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Weekly Roundup – 2017.16

The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of Apr. 16th – Apr. 22nd, 2017.


I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off letting you know that you know submissions are open for AU2017, learn more in this post from AU Blog.

AU Las Vegas 2017 Call for Proposals is Open


You can also find out how to impress the AU selection panel over at the AU Blog.

AU Las Vegas CFP: How to Impress the Panel

If you have been wondering what Project Fractal is, then check out this video from the Dynamaniacs of Calgary.

DoC Event #2: Project Fractal with Anthony Hauck

This next post is very true, Generative Design is coming, and coming fast. (It’s Alive in the Lab)

Generative Design: It’s not just for breakfast anymore

This is a great add-in for Revit that Troy compiles every year, head over to the Revit Coaster and get it now.

Revit Lookup 2018

Like most weeks it was a busy one over at the RTC New Blog, with all the news from the world of BILT.

Reality Changes… You’ve Got To Keep Up

Registration Is Coming!

BILT ANZ Announces AIQS Support

Committee Confessions Chapter Seven: In Which BIM Saves The Planet!

The Coming Of Rexter

Like the folks at the RTC Blog, Dan was also busy this week on his blog BIM Chapters.

RSMeans; A lost Revit feature

Revit Scale Command: Its origin and limitations

Life of an Architect’s Playhouse Competition; My Submission

Autodesk Insight 360 – Walls; Part 1

Autodesk Insight 360 – Walls; Part 2

ElumTools Presentation today for the University of Northern Iowa

Before I talk about the Podcasts this week, check out this post from Bill Debevc on LinkedIn about why he started BIMThoughts.


Now for this week’s AEC/BIM Podcasts.


27: Improve Every Area of Your Life with this One Method – Improvement Kata    (Constructrr)

E 64 Creating Software for Construction with Ralph Gootee     (ConTechTrio)

30 – ATTIN/ATTOUT    (podCADing)

Episode 60 – Your job will be automated in the future    (The Architech Show)


Don’t let the title fool you this post from Shades of Grey is about Flux.


For all last week’s news on Revit Add-ons.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for April 10-16, 2017

Sometimes it’s just good to get nominated, check out this post from sixtysecondrevit.

Thoughts on the DynAwards

Here are this week’s posts from Dynamo Nodes.

DuplicateSheets | Bimorph Nodes

ReportCADLinks| Bimorph Nodes

SetCADObjectStyles| Bimorph Nodes

This is a good post, but a better title! (NBS)

Wooden ‘plyscrapers’ – the rise and rise of tall timber buildings

BIM is not always sunshine and lollipops, so be sure you know the risks. (XS CAD)

Technical and Contractual Risks Associated with BIM

Some fun with Dynamo and Topo in this post from BIM Outsourcing Blog.

How To Use Dynamo Revit To Create A Helix Ramp With Topography

More from BIM Outsourcing Blog.

Perform Realtime Rendering For Revit With Enscape

Enscape For Revit 1.9 Is Just Launched

A couple of helpful posts from What Revit Wants this week, one for interoperability and one about shared, shared parameters.

Collaborative Effort to Build Standard Shared Parameters for Revit

BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit 2018 – Model Checker, Configurator, CoBIE, Insight 360

Steve over at Revit OpEd also had a couple of good posts this week.

Panel Name – Allow Unique Values per Group

Autodesk Desktop App Up but Mostly Down

Limits we don’t need no stinking limits… (Andekan)

The Limits of Revit System Connectors

Now you see them, now you kinda don’t, find out more in this post from The Architect’s Digital Design Guide.

The One About Tran-soo-lents.

It is that time of year…new 2018 products from Autodesk. (AECbytes Blog)

Autodesk 2018 AEC Design Solutions

In case you missed it, The Revit Saver has you covered.

Revit 2018 Extensions Available!

And I almost forgot (thanks for the reminder Ryan) that this week was the first every Dynamo Block Party. put together by Ryan Cameron.

Dynamo User Group Block Party

I will end this week’s Roundup with this funny, and all too true comic from Architexts

Awkward Moment III

Until Next Week,


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