Architectural, Construction, Dynamo, Podcast Roundup, Python, Reality Capture, Revit

The Podcast Roundup – Episode 023 – June 3rd – June 9th, 2018.

The BIMsider’s favourite Podcasts, Vodcasts and Videos from the world of AEC and BIM –  for the week of June 3rd – June 9th, 2018.

I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with a shameless plug, and video of our latest offering from IMAGINiT called Pulse. (IMAGINiT YouTube)

Introducing IMAGINiT’s Pulse Integration Platform

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AEC-AECO-AECOO-OAEC, Architectural, Autodesk, BIM, BIM Events, BIM for BPM, Construction, Engineering, FoMT, MEP, Operators, Owners, Revit, Structural

The Living Model – Coming to a Western Canadian City Near You!

During the week of March 14th – 19th IMAGINiT and Autodesk will be hosting four live events in 4 Western Canadian cities, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. These events are meant to be informative, as well as a great chance to meet and network with people in both the AEC and Manufacturing industries in these cities.

I have the great pleasure to be part of the team working on the AEC side of the event, and to present on “The Living Model” (more on the Manufacturing part later).

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Add-ins, BIM, Revit, Scan-To-BIM

Scan to BIM 2015.1 from IMAGINiT Released Today (Oct. 1st/14)

If you do much work with Point Cloud Data and Revit, then chances are that you have used or at least heard of Scan To BIM by IMAGINiT. This is a Revit add-in that allows you to easily transform Point Cloud data into actual Revit model elements. Well today Oct. 1st, 2014 IMAGINiT has released it’s latest version 2015.1

This release has many small improvements and one major feature that changes the way Scan To BIM is used for piping with the addition of an “easy button” like feature called Auto-Find Pipes. This feature when used will scan the entire point cloud or a selected area and look for pipes then create matching pipe runs using native Revit geometry.

Existing customers will get a notification starting mid-morning today with details on this update. If you are interested here is a video playlist of some of the items in 2015.1: YouTube

A few more items in this release to make note of:

  1. Help File is now web based, we can edit and update for all users at any time (ie add a more detailed example)
  2. More Tutorials, added via the app but pulling from our Youtube playlist for STB 2015.
  3. Tweak to Deviation, smaller numbers and Grid Deviation now supports placing numbers in the grid view (centre of each grid) as shown in the video above.
  4. The Adjust Pipe feature has now been moved from the Create Pull down Menu to the Modify Menu
  5. Added new settings for update check and close dialog after creation.

You can see the official press release here:

Scan To BIM 2015.1 Press Release

Happy Scanning, and then even happier modeling!

The BIMsider

BIM, Fun, Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – 2014.04



The week that was in the world of BIM and other Techie fun stuff, for the week of Aug. 10th – Aug. 16th.

This is a good wishlist item that Revit OpEd come up with for a right click Purge unused option.

Purge Unused Wish

This is a post by What Revit Wants, about a tool in the Revit Extension pack that allows you to add shared parameters to families automatically. There is also a tip of the hat to Ideate Solutions for writing the Blog post that reminded What Revit Wants about this tool in the first place.

Adding Shared Parameters to Revit Families Automatically

Jeff over at The Revit Kid put up this post about Autodesk FormIt, which was cool because in his post he links to new to me Blog by Jarod Schultz who goes more in-depth with all that is FormIt.

Getting Started with Autodesk FormIt

Here is a good post with from IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog with a work around for getting your view titles rotated 90 degrees to match your rotated view.

View Titles for Views Rotated on the Sheet

Another post from What Revit Wants, but this time its about Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue. We learn a not so simple work around (or two) to get a Navisworks Viewpoint into BIM 360 Glue.

Transfer Navisworks Viewpoint to BIM 360 Glue

Take a trip with the Revit Jedi to see how close we really are to using VR (Virtual Reality) on today’s construction jobs and sites.

VR and the Construction industry

I’ve been hearing about about Advanced Steel from Autodesk these days around the office, so when I found this video on the Navisworks Facebook page I thought it was worth a look.

Steelway Building Systems and Advanced Steel 

I will end this weeks round-up with a link to a cool contest from IMAGINiT where you can win a MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D Printer just by submitting your best rendering

RENDERiT Contest – Blog Post

RENDERiT Contest Page

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Have a great weekend

The BIMsider