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Weekly Roundup – 2015.46


The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff –  for the week of Nov. 15th – Nov. 21st, 2015.

I will start this week’s Roundup off with a post Architect Magazine from Michael of the blog Arch Smarter.

Five Digital Tools for Architects to Test Building Performance

You better believe that BIM has Benefits for Contractors, check out some of them in this post on the ConAppGuru Blog.

BIM Benefits for Contractors

Now lets check out some practical dynamo from the Revit Kid.

Practical Dynamo – Apply Parameters Values (Using Saved Selection Sets)

More Dynamo, this time for the landscape crowd, from the landarchBIM blog.

Topo Slope Analysis

Landform Package for Dynamo

Keeping on the Dynamo Training, you can use it in React and Robot now too.

React Structures embraces Dynamo (Revit Beyond Design)

Updated Dynamo Plug-in for Robot Structural Analysis / React Structures available via Autodesk Labs (Its Alive in the Lab)

Another post about Dynamo, this time from What Revit Wants about a new addition to his Bakery package.

Read XML Files and Use In Revit with XML Support added to Bakery Package in DynamoBIM

Have you ever wondered how your Autodesk licenses flow……well you should, check out this post from RVIT.

How Autodesk Network Licenses Flow

What does Luke have for us this week? Well check it out over at What Revit Wants.

Batch Convert DWF to Revit using Navisworks

I found a new AEC podcast this week, you should check it out too, its called the Architech Show

Episode 35 – Great ideas come from the shower

Episode 34 – Regale us with tales of your trip abroad good sir!

While we are talking about multiple posts, we can’t for get the great RTC New Blog.

An afternoon at The World Architecture Festival

Are You A “Revit Guy”?

And They’re Off!

Chairman’s Review: RTC Europe 2015

If you missed out on a class for this years AU, don’t’ worry they have released some more classes are repeats! See if one you wanted is on the list (AU Blog).

Don’t miss our most popular AU 2015 classes—sign up for repeat sessions

I don’t talk a lot about SketchUp on this blog but it is still used by a lot of people, and it has it’s place……so check out this post on the new 2016 version (CADZulu).


Here is another post about what’s new in SketchUp 2016 from Applying Technology to Architecture.

SketchUp 2016

Here are 3 posts from Fighting Dinosaurs about his presentations at BIM Workshops this year.

BIM Workshops Presentations

Strategies for Stud Wall Projects

Converting Standard Details to Revit

If you have been trying to use the beta of the Solar Analysis add-in for Revit and can’t……well that’s because it has graduated (It’s Alive in the Lab).

Solar Analysis for Revit to graduate from Autodesk Labs to the Autodesk App Exchange

Here are a couple more post from Steve over Revit OpEd, enjoy!

Walking and Relative to View

Ooh Spelting Errrs – Descendnig

Here is the 4th in a series by the BIM Jedi about being a BIM Manager.

Being an Outstanding BIM Manager – 4  (1, 2, 3)

Speaking of being a BIM Manager, here is a review of a new book on it, check it out over at BIM & Revit World.

BIM Management Handbook – A good resource for BIM professionals

Here is this weeks gatherings from the ConAppGuru from the world of Construction.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Nov. 20, 2015.

Here is a good overview post about creating Loadable Families in Revit, check it out over at

Creating Loadable Revit Families

I will end this weeks Roundup with a post from the AU Blog about the up coming Scavenger Hunt during the big event, be sure to join in on the fun.

The AU 2015 Scavenger Hunt is on


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