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Weekly Roundup – 2016.09


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of February 28th, 2016 – March 5th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with a post about the BIG new release of FormIt 360… with Dynamo! (FormIt 360 Blog)

What’s New in FormIt 360

Check out what Jarod Schultz as to say about the new FormIt update.

FormIt – Workflow Enhancement

Everyone should make their Revit model look like a model……at least a foam core model (or as Jason say Chipboard). Check it out over at RVIT.

Make Your Model Look Like a Model

If you are looking to set up your mobile device management program, then this post from the ConAppGuru Blog will be of help.

Five Steps to Set Up a Mobile Device Management Program for your Company

Now lets take a look at a Revit tutorial from The Revit Kid.

Revit Tutorial – Constant Slope Rigging Family (Rigid Insulation)

If you work in a Revit office, but don’t use Revit, don’t worry you can still be a cool kid and play with Dynamo. Check out this post from Dennis Dixon, then go see him at RTC NA in July!


If you have signed up for landarchBIM‘s class on Udemy, you need to check out this post about upcoming changes to Udemy Pricing.

Udemy Pricing Change

Now for some fun facts about the Worksharing Display in Revit, from Revit OpEd.

Worksharing Display – Owners

Here is some “Ammo” for you Dynamo fans, check it out over at Revit Dynamite and Ammo.

Ammo: LandXML surfaces to Revit

Keeping the direct shape love going, check out this post from archi+lab.

direct shape – a few words about the magical geometry object

Here is what’s new in the world of A360, from the A360 Blog.

3D models from ruins: crowdsourced reconstructive design through A360

Mobile Update: 3D touch actions, hide or show A360 Drive, and improved menu navigation

Use the power of Dynamo to export all schedules in  Revit, find out more over at The Architect’s Desktop.

Dynamo: Exporting All Schedules in a Revit Model

Head over to BIM and Beam to learn about the new BIM Guide for Masonry (Free PDF Download).

New BIM Guide for Masonry

Now for all the news from the world of RTC, from the RTC News Blog.

We’re Moving


Program update — Porto Workshops

Here’s the Breakdown

What’s new in the world of AEC/BIM Podcasts this week.

Episode 44 – Architecture affects Climate Change   (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.6 – Construction Superintendents and Technology an Interview with Jake Bowron from JE Dunn   (ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio podcast, checkout this recap from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The ConTechTrio Podcast Episode #1.5 RECAP

Has your Revit Material Dialog box gone MIA? If so check out this post from the Ideate Solutions Blog.

Why Doesn’t My Revit Material Browser Dialogue Box Open?

More knowledge about Revit (this time MEP) from the Ideate Solutions Blog.

Revit MEP Revisit #1 — Easy Editing of Type Catalogs from Revit Using Microsoft Excel

There is always lots of great tips and tricks, and workaround over at the IMAGINiT Solutions Blog.

Revit Basics: Grid Gap Options

What is the Quickest or Fastest way to BORROW a Network License in AutoCAD?

Revit MEP: Scheduling Conduit Elbow Lengths and Angles

Revit MEP: Scheduling Conduit Runs and Lengths

Using the Autodesk Browser Download

Have a look at this post about Revit Families from the Architect’s Companion.

Categorizing Revit families

Lots of interesting post this week from RevitNetAddinWizard about their Revit Parameter Organizer.

Revit Parameter Organizer: Export Project Parameters as PP.txt

Revit Parameter Organizer: Export Project Parameters as PP.csv

Revit Parameter Organizer: Import Project Parameters – Import into Open Projects

Revit Parameter Organizer: Import Project Parameters – Import to Project Files

Revit Parameter Organizer: Settings of Project Parameter Tools

Revit Parameter Organizer: About

If you are new to BIM, then this next post from The B1M is going to be great for you! (lots of videos)

BIM for Beginners

Hidden constraints can be a real pain in the a$$, but now Revit has a tool for that (Revittize).

Hidden constraints

Lets have some tips for all you Revit fans, from Shades of Grey.


This months AUGI World is now live.

AUGI World March 2016

More great posts from Luke over at What Revit Wants.

Enabling the Super Dark Black Theme on Excel and Other Office Programs

Tip: Batch Rename your DYN Files Prior to Upgrading to Dynamo 0.9.1 or 1.0

Installing a Specific Dynamo Package Directly to a Folder

Using Box Sync to Share BIM Files and Retain Links and File Paths

How to Build Navisworks Search Sets from Revit Elements and Properties

How to Download and Install Case Apps

Here is a cool post from Medium (via Its Alive in the Lab) about a year of the IoT.

Medium blog: “A Year in the Life of the Internet of Things” by Jon Pittman

Time for this weeks gatherings from your favourite Guru…..The ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction March 4, 2016

Some love for the CAD folks out there, with some title block help from BIM and Revit World.

How to develop a title block with related attributes

Lets see what’s new over at DynamoNodes this week.

Revit Section View at Line




Workflow: Create DynoBrowser Preset file

Check DYF folder for Dependencies in Package Folders

Speak Single String via Speech Synthesizer

Create Navisworks Search Set XML for Element Ids

I will end this weeks Roundup with this tweet about “The Periodic Table of BIM


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