Friday, March 24, 2017
C# .NET Revit add-in to display a live webcam image on a selected element face using an external event and AVF, the analysis visualisation framework.
The external event polls the webcam for updated images at regular intervals.
Here is RevitWebcam running in Revit 2017:
Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, ADN Open, Autodesk Inc.
There's more information available on GitHub, and on The Building Coder blog.
BIMcollab and Solibri: Optimize your issue management workflow
This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM PDT
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT
BIMcollab provides the best way to manage issues found in the Solibri Model Checker and communicate them to modelers working with Revit, ARCHICAD, TEKLA, etc to solve. This webinar will describe the optimal workflow as well as explaining some more advanced ways of working.
Posted by Tim Grimm at 10:55 AM
Thursday, March 23, 2017
AVAIL is the content agnostic content management solution from ArchVision that features deep Revit integration.
After agreeing to the license terms and conditions, the installation began. Installation took about five minutes.
The AVAIL "Content Browser" that provides in-app support for Revit is a separate download of 5.6 MB. Installation took just a few minutes.
AVAIL installs as a desktop application, and has its own menu item on the Windows Start menu.
New and Improved MagiCloud Version is here
22 March 2017 – Turku, Finland – Progman has announced that Europe’s largest BIM library, MagiCloud, has been updated to include the full product information already available in MagiCAD. The cloud-based MagiCloud includes more than one million BIM models and technical details from 230 manufacturers, used primarily by mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designers. The tool is instrumental in developing a BIM strategy for construction projects.
Some of the latest technical features that will benefit end-users include:
- Improved search function in MagiCloud, helping designers find products more quickly
- Ability to search products from 40 market areas
- Easier downloading of the 3D models, without requiring any installations
- Improved German and Chinese localisations
- Bookmarking, enabling users to gain quick access to their search results via a unique URL, and to share them
MagiCAD for Revit MEP: Common / General Revit Productivity Tools
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 1:30 AM - 2:00 AM PDT
Overview of running index, legend tool, cleanup & deliver, find & replace, sheet manager and the tag tool
Introduction on how to build a user interface for Dynamo. Get more of your team using your scripts.
This video shows a simple example of how to use the XAML tools and build the code to import into Dynamo for use with the player.
The original post may be found on the EvolveLAB website.
Dynamo is brought to you by Autodesk. Dynamo for Revit is free.
This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, and 2015.
There's more information available on the Dynamo website.
Dynamo, Revit, Excel, UI...what a wonderful day!
Today I'll show you two examples of how to use Dynamo to export existing Revit schedules and how to compose a custom schedule on the fly, to be exported to Excel.
Both of them with a very nice graphical user interface thanks to Data-Shapes (https://data-shapes.net/) package.
Let's start from the easier. The idea behind this script is to export a list of existing schedules to an Excel file, creating for each schedule a separate tab.
To be able to complete this script you'll need two packages:
- Data-Shapes for the graphical interfaces
- BimorphNodes to extract schedules data
Randomized Panel Facades in Revit with Dynamo
By John Pierson
We’ve all seen them and admired their awesomeness. Yes, I am talking about random panelized facades. A quick Google search yields some awesome results.
But the question is, how do I make something like this in Revit? Like really in Revit, not a mass, none of that stuff.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
This tool is designed to synchronize the viewport location in the same location in all selected sheets.
This will reduce the time used to manually adjust the viewports inside sheets especially in large project.
Instead of moving it manually, location will be adjusted automatically.
AVAIL for Revit Webinar
Want to know more about AVAIL for Revit? Join us as we walk through the features of AVAIL and how they can make work in Revit faster and easier!
Choose one of three webinar times:
- Thursday 3/23 1:00pm ET
- Tuesday 3/28 4:00 ET
- Thursday 3/30 11:00 ET
Hurry! Webinar spaces are limited to 25 per session!
We have been busy working hard to integrate Collaborate for Revit (C4R) with our RTV Xporter PRO App for Revit. It is our pleasure that we are now able to provide C4R access via the desktop application (only). At this time our Remote Processing (Server) doesn't support C4R but we are working hard to get this functionality added as soon as possible.
The updates are now availible for download from our website and can be found here:
- RTV Xporter Pro 2016 (Build 709) http://www.rtvtools.com/downloads/2016_RTVXporterPro_64B.zip ;and
- RTV Xporter Pro 2017 (Build 740) http://www.rtvtools.com/downloads/2017_RTVXporterPro_64B.zip
The following is a list of new features, updates and fixes included in the above software updates.
Dynamo and Advance Steel Tutorial
Tomislav Golubovic March 6, 2017
Learn how to realize the power of Dynamo for your steel frames in this Dynamo Advance Steel tutorial
Last year we released the new Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel that allows you to drive the geometry and behavior of Advance Steel elements from Dynamo. In this Dynamo Advance Steel tutorial I show users how to make a basic portal frame structure within Dynamo and have Advance Steel model the structure from the script. When the script changes, then the model changes. A bonus is that, when you add a connection to any of the joints, they will adapt if you resize the structure from the nodes inside Dynamo. Learn more by watching the tutorial:
If you haven’t yet downloaded the new Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel, read this post to learn how.
There's more information available on the BIM and Beam blog.
Want to use Revit for visualization? Bad idea, right? Maybe not. There are a whole host of visualization features that augment the beauty of the Revit rendering and visualization capability. Check out this video as we show you how to make your Revit visualization look amazing.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
What’s New: Connecting Design and Detailing for Structures
Register for the March 30 Webcast
Join Autodesk and Martin & Martin as they reveal the latest features of Revit and Advance Steel 2018 for structures. During this webcast, you will learn:
- How the latest features in Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 will help enhance your BIM-enabled structural detailing process
- The benefits of a connected workflow between Revit and Advance Steel, and a preview of their improved interoperability
- Understand how those benefits play out in a real-world example with Martin/ Martin
- We promise not to use Power Point! Join this 30-minute session to understand how the new features can benefit your projects and hear best practices from a company implementing the latest technology.