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Weekly Roundup – 2016.11


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of March 13th, 2016 – March 19th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with your chance to get the new and improved BIM After Dark Volume 3, which was re-released on St. Patrick’s Day with new and updated Content from the one and only The Revit Kid.

BIM After Dark – Volume 3″ We Are Family!

And don’t miss these other great posts from Jeffrey aka “The Revit Kid” this week, also talking about family creation in Revit.

I Don’t Have Time To Create Custom Families….

The Drafting Workaround….

Revit Tutorial – Custom Shaker Cabinet Family

This is a GREAT post, and Very Very true, respect yoru training, and don’t turn it into an optional lunch time choice. Please check out Jason’s post over at RVIT.

No More Lunch and Learns

Check out what the Parametric Monkey was up to this week with these posts

Ladybug & Honeybee


Code to Production

More multi-post Gold, this time from the godfather of Revit (and BIM) Blogs, What Revit Wants.

Five Navisworks Tips to Improve Your Productivity

Revit 2015 Update Release 13 and Revit 2016 R2 Update 3 Download Links

Workaround for “One or more gluing errors occurred”, and How to Export a DWF with Shared Coordinates

The gang over at BIM & Revit World have also been busy this week, check out their post below.

How to deal with Topo Surface, Property lines and leveled Region with Revit Architecture

‘Victaulic tools for Revit’ – A new extension for Revit MEP

The newest CIC BIM Standards for Hong Kong

Download the new BIM guide for Masonry

Lets check out this weeks BIM podcasts

Episode 46 – New Series: Rooms     (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.8 – #Construction Project #PhotoApps, & Interview with Sly Barisic of @FotoInMobile    (ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio Podcast here is a recap from the ConAppGuru.

The ConTechTrio Podcast 1.7 (BIM) RECAP

We can’t forget about all the fun from the world of RTC this week (can you believe the RTCNA early bird sold out in 24 minutes!) from the RTC News Blog.

WHY Oh Why Am I Part Of RTC?

Hey Early Birds! RTCNA Registration Opens Tuesday!  (was sold out in 24 minutes this year)

2016 European Building Content Summit (BCS)

TOO MUCH DATA – What Will We Do With It All?

DJI Phantom 4 – Locked on Target

Is BIM Better… er…. er? (Part 2.0)

This next post has a nice video about presentation of elevations in Revit, from The Architect’s Digital Design Guide.

The One About Presentation Elevations

There was an update posted form Revit 2015 & 2016 this week, find out more in the post from Revit OpEd.

Revit Updates for 2015 and 2016

If you are in the construction industry and missed the AGC last week, don’t worry here is a recap from the ConAppGuru Blog.

AGC of America 2016 Annual Convention Technology Recap

A few weeks back The BIM Jedi posted a Blog about Training Strategy, well this week he posted part 2.

Training Strategy Part 2  (Part 1)

Dynamo and Landscape…..they are better partners than you might think, don’t believe me check out these posts from landarchBIM.

Instance and Type Parameters

Sorting Points

Keeping on the Dynamo train here is a YouTube video from Zach Kron (on his YouTube Channel).

Get and Set Revit Parameters with Dynamo

Still more Dynamo, bu this time playing nice with FormIt 360, check it out over at the FormIt 360 Blog.

FormIt + Dynamo = Next Gen BIM

With just about everything we use these days begin software based this next post is helpful to have in your back pocket then next time you are looking for a new software. (CN3D Construction’s Blog).

Top Questions to Ask Software Companies

Time to swing by the Library and see what’s new…….the AUGI Library that is.

Views and Visibility

In this post form ArchSmarter we learn why we should all have a project Dashboard.

Why You Need a Dashboard for Your Project

Anchors’ Away, find out how to use the Anchor tool in Revit from this post over at cadline Communnity Blogs.

Revit Architecture 2016: The Anchor Tool

If you are wondering how to copy sheets between Revit projects, then wonder no more and head over to the RevitCat Blog.

Copying Sheets Between Revit Projects

just in case you haven’t heard Autodesk is making a big change to it’s Subscription model, check out this post from Microsol Resources Blog.


Here is another useful blog from the Microsol Resources Blog, this time about C4R.


Now lets take a look at the Guru’s gatherings for this week (ConAppGuru Blog).

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction march 18, 2016

We all know BIM adds value, but what can it do for Low cost or Temporary Housing, check out this post from the AECbytes Blog.

BIM in Low Cost and Temporary Housing

Here is a post from the Synergis Blog for the Revit MEP folks out there.


More Revit Electrical fun, this time from Applying Technology to Architecture.

Revit Electrical Equipment with 2 Feeds

On the Construction site, one of the big buzz words (phrases?) is Lean Construction, check out this post from BIM 360 Blog.

6 Critical Factors for Lean Construction Success

There is always lots of action each week over at the Dynamo Nodes site, see what happened this week below.

Workflow Repost: Line Of Sight Analysis with Revit and Dynamo



Resource: Node Book for Dynamo (download)

Copy Section Box to List of 3D Views

Duplicate Views

Video: Practical Design Computation, Dynamo for informed design and streamlined BIM

Resource: Thesis by Thomas Vogt – Current application of graphical programming in the design phase of a BIM project

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