Friday, May 25, 2018

GDPR Compliance and Validation

Google takes the lead in adding the required statement to comply with the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect today - see German language example below from this blog; BIM Chapters.

Additionally, they told me I need notify my readers if I am doing anything above and beyond what they do via standard Blogger functionality. I can safely say I am not doing anything, nor do I know how, to automatically collect any personal user data for visitors of this blog.

The only thing I see is how many views per post and where it came from; e.g. Google, Facebook, BIM2B, etc... via the Blogger Stats page - example shown below... nothing secret here:)

Thanks for reading...

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Revit 2019.0.1 Hotfix Released

The first update for Revit 2019 is out; hotfix 2019.9.1. Many firms wait until the first update comes out before starting to use a new version... well, here it is!

These used to be called "service packs" and now they are called a "hotfix". In the past, a hotfix was something between service packs that often required manually copying a file into a specific folder. In addition to a hotfix, there are also Updates which include new features.

For example...

2018.0.0 New Release (new file format)
2018.0.1 Hotfix
2018.0.2 Hotfix
2018.1.0 Update (new features added)
2018.1.1 Hotfix
2018.2.0 Update (new features added)
2018.3.0 Update (new features added)
2019.0.0 New Release (new file format)
2019.0.1 Hotfix

In your Autodesk Desktop App, if logged in properly, you should see this update...

Here are the Hotfixes listed in my Autodesk "Manage" online account...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

NBS - National BIM Report 2018

The NBS in the UK has released their latest National BIM Report... worth a read to stay in the loop on all things BIM around the world. The report is 27 pages with several good images and graphs.

On a related note, I see a good related session happened at BILT-ANZ 2018 which is happening right now in Australia! See Tweet posted by Maria Chiozzi (@m_chiozzi).

For more on the BIM report, read on...

Included in this year’s report:
  • An introduction from NBS CEO Richard Waterhouse
  • A warm welcome to Digital Built Britain from David Philp, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director at AECOM
  • Insights into making BIM work internationally from Peter Barker, Partner at Ryder Architecture
  • May Winfield and Sarah Rock explain the idea behind the Winfield Rock Report
  • Even more industry insights, and a summary of the report’s key findings from NBS Head of Research, Analysis and Forecasting Adrian Malleson.

Download the report via this link: click here.

For more information: click here.

The annual NBS National BIM Report is now recognised as one of the industry’s most comprehensive reviews into the use of BIM. In this eighth report, we glean an insight into the achievements and challenges of the industry two years on from the BIM Mandate.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Revit Wall Type Trick - Showing Studs in Walls, Sort Of

A couple years ago at BILT/RTC, I remember talking to Brian Payne about an idea he had to apply apply a stud/framing image to the back side of furring walls. He then posted the example shown to the right, on Twitter (link), two years ago already.

Along those lines, I recently had an idea to hopefully show the studs in a little more realistically. I ran into a few roadblocks but thought I would post the results anyways. Maybe you have some additional ideas to share!

Before getting into the stud graphics, I will share a tip that allows you to disconnect the gypsum board layers from the stud layer. Not ideal for security and acoustic reasons, but it is not uncommon for the studs to extend to the structure above, and the gypsum board layers to stop just above the ceiling. Revit can handle this in the normal wall type as shown in the first image below.

Here is how that is done...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Roast by KieranTimberlake

With the impending commercial release, I would like to offer a review of KieranTimberlake's (KT) product called ROAST. LHB had the opportunity to beta test this new cloud-based Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) delivery tool.

In the big-picture, one creates a survey by selected from canned questions, feeds in...

Friday, May 18, 2018

Going to BILT-NA 2018? Check out Nauman Mysorewala's Session

If you are going to BILT-NA 2018 in St. Louis this year, be sure to check out Nauman Mysorewala's Session... he has some crazy skills when it comes to dealing with problematic Revit files, seriously.

BILT-NA schedule: click here.

Check out this previous post about Nauman: Working With Revit's Journal File.

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A quick post to let everyone now about this updated article over at the Enscape website on lighting and exposure.

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