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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dynamo for the 99% - Selecting objects a different way

In the last post I showed how to create a simple Dynamo definition to select all rooms in a model to change their properties in one go. Selecting objects is the first step to do other interesting and useful things like filtering elements to later manipulate them. This post describes a different way of selecting that could be a bit more intuitive.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dynamo for the 99% - Select Rooms and Modify Parameters

Dynamo for the 99% will be a series of posts highlighting the use of Dynamo for practical data manipulation or time-saving tasks that could apply to most Revit users.

I recently received an email asking how I had manipulated some room information in my webinar earlier this year. At the time I was living on the edge of Dynamo, using custom dlls that allowed me to manipulate Revit system families (which at the time was not allowed out of the box).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Explore the Revit App Exchange Visually

Using Tableau Public and import.io I generated the following data visualization for the Revit App Exchange (up to date as of 05/28/2014). It gives you a good way of visualizing the different Revit apps that are out there, their rating, language, file size and more. External link if it is taking a while to load or you experience problems scrolling through the filters.

Friday, May 9, 2014

So, you forgot to install your Revit 2015 libraries...

If you forgot to install certain libraries with Revit 2015, like I did, it is worth noting that the procedure for installing missing libraries has changed slightly. In previous releases, you would Uninstall/Change Revit through the Control Panel Programs and Features. With 2015, you now have a separate listing for Autodesk Revit Content Libraries 2015.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ladybug and Honeybee for Building Performance Design

In the past I have criticized the lack of climate/predesign and daylighting analysis tools in Vasari. So it was with great surprise that I recently learned about Ladybug and Honeybee, some recent projects developed by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari, Chris Mackey and Saeran Vasanthakumar.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dynamoing Structural Framing

Every day that passes I continue to see Dynamo as a powerful design tool able to provide useful feedback on tasks that would just take too many clicks using the traditional Revit User Interface. So, today, as I finished my presentation on Dynamo (archive link here), I kept thinking of different applications. Here I used a Structural Framing collector to apply a gradient graphic override by length. This could help an engineer/architect quickly understand the different bay sizes and opportunities for standardizing sizes and reducing costs.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CAD: Crazy About Dynamo

As Julien Benoit, coined recently in response to Ian Keough being endorsed for CAD on LinkedIn, CAD now means Crazy About Dynamo :)

Dynamo is by far the greatest development on the Revit front in the past year. The speed with which the project has developed is very encouraging and exciting. More encouraging are the things that you can do with it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

360 - The Circle of Life, Autodesk style

If you live in an Autodesk world you may have been hearing a lot about '360' lately. What exactly is 360 all about? The brief answer is that Autodesk 360 is the umbrella under which Autodesk offers and provides a variety of cloud services.

The matrix below shows you all the cloud offerings from Autodesk that are currently available. More are more are being added on a regular basis. Some are stand-alone pay services but many are, for the time being, there for the taking; as value adds you get with your subscription to Autodesk products or offered as free services to all.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 Webinars

We would like to invite you to join us for a new series of webcasts on various BIM topics, starting today.

Coordination Made Easy

January 15, 2014, 11:00 AM PST
Hosted by: Jeremy Peters

In this webcast we will explore traditional Revit and Navisworks Clash workflows followed by a more efficient streamlined approach.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Not your typical webinars


Summit Technologies and Summit BIM Consultants have developed a series of webcasts focused on some of the more challenging areas of Revit and Intelligent Building Modeling. Everyone in the BIM community is welcome to join us over the next three weeks for the following sessions: