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Weekly Roundup – 2015.35


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff –  for the week of Aug. 29th – Sept. 5th, 2015.

I will start this week’s Roundup off with info about the latest release of Dynamo 0.8.2 from the Dynamo Blog.

Ready , Set, Dynamo… 0.8.2

Here is a tutorial for Revit about creating a diagrid catenoid structure, from Parametric Monkey.

Structural diagrid

Time for another Tutorial, this time about Mullions in Revit form the Revit Kid.

Revit Tutorial – The Quad Corner Mullion

This next post is part 1 of what should be an interesting series about budget Revit families, learn more over at BIM BOOM BAM.

Part 1 Budget Revit Families

The ConAppGuru has post the 2nd part of his post about his Top post in August.

ConAppGuru Top Posts August (Part 2)

Line-Based Families anyone? Check this post in the AUGI Library.

Revit on the Line: Line-Based Families

So do you know what Occlusion Culling is (I didn’t either), well check out this post from Inside the Factory to learn about it and how it works in Revit Sunrise.

Revit Sunrise: Draw Visible Elements Only – Occlusion Culling

This is pretty cool stuff if you are into MEP, Revit and Duct Fitting Calculations. (What Revit Wants)

Calculate Duct Fitting Area and Write to Parameter for Schedulability

More from What Revit Wants, and it’s even keeping with the RME theme.

Trying to get FAB to REM labs addin to work?

Here are a couple more post from What Revit Wants (another busy week).

Advanced Computational Design Lessons on Autodesk Design Academy

Autodesk Application Manager version 5.0 for download

All that was, and will be this week in the world of RTC, from the RTC News Blog.

Resorts World Promotions for RTC Attendees

Beware – Conference Hotel Registration Scam

RTC ASIA is Finally here! Insider Tourist Tips for you!

Be sure to check out this weeks podcast from Designalyze, featuring Phil Anzalone.

Episode 017: Phil Anzalone

The gang over at BIMThoughts also has a new podcast out this week, and its all about Project Soane.


Speaking of Phil’s here is a good post from Philip Chan over at Phil-osophy in BIM.

No Strings on Me!

Here are this weeks offerings from Revit OpEd, be sure the check them all out.

Revit Schmevit (this is a good rant about leaving the CAD for the BIM side of life)

Title Bar and Recent Files List

Transparent Elevations and Large Coordinates

Temporary View Templates

Finding Families – IDs of Selection

Friday Wish – IDs of Element on Modify Context Ribbon

If you are going to be attending the BIM Workshops – Pacific Coast, be sure to check out the BIM Jedi while there.

BIM Workshop – Pacific Coast

If you’re busy and you know it clap your hands…….wait you are likely to busy to do that……well then just read this from ArchSmarter.

6 Essential Time Management Tips for the Busy Architect

The latest issue of AUGIWorld is now out, check out the Annual Salary survey is out.

September 2015

Lets see what the cat, or RevitCat dragged in this week……’s a hint Revit Stair Stuff.

Weird Revit Stair Stuff – Stair Path Arrows in Detail Plan Views

Here are a couple of posts from Microsol Resources Blog about updating your Autodesk ID.



If you look after your company’s Autodesk Licenses then this might be big news for you, from Autodesk.

Autodesk Details Next Phase of Subscription Transition (means no more perpetual licences after July 31st 2016)

Nate from the Proving Ground posses a great question about Architects and coding…….what do you thing?

Should Architects Learn to Code?

Dynamo and Oslo, who knew they went together so well, find out more over at AEC, you and me.

OSLO – Dynamo event & Education thoughts

last week I had a couple of posts about a new book by BIM Freak, while here is another post about the book from the BIM Jedi.

Promoting and Implementing BIM in our Office

Now for some detail work (or levels of Detail work) in Revit from the folks over at Applying Technology to Architecture.

Show Different Detail Levels for Different Categories in Revit View

Here are this weeks gatherings from the guru, the ConAppGuru that is.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Sep 4, 2105

More new info on what’s available inside Revit Sunrise, from Inside the Factory.

Revit Sunrise: Divide and Conquer – Thermal Zoning the Analytical Energy Model

Some exciting news about what from the FormIt 360 blog about new things coming in the near future and some great RTCNA re-broadcasts.

FormIt into September!

If you have IMAGINiT’s Revit utilities (or are think about getting them) her are the new tools for 2016 (IMAGINiT Support Blog).

IMAGINiT Revit Utilities 2016 – New Tools

Now for some Dyanmo love, the kind of love that can help with Revit sheet revisions, from arCHI-lab.

revisions on sheet w/ dynamo

I will end this weeks Roundup with a couple great Dynamo post from sixtysecondrevit.

#DynamoBIM 0.8.2 is awesome

The poor man’s dropdown for #DynamoBIM



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