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Explore the Revit App Exchange Visually

Using Tableau Public and import.io I generated the following data visualization for the Revit App Exchange (up to date as of 05/28/2014). It gives you a good way of visualizing the different Revit apps that are out there, their rating, language, file size and more. External link if it is taking a while to load or…

Ribbon headaches after installing Revit 2014

Today we cover something 100% practical. If your firm is in the transition to Revit 2014, you may experience some unpleasant surprises when working with older releases of Revit. The things to look out for are issues where the contextual ribbon doesn’t update or show appropriate tools. A quick and dirty workaround is to minimize…

Don’t recreate… ReCap

Test of a 123d Catch generated point cloud into ReCap Studio A lot of information has come to light since the last post, although ReCap Photo is still not available. First, let’s talk about the two different products. ReCap Studio (a free download desktop application), is included with all Autodesk 2014 Suites, and gives us…

Forget Revit 2014, let’s talk about ReCap

As significant as the improvements to the Revit 2014 platform are, we are surprised to see so little talk about what we think is a much bigger announcement: the availability of ReCap Studio and ReCap Photo. This appears to be a by-product of Autodesk’s acquisition of Alice Labs and perhaps a development from 123d Catch. I…

1.4x more efficient learning

These days everyone is creating videos, about Revit, BIM, the AEC industry, funny pets and dancing kids. Sitting down to watch an hour long+ Autodesk University video is a challenge for most people, so I have begun speeding up videos I watch. I have found that playing lectures at 1.4 times the speed is fast enough that…

Autodesk BIM 360 – BIM Collaboration in the Cloud

Is Horizontal Glue™ a key feature of the next Autodesk BIM 360?  Mysterious videos were posted three or four weeks ago featuring a web-based product called Autodesk BIM 360.  All of the videos have since been removed (*Please see update at end of post). The product shown in them, was a product formerly known as Horizontal…

Render in the cloud

We have blogged about it before but the cloud rendering service, which is a subscription benefit of customers with suites is absolutely amazing. This service essentially offers batch rendering capabilities within Revit as you can quickly select to render all your 3d views. The biggest advantages are: You don’t need to get the latest hardware…

Announcing the Autodesk Cloud and Design Review Mobile

  Design Review Mobile is now available! It is a ground-shaking announcement: the Autodesk Cloud! We have recently seen a shift into a variety of cloud-based services, ranging from the Conceptual Energy Analysis tools and Green Building Studio to the now graduated Project Neon cloud rendering service. The 3GB of cloud storage per seat on…

AutoCAD for Mac. The design tool you know. On the platform you love.

Autodesk recently announced at their exclusive Facecast three new products: AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD WS for Mac, the two latter which are now available exclusively at the App Store. Check out the 2012 computer specs here (not sure if they have been updated or still the 2011 ones). More information about the releases…

REM: Rapid Energy Modeling

Image via Wikipedia Many cities have recently passed legislation to mandate the release of energy consumption information of buildings. Their goal is to have something similar to a food label, miles per gallon equivalent or energy star rating that functions as an incentive for building owners to perform energy upgrades to attract tenants and buyers.…

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