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  • Beyond Design

    BIM 360 and Navisworks models in AutoCAD – you can now snap to!
    Published. April 28, 2015

    When you think back to the BIM 360 and Navisworks underlay in AutoCAD 2016 post in the middle of April (8 whole days ago), you’ll remember I was quite excited. It represents a change in dynamics in the way a project is put together. Designers and engineers are more closely……

  • Beyond Design

    BIM 360 and Navisworks models in AutoCAD – you can now snap to!
    Published. April 28, 2015

    When you think back to the BIM 360 and Navisworks underlay in AutoCAD 2016 post in the middle of April (8 whole days ago), you’ll remember I was quite excited. It represents a change in dynamics in the way a project is put together. Designers and engineers are more closely……

  • Building Performance Analysis

    Don’t Forget to Register: NEW Energy Analysis Features in Revit 2016 Webinar
    Published. April 28, 2015

    This week on Thursday we will be hosting a FREE webinar on the new Revit 2016 Energy Analysis features. During the webinar Autodesk Senior Product Manager Ian Molloy will provide live demonstrations of the tools and how they work with the existing Revit Energy Analysis workflow. Thursday, April 30th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Register here. Webinar attendees will receive 1 AIA LU. Get your hands on Revit 2016 today. Related articles Free Webinar! Learn about the NEW Energy Analysis Features in Revit…

  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Webinaire gratuit – quelles nouveautés pour Robot Structural Analysis 2016 ?
    Published. April 28, 2015

    Autodesk organise un webinaire dédié aux nouveautés de Robot Structural Analysis 2016. Ce webinaire sera délivré en français par Stéphane Balmain, un des experts du produit. Il aura lieu le mardi 12 mai 2015 de 10h00 à 11h00. Pour assister à ce webinaire, vous pouvez vous inscrire ici :…

  • It is Alive in the Lab

    POV Dispatch: It’s Not the “Back Office,” or even the “Front Lobby” – It’s the Whole House
    Published. April 28, 2015

    The POV Dispatch is our Autodesk internal newsletter, published monthly, where we discuss the big ideas that are important to us and our customers. It is published by our Corporate Strategy & Engagement team of which Autodesk Labs is a……

  • AEC DevBlog

    BIM 360 Glue API – Use cURL or PostMan to login and list projects
    Published. April 28, 2015

    ???? By Aaron Lu BIM 360 Glue API Before developin……

  • AEC DevBlog

    BIM 360 Glue API – Use cURL or PostMan to login and list projects
    Published. April 28, 2015

    ???? By Aaron Lu BIM 360 Glue API Before developin……

  • Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. April 28, 2015

    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

    Autodesk Answer Days kick off with AutoCAD on May 7th
    Published. April 27, 2015

    Autodesk is running a series of “Answer Days”, where you can get answers to your product questions directly – and hopefully in real-time – from Autodesk’s development and support teams. The first is for AutoCAD and will run from 6am……

  • The Building Coder

    Add-in Migration to Revit 2016 and Updated Wizards
    Published. April 27, 2015

    I updated my Visual Studio Revit C# and VB add-in wizards for Revit 2016. Before presenting them, a quick important note on how to approach resolving issues that you may encounter migrating your existing add-ins: Please read What’s New in……

  • Line//Shape//Space

    Make Your Own Rules With Generative Architecture
    Published. April 27, 2015

    For thousands of years, builders’ and architects’ visions were confined not by their imaginations, but by their very own hands—and what they could depict. It’s easy to draw a line because all you need is a straightedge. Ditto for a circle because all you need is a compass. But from there, things start to get […] The post Make Your Own Rules With Generative Architecture appeared first on LINE//SHAPE//SPACE….

  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD 2016: XRef Enhancements
    Published. April 24, 2015

    In AutoCAD 2016 you can now control the display of layers for objects in xref drawings that were not set to “ByLayer,” for layer property updates in the host drawing. A new system variable, XREFOVERRIDE, enables you to control the……

  • Autodesk 360

    Here’s Why I A360: Calvin Domenico – DGF Technologies
    Published. April 23, 2015

    Learn how Calvin Domenico, President of an engineering consulting firm, uses A360 Team to share and control access to project designs….

  • Autodesk University

    Bring it—the AU 2015 Call for Proposals is now open
    Published. April 22, 2015

    Ring the bell. Sound the alarm. Let the trumpets ring. It. Is. On. That’s right, the AU 2015 Call for Proposals is officially open, and we want to hear from you. Each year Autodesk University brings together experts from around……

  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Practice of DevOps with AWS CodeDeploy – part 1
    Published. April 22, 2015

    By Daniel Du As a practice of DevOps, I have been investigating the auto-deployment mechanism, and the AWS CodeDeploy service draws my attention, it supports deploying from GitHub repository as well. In this post and following I will sharing what I learned. Create an IAM Role for CodeDeploy Firstly, I……

  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    City Spotlight: Mexico City
    Published. April 19, 2015

    Welcome to sunny Mexico City! Truly a city that never sleeps, Mexico City is constantly evolving. The sheer sprawl of this city can be daunting, but for such a large city, there are plenty of architectural gems to focus on. Some of our favorites……

  • REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    NBS National BIM Report 2015
    Published. April 17, 2015

    The fifth NBS National BIM Report – the industry’s most comprehensive report on BIM – looks at how UK building design professionals are adapting to the use of BIM.With just months to go until the mandated use of Level 2 BIM on public sector projects in 2016 this year’s report acts as an essential barometer for the construction industry’s readiness.Essential reading for those adopting – or considering adopting – BIM and available completely free to download. Download…

  • Beyond the Silos

    Revit OpEd: Justifying a Revit Manager
    Published. April 10, 2015

    Can you help your firm justify a Revit Manager?Yes, specifically a Revit Manager…not necessarily a BIM Manager, or even a Design Technology Manager.Steve Stafford makes a compelling argument in his latest post:  Revit OpEd: Justifying a Revit Manager.Your thoughts?…

  • The Revit Clinic

    Alert! Action required to prevent service interruptions for Autodesk Desktop Subscription customers
    Published. March 31, 2015

    Today, Autodesk will perform an upgrade to a security protocol that will enhance our ability to provide secure access to Desktop Subscription software. The upgrade is in response to published information describing a vulnerability in SSL 3.0, a communication protocol……

  • HOK BIM Solutions

    Ensuring your families ‘make the Cut’!
    Published. March 20, 2015

    We all know family creation can be a tedious art, especially when you need an element (i.s. an under-mount sink) to cut into another object (i.e. a counter top), so here’s a friendly reminder about how to set this up correctly:In your family:1. Ensure “Cut with voids when loaded”2. Model the void extrusion(s) you need to cut the adjacent elements in the project3. Load the family into your projectIn the project:4. select the element5. Use the Cut tool (under Modify tab) and then1st select the element…

  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    Attention All 3D Model Creators and Vendors…for Revit Users – Stop making my life a pain…
    Published. March 19, 2015

    OK, it’s time for a quick soapbox post.First up, to all the manufacturers that are making content for us pain-in-the-rear Revit users. We’re a whiny bunch, especially when we want our models to closely represent real world conditions.For the most part, your stuff is good. The end of line guys – making the equipment, the targets and sources…We don’t need every nut, bolt and clip, so when you put a preliminary model together, you can leave all that stuff out. I’m going to take it out of the model…

  • iRevit

    Digital Tutors – Utilize Revit’s tools to maximize your DESIGN WORKFLOWS
    Published. March 18, 2015

    The latest lesson on Digital Tutors was just released. Digital Tutors is a great resource for professionals looking to learn a new tool or improve on their current skill-set.In this series of Revit tutorials, I show you how to create several design options for an office lobby, explore the creation and use of Revit’s materials, and render a walk-through to understand the space.I show you how to create and use specific design options to optimize your design workflow, as well as discuss the material…

  • Revit +

    Seminário Online no MundoGeo
    Published. March 4, 2015

    Neste webinar ao vivo que vai acontecer em 10-Março, Pedro Soethe, Especialista Técnico da Autodesk em Engenharia e Infraestrutura, mostrará algumas das soluções Autodesk para projetos de Rodovias e Ferrovias. Inscreva-se no site do MundoGeo, clicando na imagem…

  • Revit Beginners

    Independence for Elevation Marks Everywhere
    Published. January 7, 2015

    This was a nice way to start off my New Year.Let’s say you have a water closet. The interior elevation mark fits fine in a 1/2″ scale enlarged plan, but on a 1/4″ plan the mark obscures the room.  So, on the 1/4″ plan, you move the interior elevation mark outside of the room and use a simple leader to indicate that that mark references that water closet (image below). Now you go back to your 1/2″ plan and discover that when you moved the elevation mark in one view it…

  • Buildz

    Rhino to Revit with Rhynamo and Dynamo
    Published. December 23, 2014

    Passing Rhino data to Revit can be a challenge.  I hear lots of stories from folks who have started a project in Rhino and need to migrate the design into a Revit for a more developed building description, and find a number of problems including, but not limited to:  clunky giant SAT imports, cumbersome model rebuild, difficulty with late changes, etc.   There is a four part series that the most excellent Joe Kendsersky wrote here a few years ago that has been pretty effective for…

  • 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…

  • The BIM Bulletin

    Tempat Kuliner Khas Jogja Terbaru
    Published. October 30, 2014

    In selecting SEO blogging code, there ar some things that you just have to be compelled to check:The first is to visualize the Meta knowledge. As mentioned earlier, you need to select applicable key-phrase or keywords. By doing therefore, you’ll be able to attract more traffic. Cupuwatu Resto Tempat Kuliner Meta knowledge are going to be born-again into tags. Separate pages ar created by ping services for each tag. The pages ar indexed by the main search engines and your web log posts are going to…

  • Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    When the perception is wrong
    Published. October 9, 2014

    I watched with interest a few months back around what was perceived to be a clique when referring to the hashtag #ukbimcrew. The discussion got a little heated, so it came as a bit of a surprise to me (as there are typically not secret agendas) that there was a similar perception with the London Revit User Group. Just for clarity, the group is run by a number of passionate Revit enthusiasts & we don’t always get it right. It’s what I do in my spare time, when I have some & I will still call myself…

  • Inside the Factory

    Revit 2015 R2 + Site Designer Extension for Revit 2015
    Published. September 19, 2014

    Hi everyone. As the Autodesk Marketing MachineTM has probably already informed you, we released a couple of things this week. Here’s a collection of links to catch up on what people are saying so far… Media coverage Revit 2015 R2……

  • (bim)x


    Two Perspectives & One Report on Return on Innovation Investment
    Published. September 11, 2014

    A few years ago, Jonathan Widney and I chaired a BIMForum conference on ROI2 (Return on Innovation Investment). We really wanted a conference with answers: what is the ROI of 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 the BIMForum is my favorite BIM conference and why I adored the recent World Domination Summit.)At this point, I somehow manage to concurrently hold…

  • 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

    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……

  • Inside the System

    Learn about Project Solon Dashboards for Revit through Autodesk Labs
    Published. June 16, 2014

    Now you can personalize the building performance analysis experience in Revit by defining a native Revit dashboard with charts and results that are important to you. The central web-based Solon management environment allows you to create charts and configure dashboards……

  • 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


    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

    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,…

  • CAD Application Development

    CAD Application Development

    Which way am I looking?
    Published. November 24, 2013

    One of the somewhat obscure but interesting features that I had been looking forward to in the Revit 2013 API, I finally got a chance to use recently when updating our Scan To BIM for Revit application.That is – you can finally look at the ViewRange settings for a particular plan view. Now, there are a thousand posts out there about how View Range works, and I think you can also ask a hundred Revit users and get at least 30 different answers. The truth is, there are a LOT of complications to it.From…

  • A Beginner Revit Blog

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


    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

    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

    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

    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….

  • RobiNZ CAD Blog

    Revit Technology Conference Australasia 2013 See you there?
    Published. February 11, 2013

    RTC is coming to Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve just registered and look forward to meeting you there. RTC Australasia 2013 – The ninth Australasian Revit Technology Conference will be held at the Langham Hotel Auckland on 16 – 18……

  • 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. &…

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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!!!

    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…

  • Don’t Think: Do Revit

    Improving your BIM
    Published. February 6, 2013

    So I think the news it out already, but Harry Madison (one of the most talented Revit API developers out there) has started his own blog and consulting business for developing Revit API tools.He has put out a freebie on the Revit Exchange “Image-O-Matic”. Which is a nifty little tool to generate an animation of a parametric family. There are a number of interesting possibilities with this tool, you could make  a cool family such as the one Harry used for his demo. However another interesting…

  • 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

    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….