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Weekly Roundup – 2017.09

The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of Feb. 26th – Mar. 4th, 2017.



I’m going to start this week with a post from the ConAppGuru about a hot topic for 2017.

One of the big things in AEC this year is “real-time rendering”, find out what The Architect Digital Design Guide thinks.

The One About Revit and Rendering

Sometimes you need more than a section, you need a personal section. (Applying Technology to Architecture)

Personal Section View in Revit

The fine folks over at the livingroomcraftz blog have given us another problem with a Dynamo solution.

Look before you leap

Cool little works around with the help of Dynamo from John over at sixtysecondrevit.

Get #Revit Viewport Outline with #DynamoBIM

This week’s Dynamo node knowledge from DynamoNodes Blog.

MEPover Node Index

Space number to duct network concatenate

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

How to Access Your Local Backups of A360 Collaboration for Revit Projects

Free Comprehensive Help Manual For Revizto With Embedded Videos and Step-by-Step Guides

This is a cool post from Phil Read for those using enscape.

Enscape Update. Issue Tracking…FTW!

If you are going to be at Midwest University in March, you will want to check out Alec’s class. (The Architect’s Companion)

Midwest University 2017

Now for all the news fit to be news from the world of RTC/BILT, from the RTC News Blog.

BILT ASIA – 29 Days and Counting

Get Ready! Get Set! Register!

Committee Confessions – Chapter Three: The Importance of BILTing Communities

Stand up and BIM counted!

Now for this week’s AEC/BIM podcasts



AEC Design Tech Edition – EP012 – FormIt Simply Explained with Kim Fuhrman    (Simply Complex Podcast)

ConTechTrio 57 Disrupting Construction with Holograms w/ Cody Nowak    (ConTechTrio)

This post from Aaron Maller’s LinkedIn Page is a great example of how AWESOME the Dynamo Community is!


Danger will Robinson Danger…fidn out more in this post from the BIM Freak.

The Danger of BIM Theory

When you woke up this morning I bet you said your yourself, what are the Axioms of BIM – lucky for you practical BIM has you covered!

The Axioms of BIM

Check out this month’s issue of The Blast from CADLearning.

The Blast Issue 21

Just in case you didn’t know BIM is a Sport! Via Alice Santman LinkedIn

BIM: It’s a Sport – Join the Team

If you are working with Precast panels in Revit, then you should take a look at this post from Karl & RevitIQ.


This is an older post, but just in case you don’t have all your BIM reading set for the year. (NBS)

Your 2017 reading list for BIM

Here some current posts from the gang over at NBS.

What is a BIM Execution Plan (BEP)?

The best apps for construction

Five trends to watch in the NBS National BIM Survey 2017

The March issue of AUGIWorld is now out.

AUGIWorld March 2017 Issue

I always enjoy posts from Michael over at Archsmarter, they make you think.

Do You Know What’s Hiding in Your Revit Template?

Time now for the week in Revit add-ons, put together by Tim Grimm.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for February 20-26, 2017

We can all help with Climate Change, as long as we think about it up front in our AEC work. (Hagerman Blog)

5 Ways Designers and Engineers Can Start Designing for Climate Change

So you have a Navisworks model and somethings missing, read this post from BIMNature and find out if it’s an IFC issue.

Navisworks: problem with Revit IFC: not all elements are visible

I will end this week with the oops that almost ended the internet, with the issue over at Amazon.

The day Amazon S3 storage stood still   (TechCrunch)

How a typo took down S3, the backbone of the internet (The Verge)


Until next week,


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