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Weekly Roundup – 2016.03


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of January 17th, 2016 – January 23rd 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with a post from the RevitCat that looks at the difference between Stairs by Component and Stairs by Sketch in Revit.

Revit Stair Component Sketch Tool Rules

You tired of downloading bad Revit families, well so is the Revit Kid.

Are you tired of Downloading Bad Revit Families?

Don’t let Free Content Dictate your Design

Revit Tutorial – Parametric Table: A Revit Family Introduction

If you are interested in 4D, then you should check out this interview post from BIM & Revit World.

Fred Mills, Co-Founder of The B1M, speaks on 4D BIM

Now for some multi=post action, let start with What Revit Wants.

Using Elk for @DynamoBIM to Import Maps and Topography into Revit from Web

Using Office Lens, a Windows Phone and Surface Pro 3

Latest News from Archvision (including Detail Warehouse available on Revit App Store)

Will anyone ever Solve the Problem of BIM Content? The Building Content Summit suggests we can… if we do it Together

Ways to Get a Navisworks NWC into Revit

Using IFC Export on iConstruct 2016

ArchSmarter Toolbox – Revit Renamer v2 Macro for download (Room and Sheet Names, Numbers, Views renaming)

Keeping on the Multi-post train, lets see the info published this week on dynamoworks.

Rooms to Polycurves

Point.ByCoordinates (Variant: 3d)


Filter Floors by Comments and Level and Make Section Box View

All Elements at Level



NumberToCharacter AZ

Get Elements in Link Using Name Search and Category


Code Block

Workflow: Paste List of Element Ids and Get their Room Number in Federated Model

Make Perspective 3D View at Element Location

List Sectors for Given Elements

What is Bakery?


How about all the news from the world or RTC, well here it is all over at the RTC News Blog.

Making the Cut

Almost there!

We Bring It To You!

You must be dreaming!

What’s happening in Asia?

Dynamo, Excel, Revit and Piling…….what could be more fun, check it out over at Autodesk Revit Structure.

Modelling Piling from Microsoft Excel using Revit & Dynamo

Here is yet again some more great Dynamo info, this time for Topo and Nurbs from the landarchBIM blog.

Toposurface to NurbsSurface

This next post is a good follow-up on a post from last week (both by Jason) over at RVIT. Worth the read for sure, mostly because helpful info, but also because Jason find out Steve Stafford reads his blog!

Standards, Mud, and the Middle Ground (original post, Revit OpEd reply)

This next post that come from the ConAppGuru is about protecting your online documents, a must read for those with content in the “cloud”.

Digital Documentation Protection Plan

If you missed this post last week by the Revit Kid, here is more about it from BIM & Revit World.

How to create family type catalogs in Revit

Here are a couple of more posts from BIM & Revit World.

Trello for Revit – A useful add-in

Role of BIM for construction safety and risk management

I’m not a grasshopper user, but I understand for those that do use it, moving to Dynamo might not be as easy as it should. The Parametric Monkey has made a primer to help you out.

Dynamo for GH users

Some more posts this week from the Parametric Monkey.

GH hotkeys & shortcuts

Translating NURBS

View analysis

Room centre location

Titleblock family types

Here is a great post (and video with data set) from Michael Kilkelly over at ArchSmarter about Excel for Architects.

Excel for Architects – Webinar Recording

Model Coordination is ALWAYS a good thing, which means the training on this subject is also a good thing. (AUGI Library).

Model Coordination Training

More from Revit OpEd on Worksharing

Worksharing – Loading Content Part 2 (Part 1)

Are you looking for 7 ways to speed up Revit? Check out this post (and add-in) from ArchSmarter.

Power-Pack for Revit

Here are a couple of BIM related Podcats fro this week.

ConAppGuru Podcast Episode #002 Digital Documentation Protection

Episode 38 – Hot Stuff in 2016  (The Architech Show)

Speaking of the ConAppGuru, here is his weekly gatherings.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Jan. 22, 2016

Now for some fun with column schedules in Revit, from The Architects Desktop.

Revit: Schedule Column Totals and Rounding

How about something that is new in Revit, well in 2013 it was……but if you didn’t know about it then it’s new to you! (Ideate Solutions Blog)

Did You Know That You Can Add Equality Formula’s To A String Of Dimensions?

So Doug over at Applying Technology to Architecture came up with a good question this week…….what do you think?

Are Revit Dependent Views Still Needed?

Its a new year, so might be time for a new certification? If you are looking for something to do then check out this post from the BIM Jedi about the BPA certification program for Autodesk.

Building Performance Analysis Certificate Program

Here is a post from the BIM 360 Blog about Con Doc risk mitigation.

Construction Document Management For Risk Mitigation

Keeping with the “360” group of products from Autodesk, they released an update for A360 this week……Markups are back and so is the Calendar! (A360 Blog)

A360 Updates – Calendar, Markup, and more

Now to get your hands a little dirty in the Revit API, with this post from arCHI-lab.

why,what and how of the extensible storage

If you are thinking about taking an Autodesk Certification Exam, then you need to check out this post from the ASCENT Blog.

New Year’s Resolution: Is Autodesk Certification on Your List?

Preparing for an Autodesk Certification Exam

Doesn’t everyone want to 3D print their own Stormtrooper? (Between the Lines)

3D Print Your Own Stormtrooper

This is an interesting example of Dynamo playing nice with React, find out more over at BIM and Beam.

Example of a Parametric Truss using Dynamo + React Structures

By now we all know Dynamo can do lots of things with lost of software, but this is the first time I’ve seen someone use it to play with ACAD, find out why in this post from Daniel and Autodesk AEC Software.

Autocad block positions to Revit with Dynamo

More computational design fun, check out the this post from the Dynamo Blog.

Design Computation Symposium 2015 Recordings Now Live

We don’t want BIM to just be a world for men, ladies step up and be part! Find out more over at Fear and Loathing in a CAD vs. BIM World.

Hey Ladies | Self perpetuated dis-inclusion can not stand!

Another post from Jay Zallan (Fear and Loathing in a CAD vs. BIM World), but this time from Linkedin about a RTCEUR 2016 session submission idea.

When to Rock Revit | When to Roll (in) Dynamo: Set List Ideas

sign-up for the next FormIt Friday on the 29th of January! (FormIt 360 Blog).

First FormIt Friday of 2016!

More fun with FormIt 360 this time a tool tip from Jarod of the Jarod Schultz Blog.

FormIt 360 – Offset Tool

lets move on to a ACAD tip, from the Queen of ACAD herself Lynn Allen (Lynn Allen’s Blog)

A New Year and a New AutoCAD Tip for Adding Your Own Panel to the Ribbon

Keeping with tips, here is one for Revit from The Revit Geeks Blog.

Revit Family Tip

Moving along form ACAD to FM, and I don’t me your favourite Rock station on the radio but Facilities Management. (Mistress of the Dorkness)

FM Community

FM Resources

Lets see what what Paul Aubin found out about Revit this week he didn’t know (that doesn’t happen often), find it over at the Paul Aubin Blog.

Didn’t Know you Could Do That…

More updates for Rhythm for Dynamo this week, find out what over at Sixtysecondrevit.

Rhythm Updates – 20160119

I will end this weeks Roundup with a helpful post about Cyber Threats, and how to protect yourself from them in 2016 (Hagerman & Company Blog).



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