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Weekly Roundup – 2016.01


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of January 3rd, 2016 – January 9th 2016.

Lets start the first Roundup of 2016 off with a post from our old buddy the Revit Kid, on a topic that really should get more coverage – Family Type Catalogs.

Revit Tutorial – Creating Family Type Catalogs

The B1M has put out a new series (beta) of videos just for BIM beginners, if that’s you they are worth checking out.

BIM for Beginners (Beta)

The predictions for 2016 continues with this post from the ConAppGuru Blog.

Predictions for Technology in Construction for 2016 (Part 3) (Part 1, Part 2)

A similar post, this time from Synergis Blog, about 2016 Construction trends.


It’s always nice to read a good Top 10 list, and this one from the “It’s Alive in the Lab” blog is no different.

My Favorite Blog Posts of 2015 – thanks for reading

Still keeping with the 2015 review theme, check out the year that was 2015 for the BIM Freak.

BIM Freak’s 2015 Year in Review

Here is another great year in Review post, this time from Revit Add-ons.

2015 – Year in Review

This next post from Konrad K Sobon is more than a year in review, its the year after dynamo….. (arCHI-lab)

the year after dynamo…

This next post is also from Revit Add-ons, and it makes me happy! I get to work with Tim now!

My New Role – Applications Expert, BSD with IMAGINiT!

Its 2016 but we are still getting some reviews of AU 2015, check out this one from the Synergis Blog.


Here is a post (and video) on how V-Ray for Revit works, from BIM & Revit World.

How does V-ray for Revit work?

Another post by BIM & Revit World this time about landscape architecture and BIM.

How BIM is considered as a useful tool for landscape architects

Check out this post from sixtysecondrevit, about an update to the 3D room tag in his Rhythm package for Dynamo.

Rhythm – Update to 3D Room Tag Node

Rhythm – Group.UngroupElements

More Dynamo fun, this time from Shades of Grey.


I’m not a user of ProjectWise, but from this post by Extranet Evolution it looks like AECOM is BIG time.

AECOM takes project collaboration global

Here is all the news from the wonderful world of RTC, from the RTC News blog.

BIM & FM Surveillance in Action

Happy New Year – 2016!


Time to take the Blinders off, check out what I mean over at the AUGI Library.

Remove Your Blinders (Hint, it’s a Navisworks post)

What do you think about doors and rooms, or rooms and doors……..learn more from Revit OpEd.

Doors and Rooms and Rooms and Doors

Doors and a Sliver of a Room

Here is some more Revit wisdom from Steve over at Revit OpEd.

Revit MEP System Browser – Systems and Families

Text Box Boundary Quirk

Lets see what like from What Revit Wants has for us this week.

Fix for using Revit 2015 Update 11 with Revit Server

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit Goes Global on 7 January 2016

Delete Standard Materials using Revit Macro To Speed Up Material Browser or Purge Unused execution

File Update and Tracking Script

Now lets look at a post that talks about moving geometry from Dynamo to Revit (landarchBIM Blog)

From Dynamo to Revit with Spring Nodes

Here are 3 more posts about simple uses for Dynamo from a new to me blog, Revit in Plain English.

Dynamo Simple, Practical Examples: Draw a Revit Wall

Dynamo Simple, Practical Examples: Draw a Revit Floor

Dynamo Simple, Practical Examples: Export Coordinate info to Excel

Now for a post from the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog about Revit Worksets.

Bring in Only the Worksets You Want

If you are heading to the RTC Australasia event in May, then you should check out this post from the Parametric Monkey about his class “Grasshopper to Dynamo: There and back again”.

RTC Australasia

Lets take a look at the first Guru’s Gathering’s for 2016, from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Jan. 8, 2016

The January 2016 edition of AUGIWorld is out, head over to AUGI to get yours.

AUGIWorld January 2016

So do you know how to spell “Concatenation”, better yet what does it do…..head over to RVIT to find out.

My Wishlist – Parameter Concatenation

Here is a new post from Mickael Kilkelly over at ArchSmarter about a new macro he has made for Revit to duplicate views.

Easily Duplicate Views with this Revit Macro

Here are 2 more parts of a 10 part series on creating loadable families from Club Revit Blog.

Here’s part 5 & 6 of my 10 part series on Creating Loadable Revit Families: (Part 1, 2, 3, 4)

Now time for a tip about Scopeboxes, from Daniel and Autodesk AEC software blog.


If you have been working with the FormIt 360 plug-in for Revit, make sure you have downloaded the latest version (1.8) in 2016. Find out more over at the FormIt 360 Blog.

FormIt Plug-in Expired

This week Autodesk announced that C4R (A360 Collaboration for Revit) was going global! Learn more in this post from Sean Burke over at his blog Paradigm Shift.

Global BIM Collaboration Just Got Real

Here are a couple more post from Tim over at Revit Add-ons about a couple new add-ons.

Free NBS BIM Toolkit

Copy/Combine (Text Parameters)

If you have been waiting for a Revit Shared parameter file editor…….well wait no more, and head over to RevitNetAddinWizard.

Revit Shared Parameter File Editor (RvtSPFEditor.exe) Finally Came Out

Now for a few good posts from Revittize.

Dimension & Colors

Now for something a little different from The Building Coder.

Happy New Top CAD Blog, Public Models and Forge

If you haven’t done any playing with Memento yet, then you should check out these post from the Revit Saver.

Autodesk Memento – Cellphone Photogrammetry Experiment

Autodesk Memento – Cellphone Photogrammetry Examples

I had to add these to posts to this weeks Roundup, I’m with the titles how could you’re not! (Through the Interface).

Controlling robots from inside AutoCAD – Part 1

Controlling robots from inside AutoCAD – Part 2

I will end this weeks Roundup, the first of 2016, with some of the biggest news in Tech this week……you can now pre-order Oculus Rift! (Popular Mechanics).

The Oculus Rift Costs $600, Available for Pre Order Now

Of course it’s a little more for those of us here in Canada (Mobilesyrup)

Oculus Rift pre-orders are live, VR headset costs $914 CAD and will ship in March


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