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Weekly Roundup – 2016.29


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

I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with this excellent wrap up of this years RTC NA 2016 is from Michael Kilkelly over at ArchSmarter, and let’s just say when it came to his sessions this year he was “Ready to Rumble”!

RTC North America 2016 Wrap Up

You can get more of your RTC NA fill if you head over to my recap post (The BIMsider)


Here are this the new AEC/BIM Podcasts for the week.


E44-RTC BIM STARS!      (BIMThoughts)

EP06 – REAL TIME RENDERING      (The Simply Complex Podcast)

Episode 26 – Taylor Cupp from Mortenson Company & Construction Tech News      (ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio podcast here is the ConAppGuru’s recap.

The ConTechTrio Podcast 25 (Skysite) RECAP

The Simply Complex Brand is growing again, now it’s a Blog, Podcast, and new this week a YouTube channel. (Simply Complex)

SimplyComplex Is Now On Youtube!

If you are aren’t aware of Generative Design, don’t worry you will be. Until then check out this post from Between the Lines.

What is Generative Design

More entertaining reading about BIM (yup I said it), check out the latest post from There’s no BIM like home.

PLQ2.3 – 3D Modelling & Object Naming

If you haven’t used “Parts” in Revit yet, then maybe this post from the ideate Solutions Blog might change that.

Revit 2017: Simplify Models with Revit Parts

Here comes another Revit tip, this time from While You Were Syncing about things that aren’t quite level.

Floors and Sloping Walls

Ah yes LOD the term we all love to hate in the BIM world because it is crazy over used and misunderstood. This article from BIM Think Space is as good of an article on the subject as I’ve read.


I think for most people it would be a given that technologies in any field will help increase productivity, but I can’t think of a field where this is more relevant that construction. Learn more in this post from Rob over at the ConAppGuru Blog.

Five Ways Construction Technologies Can Improve Profitability

I have only just started exploring Flux, but I can see the upside already. Check out this post on Flux from BIM 42.

Flux Dashboard

More words of wisdom on Revit Parameters from the RevitCat.

More on Parameter Grouping in Revit

If you haven’t played with Revizto yet, well you should. Check out his post from BIM & Revit World

Revizto 4.0 can streamline BIM based design

Speaking of Revizto, the just released version 4.1 (The Offical Revizto Blog)

Revizto 4.1 is out! It’s all about stability!

Who doesn’t love a good Dynamo post, no one right? Check out these posts from the MicrosolResources Blog.



Know the rules before you fly your drone, lucky for you the rules just got easier. (Builtworlds)

Sky’s the Limit with New Drone Regulations

Always some good stuff over at What Revit Wants each week, this week was no exception.

How to Rebuild the Standard IFC Export Mapping in Revit

More about what they do over at the Proving Ground.

The Things We Make – Part 2  (Part 1)

There have been some updates to BIM 360 Glue this week, learn all about them in this post from the BIM 360 Blog.

New Enhancements to Visibility Overrides in BIM 360 Glue

Is there something missing from your latest install of AutoCAD? (IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog).

Missing Express Tools?

Here is another helpful post from IMAGINiT, this time, the IMAGINiT Solutions Blog.

Revit Graphic Column Schedule Not Showing All Columns

How do you make an interesting blog post about a vestibule? Well, you let Andy from Shades of Grey do the posting.


There was an update to a cool package for Dynamo this week, the Juggernaught package, created by Jeremy from Learn Dynamo

“The Juggernaught Package for Dynamo has now been updated with a few new exciting nodes so please give it a whirl and let me know what you think! One that might tickle your fancy is the new SelectItem.ByList shown below. Use it to reorder lists, get items, and reverse lists to name a few. I will demonstrate how this node might be utilised in an upcoming module so stay tuned”


Some more Dynamo love, this time from John over at sixtysecondrevit.

#Revit MEP Space Type Control with #DynamoBIM

One more post on Dynamo this time on the Mesh package from the Dynamo Blog.

MeshToolkit 1.1.0 Release

Time for the gatherings of the Guru, in this week’s Guru’s gatherings, over at the ConAppGuru Blog.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction July 22, 2016

For those of you out there in internet land that work with Advance Steel, this post from Autodesk Revit Structure will help your Revit & Advance Steel workflow.

Autodesk Revit 2017 to Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

Who doesn’t love a good story about Megabots? tossing a little reality computing and you’ve got a winner (Reality Computing)

How Reality Computing is Helping MegaBots Create…

Some great add-on info this week from the Revit Add-Ons Blog.

What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for June, 2016

Autodesk® LIVE Viewer – Step Inside Your Design

BIMWERX Delta Tools – Compare Models

NuPAutoNum Add-in


I will end this week with a really cool new offering from Autodesk that just came out this week (cadalyst)

Autodesk Launches LIVE to Democratize Revit Visualization



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