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  • BIM & BEAM

    BIM & BEAM


    The MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum Joins Forces with AU
    Published. June 18, 2018

    If you’ve been a part of the MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum in the past, you know what a unique event it is—a place to learn how technology is changing the game for those who detail and fabricate MEP and structural systems. What started as 1-day preconference to Autodesk University is about to get bigger and better. The post The MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum Joins Forces with AU appeared first on BIM and Beam....


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space


    One Man, His Machine, and a Mission to Take Kenya’s Manufacturing Jobs to the Next Level
    Published. July 18, 2018

    The Jua Kali of Kenya are craftspeople who, through improvisation and ingenuity, keep the country running. Will adding a simple machine help preserve these vital manufacturing jobs?...


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab


    Autodesk Configurable Microfactory Symposium
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Today's blog post comes from our team at our Technology Center in San Francisco. The Autodesk Pier 9 Technology Center in San Francisco invited a world-class group of manufacturing experts, academics, and leaders in the digital manufacturing industry to the......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface


    Forge DevCon 2018 in Europe
    Published. January 1, 1970

    The Forge DevCon is coming back to Europe, specifically to Darmstadt, Germany (on October 16) ahead of AU Germany (on October 17-18). While the content for AU Germany is presented in the local language, everything at the Forge DevCon will be in English. And it’s free to attend! Registration is now open for the event. There’s a great line-up of speakers delivering a packed agenda, so be sure to sign up soon. If you’re also interested in AU Germany, here’s a video showing a few highlights from...


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder


    Vacation and Multi-Version Revit Add-In Template
    Published. January 1, 1970

    As I already mentioned, I am taking lots of time off in July. This is just a note to let you know I am alive, well and happy, currently in Brassac in Occitanie in southern France, on my way to practice awareness, care and attentiveness in the Buddhist monastery Plum Village near Bordeaux. On the road, I'll just share this quick note from a comment by Zhmayev Yaroslav on multi-targeting Revit versions using TargetFrameworks Multi-Version Revit Add-In Template......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog


    Persistent item ID of Navisworks objects - Update
    Published. July 1, 2018

    By Xiaodong Liang This is an update on Persistent item ID of Navisworks objects: What IDs are available depend on the file format you’re loading into Navisworks. Some file formats don’t have any per objects ids, some have ids but they aren’t stable (edit the file in some unrelated way......


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer


    Notes from the Support System – Revit Lighting Analysis
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk continues to expand its analysis capabilities, with the addition and improvement of the Insight 360 tools, heating and cooling load analysis, lighting analysis and solar analysis. I’ve been seeing more trends of users taking advantage of these tools, but encountering errors that at first glance seem un-explainable. The lighting analysis tools have had a rush of support questions lately, so let’s clear up the air on this tool, and help you get it working for you.First, refer to this document...


  • Don't Think: Do Revit

    Don't Think: Do Revit


    Initial Yard Operation
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Squeezing in one night a week over the last few weeks I've managed to get the new yard operational. All of the track is not laid yet so I still am lack my three storage tracks, but the arrival/departure, run-around, caboose track, engine track and yard lead/throat are all up and running. I took some time last night to do some switching to see how it all played and I was quite pleased. For such a compact yard it seems to work very well. It was also unexpectedly easy and satisfying to use the throttle...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider


    Clouding your Changes
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Ha! I like the theme of this post, it combines ch-ch-ch-changes (aka revisions) with clouds! Revision clouds are a quick and easy way for you to indicate changes on a drawing. Access the Revision Cloud tool from the Annotate ribbon......


  • Beyond the Silos

    Beyond the Silos


    You Made This a Winner, AU 2017 Attendees!
    Published. January 1, 1970

    A few days ago, Autodesk announced the winners of the AU 2017 Speaker Awards.  As I scrolled through the post, I was very pleased to find my name and lab session listed as winner of the Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker award in the Hands-On Lab category.THANK YOU SO MUCH!With a late surge, I had over 70 participants in my lab, "Integrating Structural Design and Analysis: The Basics of a Revit-Robot Structural Analysis Professional Workflow".  And those of you that attended and submitted...


  • 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......


  • 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 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......


  • 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...


  • 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......


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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,......


  • 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......


  • 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...


  • 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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