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Weekly Roundup – 2016.26


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of June 26th, 2016 – July 2nd, 2016.

I’m going to start this weeks Roundup off with a question on a lot of peoples minds, what with Brexit mean for the AEC community. (BuiltWorlds)

‘Brexit’ disruption unclear, unwelcome for AEC 

The RevitKid made it to the big time this week (okay he’s been in the big time for a while now), but this week he was on the BIMThoughts Podcast with Bill and Carla.
Now for all the new Podcasts this week in AEC/BIM.
Its always good to have options, and this post form Revit.AU give you some for your Revit file upgrade needs.


It seems like a bad infomercial, but we just need to stop all the BIM-sanity! See what the BIM Freak has to say about it.

Time to stop the BIM madness

There was a few posts last week about BIM and Interoperability, this week it has come up again, this time at the BIM Hub.

What Interoperability really means in a BIM context?

Now for a little helpful info about cut planes in Revit Families  from Applying Architecture to Technology.

Cut Plane Within Revit Families

Revit 2017 Family Reference Planes

I don’t get enough Navisworks post in my Roundups, so here is a post on grouping clashes in Navis, from CADGroup.


Here are a couple of posts from the AU Blog in honor of the speakers getting there acceptance emails last week.

Adding it up—2016 Call for Proposal stats

Peek behind the curtain: AU’s speaker selection process

If you thought keeping up with the “Jones” was hard try keeping up with Technology, find out why in this post from the BIM Jedi.

Keeping up with Technology

Another post from The BIM Jedi, about everyone favorite thing…..meetings.

How to Manage a Meeting

Now for some news on an updated Add-in from BIM 42.

Room Finishes Update

I’m a little slow on this post, but still VERY helpful for when you make the switch from 2016 to 2017 Revit. head over to Jarod Schultz blog to find out more.

Ready for Revit 2017 Text Change?

This is a cool post from Tobias on the FormIt 360 Blog about the Content Library.

Content Library!

Keeping with FormIt 360 here is the latest FormIt Friday on the FormIt 360 YouTube channel.

Ever wonder what Nate and the gang over at The Proving Ground make? Well wonder no more, thanks to this post from the Proving Ground Blog.

The Things We Make – Part 1

One of my favorite posts each week is what is going on over at RTC, from the RTC News blog……what are you waiting for go check them out.

The Top 10 Speakers at the Hunter Valley

BIM in Iran: When News Headlines Hit Home

RTC Europe 2016 Registration is Now Open!

The Inaugural Building Content Summit, Europe: Genesis and Intent

Three Weeks from Today

Workshop – Group Thinking Benefits All

It’s The Final Countdown! Agenda is Set, 5, 4, 3, 2….

Here are this weeks post from What Revit Wants…..which in most cases if you are a Revit user, you want too.

Upload OBJ, STL, CSV, or DXF to Flux and Import to Revit as BIM

Are you having problems with Revit 2017 Deployment and the Custom.ini file?

Creating an Additional Site Location for IFC Export with Neutral Project Coordinates

Tekla and Revit Interop Guidance, and some Tekla Bias for Good Measure 🙂

If you haven’t yet got enough of the New Revit 2017 features, here is one more post, this one from the AUGI Library and Jay Zallan (its worth the read just for the opening Dad Joke)

Features, Fixes, and Enhancements

Are you an Archipreneur? Not sure check out this post from ArchAmarter.

The Archipreneur Concept: A Review

Here is another workflow with Flux and Dynamo, from Parametric Monkey.

Diagrid via Flux

Did someone say Zerotouch? Why yes Konrad did, find out more over at the archi+lab blog.

Tips & Tricks for erotouch Libraries in Dynamo

A little follow-up to last weeks post, and then an all new post for this week from the RevitCat.

Understanding Parameter differences in Revit

Postscript to Parameter Grouping in Revit  (Last weeks post)

Power to the People – Global Parameters at RTC NA 2016

If you have been looking for a 3D PDF option for Revit, then check out this post from BIM & Revit World.

SimLab 3D PDF Exporter is a useful Revit plugin to distribute the designs in 3D PDF

If you have or your company has a Website that needs to display 3D models, then you need to check out this post from A360 Blog for a free widget.

Free A360 Viewer Widget for your Website

Time for this weeks Gathers from the Guru, the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction July 1, 2016

Here is a recap post on all the awesomeness that has been the Periodic Table of BIM these last few months from the great folks over at NBS.The interactive Periodic Table of BIM

This week there was some updates for BIM 360 Docs, now with Hyperlinking to Callouts. Check it out in this post from the BIM 360 Blog.

BIM 360 Docs Adds Detail Callout Hyperlinking

Keeping with the BIM 360 theme, this is a helpful post if you are using BIM 360 Field & Glue and need to Sync your equipment. (Beyond Design).

Syncing Field Equipment Properties with Revit

Lets geek out in this next post from Through the Interface about the HoloLens.

HoloLens is here!

Now for this weeks Revit Add-ons Roundup.

Roundup – For the Week of June 26, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

I will end this weeks Roundup with a post about AR & VR from Techonomy.


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