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Weekly Roundup – 2016.05


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of January 31st, 2016 – February 6th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with a post with news that BIM 360 Docs is finally available to everyone, find out more in this post over at the BIM 360 Blog.

The new world order in construction document management is here, and it’s free!

Here is more on the new BIM 360 Docs from the BIM Freak.

Autodesk Launches BIM 360 docs

Another look at the new BIM 360 Docs, this time from the cadline BIM Blog.

BIM 360 Docs Introduction to BIM 360 Docs

Let keep the BIM 360 training going, and check out this post about being efficent with yoru Constrcution Apps. (BIM 360 Blog)

Construction App Integration for Improved Efficiency

Here is a link to the CORE Studio blog about their process and work.

CORE studio talk at the AIA

If you aren’t aware of what DynamoNodes is yet (see bottom of post of lots of links) then you should check out this post from AEC, you and me.

Documenting Dynamo nodes

More fun learning Dynamo, this time from the Dynamo Blog.

What Does var[]..[] Mean?

How about some Space Exploration with Dynamo, check it out over at the KM Blog.

Design Space Exploration with Dynamo

Now for a couple of posts from the Parametric Monkey.

2015 in review

Sydney Computational Design Group

Here are a couple of post from the FormIt 360 Blog this week.

FormIt Friday Episode 12 Videos

Ready for your work to be highlighted in an Autodesk show reel?

Lets keep going with FormIt 360 and head over to Jarod Schultz Blog for a couple of FormIt 360 Videos.

FormIt 360 – Array for Stairs

FormIt – Gotta Know Features

There is always time for a post about the “Swingline Stapler” especially when it also talks about “Office Space” (It’s Alive in the Lab).

Swingline Staplers: Design Should Promote Function not New Fangled Fancy Form


Lets find out what AEC Podcasts came out this week.

Episode 40 – DIY CNC (The Architech Show)

ConTechTrio Podcast Episode 1.2 – Autodesk, Super Bowl, Plan File Apps, & Matt Hinson from Rollou(ConTechTrio Podcast)

Episode 028: Brigette Borders (Designalyze Podcast)

So where should you start you Duct system in Revit? Find out in this post from the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog.

Creating Duct Systems in Revit – Where in the system should I start?

Some more helpful post from IMAGINiT, this time from the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Autodesk account issues and solutions

Revit 2016 Subscription Extensions _ Extensions Tab Missing

Revit 2016 – Where are the Autodesk Subscription Extensions

The key from this next post, is always remember to take a step back and breath (ideatesoftware Blog)

Hard Drive Space and Corrupt Revit Files

Now for a little knowledge on RCP’s, Colour and Revit from Phil-osophy in BIM.

Color Fill Your RCP

Here are some facts about what BIM is, from the BIM hub.

What Exactly is BIM?

Have you been wondering how to generate tension cables in Revit? Check out this post from BIM & Revit World.

How to generate a Tension Cable in adaptive modeling environment within Revit

Every small business needs tool to run like a big one (ArchSmarter)

7 Big-Business Tools for Small Budgets

If you missed the launch of the “Contech Trio” Podcast last week, find out what it was all about in this post from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The ConTechTrio Podcast Episode #1

What’s new in the RTC universe this week, find out over at the RTC News Blog.

Are We There Yet?

100 Days to Go! – Keynote Speaker Announced

The team is complete. Welcome, Nigel!

RTC Europe draws ever…er……….zzz…zzzzzzzzz…zzzzz

BCS 2016… North America! (???)

Lets see what Steve from Revit OpEd has to share with us this week.

Group Exclude Element and Rooms

Revit MEP – Silly Revit – We Don’t use those Pipe or Duct Sizes

There is always time for a quick tip from Jason over at RVIT.

Quick Tip – Missing Sheets From Plots

Get your copy of the February issue of AUGI World

AUGI World: The Essentials: Advice for Beginners

We are now in February 2016, but there is still time for a look back at 2015 an dthe AEC Tech (AECbytes Blog).

2015 Year in Review for AEC Technology

If you need to data out of your Pointcloud, then check out this video from BIMcolab.

Pointcloud Data Extraction

This week What Revit Wants tells us about some Updates for Revit 2016.

Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Direct Download Links

Once again lets check out what the ConAppGuru has gathered for us this week.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Feb. 5, 2016

This is a really cool little post about creating web content using A360! (IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog).

Using A360 to create web content

Do you need a Revit Print station? If so then check out this post by A Word on BIM.

Using Revit in Viewer Mode as a Plotting Station

Need to move a project to an A360 Team Hub, this post from A360 Blog might help.

Tutorial: Move a Project from a Personal Hub to an A360 Team Hub

If you use ASCENT books, or have int he past check out this post about there latest contest and you could win $100 for Amazon. (ASCENT Blog)

Have a favorite ASCENT feature? We want to hear about it!

Always makes sure you have the latest drivers! (Between the Lines)

Solve Most Autodesk Software Issues with this One Solution

Here is a case for using Revit rebar detailing, check it out at The BIM Toolbox.

Rebar detailing in Revit – use case by VK Engineers

A lot of good can come from 3D printers, check out this story from Line/Shape/Space.

3D-Printed Prosthetics: Star Wars and Iron Man Inspire Bionic Hands

Time to talk about Revit Add-ons

Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for the Week of January 10, 2016

Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for the Week of January 17, 2016

Here are a couple of post from Revittize…….and one is about playing with Lego on your computer and then bringing the model into Revit!

Space Groups

Lego Digital Designer and Study models

Keeping with the multiple post, here are a couple form Shades of Grey.



And some more Multipule posts, this time we have 3 from The Revit Saver.

Harvey’s Plumbing and Heating As-Built Construction Documentation

Ladybug for DynamoBIM Released

Microsoft Virtual Academy: C# for Absolute Beginners by Bob Tabor

It’s been a while but Marcello has a new post on Simply Complex.

Change Loadable Family Types Using DynamoBIM!

More Dynamo love, this time from John over at sixtysecondrevit.

Variable output in #DynamoBIM with Rhythm

I believe it was Shakespeare that once asked “To BIM, or not to BIM?”…….or maybe that was the folks over at The Industry.

To BIM, or not to BIM?

Lets check out the new nodes that have been added to DynamoNodes this week.

DynaWorks Node Index




Zebra Node Index

Mantis Shrimp Node Index

Rhynamo Node Index

SteamNodes Node Index



Super Collect Elements from Document

Collect All FamilyInstance using Element Types




Ayuda Nodes

Element.SetParameterByName(CaSe iNSeNSiTiVe)

Element.GetParameterByName(CaSe iNSeNSiTiVe)

I will end this weeks Roundup with an AWESOME tweet by Fridel Rickenbacher 



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