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Weekly Roundup – 2016.10


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of March 6th, 2016 – March 12th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with a post about a bunch of “Bad Monkeys” from Havard Vasshaug.


Bad Monkeys

This next post is about Construction Blog sites, and I’m honoured to have made the list, checkout who else is on it over at the ConAppGuru Blog.

Top Construction Technology Blog Sites for 2016

Have problems sorting out all the element hierarchy in Revit, then check out this post from the landarchBIM blog.

Revit/Dynamo Hierarchy of Elements

It’s been a while since Revit 2016 R2 came out, but not everyone has made the leap yet, so for those people check out this great recap by the RevitCat.

What’s new in Revit 2016 R2

It’s always fun to learn new (or different) way to do things in Revit, so check out this new Tutorial from The Revit Kid.

Revit Tutorial – Adaptive Fabric Roof Canopy Introduction.

Bluebeam let the cat  out of the bag for what’s new on Revu 2016 last week, and this next post talks about some of the updates to the Revit Plugin for Revu 2016. (BIM & Revit World)

Some crucial advancements are included with Revit Plugin in Revu 2016

Here is another helpful video post from BIM & Revit World

Make your reinforcement design perfect by rendering in 3D with Revit

Lets head over to RVIT for a Revit Tip on Network Licenses.

Network Licenses Over a WAN or VPN

If you have been using, or testing the new BIM 360 Docs, you will want to check out this post on the new features from the BIM 360 Blog.

BIM 360 Docs Adds 3D Markups, Publishing Enhancements & More!

What to have some fun with Dynamo, Revit and AutoCAD with your Structural Space Trusses, then head over to Autodesk Revit Structure now.

Revit Space Trusses using AutoCAD and Dynamo

Lets take a look at the AEC/BIM Podcasts that came out this week.

Episode 45 – Designing Buildings Efficiently   (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.7 – 4D and BIM with Benjamin Crosby – live from AGC National Convention   (ConTechTrio Podcast)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio podcast, here is a recap from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The ConTechTrio Podcast Episode #1.6 RECAP

Lets checkout all the news from the wonderful world of RTC, from the RTC News Blog.


Periodic Table of BIM

Going, going… + new Silver Opp

Building Content- What Tools are you Using (part 2!)

Prepare for Liftoff! RTCNA Registration Opening SOON!

The 411 on DTS Registrations!

The Benefits of 2 in 1

Not everyone is a Revit pro, so for those just startign out this is a great post on some Modeling Basics from CAD Digest.

Modeling Basics: Learning How to Create Simple Parameters

Are you looking for some top tips for Revit Families, well the Revit Kid has it for you.

The Top 5 Family Creation Tips….From the Pros!

When working with Revit and BIM Coordination is a big part of it, and that’s what this post in the AUGI Library is about.

Coordination View Template (A Structural Perspective)

Now that we know what’s new with the RTC gang, lets checkout the what we learned from What Revit Wants this week.

Download Updated Autodesk Screencast

How to Make Sure You Have the latest Uniclass 2015 Tables

IFC for Revit – Updated Download Links March 2016

Here is another blog that has great weekly content, Revit OpEd, Check out the knowledge from Steve this week.

Line Styles Embedded in Families

Type Catalog – Family Type Parameter and Missing Spaces

Looking for some Sub Totals in your Revit Area Schedule, check out this post on the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit: Area Schedule with Sub Totals

This week there was some great (as always) new content posted by the Parametric Monkey.


Get unused filters

Electromagnetic fields


Sydney Computational Design Group

When working with and software, or workflow it’s best to have a strategy, and its no different when it comes to training for that software or workflow. Check out this post from the BIM Jedi about training strategy.

Training Strategy Pt 1

Keeping with good stuff from The BIM Jedi, check out this post about 2016 Revit Print Issue.

Custom Crop Region – Known Issue Printing extreamly slow

Dynamo is a very cool tool, but some of the things people come up with to do with it really blows my mind! (Revit beyond BIM)

Line Of Sight Analysis with Revit and Dynamo

Some helpful info on wall wraps in Revit from the Ideate Solutions Blog.

Wrapping Your Head Around Wall Wraps

Keeping with quick tips, here is one from the CADD Microsystems blog.

Revit Tip: My Family Won’t Cut in Section Views

Lets see what’s new this week over at Dynamo Nodes.



This is kind of cool, a post that tells you how to use Google Drive as a Revit Server (The Architect’s Companion)

Using Google Drive as a Revit Server

Here is the Guru’s Gatherings for this week, complements of the ConAppGuru’s Blog.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction March 11, 2016

Who doesn’t like Hyper travel! Now you can do your part to make it happen, check out this post from It’s Alive in the Lab.

Help Build rLoop’s Pod for SpaceX Hyperloop Comp

I want to send a quick shout out to Kimberly Fuhrman over at CAD Panacea for earning Expert Elite status with Autodesk, Way to go Kim!

CAD Panacea contributing author earns Expert Elite

The Dynamo world is growing, and so is the user group base, check it out over at the Dynamo Blog.

A world of User Groups

Before we end this weeks Round with some fun from John, lets check out his post on sixtyseconrevit this week.

String.ToTitle FTW!

What does Dynamo and good pizza have in common?

I will end this weeks Roundup with a funny tweet to do with FormIt 360, Dynamo Studio and the Movie Office Space! Yes I know i should have has this as last weekend closer, don’t know how I missed  this gold from John Pierson


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