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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Project Spark writeup from Labs

Straight from AutoDesk Labs:

Project Spark: too little? too much?

Project Spark is a free technology preview of a simplified 3D building information modeling (BIM) solution. The purpose of the technology preview is to validate the statement:
    Using Project Spark, building professionals can create designs efficiently with real-world building objects, produce more reliable documentation faster, and share files with consultants using Revit or AutoCAD-based products.
You can learn more about Project Spark at:
Project Spark on Autodesk Labs
The differences between Project Spark and Autodesk Revit include:
Based on this list:
  • Is there a need for something like Project Spark?
  • Can non-Revit building professionals easily work with the user interface?
  • Does Project Spark offer the right set of functionality that non-Revit building professionals need? Is it too much functionality? Is it too little?
Please share your thoughts at or the discussion forum. We can't answer these questions without you.
Virtual Goldilocks is alive in the lab,.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More From AU2011 Speaker Aaron Maller

This is/ was the class mentioned in THIS post of mine. Aaron's blog

Revit OpEd: Blog Listing - Revit Focus

From Steve Stafford's blog: Revit OpEd and although I'm not on the list *sniffle* - There is a great list for Revit information - Check it out!

I'm just going to show the list below for speed's sake.....enjoy and THANKS STEVE!!!!

...and add this one right HERE: Revit.King's BIM Coordinator/ Revit Blog  (Andru Bush) Must follow!

Revit Architecture Blogs
a [BIM] New World (Teresa Martin)
A Revit Beginner Blog (Elisa De Dios)
All Things Revit  (Rob Danner)
Arch in 3D (Jason Grant)
Architecture 342 (John Dobbins at SIUC)
Autodesk Revit Building FAQ

Bad Revit
Beyond the Silos (Aaron Vorwerk)
BIMbytes (Grant Doherty)
BIMbyScottC (Scott Chatterton)
BIMUZER (Scott Rosenbloom)
Buildz (Zach Kron - Autodesk) Must follow!

Cad Shack (Todd Shackleford)
CADSoft (various authors)
Club Revit

David Light (UK) Must Follow!
Dimension Hack
Do Revit (Robert Manna) Must Follow!
Do U Revit? (David Baldachinno) Must Follow!

Family Jewels (Autodesk)
Green Revit (Brad Hartnagle / Beau Turner)

HOK BIM Solutions
HOK Brisbane Revit Blog

Initial.AEC Blog
Inside the Factory (Harlan Brumm - Autodesk) Must Follow!
iRevit (Craig Barbieri)
Knowing What You Don't Know (Mike Massey)
Learning Revit (Veng Leong)
Los Angeles Revit User Group

Malleristic Revitation (Aaron Maller) Must Follow!
Marathon Drafting (Parley Burnett)
Meier is Reviting (Bobby Hammond)

openRevit (Alan Jackson)
PKH Lineworks

Revit 24/7 (Cesar Rullier)
Revit Anonymous
Revit Archcenter (Dwane Lindsey)
Revit Architecture India
Revit at Overland Partners
Revit Beginners (David Duarte)
Revit Bimmer

Revit Coaster (Troy Gates)
Revit Detail (Peter McCarthy) Must follow!
Revitdialog (Chris Heinaranta)
Revit Elemental (Chris Senior)
Revit Fix (Brian Renehan)
Revit Futures (Kelly Cone)
Revit Forum (Revit blog)
Revit for Real (Brad Hardin)
Revit Guy

Revit Implementation (Mike Hardy-Brown)
Revit in Motion (Oliver)
Revit in Plain English (Jay Polding) Must follow!
Revit Learning Club (Eric Boehlke)
Revit Job Captain (Daniel Hughes)
Revit Journeyman (Phil & William)
Revit Nightmares (Klaus Munkholm)
Revit Professional (David O'Brien)
Revit OCD (Dustin Goffron)

Revit Ramblings (Sharon)
Revit Randoms (Darryl Store)
Revit Rants (Chris Price)
Revit Rocks! (Daryl Gregoire)
Revit Scratchpad
Revit Sticky Notes (Rahul Shah)
Revit the Frog
Revit Tip of the Day (Carl Gibson)
Revit Today
Revit Tutorials Online (Thomas Deplater)
Revit Trouble Shooter (Gabe Hernandez)
Revit Unplugged (Nikhil Nayak)
Revit UP (David Cohn)
Revit USA (Tony Isenhoff)
Revit Zen (Roger Liucci)
Revitalize(Bruce Gow)
RevitED (Troy Crandell)
Reviteer (Tom Dorner)
Revitize (Nicholas Lyadurai)
Revitlution (Chris Zoog)
Revitology (Oliver Smith)
Revitrove (Ngoc Nguyen)
Revittize (Mathew Miller)

Roger Cusson
RVIT (Jason Kunkel)
Shades of Grey (Andy Milburn)
sloArch (Tim Alatorre)
South Australia RUG (Bill Adams)
Simply Complex (Marcello Sgambelluri) Must follow!

The BIM Leader (Cesar Trevizo)
The Digital (Matt Rumbelow)
The Family Man (Shaun Van Rooyen)
The Low end of the Totem Pole
The Revit Blog (Jim Herndon)
The Revit Clinic (Autodesk) Must follow!
The Revit Kid (Jeffrey Pinheiro) Must follow!
The Revit Life (David Moody)

Under NDA (William Lopez Campo)
Wasatch Front Revit Users Group (Travis)
What Revit Wants (Luke Johnson) Must follow!
What the Bleep is Revit? (SimonGlover)
Your Brain on BIM (Christopher Deel)

Revit Structure Blogs
(German) RevitDE
Bim & Beam (Autodesk)
BIM x WISE (Allan Wise)
Cadd Help (David Harrington)
Luke Warm Coffee (Jeff)
Revit Fox (Mark Fox)
Revit Ninja (Ben May)
Revit Structure (Kevin Sheppard)
Revit Structure Learning Curve (Alan James Wooldridge) Must follow!
Revit Structure Talk (Glenn Jowett)
Revit Waterman (Mike Hacker)
Revit Workflow (Jamie Richardson)
Vida Revit (Luis Navarette)
Structural Analysis and Optimization (Autodesk Robot focused, Massimo Speziani)

Revit MEP Blogs
BIM Works
Duct Duct Pipe (William Wright)
Inside the System (Autodesk) Must follow!
MEP BIM Guru (Phil Pleiss)
MEP CAD Engineer (David Butts)
Open Revit
Revit Anarchy (Brian)
Revit Garage (Jason)
Revit MEP (googlesite)
Revit MEP (Scott Brisk)
Ross Baruzinni (Ken & Derek)
The BIM Bulletin (Jill Bernhardt)

Revit API Blogs
BIM Advent (Steve Germano)
Daren@Work (Daren Thomas)
Revit APP Blog (Bruce)
Rod Howarth
Revit Programing (Ed Pitt)
Bolt out of the Red (Guy Robinson)
CAD App Development (Matt Mason)
The Building Coder (Jeremy Tammik) Must follow!
Revitnet (Don Rudder)
BIMapps about 3rd Party Applications (Emile Kfouri - Autodesk)
BIM Advent (Steve Germano)

and how about an addition for
Revit & Civil 3D Blogs
 Bridgemodeler Civil 3D Revit and Navisworks (Daniel Gijsbers)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Great Post by Zach Kron - Parametric Patterns XII: Reporter

Parametric Patterns XII: Reporter

As always, another great post from Zach over at buildz...check it out!!



“Re-present (abstract or transform) information from a model.”

.........."one can also create family based geometry in such a way that it can add another layer of information to a model, drawing out more information than would otherwise be there. "....