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Weekly Roundup – 2016.08


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of February 21st, 2016 – February 27th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with a post from the ConAppGuru Blog, on using tablets on Construction projects.

Top Five Uses for Tablets on Construction Projects

It’s always good to check out these little posts of wisdom that come from Revit OpEd.

Keyboard Shortcut and View Template Conflict

Clearance Subcategory in Linked Files and Families

Detach from Central and the Specify Worksets Option

lets keep the multiple post wisdom going with this weeks posts from What Revit Wants.

How to Deal With and Fix Duplicate Shared Parameter Definitions in Your Revit Project

Post your Revit and Navisworks Ideas at the Building Design and Construction IdeaStation

New Build available that Extends the free Revit Credit Manager for LEED to July 31

Navisworks Manage 2016 SP4 Hotfix 1 Download

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

Pricing Goes Live

100 Asset Parameters for Each Family?

Welcome Nathan!

Building Content Manipulation- What Tools are you using?

Where does this BIM path lead?

This next post is an older one (from last month) but I still think its worth share, check it out over at the BIMFriends Blog.

Run your favourite BIM software in a browser ?

What new episodes of AEC/BIM Podcast did we get this week?

Episode 43 – Why robots want to destroy us   (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.5 – Construction Tech News and Interview about The PDF Revolution with Sasha Reed   (The ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio podcast you can get caught up with this recap from the ConAppGuru.

The ConTechTrio Podcast Episode #1.4 RECAP

Need some help counting balusters in your Revit Model, never fear sixtysecondrevit is here to help with Rhythm for Dynamo.

Counting Balusters in #Revit with #DynamoBIM

Sometimes we need to take a break from the “geeky stuff” and reflect, that is what Jason did this week over at RVIT.

Sagrada Familia and the Importance of Deadlines

Here is a helpful blog post from the landarchBIM Blog about Plant Connectors, and how Dynamo can help with them.

Plant Connector Detail Lines

A lot of us in the “BIM Game” have put together a BIM Execution Plan or two, and they are not always fun (or really ever), here is a post from the BIM Freak about her latest experience with her firms BIMx.

Creating my BIM Execution Plan

If you missed it (like I did) then you can see the recording here……miss what you say? Well check out the post below from ArchSmarter to find out.

The Effective Architect – Webinar Recording

Here is another great recording of a webinar I missed (work, always getting in the way), this one was for FormIt Friday 13. (FormIt 360 Blog).

FormIt Friday episode 13 video

This next post is about ACAD folder organization, but no matter what software you are using folder (file) organization is a big thing to keep under control (CAD Intentions)

How do you organize your project folders and drawing files?

One of Autodesks newest offerings is it’s BIM 360 Docs, here is a post about it (BIM 360 Blog).

Yes, BIM 360 Docs Really is Free!

Something new in 0.9.1 Dynamo Studio, check it out here in the Dynamo Bog.

DWG Import in Dynamo Studio 0.9.1

Now for something a little different, and non-Autodesk product post, from the AECbytes Blog.

Archetris Schema: Early-stage Programming and Space Planning

Lets keep the multi-post train going, this time with some helpful Add-on post from The Revit Add-ons Blog.

Free Kubity Exporter – Revit Models to Virtual Reality with One Click

Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for the Week of February 14, 2016

Bluebeam Revu 2016 Features Revit Plugin Enhancements

Dynamo 0.9.1 Released – NEW! Share Editable Designs In Any Web Browser!

RTCNA 2016 Abstract – Essential Revit Add-ons

Here is this weeks gatherings from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction Feb. 26, 2016

Here are a few useful post from the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit 2016 BDS Deployment Install – Missing Content

Using the Autodesk Browser Download

How to borrow a license for the Autodesk software

Should you or shouldn’t you outsource your design work? Check out a post for the “Yes” side in this post from XS CAD.

‘Why Outsourcing Architectural Design Development Can Work For You’

So have you made the move to Windows 10 yet? If not see what the RevitCat thinks about the issue.

Windows 7 to 10 upgrade?

Lets head back to the Multiple posters of the week, and see what BIM & Revit World had to share.

Advance PowerPack 2016 R2 For Revit

How to design complicated architectural concepts in VR by drawing them manually in Revit

Brief demo of Revit Mep 2016 Electrical

How to use Revit 2016 to insert a window with double height & modify the host walls

Brief Overview of Model Based Definition (MBD)

Trello for Revit – A useful add-in

How to obtain Dynamo Geometry into Revit

What’s new this week over at Dynamo Nodes.

Atmos Node Index







List Shared Parameter GUIDs only

Get list of GUIDs for a Specific Shared Parameter Name

Get Current Model Datum Information

Get Transform Properties of Elements


Get LinkElementIds from Parts

Get Link Instance and Element Ids from LinkElementId Object

Get Link Document from Link Instance Id

Get Linked Elements by Id and Doc

Two Lists into One Replacing Nulls with Backup Values

Get Parents for Parts from Host and One Linked Document

Workflow: Get Parameters from Part Parents and Write to Parts

Copy Workset Name to Target Parameter

I will end this weeks Roundup with some good old fashioned ACAD tips, from the CADpro Tips Blog.

Move, Rotate, and Scale with Align in AutoCAD


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