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Weekly Roundup – 2016.16


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of April 17th, 2016 – April 23rd, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off  with a post from BIM Thoughts, Bill and Carla who had 2 guests on this week’s podcast, both of them Revit Rock stars (Paul Aubin and Steve Stafford) to help them put out a great Podcast about what’s new in Revit 2017. It truly is a must listen, to find out the skinny on what’s new with Revit 2017.

E30 REVIT 2017

There have been lots of great posts this week about what’s new in Revit 2017, check them all out.

Revit 2017 – Reference Plane Subcategories  (Revit OpEd)

Installing Revit 2017  (RevitCat)

Revit 2017 – My 3 Favorite New Features  (The Revit Kid)

Revit 2017 Advances BIM for Future of Designing Buildings  (In the Fold)

Revit 2017 – Combine Parameters in a Schedule  (Revit OpEd)

Revit 2017 is here! What’s new?  (Paul Aubin via LinkedIn)

What’s New in Revit 2017  (AECbytes)

2017 Autodesk Add-Ins for Revit via Autodesk Desktop App  (What Revit Wants)

Revit 2017 – Space Naming Utility Update – It is Available Now  (Revit OpEd)

Revit 2017: Curbs from Railings  (landarchBIM)

Autodesk AEC 2017 Product Portfolio  (AECbytes Blog)

Revit 2017, RevitLookup and SDK Samples  (The Building Coder)

RvtSamples for Revit 2017  (The Building Coder)

What’s New in the Revit 2017 API  (The Building Coder)

Autodesk 2017 Release Information  (Applying Technology to Architecture)

Revit 2017 – Enabling Worksharing  (Revit OpEd)

Five Standout Features from the Newly Released Autodesk Revit 2017  (Sean Burke via Architect Magazine)

Revit Updates for 2017 Edition  (CADdigest)

Building Design Suite 2017  (Revittize)

Autodesk Revit 2017 – What’s New for Structures  (Autodesk Revit Structure)

Revit 2017 – Upgrading Text Warning (Revit OpEd)

Revit 2017 Release News + Insight 360  (Insight 360 Blog)

Revit 2017 Text Editor quirks (The Revit Geeks Blog)

Revit 2017 Text Editor vs Tag (The Revit Geeks Blog)

Revit 2017 Purge Material Assests in Familes  (The Revit Geeks Blog)

Revit 2017 New Features from Autodesk Building Solutions (The Revit Saver)

New features in Revit 2017  (CADGROUP CAD BLOG)

Now that we are thinking about upgrading our Revit Projects with the new release, here is a handy post from MicroSol Resources Blog about C4R.


When he wasn’t talking about what’s new with Revit this week, Steve from Revit OpEd had time for a few other Revit posts.

Orientation is not Managed by View Template

What is New for Navisworks 2017 (its a short read)

Family Templates and Reference Plane Inequity

There has been a lot of talk about what’s new with Revit (much of it just above this post) but this next blog post is about using the New Navisworks with BIM 360 Glue (Beyond Design).

Construction Collaboration at it’s Finest Navisworks 2017 working together with BIM 360 Glue

BIM 360 Glue + Navisworks 2017: Reinforcing Construction Collaboration (related article from BIM 360 Blog)

More What’s New, but this time for Advanced Steel 2017, head over to BIM and Beam learn about the new stuff.

Move quickly from design to fabrication with Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

Now time for the “Civil” folks to learn what’s new, find out over at BIM on the rocks.

Welcome to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017

Just so I don’t forget anyone, here is a post on what;s new with 3ds Max, from the cadline Technology Blog.

What’s New in 3ds Max 2017

Lets check out the AEC/BIM Podcasts that came out this week.

E30 REVIT 2017     (BIMThoughts)

Episode 50 – Hawaii Five-O     (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.13 – Construction Tech News and Interviews from Builtworlds CEO Tech Forum     (ConTechTrio)

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

The ConTechTrio Podcast 1.12 (AEC Technology with Autodesk) RECAP

Lets see what Luke has for us this week over at What Revit Wants.

Convert BCF to PDF with this Free Utility

Dynamo and Revit 2017

Here is another App Update from the ConAppGuru Blog, this time its for Raken.

Raken App Update April 2016

Here are a couple of posts worth reading from the DynamoBIM Blog.

Leveraging Built In Revit Parameters for Structural Engineers with Dynamo

Incoming Bug fixes for Dynamo 1.0.0 (Yup 1.0 is coming soon)

Keeping on the Dynamo train, here are some post from Punto Revit.

Dynamo for design patterns

Egress Path and Minimum Distance Travel with Dynamo

Panels Optimization with Dynamo

One more Dynamo post, this one is from a few weeks ago, but it blows my mind what you can do with Dynamo! (Revit Dynamo and Ammo)

Dynamo and Optimo: Optimizing your Carl Bass Keynote Experience

Always time for a quick Revit tip, from the always helpful RVIT Blog.

Quick Tip – Architectural Columns

If you are going to be in LA next Friday (April 29th) check out this post from Fear and Loathing in a CAD vs BIM World.

AECX Los Angeles | Digging in the Dirt | Pushing Technological Boundaries

Now to check out whats new in the world of RTC this week, from the RTC News Blog.


Golf Day!

The Most Important BIM Book You Will Ever Read

Passive Intervention

Learning from Practice

It very important to always remember to back up you data and models, check out this post from the Architects Companion .

Back, back, back it up

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

Supersized Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for February 28 – April 16, 2016

Revit Add-ons – The Origin Story (Or, No Gamma Rays Here!)

Revit Add-ons Lessons Learned – A Reference for Bloggers

Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for the Week of April 17, 2016

So this next post is over my head (doesn’t take much I know) but if you are a coder that works in Revit you will like this post from the Building Coder.

The pyRevit IronPython Script Library

Sometimes you can use Structure for more than just structure (AUGI Library)

Using Revit Structure for More Than “Revit Structure”

In this post Daniel tries to answer a burning Navisworks question “why does Navisworks list certain property values several times?” Find out his answer over at Daniel and Autodesk AEC Software.

Searchsets with ID’s

Now for a helping hand for all you Revit Server users (or want-to-be users) from the IMAGINiT Support Blog.

Revit Server: Revit Client Settings

Sometimes things in Revit just go missing for no good reason (well I’m sure to Revit it was a good reason) here is one such tail from the Ideate Solutions Blog.

Finding Missing Revit Mullions

There was a new post from NBS in their BIM Periodic Table series.

Periodic Table of BIM – Standards (see other posts here)

This is a really cool use for Dynamo, check it out over at Revit beyond BIM.

Evacuation Path Analysis with Dynamo

Now for some issue tracking love, from the Cn3D Construction’s Blog.

Submittal Tracking with BIM

How about some Deep Thoughts, they are provide to you by the BIM Freak.

Deep Friday Thoughts

So at the end of the day what is it exactly that the folks in any AEC firm are trying to deliver………..find out what they think over at TangibleBIM.

LOI,  LOD, Plan of Works, what are we delivering….oh that’s right a building

It’s never a bad time to learn a little about reporting parameters (harriet eldred).

Reporting Parameters

Here is a quick tip post from the IMAGINiT Support Blog about C4R 2016 issue when you install Revit 2017.

Missing Collaboration for Revit 2016 projects after installing Collaboration for Revit 2017

Some food for thought if you are using C4R, from The Revit Saver.

A360 Collaboration for Revit Tool File Accessibility

One more post this week from The Revit Saver.

Embedding Data, Cloud Computing, and Accessibility with A360 Team and Unifi

Not everyone loves all the new features of Revit 2017, check out this post from Revit in Plain English.

Disable Optimized View Navigation in Revit 2017

I discovered a new Blog this week called The Building Lab that deals with Autodesk AEC Generative Design Group, check out the latest post below.

Outside | Inside + My Side | Your Side*

I will end this weeks Roundup with some good “Old Fashioned” fun, check out this post from Between the Lines.

Engineers Guide to Drinks in 3D DWG


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