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Weekly Roundup – 2017.30

The week that was in the world of BIM –  for the week of July 23rd – July 29th, 2017.


I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with a cool video about using Alexa to talk to Dynamo & Revit posted by Doug Snider.

Alexa talks to Revit

You know you need to be on the look out for that creep in the basement…(Livingroomcraftz)

Creep in the cellar…

Who’s says it’s the size that counts, not There’s no BIM like home.

Size Doesn’t Matter – the value of capturing asset information

If you can’t make it to BILT NA next week, maybe you can hit up the BCS instead, with The Revit Kid.

Building Content Summit 2017 – Are You Going?

Keeping on the “Content” train, check out this post from the Andekan Blog.


Here is this week’s BIM knowledge from Daniel Stine over at BIM Chapters via his LinkedIn page.

BIM Chapters Update – Week of 23 July 2017

There are some new rules coming into play for UAVs (Drones) in Canada, find out more in this post from mobilesyrup.

New proposed Canadian drone regulations increase pilot costs, do little for safety

Here is a little case study for C4R and Airports from the Revit Blog.

How can Revit collaboration improve your airport experience?

Not everyone is looking for the same things from BIM. (The BIM Framework Blog)

44. Information Management Cycle

When it rain’s it pours…which I think in this case means Laura aka the BIMFreak is going to have a busy fall.

BIMFreak in the World – Sharing is caring

This is pretty cool stuff, how to get a progress bar in Dynamo from the designtech blog.

Dynamo Progress Bar

We are still learning more about the Revit 2018.1 release, this week from Applying Technology to Architecture.

Schedule Organization Improvements in Revit 2018.1

Oh, so that’s why I just figured it was for funnzies (XS CAD).

Why The Time-tested Practice of Architectural Drafting is Used in Architectural Design?

BILT North America is next week, and we are already getting AU teasers, find out what is being teased over at The BIM Avenger’s Blog.

AU2017 Class Presentation (teaser)

Here is this week’s news from the world of RTC/BILT from the RTC News Blog.

Goodbye Adelaide…hello Brisbane!

Together We Can Help Each Other: Submit an Abstract!

BILTna 2017 Speakers Spotlights!

What Does ’Beyond Automation’ Mean? Tell us and WIN Big!

The BCS Conversation

Selling it

Some love? for BIM 360 Docs from BIMNature.

BIM 360 Docs: Issues in Project files

BIM 360 Docs: Switch between documents

The folks over at NBS have created an online viewer.

Introducing the NBS Online Viewer

A few weeks back we had Revit 2018.1, this week we got ACAD 2018.1 (AutoCAD Blog)

AutoCAD 2018.1 and AutoCAD LT 2018.1 Update Now Available

Here are this week’s AEC/BIM Podcasts and Vodcasts.


E003 DASHBOARDS IN REVU    (BluePrints)

33: Minimizing Risk? Or Am I Getting in My Own Way? – w/ Dr. Dean Kashiwagi    (Constructrr)

CTT 78: The State of Construction Tech in Europe with Gari Nickson from Geniebelt    (ConTechTrio)

ConTechTrio Tech Tuesday AppView: Tracking Photos with the FotoIn App!     (JBKnowledge YouTube Channel)

Now for last week’s Revit Add-ons news.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for July 17-23, 2017

You want to play with some PCF’s, then you need to check out these posts from the Revit Offical Blog.

Exporting PCF Files from Revit 2018

Exporting PCF Files from Revit 2018 – Part 2 (Assemblies)

Now for a couple of Dynamo posts

For Artists Only    (Just shut up and do BIM)

Gonna be easy    (livingroomcraftz)

I’m going to end this week’s Roundup with a cool new LEGO set that can help kids learn to code, maybe we can use this to help teach Adults some Dynamo too. (mobilesyrup)

Lego Boost brings blocks to life to get kids interested in coding

Until Next Week,


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