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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


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


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


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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


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


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For quite a while now, I’ve been considering having some guest posts on the blog to help liven up the conversation and add some new perspectives. I was contacted by Elijah recently and after reading other examples of his work on The Iterative, I thought it would be great to give this aspiring student a… Read More


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I have a bunch of posts related to the Revit Technology Conference North America (RTCNA) in draft. I thought it was time to get one of them out there for you. RTCNA was held in Schaumburg, Illinois a week ago. While it was near Chicago, it certainly wasn’t an easy trip from one to the other.… Read More


Over the weekend, I was very surprised to see the Autodesk Application Manager pop up. Yes, Revit 2015 was found to have a vulnerability to Heartbleed. — Who names these things anyway? I want that job. — Given the internet connectedness of things and how we use our design software tools these days, this was bound to happen.… Read More


Windows 8.1 is finally supported. While I still haven’t been able to install Revit 2014, or Vasari Beta 3, Revit 2015 is officially supported on Windows 8.1. With previous versions, you get the following error (I’m currently testing Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Parallels Virtual Machine).  So, good news if you plan to upgrade your… Read More


Many of my colleagues have recently expressed concern regarding the future of Revit. It’s not a terribly difficult observation to make; from the end-user perspective, Revit (the client application) has shown a reduced pace in the development of new features. Yes, there’s seemingly been for a number of years the long list of requests for better… Read More