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  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Cape Town
    Published. January 1, 1970

    We arrived in the Cape on New Year’s Day. Leaving Swellendam we stopped by Robertson to see the house in which my wife’s grandmother grew up. A nice bit of family nostalgia. We then decided to swing by Franschhoek for a quick visit… on the way we passed by the Theewaterskloof Dam: one of the main reservoirs supplying the Cape. It was depressingly empty: the Cape has been suffering a multi-year drought, to the point that they currently have level 6 water restrictions in place. To get to Franschhoek...


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    6 Prosthetic-Technology Breakthroughs That Promise Better Living Through Design
    Published. January 5, 2018

    Welcome to the leading edge of prosthetic technology, where new breakthroughs promise better access to more humane, responsive devices....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco: Cooking Clean Exhibit
    Published. January 1, 1970

    "Come on baby, [bio]lite my fire. Jim Morrison, The Doors, 1967. Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are......


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Bonne Année 2018 et la rétrospective 2017
    Published. January 1, 1970

    L'année 2017 est terminée pour laisser place à l’année 2018 qui j’espère vous apportera santé et réussite dans votre travail. Il est coutume de faire la rétrospective de l’année écoulée et donc vous n’allez pas y échapper. D'abord quelques chiffres sur le blog pour 2017 : 189 articles postés, 325943......


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Magic Number, Magic Automation and Magic Season
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Time to wind down for the year... Here are some last things to share before signing off Magic number for schedule instance bounding box margin Using PostCommand with the Windows Automation API Programmer jokes Season's greetings......


  • Beyond the Silos

    Beyond the Silos

    It's Almost Time for AU!
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Thank you to the 50+ registrants that have already committed to attend my upcoming session!  I'll be reprising a code group steel design workflow between Revit and Robot Structural Analysis Professional (RSA)—with a few updates:BLD125619-L - Integrating Structural Design and Analysis: The Basics of a Revit-Robot Structural Analysis Professional WorkflowWe're now just a few weeks away, so now's the time to sign up if you're on the fence!As we've previously discussed, Revit and RSA...


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Don’t Miss Forge DevCon at AU 2017 Las Vegas
    Published. October 20, 2017

    Have you registered for Forge DevCon at AU 2017 Las Vegas? If you haven’t and planning to come, here are a few pointers to register. (It may not be obvious how to add DevCon afterward.): Register to Forge DevCon through the AU registration page. Combined ticket includes Forge DevCon –......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Don’t Miss Forge DevCon at AU 2017 Las Vegas
    Published. October 20, 2017

    Have you registered for Forge DevCon at AU 2017 Las Vegas? If you haven’t and planning to come, here are a few pointers to register. (It may not be obvious how to add DevCon afterward.): Register to Forge DevCon through the AU registration page. Combined ticket includes Forge DevCon –......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    SmartPlant 3D loaders for Navisworks – Updated!
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide an update for SmartPlant 3D (.vue) file format support in Navisworks. On Friday we published updates to the 2016, 207 plugins and published a new 2018 version of this popular plugin for Navisworks. The update incorporates fixes for some customer reported issues, as well......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    SmartPlant 3D loaders for Navisworks – Updated!
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Hi Everyone, Just wanted to provide an update for SmartPlant 3D (.vue) file format support in Navisworks. On Friday we published updates to the 2016, 207 plugins and published a new 2018 version of this popular plugin for Navisworks. The update incorporates fixes for some customer reported issues, as well......


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    E o Blog "REVIT +" está mudando de plataforma
    Published. January 1, 1970

    A partir de hoje, todas as novas postagens do Blog serão feitas no " MAIS BIM " ou " + BIM ". A Autodesk pediu para padronizarmos todos os blogs oficiais e estamos usando a plataforma do WordPress, então convido vocês para o novo endereço: http://blogs.autodesk.com/mais-bim/ As postagens antigas já......


  • Don't Think: Do Revit

    Don't Think: Do Revit

    I've been working on the railroad....
    Published. September 4, 2017

    Not as much as I wish... Lots of things going in life, but in the last week+ I've found a few moments to put some time in. I was able to rig up some temporary wiring and thanks to the acquisition this summer got a DC locomotive up and running on temporary track. Lorenzo loved it. Sub-roadbed has been cut for the next sections and test fitted (as you'll see in the pics). The other big news was that new LED shop lights went up, you'll not the change in color temperature in the pictures ($15 @...


  • REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    A More LT Version of LT
    Published. July 28, 2017

    Post have been on the thin side on this blog primarily because I don't really have a need for full blown Revit these days populated with lots of information. I'm more into the BM than the BIM for small domestic schemes that I do these days.As and existing Avanquest Software customer I was offered 3D Architect Express version 18 software for £10 usual RRP £25.99 and thought why the hell not, lets have a play and see how user friendly it is. I had a scheme where the...


  • CAD Application Development

    CAD Application Development

    Everybody Lies....
    Published. June 21, 2017

    One of the ongoing themes of the show "House" (a medical drama from a few years back, starring Hugh Laurie as a modern medical Sherlock Holmes) - is that "Everybody Lies". This credo is applied generally to patients, some of whom lie deliberately, and some of whom lie incidentally. In either case, these lies present obstacles and sometimes trainwrecks in the way of getting to the truth...I've recently run into a couple of examples of this with the Revit API. If you've discovered this page, maybe...


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    AU 2017 Proposal Time – and now you can Vote!
    Published. May 25, 2017

    I’ve been a speaker at AU for a long time now (well, about 13 times) and every year it’s challenging to come up with new and updated topics. But this year is a little different – for the first time, you, the user, can vote for the classes you would like to see. So if you have a topic, like learning Dynamo for Revit, understanding how to bring Inventor families into Infraworks, or gain a better understanding to make your AutoCAD documentation look and behave like Revit documentation, then you...


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Cloud rendering maintenance this weekend
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This weekend there is scheduled maintenance for the cloud rendering service on Sunday March 5th 7AM - 8AM PST. During this time, cloud rendering will not be available. The Health Dashboard has been updated with this information and will be......


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    We've Moved
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This blog has now moved to become part of our Forge website. Please change your bookmark to: https://forge.autodesk.com/blog We'll be posting the same types of programming tips and tricks in the new blog - along with additional items, such as events, case studies and Forge product roadmap updates. See you......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    #ILookLikeAnEngineer A360
    Published. August 12, 2015

    The A360 team in Tel Aviv joins women from all over the world in the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign.  ...


  • Inside the Factory

    Inside the Factory

    Inside Live
    Published. November 23, 2016

    At The Factory, we strive to involve customers in shaping our products in many different ways, from interviews, usability testing, Preview Release testing, the recently added Revit Ideas site and something we call Inside the Factory. Inside the Factory Live......


  • Buildz

    Buildz

    Karma
    Published. August 12, 2015

    The Boy and I just sat down to a new project, we're going build a quadcopter, because they're awesome. We thought: let's give ourselves a break, not bite off more than we can chew. Nothing so easy as out-of-the-box stuff, something a little DIY, but we'll steer clear of anything with soldering your own boards or trying to source our own pieces.So we get a kit, choosing among RTF (Ready to FLY), BNF( Bind aNd Fly, essentially just pairing with a controller is needed) and ARF (Almost Ready to Fly)....


  • iRevit

    iRevit

    Converting Wall-based casework to Face-based in Revit
    Published. July 26, 2016

    Recently there was a need for a custom piece of Revit family casework which was inadvertently made using a wall-based family template. I came across this post about switching lighting families from wall hosted to face-based and with a little tweak, made it work for casework.This is how you do it.1. Open up the family you need to convert to face based. Note the "Host" is currently set to "Wall" below.2. Click on the "Family Categories and Parameters" button3. Change the Category type to...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    New AutoCAD... New AutoCAD Blog
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk just announced the release of AutoCAD 2017! Woo hoo! Want to learn more? You won’t find it here. Visit the new and only official AutoCAD Blog for the most current information on AutoCAD! That’s where I’m blogging from now......


  • Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    BDP join forces with Nippon Koei
    Published. January 1, 1970

    In more exciting news, BDP (Building Design Partnership) have been acquired by Japan's largest engineering  consultancy Nippon Koei. More details can be found here.http://www.construction-manager.co.uk/news/japanese-firm-sna1ps-bd7p-102m-gain-technolo3gical/I'm proud to be BDP's customer success manager. Exciting times ahead!...


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    New year. New start. New blog.
    Published. February 3, 2016

    We’re excited to announce we are moving the AU blog to a new platform! As of next week we’ll only be posting on the new blog, so be sure to bookmark it or—better yet—subscribe to our feed and stay up......


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    A New Drafting Experience
    Published. January 18, 2016

    We’ve created a new drafting experience for AutoCAD 360! Many traditional AutoCAD users have voiced their preference for key commands vs. more modern touch techniques, and we are excited to introduce our new keypad that accurately draws lines, polylines and rectangles, available for iPad. Now......


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Introducing Autodesk Insight 360
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Over the past few years, you might have noticed that the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis team has had a fair amount of projects in Autodesk Labs or marked as beta that have been making their way into Revit or FormIt......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    We’ve moved!
    Published. November 17, 2015

    In addition to the release of Insight 360 today, the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog has also migrated to a new platform. Be sure to update your bookmarks and check out blogs.autodesk.com/insight360 to continue to get the latest from the Insight 360 team....


  • RobiNZ CAD Blog

    RobiNZ CAD Blog

    Revit 2016 R2 update
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Revit 2016 R2 brings bunch of enhancements and new features. Haven’t had a chance to play with them yet but from the intro videos ‘draw visible elements’, ‘global parameters’ and ‘enhanced Revit Links’ look the most useful of the improvements. Check these, and 17 other updates, out in this series......


  • The BIM Bulletin

    The BIM Bulletin

    Pengetahuan Dasar Tentang Diesel Engine
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Mungkin paling dapat dipercaya mesin pembakaran pusat di sekitar adalah motor diesel powered. Berbagai bisnis instalasi, mesin diesel powered dimanfaatkan karena memimpin penggerak untuk kelompok usia yang melibatkan kekuasaan dan berkaitan dengan oksigen darurat kompresor. Itu telah sah sebenarnya tahan lama, namun pada dasarnya yang paling penting atribut jenis-jenis mesin dapat menjadi kenyataan mereka bisa mulai dengan panduan cranking. Dengan keluar dari jalan daerah, mesin diesel powered bisa...


  • (bim)x

    (bim)x

    Two Perspectives & One Report on Return on Innovation Investment
    Published. July 25, 2015

    A few years ago, I co-chaired a building industry conference on ROI2 (Return on Innovation Investment). We really wanted a conference with answers: what is the ROI of innovation - specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM)? How do you calculate it? But, like any good conference, I left with more questions than answers. (Which, as an aside, is one of the reasons I adored the recent World Domination Summit.)At this point, I somehow manage to concurrently hold two dueling perspectives on calculating...


  • HOK BIM Solutions

    HOK BIM Solutions

    Propagate Extents for Grids
    Published. July 23, 2015

    An update to an older post...PROBLEM: The Propagate Extents command in Revit for grids does not seem to work. Is it broken?SOLUTION: Don’t waste your time changing grid bubble locations view-by-view!. The Propagate Extents enable to apply a consistent override of grid bubble placement across multiple views in the project.But for this command to work, both the "source" view with the bubble override and the "destination" views should be parallel (i.e., horizontal level views, parallel elevations...


  • Do U Revit?

    Do U Revit?

    Underlay Visibility Issue in Linked Models
    Published. November 26, 2014

    NOTE: This is a re-post from the HOK BIM Solutions blog. Sorry it’s a bit late, playing catch-up! It appears that this problem has been around since Revit 2011 but I have not personally come across it until a few weeks ago. We frequently separate Furniture and Furniture Systems into their own models on certain projects to improve on model performance and general working efficiency. Recently one team member noticed that underlay behavior differed when these element categories were in a linked model...


  • BIM Apps

    BIM Apps

    Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon - Sept 20-21, 2014
    Published. September 9, 2014

    An online event with an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! You are invited to join the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon — a virtual web based hackathon that runs from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday, September 20 to......


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    Add 2D PDF sheets with Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF reader
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Lee talked in a recent post how 2D support is the #1 shocking thing you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks. As the post explains 2D is still widely used, and one of the formats that many of you receive day......


  • Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Phil Bernstein's Blog

    The Best Education?
    Published. June 1, 2014

    After a long blog hiatus, I'm back. I stumbled upon Rory Block's ARCHDAILY exposition on architectural education "Are Ivy League Schools Really Giving the Best Architectural Education" over my Sunday coffee and a few thoughts come to mind. First, disclosures: (1) I have taught professional practice at Yale for a......


  • AutodeskHelp

    AutodeskHelp

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will...
    Published. April 29, 2014

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will continue bringing you the latest and greatest Tips & Tricks, Solutions and Behind the Scenes @ Autodesk features.Our new blog is hosted in the Autodesk Community, which will enable us to bring you more relevant content based on data pulled directly from the Community Product Boards and IdeaStations!Click here and check out the new and improved AutodeskHelp Blog!...


  • Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Frankentech Challenge #4
    Published. April 10, 2014

    If you are a student who enjoys creating new things check out the Autodesk Fusion 360 Frankentech Challenge. Use your creativity and Autodesk Fusion 360 to blend different devices here to create something amazing. In this challenge you have a......


  • Voice of Community

    Voice of Community

    Rituals and Community
    Published. March 14, 2014

    Rituals play a critical role in the major religions of the world, whether it's the Latin incantations and incense of Catholicism, the times of the day and orientation of prayer in Islam, or the dietary rituals of Judaism, they all play a key role in reinforcing who you are why you exist and why you are doing what you are doing. Similarly in community, rituals play a key role in at least two of McMillan's key aspects of commmunity spirit: membership (the feeling that members have of belonging), and...


  • Dances With Elephants

    Dances With Elephants

    Successful Desktop Developers Failing to Make the Transition to Cloud and Mobile – Part 3 of 3: Build It, Validate It, Monetize It
    Published. March 3, 2014

    #1 Build It You need to sit back and envision how you can address long term customer challenges and needs that cloud and mobile technologies are uniquely positioned to help you address. The obvious low hanging fruit is customer needs/challenges that happen away from the desktop. Tools for sales people,......


  • Revit MEP

    Revit MEP

    Using Revit as a Team. Use Same Builds.
    Published. November 21, 2011

    When using Revit on a project, make sure everyone on the team is using not only the same version, (2011, 2012, etc), but the same build number as well.  The build number can be found by clicking on the question mark pull down in the upper right corner, and click the About button…. From there, you’ll see the splash screen of the version, and the build.  The first 4 numbers in the year the build was released, (2010) The next 2 are the month of the release,...


  • A Beginner Revit Blog

    A Beginner Revit Blog

    Revit Clinic Post - 3 Levels of Masking
    Published. December 16, 2010


  • CADDHELP

    CADDHELP

    Autodesk Revit wants you
    Published. June 5, 2013

    It has been too long since I last posted here... I've been busy. It's a good thing in this economy! Anyway, I just got a note about an opening at Autodesk for their Revit program.You are an expert in modeling for construction. You pursued this career path because you are energized by complex problems, passionate about getting the details right, and convinced that technology can shape our environment. You are a designer at heart. You are able to lead and also follow. You want to work collaboratively...


  • openRevit

    openRevit

    Getting Started with C# API for OpenStudio
    Published. April 23, 2013

    I’ll admit I was a bit reluctant to go ahead and learn Ruby just so I could develop on top of OpenStudio and SketchUp. Luckily for me (and for you) the great developers over at NREL have provided C# bindings for OpenStudio application development. Read on! →The post Getting Started with C# API for OpenStudio appeared first on BIM SOURCE....


  • Revit ArchCenter

    Revit ArchCenter

    System Requirements for Revit 2014 Products
    Published. April 11, 2013

    Instead of copy/pasting a giant list of requirements that Autodesk has listed, below is a link to the System Requirements page on Autodesk’s website: System requirements for Autodesk Revit Products Please, please note that Windows XP is NOT listed!!  If you are still using XP (or even Vista, which I rarely run into), you’re going to need to upgrade your OS!  Not to say that Revit 2014 won’t...


  • Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD

    Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD

    Indicating Double Home Runs Correctly in Revit MEP
    Published. March 14, 2013

    Revit MEP will allow you to indicate double home runs when circuiting electrical fixtures.  This can be done by simply dragging a home run arrow from one electrical circuit to a fixture that is on a different circuit. The result will show a double arrow head on the home run and the circuit tag will call out both circuits. Two Single Home RunsDouble Home RunThe one thing that has always bugged me about this is that Revit would also still show the home run arrow head tying the two circuits together....


  • Between the Walls

    Between the Walls

    AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010 Update 2 Released
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Autodesk has released Update 2 for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010. http://bit.ly/d3HfrA & http://bit.ly/9ApjyI...


  • LT Unlimited

    LT Unlimited

    Quick Edit Attributes
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Ever want to just edit an attribute like you would text, without going through a dialog? Guess what? You can! (You knew I wouldn’t ask unless the answer was yes.) To quickly edit one specific attribute, simply hold down CTRL......


  • Connected

    Connected

    All in a Day's Work for the Buzzsaw Activity Log
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I just got this great little tidbit from KBR's Aakanksha Luthra - what a great story! I've personally been in meetings just like this, when it was discovered that somebody was doing a little jiggery-pokery with the facts...it's great to......


  • Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    "Don't Judge Me by my Size - I'm Pretty on the Inside!" (Smart family file quote.)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Hey all - I just got back from Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, and over the 2.5 days there, I spoke to probably 15-20 manufacturers who came by the Autodesk booth - all to ask about BIM content creation. So that's great - way up from a half dozen per expo in years past. I was able let all the folks I spoke with, know about Autodesk's Seek team's cool new Content Services page where any building product manufacturer (BPM) can either get consulting on creating content themselves, or choose to have it made...


  • Easter Island Prokect Diary

    Easter Island Prokect Diary

    Ask the guy who carved them
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Nobody knows who carved the huge stone figures, or why. There are 1000 of them, ranging from 6 feet to more than 30 feet in height. The biggest weighs about 270 tons. All have the same appearance: a long shaped......


  • Classroom Connection

    Classroom Connection

    Animation Academy - Providing Another Pathway...
    Published. February 6, 2013

    If you haven’t read it – you better. By "it" I’m referring to the draft report on Multiple Pathways developed by WestEd. created in response to CA Assembly Bill 2648 (Bass) that “ requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction......


  • The Sustainable Design Toolbox

    The Sustainable Design Toolbox

    Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Blog
    Published. January 21, 2013

    With this blog being mothballed I wanted to mention that you can now find out Building Performance Analysis related information, news, and learning material at the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog run by Emile Kfouri and John Kennedy. Access it here: Building Performance Blog...


  • Jason Grant Blog

    Jason Grant Blog

    The Future of 3D Printing
    Published. April 20, 2012

    Why stop at 3D printing your face or a small representation of a building... why not 3D print an entire house....


  • Bad Revit!!!

    Bad Revit!!!

    a tip about windows schedule cost field
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Welcome to my first blog and my first post!I could start with any kind of tip or article about Revit Architecture... so i'll start with a simple question that a former student asked me today.This is a tip for newbies... but very useful!question:in a window schedule, how can i have a cost per unit field and a total cost field? (assuming i'm not using the "itemize every instance" check box)answer:first step we have to create a window schedule. (the project must have windows!)Now, when you reach the...


  • Revit Tips and Tricks

    Revit Tips and Tricks

    Creating a Quick Trellis in Revit using a Curtain Wall
    Published. February 6, 2013

    1. Start with a rough idea of how big the trellis will be and a rough idea of what the major support structure for the trellis. This might be using parts that are already built in your model or you might need to put in some columns, beams, etc.2. Start sketching the outer boundary of the trellis with a RoofHome > Roof > Roof by Footprint3. Go to the Properties of the Roof and switch the Family to System Family: Sloped Glazing (this is a Curtain Wall used for skylights) and then create a new Type...


  • Bolt Out of the Red

    Bolt Out of the Red

    Compiling and running .NET4.0 Revit commands
    Published. May 31, 2010

    For those of you excited by .NET4.0’s new features and wanting to test Revit commands compiled with .NET4.0, you’re in luck. Before I show you how, a few caveats: I’ve tested this for a few days. While I haven’t run into any unexplained issues , there are areas of new functionality in .NET4 that can cause a bit of a head scratch. Of course this is unsupported so you can try submitting a bug but don’t be surprised if Autodesk just laugh at you. In other words,...


  • REVIT Workflow

    REVIT Workflow

    Let's Try this Again
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Okay, AU2012 is just around the corner which means I try to kick start my blog back up. Hopefully one of these years it sticks and I stay consistant with posting. I certainly have plenty of stuff to talk about which is why I haven't been posting, too BUSY!If you see me at AU give me a jab and tell me to start blogging....



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