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Weekly Roundup – 2016.14


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of April 3rd, 2016 – April 9th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off  with a post from Michael over at ArchSmarter about how Computational design will change your designs (and design workflow).

5 Ways Computational Design Will Change the Way You Work

Here is another post from ArchSmarter this week, one about a macro to purge all views.

Purge All Views with this Revit Macro

Its hard to believe that Revit Add-ons has been around for 5 years now, but its true, and they are marking the event with 30 days of savings!

5 Years of Revit Add-ons, 30 Days of Exclusive Savings!

Exclusive: $100 Off ArchVision’s Detail Warehouse!

Exclusive: 15% Off RTV Tools Products!

Exclusive: 25% Off RevitWorks Products!

Its that time of year again, time to start thinking about going to RTC NA 2016, I will be there will you be (The Revit Kid).

#RTCNA 2016 – Will You Be There?

Don’t think that cats just chase the red dot, they also are kick-ass at Revit, learn more over at the RevitCat Blog.

Revit Hatching Pattern Line-Weights

Here is a handy post for all of those new 2017 Autodesk products coming out, from the Microsol Resources Bog.


This post is also from the Microsol Resources Bog , its about teaching Dynamo to tweet.


Here are the ConAppGuru’s 5 apps for April.

Five Apps for Construction April 2016

If you are looking for a course on Revit for Landscape Architecture check out this one from Lauren from landarchBIM now on Teachable.

Training Course Now on Teachable

Along with the new location of her online course, Lauren also added a new post to her blog this week, landarchBIM Blog.

Extract Top and Bottom Floor Surfaces

Here is another post from The BIM Jedi, in his series about training.

Training Strategy Part 5     (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

This next post is from Revit OpEd, is pretty much a post of a reader asking if they should buy a Mac or a PC. The man idea behind Steve posting it was to get a conversation going about what other peoples thoughts are on the 2 systems. To get the full impact you need to read (and add to if you have a reply) the comments.

Purchase Advice for a Fellow Revit User

Here is another post from Revit OpEd this week that is worth a read.

A Case for Worksets – Opening Linked Files

Did you Load a Family – Synchronize NOW

Smaller Grid Bubbles

Warning Messages and Profile Families

There was another big update from the FormIt team this week, check it out as well as a post about what makes FormIt different over at the FormIt 360 Blog.

FormIt Updates for April

What Sets FormIt 360 Apart?

This next post has some very important information if you are going to be setting up C4R at your office. (IMAGINiT Support Blog).

How to set up a hub for your Collaboration for Revit seats

Here are some more helpful post from this week from the gang over at the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Collaboration for Revit 2016 DBApplication Startup Failed

Who is my company’s Autodesk Subscription Contract Manager?

Installation complete. Some products failed to install

Installing Revit 2015 or Revit 2016 on Windows 10

Revit Server: File Name Length Restriction in Revit Server Admin

This months AUGI World is now out.

AUGIWorld April 2016

Check out the new AEC/BIM Podcast that came out this week.

Episode 032 – Jerico Prater    (Designalyze)


Episode 49 – The Living Room    (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.11 – Project Controls Construction Technology with Mike Pink from @ConstruxSolutns     (ConTechTrio)

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

The ConTechTrio Podcast 1.10 (Laser Scanning) RECAP

I posted about this a few weeks back, but here is another look at the smartphone 3D printer from The Architect’s Companion.

Pocket construction

Now for a tip (or is it a trick) from the RVIT Blog about using the character map in your family names in Revit.

Character Map and Family Names

With the new version of Navisworks coming out this week, the connection between Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue is even better (BIM 360 Blog).

BIM 360 Glue + Navisworks 2017: Reinforcing Construction Collaboration

What has made the news this week in the world of RTC, check it out over at the RTC News Blog.

RTCNA Keynote Announced!!!

What kind of Building Content would Zaha Hadid have made?

The BIM Sweatshop

Change v Irrelevance: Dawn of BIM

WHO are you… oo-ooh, oo-ooh!

More great posts this week from Luke over at What Revit Wants.

Navisworks Freedom on 32 bit Systems

What’s New in Navisworks 2017?

How to Merge IFC Files for Free, and How to Set Up BIMserver 1.4.0 for Local IFC Management

Update 4 for Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 Download Link

I don’t cover a lot of SketchUp stuff on this blog, but form time to time I do like to sprinkle a little here and there, check out this post from CAD Zulu.


Some words of wisdom about bring Computation to your Business from the Proving Ground Blog.

Computation in the Business of Design – 3 Things to Consider

For us folks up here in the Great White North (Canada) this next post has some exciting news about 2 of our BIM organizations getting together. (the BIM Hub)

Canadian BIM Associations Unite

Looking to learn a little about adaptive components, then check out this post from BIM & Revit World.

Brief overview of Adaptive Fabric Roof Canopy

Autodesk working with buildingSMART on BIM Interoperability, find out more over at In The Fold.

Interoperability Key to Future of Global AEC Industry

Which mouse to you like best for your CAD work? Find out what Brandon thinks over at CAD Intentions.

What is the Best AutoCAD Mouse? – A CAD Gear Guide 2016

If you would like better text functionality in Revit, then this post might be for you (The BIM Jedi).

Revit Text Editor

Who doesn’t like a good success story! (The Revit Saver).

Unifi Success Story

Lets see whats new this week over at DynamoNodes.

Batch Export Revit Views to IFC

Lets end this weeks Roundup with the weekly gatherings from the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction April 9, 2016


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