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Weekly Roundup – 2015.37


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff –  for the week of Sept. 13th – Sept. 19th, 2015.

I will start this week’s Roundup off with a Revit Tutorial from The Revit Kid (he plays with Dynamo!)

Revit Tutorial – Show the area of a filled region in a tag (Using Dynamo)

Lets see what kind of awesome posts there have been this week from Luke Johnson and  What Revit Wants.

Type Catalogues and the Revit API

Add a Default Value to an Input Node in Dynamo in just a few seconds

Import any 3D geometry (like Google Earth terrain) to Revit environment via Memento and Recap

Free Ways to Export your Families from Revit and Sort them into Folders

Revizto Direct Download Links

Revit Shortcuts and the Revit Warnings Project

Some of the post above by What Revit Wants, came form this post form a new to me blog The Revit Saver.

Combining Google Maps, Photogrammetry and Pointcloud Data into Revit 2016

The ConAppGuru continues his 10 part series on Construction workflows.

Punch List: The Ten Workflows of Construction #8   (#7#6 , #5, #4, #3, #2, #1)

New this week in the Podcast world is this gem from Designalyze featuring Charlie Portelli.

Episode 019 – Charlie Portelli

We also have a new podcast this week from BIMThoughts about Bluebeam.


Lets have some fun with Scope Boxes, learn more over at RVIT.

Scope Boxes Lind of Rock

All the news that is fit to be news from the RTC world direct from the RTC News Blog.

Amazing Week In Singapore

Is your cursor losing focus these days…….you know with your new Autodesk 2016 products, then check this out from Synergis Blog.


Harry from Boost Your BIM wants to know what Data to you want  out of your Revit file?

What data do you want to get out of your RVTs?

I don’t work with Advanced Steel, but a few people in my office are starting to, and I hear good things. Learn more from In the Fold.

Latest Updates for Autodesk Advance Steel Reflect Commitment to Serve the Steel Industry 

So if you ever need a SketchUp – Revit (or reverse) workflow then this might be an interesting post for you from CADZulu.

Revit – SketchUp Workflows

Keeping with the Workflow them, here is a post from ConAppGuru about the Construction Workflow.

Workflow Wednesday #1: Construction Schedule Delay Analysis

Here is your Tuesday Technical Tip from the BIMBlog.

Technical Tip Tuesdays: PDF hyperlinks from Revit 2015 and later 

Now lets add some colour to our Revit Shop drawings! Find out more in the post in the AUGI Library from Adam Mub

Managing Revit Shop Drawings in Color

Now for some fun with Contour lines in Revit from landarchBIM.

Site Settings and Custom Contour Lines

Do you still us a sketchbook, if so them check out this post from ArchSmarter.

The Ultimate Sketchbook Guide

Here is part 2 of a 3 part series about Revit Families (on a Budget) from BIM BAM BOOM.

Part 2 – Budget Families (Part 1)

Here is a post from a new to me blog called Learning Revit, this blog has very nice presentation form for their posts, much better than mine.

How to show Demolition Door in an Existing Curtain Wall? – Method 1

This an interesting post the came about as part of a support call for a client looking to show colour though their furniture, read more at the Ideate Solutions Blog.

Hiding Color Fill Wall Boundaries in a Foreground Mode

Use your Revit workset to your advantage, with this post from CAD PANACERA

Revit Worksets – Use Them to Your Advantage

Autodesk has rolled out a new steel catalogue for Revit 2016, find out more at BIM and BEAM.

New Steel Profiles Catalogues for Autodesk Revit 2016

Now time for the Guru’s gathers from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Sep 18, 2015

Here is a quick and simple Dynamo Graph (only 6 nodes) from Simply Complex to turn all your sheet titles in Revit to ALL CAPS.


Here is another great post about Dynamo and all the ways to learn it, check it out at Håvard Vasshaug’s blog.

Learn Dynamo

And the Dynamo hits keep coming, this time a 3d room tag option using Dynamo from Beside the Cursor.

Use Dynamo to Place 3d_RoomTag Families Inside Rooms (a CASE 3d_Room_Tag replacement tool)

I will end this weeks roundup with a nice little Dynamo post from  John over at sixtysecondrevit about a custom node in the Rhythm package to delete backup Revit files.

Clearing Backup Revit Family Files with #DynamoBIM


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