For those of you who have not yet read Harry Mattison’s Boost your BIM blog, and you want to find new and creative ways to be more productive using Revit through the API (application programming interface), get going! The blog started in December and has a lot of really juicy stuff, if your interested in… Read More


Do we really need Revit Standards for the firm that are paper-based doorstops? Will anyone read them? Usually, no. Most of us only have the patience for digesting spoonfuls of information at a time. “The best thing about standards… is that there are so many to choose from.” What’s wrong with the traditional BIM Standards… Read More

Like the popcorn and beer concessions guy in a ballpark, I loudly announce the availability of your favorite Autodesk products for the (FY) 2012 season. It will come to you quickly when you use the download manager option. Pass your money down the aisle, please. Can’t yet see them in your geography or subscription center?… Read More

Too much news today to wade through… here’s a good recap of what’s coming in Revit 2012. Thanks to David Light for such an in-depth look. Revit: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012.… Read More

David Light elegantly demystifies how to create 12 different primitive forms in the Revit Conceptual Massing tools. Uncomfortable with the massing tools? Not found them useful? Dont’ think they are powerful? Anxious about getting started? Let it all melt away… then get cracking, ’cause we have conceptual energy analysis coming up in the next post. It… Read More

Why so quiet? What’s going on with the blog? I’ve heard lot’s of this in the more than six months since I last posted. It’s nice to know faithful readers care. Besides being very busy at NBBJ, I’ve been a part of a team working on a project that was in the works since December… Read More

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.  – Zig Zigler Every once in a while we need some inspiration to take action. Plan, Prepare, Expect. A simple formula. Unfortunately, most people who begin using Revit expect success, while simultaneously skipping those… Read More

Ok… parametric geometry modeling is everywhere these days. Here’s another blog worthy of your attention. The Proving Ground The post on Grasshopper and the Revit API: importing points into a Conceptual Mass is brilliant. More please! The Proving Ground by Nathan Miller: Streaming Grasshopper Points into a Revit Conceptual Mass.… Read More

Revit has some embedded videos in the help system. The first time you discover these, it feels like you’ve discovered an unopened gift. As the excitement builds, you click on the link to play the video lesson. If you are on a 64 bit version of Windows, you will be caught in an endless ritualistic… Read More

A couple of critical Hotfixes for Revit have been released today and last week. I would have posted about the first earlier, but Autodesk University as well as more frequent Twitter activity sapped all my blogging powers. Do a quick search for #AU2009 on Twitter… So, I must recharge my batteries now and prepare a… Read More