If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, by Randy Deutsch and published by Wiley, please do. Title is a mouthful, and the information very rich to help with decisions, improving design and performance of buildings. There are fantastic stories included for… Read More

I get it, we havent’ talked in a while. We’ve both been busy. So, I just thought I’d ask: how’s it going, Autodesk? Recently, I wrote a review of Revit 2017 for Architect. There’s never really enough room to say everything. Hopefully my top five list as something you’ll be able to sink your teeth… Read More

In the real estate business, the biggest catch phrase of the last 30 years has been “location, location, location”. In the world of BIM and how you assemble teams to work on designing buildings that has also been true. We have always been bound by the limits of our corporate networks or made to jump… Read More

December 1, 2015 – Autodesk Inc, as one of what will likely be several industry announcements at Autodesk University in Las Vegas this week, unveils in a press release the project formerly known as Project Alexandria Technology Preview, Autodesk BIM 360 Docs, “a comprehensive, cloud-based service for the construction industry that provides a virtual workspace… Read More

Today marks an important milestone, Dynamo is now at version 0.9, making it one step closer to mass adoption. Why do I say that? First: The website has undergone a major overhaul. The team has spend a great deal of time modernizing the experience, taking it beyond the typical WordPress theme (something I have to… Read More


Autodesk announced Revit Sunrise this morning. This is a preview release of Revit showing some of the features in development for Architecture, Structure and MEP. Like Revit Sundial last year, this is provided as a way for Autodesk to validate the next release and generate some advanced buzz. Note: Not all of these features are… Read More

The newly announced Tesla Powerwall home battery is purely a luxury item. Surprised? That’s what Telsa does well: introduce a sexy object that only the wealthy will buy. So far it’s worked out well for them and a tiny fraction of the potential customers out there excited about electric cars. They are not Apple, yet.… Read More

Ah.. Springtime. It is such a great time to celebrate new things. This Spring is no different. Snows are melting, trees are blooming, or soon will be. It’s a wonderful time to start something new. Plant garden. Take on a new hobby. Build a Tiny House. One thing I wanted to announce was a new… Read More


I’m amazed that some folks still visit older posts of mine, such as this one on Exploded 3D Drawings from 2009! I’ve decided to end my account on due to the incredible amount of spam and no way to filter for ‘humans’. So, as much as I like using Camtasia and Jing to capture video,… Read More

Realizing that this Autodesk university is a special milestone for me. It will be my tenth conference. I started attending these in 2004, missing only one in 2006 – oddly, the years I joined Autodesk. Since then, many new things have happened in my work and home life. Today, I would like to share with… Read More