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Weekly Roundup – 2017.13

The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of Mar. 26th – Apr. 1st, 2017.


I’m going to start this week with a post that talks about how cool it is to have an input box to go with your Dynamo Player script. (Livingroomcraftz)

The game is afoot

If you are in Seattle next week you should check out the Seattle DUG. (landarchBIM)

Seattle Dynamo User Group First Meeting

This is a good question with a great answer from John (sixtysecondrevit)

Well, how did we get here?

Office Space is one of my favourite movies of all time, so the picture made me read this post from archi+lab…but the content speaks for itself.

printing PDFs from Revit…why is it so hard?

April is a going to be a good month, as we will have not one, but two FormIT Fridays, sign up below (FormIt 360).

FormIt Friday Webinars

Let’s take a look at this week’s AEC/BIM Podcasts


E001 AutoCAD 2018 Review   (CADThoughts)

24: Celebration of Women’s History Month    (CONSTRUCTRR)

E61 Adoption & Implementation Lessons Learned with Mike Le fevre    (ConTechTrio)

27 – Tip – DWGCONVERT    (PodCADing)

Episode 57 – We’re back    (The Architech Show) – Glad to have these back at it again!

Exclusive Interview with Bassem Hamdy about Big Announcements from ProCore     (ConTechTrio)

Here is a companion post from the ConAppGuru about the ProCore Announcement.

This week Revit Add-ons had an exclusive about the new Dynamo package (Beaker) from the folks at EvolveLAB.

Exclusive: John Pierson Covers Two of his Favorite Nodes in the New Beaker for Dynamo

And of course we can;t forget about the Weekly news in Revit Add-ons.

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

More Dynamo love, this time from Beside The Cursor.

Dynamo Based Project Review

Condensed Version of Project Standards Graph

Did you know that the DynamoCow can now be yours! (Via Marcello’s Twitter)

Now for all the fun from the world of RTC/BILT from the RTC News Blog.

Committee Confessions – Chapter Five: The Beef and Content Allegory

One Step At A Time

So You Want to be a TED Speaker? How to Stand Out from the Crowd

Revit and Pizza, why not! (The Learning Blog)

How can a Pizza Box help you with Revit?

The BLAST is out from CADLearning.

360 The Power of the Cloud (Blast Issue 22)

Do you Slack? If so this might be a channel for you. (The Revit Saver)

Shared Coordinates – Slack Channel

Have you been looking for an ACAD book that won’t break the bank, well check out this new offering from CAD Intentions.

The AutoCAD Productivity Handbook: Tips & Techniques from Popular AutoCAD Blog and Youtube Channel: CAD Intentions

Speaking of ACAD, hard to believe that 2018 is the 32ndreleasee, see them all in this post from Between the Lines.

32nd Release of AutoCAD

Some new direct downloads and lots more from What Revit Wants this week,

Automatically Split Up a Family Into Solid Parts

IFC for Revit Updated with Better IFC4 support (version 16.6 and 17.3 download links here)

How to Change The Size of Point Cloud Points in Navisworks

Dan over at BIM Chapters was also busy again this week.

Even Homer Nods; SDC Publications Book Errata

ARCHITECT Magazine’s VR Article; My Work Mentioned

Revit ‘Sun and Shadow Updater’ Error Message

Revit Materials; Painting a Material Parameter

CTC Express Tools: Revit Properties (Free)

Enscape Grass; Too Cool

Autodesk Revit’s “Secret” Backup Location

A little troubleshooting help from Applying Technology to Architecture.

Revit Panel Schedules Not Updating

Here is a tip from Revit OpEd.

Edit Profile and Altering Base or Top Constraints

The news of a “Revit Roadmap” is not new as we all learned about it last fall, but I thought it was worth review again (and other roadmaps) as we are in that time of year when the new Autodesk Products come out. (BIM and Beyond: Architectural Technology)

The First-Ever Public Revit Roadmap

For those of you that like to spend a little time playing with API’s then this post from AEC DevBlog is for you.

Navisworks API: Export Model or Model Items to FBX

Keeping with Navisworks, if you teach it, this new offering from ASCENT might be just what you have been looking for. (Ascent Blog)

Announcing ASCENT’s latest courseware title “Using Autodesk Navisworks in a BIM Workflow”

If you missed BILT Asia, then you can get a little piece of it here in this post from the BIM Troublemaker.

BILT Asia 2017: Get Your 4D Game Tight with the BIMTroublemaker Dataset

Another event that you may have missed Midwest University, find out all about it in this post from CAD Panacea.

Midwest University Recap

I’m going to end this week’s Roundup with a few posts about getting your firm into VR by Michael Kilkelly published in Architect Magazine.

5 Steps to Make VR a Reality in Your Practice

New Realities: How VR, AR and MR Stack up  (Futurism)

Until Next Week,


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