new Epic BIM post (always worth the read).

Put your money where your mouth is

You may not know this, but its true not everyone needs to be a (Revit) rock star like you……or something like that, check it out from the BIM Jedi.

Not everyone needs to be a Revit Rock Star!

Are you ready to be a BIM Manager 2.o? (The BIM Hub)

The BIM Manager 2.0

Windows 10 is here……so whats next? Learn more here from Hagerman & Company Blog.


All the news that is news from the world of RTC, from the RTC News Blog.

Abstract Submissions – Only 2 Weeks to Go!

RTC Asia 2015 – Singapore Survival Guide Tip 817: Its 

Don’t Rush Off!

BCS Wrap Up: Chart Exercise Results

Here is some more info on the new Stingray product from Autodesk from BIMopedia Blog.

Autodesk Stingray Real-Time Vvisualization Engine

Project Expo – Immersive Visualisation in the Cloud (just remember the 1st rule of Project Expo is you don’t talk about Project Expo)

Here is a good post about Revit Materials and nested Families by Applying Technology to Architecture.

Controlling Material of Nested Revit Families

Everyone LOVES acronyms right, so here are the Top 10 for BIM from BIM & Revit World.

Top 10 BIM Acronyms

Keeping with acronyms, sometimes they lead to misconceptions, find out more in this post from the BIM Jedi.

The Misconceptions of IPD

We all know and love the Revit Kid, and he has started a new Adventure, but sure to check it out on houzz and give him some review love.

studio.bad architects

Yes you to can create your own mullions in Revit if follow these simple steps! (BIMscape)

Revit Architecture: Creating your own Mullions

Its time for the weekly gathering from the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Aug 21, 2015

Lets make a bridge in Dynamo………check it out over at All things Revit, Dynamo and Python.

Dynamo and Network Arch bridges

More Dynamo love, this time for the MEP folks out there in internet land, from BIM Toolbox.

Dynamo Revit MEP Challenge # 2 Transferring Information

Maybe not Dynamo love as much as a Dynamo apology……read more over at buildz


And here is an update on a fix the the Dynamo Forums……no Robots allowed! (Dynamo Blog).

Prove you are not a robot

Some love for RTC from the one and only Lynn Allen, and her Blog (Lynn Allen’s Blog).

The Amazing Revit Technology Conferences

Here is another post about all the greatness that was RTCNA 2015, this time from Konrad K Sobon over at arCHI Lab.

revit technology conference north america 2015

Konrad also lets us all know that it’s conference time, and has 2 posts about some upcoming events (arCHI Lab).

aec technology symposium and hackathon 2015

acadia 2015 – computational ecologies

Check out the Revit Sunrise (little different than a Tequila sunrise) the latest online preview from Autodesk (BIM and Beam).

Revit Sunrise Release Preview

Another take on Project Sunrise, this time from Sean Burke over at Paradigm Shift.

Here comes the Sun

More info on Autodesk Sunrise from Inside the Factory.

What’s new in Autodesk Revit Sunrise

Let a little color into your Revit world with Analysis Display Styles, find out more from Building Performance Analysis.

Color Coordinated: Using Analysis Display Styles

Here is your Bluebeam tip for the week from the Hagen Business Systems Blog.

Bluebeam Tip: Having Author and Date Appear Inside a Note Automatically 

Get your copy of the BIMTech Newsletter from Duct Duct Pipe.

August 2015 Issue of BIMTech Newsletter

Sometimes things are as they appear sometimes you just need to know the realities, like with Copy/Monitor in Revit (IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog).

Copy/Monitor Realities – Floor from Link

Here are a few helpful posts from the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit Server FAQ

AutoCAD Installation error: AutoCAD 2016 is not found on this computer

Revit 2016 Workshare Monitor

AutoCAD 2016 Installation Error: The Volume for a file has been externally altered

Have you tried Google’s Project Sunroof? Learn more over at It’s Alive in the Lab.

Try Google Project Sunroof for Yourself and See What You Get

Another Revit blog that has been pumping out the content this week was Revittize, check them all out below!

Border Printing

CTC Revit Express Tools (I had these in my RTCNA 2015 Class – 25 Apps for your Revit Workflow)

CTC Revit Express Tools:Renumbering

Phase Mapping

Phase Mapping Part 2

Here are 2 great post from sixtysecondrevit if you like Dynamo, and you have a little Rhythm (if you don’t have Rhythm John can hook you up).

Revit Viewport Woes with #DynamoBIM

Feel the Rhythm

Here are a couple of post from The 360 View about some updates to BIM 360 Field this week.

BIM 360 Field Administration Feature Enhancement

Introducing The BIM 360 Field Daily Update API

Collaboration for Revit (C4R) now has it’s own forum, find out about it here at the Revit Clinic.

New forum for Collaboration for Revit!

While Security is important, i really posted this link from Up and Ready because of the Pitfall picture…….I loved this game on the old Atari 2600!

The Pitfalls of Security

I’m going to end this weeks Roundup with a Twitter exchange about where #RTCNA 2016 will be held, between @BigBadBIM , @RTCNA , and @katemorrical




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