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Weekly Roundup – 2015.36


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff –  for the week of Sept. 6th – Sept. 12th, 2015.

I will start this week’s Roundup off with a new podcast from Designalyze – this weeks guest is Andrew Heumann.

Episode 018 – Andrew Heumann

The gang over at Parametric Monkey has been busy this week, check out all the great posts below.

SEPP65 solar analysis

View underlay

Title block properties 

Structural analysis with Karamba

Here is a good post from Phil-osophy in BIM that explains the difference between the 3 ways you can create openings in Revit.

Open(ing) Sesame

If you are going to RTC ASIA 2015 this week, then you need to check out this post from Revit Swat.


Speaking of RTC, here is all the news that was fit to be news from the RTC News Blog.

The Top 10 Are….

Locked and Loaded!

If you are will to take the steps you might be able to get a half descent rail transition at your landings in Revit, find out more from the RevitCat.

Perfect Stair Railing Transitions at Half Landings+

The ConAppGuru is continuing his list of top Ten workflows, this week he has made it to Number 7, RFI’s.

The Ten Workflows #7 RFI’s (#6 , #5, #4, #3, #2, #1)

Just like last week, and the week for that, and the one before that…… Luke from What Revit Wants has a ton of great info on his site this week.

BIM and FM Resources

Move Multiple Revit Viewports on Different Sheets in one Operation

This is an interesting post from BIM Think space, its about model uses and understanding them.

Episode 24: Understanding Model Uses

Always a good read when there is a new post from landarchBIM, this week its about water an dtopo in Revit.

Modeling naturalistic Water with Topo

Now its time fo ra deep dive with Dynamo and SQL database from Revit beyond BIM.

Driving a SQL database with Dynamo

Steve over at Revit OpEd always does a great job post Revit wishes (which are shared by may I bet) on his blog, this week he wishes about Purge.

Purge Unused – Categorical Wish and Dynamo

Here is the gatherings of the Guru for this week, as always from the ConAppGuru himself.

The Guru’s Gatherings: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Sept. 11th, 2015

For those of you that like to play with the Revit API, here is a neat little post from AEC DevBlog about deleting  imported CAD files.

Guatemala LMV Tech Talks and How to delete Imported CAD files with Revit API

Now for a couple of posts from BIM 42 (one form this week an done I missed last week) both giving a little love to my Revit MEP Peeps out there in internet land.

Time Stamper, the Add-In

Linked MEP systems

If you didn’t get a chance to see V1.0 of the Dynamo Primer, now worries the new V1.2 is now out. Learn more in these posts.

More Dynamo Primer   (Dynamo Blog)

Learning Dynamo with Dynamo Primer  (BIM Toolbox)

More Dynamo love this time from the CORE studio Blog about a Dynamo package for Revit rebar.

Dynamo for Rebar is now available 

A lot of “users” out there have one of Autodesk suites of products, and with many of those comes Rater Design, if you’ve never used it or only a little you should check out this post from CAD Panacea.

Editing images with Raster Design

For all you Bluebeamers out there here is a tip from Hagen Business Systems Blog.

Why is the Markup Text Sideways in Bluebeam?

Some wise words from Daniel and Autodesk AEC software, “Model like you are going to build!”

Model orientation 

More FormIt Fridays coming, sign up for Sept. 18th. learn more over at the FormIt 360 Blog.

FormIt Friday – Bridging the Design Gap

You can also learn more about the above FormIt Friday from the presenters blog – Jarod Schultz.

FormIt Friday! Episode 6: Bridging the Design Gap Material

Are you ready for a top secret ACAD tip from Lynn Allen, or course you are (Lynn Allen’s Blog).

Top Secret In-Place Attribute Editing in AutoCAD!

If you haven’t heard about Project Soane yet (hint there was a BIMThoughts podcast about it last week here) then check out this post from Paul Aubin’s Blog.

Project Soane – The World’s first “Crowd Sourced” Revit Project!

Another post about Project Soane, this time from Shades of Grey.


From Revit Rants…….an issue we all deal with…..Rails in Revit.

Revit Railings – Long Standing Issues

I’m going to end this weeks Roundup with a blast form the past complements of Between the Lines.

TBT Throwback Thursday AutoCAD 1.4 Floppies



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