Autodesk, BIM, Revit, Updates

Revit 2015 R2 is out and waiting for you to download – As long as you are on Subscription

Yesterday Autodesk released a mid-season update or R2 as it was called for Revit 2015. This new release has some cool new features and tweaks that improve on Revit 2015 R1. Of course you can only take advantage of these new features and tweaks if you are a Subscription customer of Autodesk – See note below from Autodesk

“Note: These enhancements are available only to Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers for Revit 2015 software releases.”

One of the biggest things that came out with the Revit R2 was a new (well new to Autodesk) extension called Site Designer Extension for Revit 2015, which is a repacked versions of EaglePoint’s Siteworks.

I was going to write something witty about this but ThinkBIM beat me to it, and his is to good to beat, so I will share his masterpiece:

A Site for Sore Eyes! Revit gets some Site Tools (Finally!)

You can also find out more about Revit 2015 R2 in the Autodesk In The Fold Blog post linked below:

Autodesk Revit 2015 Subscribers get a Slew of New Capabilities with “R2” update 

You can also take a look at the ‘What’s New with Revit 2015 R2″ help page (thanks to Revit OpEd for pointing with his post on the update)

What’s New in Revit 2015 R2

Now stop reading and start downloading!

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