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Weekly Roundup – 2016.02


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of January 10th, 2016 – January 16th 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with a post from a new website set up to be dedicate to helping people out to work with custom nodes that have been developed for Dynamo. Check out the new blog at dynamoworks, below are links to the first posts from the site. You can also check out this post HERE from What Revit Wants about what dynamoworks is.

What is this site?

XPATH Expression Find for Element Tree

Create Floors from Rooms

MEP Elements to Geometry using NURBS

Check Specific Shared Parameter has correct GUID

Collect Tag Elements in Specific View and Send Ids to Clipboard

What is Rhythm?

Get External File References and Details




Rhythm – Group.UngroupElements


Revisions on Sheet





Types of Posts on DynamoWorks


All Elements of Category

RVT Information for All RVTs in a Folder


Remove Revision from Sheet

Add Most Recent Revision to Sheet

Remove First Revision from Each Sheet


Report Dynamo Package Details by Folder

All Directory Contents of Specific Filetype


Convert List into List of Strings with Line Breaks

Workflow: Send List of DYF Node Names to Clipboard


What is Dynablaster?

Keeping with all thing Dynamo, check out this post about Dynamo and Managing lists with it, from the landarchBIM Blog.

Managing Lists in Dynamo

Still more on the Dynamo front, this time from sixtysecondrevit.

Clashing Ducts and Walls in #Revit with #DynamoBIM

Keeping it going now it’s Dynamo and A360 Team, find out more in this post from The Revit Saver.

Dynamo – QR Coding Assemblies and Families with A360 Team

Lets check out all Revit and BIM goodness that What Revit Wants have for us this week.

Need help with V-Ray for Revit?

DynamoWorks Is a New Node-Centric Sharing and Discussion Site for Dynamo Custom Nodes

Free Revit Projects for Download

List of All Revit Build Numbers and Updates from Revit 2012 to Revit 2016

Learn How to Convert Inventor File to Revit (RFA) with this Free Interactive Tutorial

Revit Shared Parameter File Editor for Download

Now for some weird stuff from Revit from the RevitCat.

Weird Stair Stuff part 7 – No Array in Sketch by Component

Check out the 2016 Resolution from the Proving Ground Blog.

Our 2016 Resolution – To Invent…with you!

Who doesn’t like a nice cheat sheet! Check out this great one from the Revit Kid.

Autodesk Revit ‘Family Cheat Sheet”: Free Printable Guide

If you are in Vancouver on Feb. 24th check out the BIM Freak at the Buildex. Learn more at her blog.

Buildex Vancouver February 24-25

Check out the back story of why the ConAppGuru joined JBKnowledge.

Why I joined JBKnowledge

Have you tried Bluebeam on Windows 10 yet? if not check out this post from Hagen Business Systems Blog.

Bluebeam Revu and Windows 10

This is a helpful post from Philip over at Phil-osophy in BIM about Revit Build Numbers (What Revit Wants also had a similar post this week).

Revit Build Number

What good stuff do we have this week from Revit OpEd.

View Range Dialog

Revit Version and Build History

Pre-Selection and Selection Color

Worksharing – Loading Content

This is a helpful post on software deployments from the Synergis Blog.


Keeping with Synergis here are a few more helpful blog from them this week.



This next post is a 10 minutes video about Key Scheduling in Revit from the gang over at Hagerman & Company Blog.

Key Scheduling

Lets check out all the news of the week from the wonderful world of RTC, from the RTC News Blog.

Instant Section Box Tool for Revit

Mindful BIM

Abstracts for RTC Europe 2016 — one week to go

BIM Hangover

What will rock your world at BCS 2016?

Here are some posts from the group over at BIM and Revit World, If you use point clouds or laser scan data you will want to check out the one on Scan to BIM 2016.1 for sure.

IMAGINiT introduced Scan to BIM 2016.1 with some advanced features

How to use revit for creating drawing in the foreground

What do Architects want these days……they want BIM savy clients! Find out how to partner with them over at ArchSmarter.

How Architects Can Partner with BIM Savvy Clients

Here is the best tip of the week! Check why over at RVIT.

Quick Tip – Clean Up After Yourself

I know this has been out there for a while (Autodesk’s version anyway) but this post from is an alphabetical versions of all the Revit shortcuts, so I think it’s worth sharing.

Every Revit Shortcut You Ever Wanted to Know

Here is an interesting post about IT, and what happens when people go around IT to get things done (Architecture and Planning)

What Happens when IT Doesn’t

Here is the weekly gatherings from the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Jan. 15, 2016

This week the ConAppGuru also released his first Podcast, check it out below.

ConAppGuru Podcast Episode #001 Why I Joined JBKnowledge

Be sure to check out this article from the AUGI Library by Jay Zallan.

The New and Improved Revit Hand: Ultimate Learning + Every Revit Tip, Trick, Technique & Workaround

Now for a little ACAD fun, this this post from CADpro Tips.

Creating Arrows with a Polyline in AutoCAD

For those of you interested in BIM 360, this next post is for you (BIM 360 Blog).

Innovation Deployed in the Field is Saving Hill Partnerships Time and Money

This is a great post from Kimberly over at CAD PANACEA about modeling with a purpose, something thats not always done these days.

Purposeful Building Models

I will end this weeks Roundup with one more post about the 2015 AU that went down back in December, this post comes from the AECbytes Blog.

Technology Solutions for AEC Exhibited at Autodesk University 2015



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