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Weekly Roundup – 2017.08

The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of Feb. 19th – 25th, 2017.


I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with a post from Konrad over at archi+lab that picks up and expands on last week’s post from the proving ground blog.

positioning computational designers in your business – more things to consider       (last weeks proving ground post here)

 Here is a post from a new to me blog called teocomi, from Matteo Cominetti.

Export Revit Warnings List From API

Now for your weekly fix from the world of Revit Add-ons.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for February 13-19, 2017

If you have been waiting for a post on gutters, then you wait is over! (There’s no BIM like home)

Trigger’s Gutter

The RevitCat is back this week with Part 3 of his most recent series of posts about nest repeaters.

Gare do Oriente – Revit Nested Repeaters – part 3    (Part 1, Part 2)

Here is a post from an interview I was part of during AU2016, from the AECCafe Voice Blog.

Ease-of-Use, Owner Involvement are Big Themes at Rand IMAGINiT

All news fit to be news from the world of RTC/BILT, from the RTC News Blog.

Calling All Speakers

Technology as a Starting Point?

Announcing Daniel Davis – WeWork

Committee Confessions – Chapter 2 – The Petting Zoo Massacre

Final Chance to Exhibit at BILT Asia

Speaking of the RTC/BILT world, check out this post from livingroomcraftz with a behind the scenes video of building a BILT schedule.

Working weekend…

Now on to this week’s AEC/BIM Podcasts.


E66 PROJECT PLANNING       (BIMThoughts)


E56 with Tim Shepherd from CAT Phones & SketchUp for HoloLens        (ConTechTrio)

If you missed the ConTechTrio episode a few weeks back with Sarah Hodges, the BIM 360 Blog has a great recap.

ConTechTrio Recap: Autodesk’s Sarah Hodges on Digitizing the Construction Site

It’s always a good week when we get a Revit tip from The Revit Kid.

Revit Tip – Modifying a “Built-in” parameter (Type to Instance)

So what do you think about lettuce? Not sure, well Kelly Cone sure is, find out more on this post from LinkedIn.

Please, don’t put lettuce under my guacamole

Some Dynamo love from DynamoNodes.

Get Linked Elements in Host View(s)

Sometimes we all need a lifesaver (and I’m not talking about the Canadian Candy), find out if you need one in this post from the ConAppGuru.

Are Your Driving Habits in Need of a Lifesaver?

Now to move on from Candy to Candy bars in t his next post from the BIM Track Blog.


If you missed FormIt Friday last week, you can check it out on the FormIt 360 YouTube Channel now.

FormIt Friday – Episode 22 – Design Variations

Do you want to help plan all the fun of AU 2017 in Vegas? Then you will want to read this post from the AU Blog.

What do you want to learn at AU 2017?

What does Revit want, well it wants you to go to the blog by Luke Johnson called, What Revit Wants.

Goodbye Autodesk Suites, Hello Industry Collections

Autodesk Revit Live 1.7 Released

What’s better than a 4 letter word, well a 3 letter word of course! (The Architect’s Companion)

“BIM” is a three-letter word

A few weeks back Carl Bass stepped down as CEO At Autodesk, there have been many posts about it, and here is another one, from

Carl Bass – The Exit Interview

This week’s posts from BIMNature.

BIM 360 Team: All users require a subscription

BIM 360 DOCS: Changed permission model

Revit: Create dormer opening for joined roofs

Revit: Warning: Default Center-To-Center positioning will be used

Revit: Change array behavior

This next post is from Paul Aubin and is about something all us Revit user know, or should I say deal with a little too much. (LinkedIn Learning Blog)

Understanding The Different Warning Signs in Revit

This next post is a popular question right now in AEC, and for me, the answer will seem silly but it’s at the start (and do it now) check it out from NBS.

Where to start with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Project Fractal is pretty cool, and if you haven’t heard of it, or played with it yet then this post is for you. (BIM Outsourcing)

Brief Overview Of Autodesk Project Fractal To Create Numerous Designs

Who doesn’t need a chiller that can flex like Arnold, find out more in this post from the Andekan Blog.

Built to Last: Manufacturer-Specific Revit Families That Are Made to Flex

This is cool for those using BIM 360 Field, find out more in this post from the BIM 360 Blog.

Construction Apps BIM 360 Field and Integrate to Improve Quality

I will end this week’s Roundup with this interesting post about best inventions of all time, see if you agree with the folks at the Gazette Review.

Top 10 Most Clever Inventions Of All Time

Until next week,


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