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Weekly Roundup – 2017.21

The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of May 21st – May 27th, 2017.


I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with a post about something near and dear to my heart – BIM Adoption – head over to Scott’s blog The BIM Jedi to read his latest post on the subject.

Driving Factors for BIM Adoption

Another great post from Scott this week (even if it’s an older re-post) about Revit project control.

Who’s in charge of your Revit project??

This week Dan from There’s no BIM like home started a new blog series, check out the first instalment below.

Is It Smart? – Google Home

Here is another post about last week’s release of Clarity 2018, this time from BIM Outsourcing.

Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies Division Introduced IMAGINiT Clarity 2018 For Revit And BIM Users

If you do much concrete work in Revit, then this post from Autodesk Revit Structure will be for you.

Revit 2018 – New Reinforced Concrete features

Do you use Revizto, then you will want to read this post from Luke over at What Revit Wants.

How to Duplicate a Project in Revizto

If you are using CAD 2018 and you installed the 2018.0.1 patch you NEED to read this post and take action BEFORE June 1st. (AutoCAD Blog)

Critical Action Required: Install AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update

Here are this week’s AEC/BIM Podcasts


34 – Layer Information In PDF    (podCADing)

CTT 69: Drone Tech for Construction with David Epps from Winter Construction    (ConTechTrio)

The news from BILT/RTC this week can all be found in the RTC News Blog.

Innovation is Usually a Bumpy Road

So What is a BCS Roundtable?

BILTna 2017 Speaker Spotlights!

DATA DAY 2017 – Speakers Set – Come Join Us!

Get Ready to Grab that Early Bird Discount

Local Speaker Spotlight – Stewart Caldwell & Luke Johnson

 Have a look behind the curtain over at Livingroomcraftz.

Behind the screens

No news are good news…

Here are is this week’s fun from BIM Chapters…enjoy.

Revit Idea: Change how wire is auto-sized or allow override for engineering judgement

SketchUp to VR with Revizto

Family Type Formula Tips

I’m sure you have heard the term “IFC” but did you ever really wonder what they are? (NBS)

What is IFC?

We all need a few good superpowers in the BIM world, check out this post and video from Michael over at ArchSmarter.

The 5 Essential Superpowers Every BIM Manager Needs

Here is the latest post from revitIQ about Revit model exports.


It is the day and age of automation, and this post helps wit your code automation. (AECbytes Blog)

Automated Code Compliance Updates

Here is a post I missed from last week that is worth taking a look at, from BIM 42.

A new version of Group Clashes

Here are some highlights from Revit Add-ons for the week.

Check Out Our New Quick Access Badges for Filtering Content for Revit, Navisworks or Dynamo

Free Firestop Clash Management (FCM) Plugin

New Konstru Version – Many Updates, Including New Dynamo Desktop Client

New Smart Dimensions Technology in Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ Add-ins

Free Equipment Properties Version 7.0 for Navisworks

Selection Master Version 5.0

Four free Revit add-in related webinars

The Week that was in Revit and Navisworks Add-ons for May 15-21, 2017

And more!

If you missed the last FormIt Friday, you learn all about it in this post from the FormIt blog.

FormIt Friday: Revit 2018 + Revit Live

I’m sure you have all heard by now that AU is letting people vote on AU submissions this year as part of the selection process. To learn more take a look at this post I did earlier this week, it also has my sessions as well as the session of 14 other great submitters. (TheBIMsider)

AU 2017 – Submissions are Closed Now it’s Time to Vote!

I’m going to end this week’s Roundup with the first in a series posts from What Revit Wants about getting Better, Faster (& Stronger?) in Revit…kinda like the Six Million Dollar Man!

Getting Better and Faster at Revit – Part 1

Until Next Week,


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