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Weekly Roundup – 2016.15


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of April 10th, 2016 – April 16th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off  with a post from ArchSmarter about a top dear to my heart, training, and even more important how to you get your company to pay for you to get training.

How to Convince Your Firm to Pay for Training

Keeping with ArchSmarter, Michael has also just released a new training course of his own on using Dynamo, check it out at the link below.

Want to Learn Dynamo? Here’s How.

Last week Think Parametric released a new Dynamo Course, there is a blog post from course creator (Konrad K Sobon) over at his blog archi+lab.

dynamo 101 course that is more than just another software tutorial

There are a lot of people in the design community that like to use Rhino for there design work, in this post from John Pierson (of sixtysecondrevit fame) we see that Revit (with help from Dynamo) can do some of the things Rhino can too. (Autodesk University Blog).

“Rhino can do this, can Revit do this too?”

More Love for Dynamo, this time with a MEP flavor from BIM 42.

Using Dynamo for MEP Design – Part 1

Lets check out all great posts from Steve over at Revit OpEd this week.

Space Naming Utility for Revit 2017

Levels and Story Above

More great multi-post stuff, this time from Luke over at What Revit Wants.

Using a Single Parameter Value to Drive Visibility States of Many Elements in Many Family Instances

Basic Intro to Dynamo Presentation

The Best Just Got Better… A Review of Lumion 6.3

Copy OneNote Notebooks from One Account to Another

Revizto 4.0 Open Beta Starts Today

A few weeks back the NBS posed a BIM Periodic Table, since then they have been adding post for all the different sections or categories of the table, check out this weeks. (NBS)

Periodic Table of BIM – Technology

Periodic Table of BIM – People

Periodic Table of BIM – BIM Process

Periodic Table of BIM – BIM Collaboration

Periodic Table of BIM – BIM Foundations

Periodic Table of BIM – BIM Strategy

Periodic Table of BIM

It is that time of year, and the new release of Revit started to show up on Autodesk accounts at the end of this week (officially comes out next Monday, Apr. 18th), and so did some posts on what’s new. Watch for my Special Edition Revit What’s New Roundup post next week along with the regular Weekly Roundup post.

Leak – Revit 2017 Help Documentation (Revit OpEd)

What’s New in Revit 2017?  (BIMopedia)

Revit 2017! (BIMmuse)

Revit 2017 – New Features and Enhancements (Revit OpEd)

Revit 2017 – Text Editor Features  (Revit OpEd)

What’s New in Revit 2017  (RevitCat)

New Features in Revit 2017  (The Revit Saver)

Autodesk Revit 2017 Student Launch 04/14/2016  (The Revit Saver)

Of course when you get new version of Revit you need to start thinking about upgrading your old Revit projects. Check out this post from the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit Project Upgrade Process

Now time to take you pen, pad of paper and go out and map your trees…….or make it easier by reading this post from the landarchBIM blog.

Map Existing Trees with Survey Data

Have you ever wondered why Autodesk has the “Labs”…….well you are in luck because this week Its Alive in the Labs wrote a post about that very thought.

Why does Autodesk have a Labs?

This week the NBS put out is 2016 BIM report.

National BIM Report 2016  (PDF download)

Lets see what the news is for RTC this week at the RTC News Blog.


How data-savvy are you?

Just Because We Can, Should We…?

Need Help Gaining Approval to Attend RTC?

RTC Europe – Program Sneak Peek!

Lets check out this weeks Podcast from the AEC/BIM space.

29 TIPS AND TRICKS     (BIMThoughts)

Episode 1.12 – Construction AEC Technology with Stacy Scopano from Autodesk    (ConTechTrio)

In case you missed last weeks ConTechTrio Podcast here is a summary from the ConAppGuru Blog.

The ConTechTrio Podcast 1.11 (Project Controls Technology) RECAP

Here is another post from the ConAppGuru Blog, this time about what Construction apps are out there for the Surface Pro.

Apps for Microsoft Surface Pro April 2016

Lets see what great new or update Revit Add-ons Tim has for us this week over at his blog Revit Add-ons.

Free CADTracer –Trace Revit Lines Over CAD Imports

View Filter Manager

Free 3D Section Box Add-in (Updated)

INTELSYS Integration with SAP

Who doesn’t like a good family reunion right….well check out the on over at the Andekan Blog (spoiler is a Revit Family Reunion).

Revit Families Reunion

What’s even better than family reunions, how about a new job! Find out what the BIM Freak is up to now.

New Adventure

Ahhhh .Pat files…….good times, fine out more in this post from The Revit Kid.

Revit Pattern (.pat) Source Files – Version 2

So what’s the deal with Revit Line Weights? Check out this post from the RevitCat to find out.

Weird stuff with Revit Line Weights

If you haven’t played with “Enscape” for Revit yet, check out this post from BIM & Revit World, then go get your 14 day trial.

Create an accurate architectural planning with Revit enscape real time render plugin

Here is another post from BIM & Revit World, this time about Revit Structure 2016 and rebar.

How Revit 2016 offers huge benefits to Structural Rebar Detailers

How about a little Grasshopper to Revit fun, with the Parametric Monkey.

Hummingbird columns

What happens when the rooms became aware? Check out this post from The Revit Geek.

Room Awareness

If you are a Revizto user you should check out this post from The Revit Saver about there latest beta.

Revizto 4.0 Beta Launch 04/14/2016

What was new over at the DynamoNodes Blog this week.

Workflow: Drive Instance Parameter by Mapping Owner View via Excel

Resource: LinkedIn Groups

Get All Revit Links as Element List

Get View Dependent Elements from Linked Document

List of Curves to Room Separation Lines in Active View

I will end this weeks Roundup with some “Stone”-aged technology that may just be the best after saving, and keeping your data (Hagerman Blog).

Written in ‘Stone’: M-DISC™ Technology Promises Rock Solid Data Integrity


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