Sunday, March 30, 2014

My take on Revit 2015

The cat is out of the Hat

A lot of Revit users will bag the Revit 2015 release for its apparent short list of new features.

I would like to make some comments on the bigger picture…for the folks who think this improvements are very very few.
Yes Revit 2015 looks mainly like a cleanup and prepare for future type of release.
Not many NEW or changed  features but…
Foundation stones are laid for a much better collaboration system
IT will soon be much happier with introduction of better subscription management.
Behind the scenes system changes for better things to come in 2016.
This may not be the upgrade we and you where longing for but, there have been substantial system-changes for future implementation and therefore

my initial impression Upgrading Projects will take longer but performance on BIG projects are again improved.

My thumps-up would go

  • the ability to adjust Family Parameter order so parameters can make much more sense and be grouped
  • Interior will love the ability to use images in schedule fields even though is implementation is maybe only 30% of what it should or hopefully will be
  • IFC Linking and extra schedule parameters for the Model managers  
    Again 30% of what it should or hopefully will be

So where does this leave us...Is Revit development death ?

Well i don't think so some improvements are just not sexy
I did not see any glowing reviews on the Citrix implementation of Revit
although it opens the door for dramatic changes in parallel with nvidia GRID.

Citrix XenDesktop with NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™
HP and Citrix
Amazon Adds Nvidia Grid GPU Instance To EC2 Cloud

Changes like this are big picture changes and rarely get the applause they deserve.
I hang out in lots of Forums i have not seen anyone asking for it...this was foresight.
Or to say it in Henry Fords words.
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

Sean Burke summed it up in a way i would broadly agree with.

Give it a read   is-Revit-dead

An please be kind with the your "autodesk altar boy" flames

Friday, March 14, 2014

Collaboration and Work-sharing with MEP and Structure Consultants

First my appologies for not posting for ever...
There has been just toooooo much going on...
But ...i have been presenting a lot...
So here is a presentation from last weeks WARUG meeting

Collaboration and Work-sharing with MEP and Structure Consultants

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Final BIMforum LOD Specifications released

2013 LOD Specification
A great addition to your BIM Execution Plan
The best LOD reference I know

Expanding the BIM frontier

Autodesk seems to have an increased focus to expand BIM into Infrastructure andConstruction.  
Seems like exiting times ahead.

Point Layout Software
Will be interesting to see how this will perform in real life.
It promises to be a workable solution for set out of geometry and verification of as build models.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monsters of BIM

As you may have noticed I am part of the Band who organises the Bim Day Out

What started as an innocent idea” wouldn’t  it be nice” to have a small BIM event right here in Perth.
The overwhelming response to our innocent idea has taken us all by surprise.
This has become a little BIM Monster that kept on growing.
for a moment we contemplated to change our Event to the “Monsters of BIM
Anyhow we have now an huge selection of who is who in the  BIM Zone and you would hate to miss out.
So if you are a Student, Architect, Builder, Consultant, QS, Specification writer, or sell flowers to construction workers
You know where you should be on the 18th and 19th of July
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rock on Perth 

Is now live

The BIM Day Out celebrates collaboration and difference. Have a great time, socialise, explore, collaborate and learn… move outside comfort zone and experience new things… embrace change Excuse for a party?!… well, yeah maybe.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

RPC's not working in Revit Architecture 2014?

unless you pay….. does not sound like good news…..

In 2014 or later you will need to have a new ArchVision Software License for Revit. The ArchVision Software License will give you access to every RPC ever made. The cost for the node-lock version is $249/year.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Autodesk Updated Terms of Services for the Cloud

There have been lengthy discussions in cyberspace about ownership, safety and many more concerns about the Autodesk Cloud services.
Autodesk seems to have listened and updated their therms of service so mere mortals can understand it.
Somebody seems to get it……don’t let the lawyers go wild.

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