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Weekly Roundup – 2015.42


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff –  for the week of Oct. 18th – Oct. 24th, 2015.

I will start this week’s Roundup off with the release of Revit 2016 R2, head over to the BIMmuse blog to learn more about Christmas in October.

Christmas in October: Revit 2016 R2

Still talking about R2 (not D2) find out more over at the Inside the Factory Blog.

Revit 2016 R2 is available!

More info about the new release of Revit 2016 – R2, this time from the blog of Applying Technology to Architecture.

Unload Revit Link Per User

More info on the updated Revit 2016 R2 release, this time from the In The Fold Blog.

Revit Software Updates Enhance Project Performance and Help Users Better Capture Design Intent

How about 20 videos about the new features of Revit 2016 R2, well here you go, from the Autodesk Solution YouTube Channel.

What’s New in Revit 2016 R2

Still more info on Revit 2016 R2 (Project Sunrise) this time from Revit OpEd.

Revit 2016 R2 is Available and Update Release 10 for Revit 2015

Revit 2016 R2 – Positioning by Auto – Project Base Point to Project Base Point

The posts about Revit 2016 R2 keep coming, this time from BIMopedia.

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 Released with a bunch of new features

Here is the top 3 new features in Revit 2016 R2 as listed by What Revit Wants

My Top 3 New Features from Revit 2016 R2

Still want more on Revit 2016 R2, well here you go this time from BIM Toolbox.

Enjoy the Sunrise : Revit 2016 R2 available now !

Here is a post from Revit Structure Learning Curve with his thought son Revit 2016 R2.

More than 25 Updates and New Features to Revit Released Today

Here are a couple of post from the IMAGINiT Support Blog. One about Revit 2016 R2, and one able ALL the updates to Revit back to 2012.

Revit 2016: R2 Subscription Release

All Updates for Revit

Some more info on Revit 2016 R2, this time from the Revit Clinic.

Revit 2016 R2 – Delete Multiple Object Style Subcategories

The hits just keep on coming, lets spin the latest and greatest from The Revit Saver about the topic of the day Revit 2016 R2!

Revit 2016 R2 (Sunrise) 10-22-2015 Released!

How about a little Bluebeam talk, from Carol over at the Hagen Business Systems Blog.

Bluebeam Tip: How to Display Layers or Bookmarks Automatically when Sharing a PDF 

Have you been looking for some videos on creating linetypes in ACAD? well look no further and head over to CADpro Tips.

Linesanity for AutoCAD is back with Video!

Now time for all the news that’s fit to be news from the world of RTC, from the RTC News Blog.

Sensitivity Training: Second Semester

Take Ctrl Of Your (Digital) Life

Gallery Seating gets an Upgrade

Looks like its been another good week for Luke over at What Revit Wants, not only has he put out some more great posts (as usual) but his site also passed 5 million views this week! Congrats Luke!


Project Alexandria – BIM360 with 2D Document Management and Issue Tracking

Using a Pseudo Lookup Table Excel File to Drive Visibility for Many Generic Annotation Instances

Did you know that you can Hide a custom node from the Dynamo Library?

Revit 2015 Update Release 10 Direct Links

How about some more “weird stuff” from the world of stairs in Revit, from none other than the RevitCat.

Weird Stair Stuff – part 5 – Top Riser Line Missing (Part 4)

Weird Stair Stuff – part 6 – Showing Concrete Stairs Under Tread Finishes

Here are a couple of helpful posts from the folks at the Synergis Blog… for ACAD and one for Revit (and Point Layout).



I know its been a while, but if you are still wondering what’s new in Revit 2016 here is a post from

The Many Features of Autodesk Revit 2016

More of What’s New in Autodesk Revit 2016

Here is a follow-up post on how to show a demolition door in curtain wall from Learning Revit.

How to show Demolition Door in an Existing Curtain Wall? – Method 2 (Method 1)

This week there was a new podcast from the team at Designalyze, well one of the team and a special co-host.

Episode 023 – Billie Faircloth

For all you landscape architects this ones fro you, compliments of landarchBIM Blog.

Make Hardscape Follow Topo

Now a couple of posts from that Jedi of BIM…..the BIM Jedi (Scott).

Get down on one knee

Integrated Design Process – Where is the Value?

Lets take a look at Revit Recovery files, head over to RVIT for all the 411.

Revit Recovery Files

This next post is about the possibility of automating code compliance in the AEC world. (AECbytes Blog).

Automating Code Compliance in AEC

Here is this weeks addition of the Guru’s Gatherings from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Oct 23, 2105

Collaboration for Revit (C4R) has been out for almost a year now, and there are versions fro Revit 2015 & 2016. However if you have not used it yet, or are just thinking about starting then you should check out this review post from Hagerman and Company Blog.


Who doesn’t like Free……well if you like free then you should check out this post from the Revit Kid, about a free Revit for Fabrication online class.

Revit for Fabrication – A comprehensive – free class!

This week there was another update for A360 (and A360 Team) released that give users comments and snapshots! (A360 Blog).

New on A360: Comments with Snapshot, Point & Object

This week Autodesk released a trailer for it’s upcoming “Project Alexandria”, check it out at Beyond Design (Spoiler there are NO spoilers lots of fluff and no new info.)

Project Alexandria…the Trailer

How about some Dynamo love for the MEP folks out there, check it out at BIM42.

MEP design and Dynamo

There was an update fro the Lighting and Analysis for Revit (LAR) Add-in this week which allows for custom daylighting. (Building Performance Analysis).

Lighting Analysis for Revit expands to include Custom Daylighting.

More about the update to LAR, this time form Jarod Schultz Blog.

Updated Lighting Analysis for Revit packaged with Solar Analysis

The Dynamo Primer is now Open Source, learn more over at the Dynamo Blog.

Dynamo Primer is Open Source

If you like the Hardware side of BIM, then you should check out this post from the Mistress of the Dorkness about the Lenovo P700.

Hardware Review: Lenovo P700

last week Daryl over at Revit Rocks has been busy adding free video content to his site for Revit, will he was even busier this week, check out all the free content below.

Free REVIT Video Tutorials on MEP HVAC Project

Free REVIT MEP ‘Electrical Power Project’ Video Tutorials

Free REVIT Video Training ‘My First Architectural Project’

Free CADclips REVIT Video Training on Copy Monitor

Free Video Tutorials on REVIT 2015 Structural Project

Free REVIT Video Tutorials on REVIT Views, Sheets and Display

Free REVIT Video Tutorials On Dimensioning

Free Misc REVIT Video Tutorials

Free Video Tutorials on REVIT Electrical Lighting Project

Free REVIT Basics Training for All Disciplines

Free CADclips REVIT Video Training on Dormers

Free REVIT Videos on Electrical Project Basics

Free REVIT Video Training for an Architectural Project

24 Hours of Free REVIT Structural Video Training

Here is another interesting post from Shades of Grey about his work on Project Soane.


I will end this weeks Roundup with something I’m sure everyone has seen by know, but totally worth a 2nd, or 50th look! (Star Wars YouTube Channel)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)


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