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Weekly Roundup – 2016.22


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of May 29th, 2016 – June 4th, 2016.

Lets start this weeks Roundup off with this cool futuristic post that`s really about the not to distance future for the construction world, check it out over at BuiltWorlds.

Minority Report, HoloLens and Procore’s Preview

Here is a post about creating your own hatch patterns in Revit with the help of an (outdated) add-in (landgeekblog).


Now for another post from landgeekblog, this one about Shared Coordinates.


Here is another post from this week talking about shared coordinates, this time from the ideate Solutions Blog.

Stop Wondering and Start Coordinating – A Look at The Revit Coordinate System

Lets check out what’s new in the land of What Revit Wants this week.

Remember to use the Autodesk Uninstall Tool

Run Android in a VirtualBox on your PC

Update 5 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Release 2 Direct Link

More weekly nuggets, but this time from Revit OpEd.

Revit 2016 Update 5

Now for a look (or listen) to this weeks AEC/BIM Podcasts.


E4-HELPDESK-REVIT BUILDS     (The Revit OpEd Podcast)

Episode 54 – Top 10 Revit add-ins     (The Architech Show)

Episode 1.19 – AndyJansen Founder & CEO of hardhathub & Construction Tech News     (ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio, check out a recap from the ConAppGuru here.

The ConTechTrio Podcast 1.18 (Revizto) RECAP

If you have been following along as I have with There’s no BIM like home blog, then you will have ready read this weeks post…If you aren’t following along what are you waiting for?

PLQ1.6-EIR Feedback

If you are looking for a good debate, then check out this post on Construction apps from the ConAppGuru.

The Big Debate about Mobile Apps for Construction in 2016

Looks like Autodesk snuck in some update floor tags for Revit 2017, check out this post from The Revit Geeks Blog.

Revit 2017 Floor Tags

Here is a neat little post from The Architect’s Desktop about a custom dynamo node he created.

Dynamo – Filter by Type Parameter

Need to design a bridge, now you can do it with Dynamo, check out this post form BIM 42.

Bridge design

If you use or are familiar with Solibri, you will find this post (or re-post) from Davis Consulting BIM Blog interesting.

Combining the Power of ITO with a Model Comparison Check

There was another new module released this week from Learn dynamo, go give it a try.

Module 4: Create Finish by Room

Speaking for Dynamo, if you are looking for a true talent that knows Dynamo, Revit and Landscape Architecture check out this post from Lauren at landarchBIM.

Update: Searching for New Job

I think it’s time for you to sharpen your BIM pencil! (Shades of Grey)


What’s new in the world of RTC this week, if you head over to the RTC News blog all will be reviled.

Speaker Sponsor Spotlight (v5)

Creating Experts

We Are The Champions Part 2!

BIM and The Industrial Revolution

Building Content Summit- Schedule of Events and Sessions!

Data Day Speaker Chat #1


RTC’s Guide to Porto!

The Case apps are back and they are free and open source, checkout this post on GitHub


You can also now get the 2017 versions of the Case app now too, thanks to BIMOne see excerpt from BIMOne email below:

Case Add-Ins”
We appreciate how much Case Inc. contributed to engaging people with BIM in our industry and the efforts they made by providing free apps for different needs in the AECO industry. We wanted to pursue Case vision so BIM One is offering more than 40 free Case Inc addins though our addin manager.

Check out the top 10 Revit apps for 2016 as picked by ArchSmarter.

The 10 Revit Apps You Should Be Using in 2016 (there is some on the Case apps at the end of this post too)

You can also ready this great article about Michael from ArchSmarter in this Archipreneur post.

Work Smarter, Not Harder! How to Take Advantage of Technology in Architecture, with Michael Kilkelly from ArchSmarter

I’ve been a fan of anything to do with woodworking and CNC machines for many years now, and as such I found this post from It’s Alive in the Lab a fun read.

CEO Special Project: Table Design and Fabrication

Here are a couple of posts from the IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog this week, one a tip & trick and one about the upcoming RTC in Scottsdale.

Simplified Input for Feet and Inches in Revit

Yee-haw Scottsdale here we come – IMAGINiT at RTC 2016 NA (Part 1 of 4)

Lets take a look at all the Revit Add-ons news for the week (and last week).

Roundup – For the Week of May 22, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Roundup – For the Week of May 29, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Its been a few weeks, but here is another post (Video) on the new Revit 2017 features, from the Hagerman Blog.

Revit 2017 Top Features

Some good info in this next post about updating and add patches to your Autodesk software, from the Microsol Resources Blog.


Its been awhile but here is some Bluebeam news from the Hagen Business Systems Blog.

Bluebeam Revu Auto Size MarkUps

This month’s AUGIWorld is now out, go and get it over at AUGI

AUGIWorld June 2016

Speakers did you say you wanted Revit Speakers? Check out this post from Andekan Blog.


Here is a helpful post for those out there fighting the good fight against the Auto-update to Windows 10 (cadline Technology Blog).

Windows 7: How to cancel your upgrade to Windows 10

Lets take a look at this weeks gatherings from the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction June 3, 2016

What’s new in the world of Dynamo Nodes.

Workflow: Renumber Doors by Guide Curve

I will end this weeks Roundup with this funny movie trailer for the upcoming movie “The Architect


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