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Weekly Roundup – 2016.32


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of Aug. 7th – Aug. 13th, 2016.

I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with a post from the NBS for all those feeling a Bamboozled by BIM.

Bamboozled by BIM terminology?

Wondering if your balcony design meets the minimum size, no worries Dynamo to the rescue. (Parametric Monkey)

Min balcony size

This is another cool post from Parametric Monkey about the Flux extension for site extraction.

Flux Site Extractor

Now that we’ve got Dynamo open, why not check out the new lesson from Learn dynamo that came out this week.

Module 8 (Hide Marker by Sheet)

Well BIMfans, it’s time for this week’s instalment of the ever popular There’s no BIM like home.

PLQ 2.4 – The Importance of Being Open(BIM)

This week’s news from the world of RTC, from the RTC New Blog.

Thinking Small

5 Reasons to Submit an Abstract for RTC ASIA 2017

Building Content Summit 2016- From Scottsdale to Porto!

DTS 2016 (Belated) Wrap-Up

Little Dynamo

Got What It Takes To Present?


This is a cool little trick that Jason found out about for his Revit add-ons, check it ou in his latest post on Rvit.

Revit Add-in Order

This week the ConAppGuru post about the AGC IT Forum on his blog, check it out if you missed the forum.

2016 AGC IT Forum Conference Day One (RECAP)

Here are this week’s Podcasts from the AEC/BIM world.

EP08 – BIM Directors      (The Simply Complex Podcast)

EP09 – Deploying Dynamo      (The Simply Complex Podcast)

Episode 29 – VDC from the mechanical perspective & Construction Tech News      (The ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio Podcast, here is a recap from the ConAppGuru.

The ConTechTrio Podcast 28 (AGC IT Forum) RECAP

It seems that slowly the word “Cloud” is ceasing to be considered a 4 letter word. Check out this post from the Hagerman Blog on the topic.

Partnerships in the Cloud Create a Happy Work-Life Balance for Architects

Add-ins for Revit are a great thing and it’s even better when you can get a good review from a trusted source on one you want to try. Well, this post from the BIM Jedi is for sure a trusted source!

Exporter tool by RTV Tools

Speaking of Revit Add-ons here are all the posts from Tim this week.

What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for July 2016

Roundup – For the Week of August 7, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Roundup – For the Week of July 31, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

If you have not played with Flux yet…what are you waiting for! Check out this post from BIM & Revit World to get you started.

The Revit & Sketchup users can apply flux to integrate excel data with Revit & Sketchup models

There was another good post from BIM & Revit World this week, check it out too.

An exclusive presentation on BIM policy development

If it has been a while since you used FormIt 360 its time to take another look! Start with this post from Kimberly over on the CAD PANACEA Blog.

Autodesk FormIt 360 – Expanding the Designer’s Toolbox

Speaking of FormIt 360 there was an update release issued this week, head to the download page to get it.

It was a good week for FormIt 360, here is a post from Jarod Schultz about his upcoming class at AU.

Design Strategies with FormIt 360

We also had a post from the FormIt 360 Blog.

3D Printing the Farnsworth House – Part 1

A good question for all those that haven’t looked into Laser Scanning, find out more in this post from the Synergis Blog.


This next post shows some of the fun you can have with Power BI (ArchSmarter).

Visualizing the Top 300 Architecture Firms

Here is another cool post from Michael from ArchSmarter, this one about GIFs and Revit.

How to Create Animated GIFs in Revit

Here are this week’s posts from What Revit Wants.

IFC for Revit 2017 v17.2.0 and 2016 v16.5.0 Download Links

How To Move Tekla BIMsight Storage Folder Location

Quick post from Revit OpEd.

Selection Box and Linked Models

Everyone is always looking suggestions and options for new workstations, well now you can check out this post (CAD Zulu)


Sometimes you need a little more from your lookup Tables in Revit (Andekan).

Returning Text from Lookup Tables in Revit

This week was also the 1-year anniversary for the SFDUG (Dynamo Blog).

San Francisco Dynamo User Group First year Anniversary

If you are going to be at RTC EUR 2016, you might want to think about some suggestions for Harry’s class (Boost Your BIM)

What to do in an Advanced Revit API Course

Time for this week’s gatherings from the ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction August 12, 2016

It always a good idea to end a Roundup with a post from xkcd, or 2.

Ballmer Peak




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