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Weekly Roundup – 2016.41


The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of Oct. 9th – Oct. 15th, 2016.

I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with the release of Revit 2017.1, find out all about it in this post from Inside the Factory.

Announcing Revit 2017.1

In other big news this week there is some new Dynamo training available on the net. If you are looking to learn Dynamo, Plurasight has launched a new course that is taught by the rhythm man himself John Pierson.

An Introduction to Dynamo for Daily Use Within Revit

#dynamo4DailyUse now available on Pluralsight   (sixtysecondrevit)

This week’s post from There’s no BIM like home is all about the details.

PLQ2.5 -Attic-tion to Detail

Now a little something for the Revit MEP folks out there, from Applying Technology to Architecture.

Revit Electrical Panel Schedule Configuration Information

Never a bad idea to have a strategy in place, check out this one from the Cadassist Blog.

Developing a Learning Strategy for BIM

How about a little colour for your Mass (cadline BIM Blog).

Revit Architecture 2017 – Add Colour to a Conceptual Mass

This new BUILD space in Boston just looks awesome! Find out more in this post from the ConAppGuru Blog.

Autodesk unveils BUILD space in Boston to Facilitate Innovation in Construction Technology

Over the past few week’s there have been a few posts about what’s required for a Revit Workstation. While not everyone agrees on what is needed, here is another option from What Revit Wants.

Building A High Performance Portable BIM Workstation – Part 1 – Specification

Past posts on topic:

What Is the Best Computer for Revit?  (AUGI Articles)


Some more Revit goodness from What Revit Wants.

Loading And Editing Materials in Revit

Direct Download Links for Revit 2017 Update 1, Revit 2016 Update 7, and The DynamoBIM Player is Here

Revizto 4.2 Released

How to Fix “Unexpected errors occurred while exporting these elements to the IFC file” when exporting IFC from Revit

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

Is Architecture School Broken?



Will You Be There?

Here are the AEC/BIM Podcasts for the week.

E51-How to become a BIM Manager      (BIMThoughts)

Episode 38 – Steve Polich from Safety-Reports Talking Safety Management and Apps     (ConTechTrio)

If you missed last weeks ConTechTrio podcast, no worries the ConAppGuru has you covered.

The ConTechTrio Podcast 37 (Stiles Construction) RECAP

Not really BIM news, but still lots of ACAD users out there, this week Autodesk released ACAD 2017.1 (Between the Lines)

AutoCAD 2017.1 Fall Update is Live

In more Between the Lines news, Shaan is having his Bloggers Social again this year at AU, if you are a blogger you should check it out.

Autodesk University 2016 Blogger Social Meetup Sign Up

It’s never a bad time to learn about loading a urinal family! (CADNotes)

Revit MEP tutorial: Creating Water Supply Route

Now for some Free Stuff, compliments of the Revit Kid.

Get your free desktop guide to family creation…

More fun from the new Revit 2017.1 release this week, this time from the Revit Pure Blog.


The new 2017.1 Revit Release was not just Dynamo fun, but some good stuff from Insight 360 too (Insight 360 Blog).

Revit 2017.1 Includes Insight 360 Energy Optimization

More Dynamo Player news, this time from Dynamo Nodes.

Dynamo Player

The release of Revit 2017.1 has made Steve from Revit OpEd Happy! (at least about one thing)

Revit 2017.1 and Space Naming

More info on the Revit 2017.1 release, butt his time from an Add-ons perspective, from Revit Add-ons.

Revit 2017.1 Release from an Add-ons Perspective (Updated)

Here is another post from Revit Add-ons about what was hot in September.

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

Here is another post from Revit OpEd this time about linked file schedules.

Schedule Linked Files and Current File

I get a lot of question about this when I showing people Revit or FormIt 360 from the SkecthUp folks in the crowd. (CAD Zulu)


Keeping with the Topo theme, sorta, here is this week’s post from the landarchBIM blog.

Add Adjacent Floor Points

Always an interesting read when Andy from Shades of Grey has a post.

BIM summit 2016 Dubai

How doesn’t like free stuff! Check out this post from


All that is old, can be new again…kinda. Check out this post from the Hagerman Blog if you need your ACAD Classic workspace back.

Back to the Future – AutoCAD Classic Workspace Returns!

If you have time next Tuesday (Oct. 18th 2016) be sure to check out this Dynamo Webinar (Dynamo Blog).

Webinar: Winning with Dynamo

Here is helpful workflow tip from Dynamo Nodes.

Workflow: Create Structural Framing Opening for Horizontal Ducts from a linked file in Revit 2016 using Dynamo 0.9.2

It’s that time, time for the Guru’s gatherings, from the one and only ConAppGuru.

The Guru’s Gathering: A Collection of Blogs for Construction October 14, 2016

I will end this week’s Roundup with a post to make you think from Scott over at The BIM Jedi.

Has BIM Increased Our Productivity?



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