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New in Revit 2015 R2

These features have just been released today to subscription customers (features via Autodesk Revit 2015 help updates): Architectural Enhancements Dynamo: Encode design intent with visual scripting that leverages the Revit API to enhance and extend model behavior. Solon Integration: Personalize the building performance analysis experience in Revit by defining a dashboard with charts and results...

Advanced Computational Design with Dynamo and Revit – Youtube Playlist

This is a videos series for Advanced Computational Design for BIM. Unit 1: Revit Element Modification Unit 2: Revit Element Creation Unit 3: Non-Dynamo Created Elements referenced in the Graph Unit 4: Import/Export Unit 5: Simple Analysis Unit 6: Advanced Analysis Unit 7: Scripting

Revit Credit Manager for LEED

The Revit Credit Manager for LEED will allow you to automate calculations for your LEED Daylighting and Views IEQ 8.1 (Daylight Option 1 Simulation and Option 2 Prescriptive) and IEQ8.2 (Views) credits as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Autodesk Revit 2014 software. Go to the Autodesk Feedback Community to find out more...
Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy v1.3 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov As all of you know, Simergy is a BIM/BEM application that dramatically reduces the time and complexity required to use DOE’s whole-building energy modeling and performance simulation engine — EnergyPlus. Simergy was designed and developed to meet the advanced building...

Gehry Technologies BIM Platform bought by SketchUp Owner Trimble

Trimble and Frank Gehry announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. As part of the alliance, Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies, the software and consulting services business that has been instrumental in delivering Frank Gehry’s visionary...
Project Skyscraper: Autodesk 360 Cloud-Based Collaboration for Revit

Project Skyscraper: Autodesk 360 Cloud-Based Collaboration for Revit

Autodesk recently unveiled Project Skyscraper, a technology preview for Autodesk Revit that will allow the entire project team to collaborate in the cloud using Autodesk 360. Project Skyscraper will help firms avoid the costly IT set-up and management associated with most available collaboration solutions. With collaborative workflows across teams spanning different firms and locations becoming...

VE2014 Feature Pack 1 Available Now

Here is the download link: http://www.iesve.com/software/download New Features Summary New California Building Regulations Title 24 Compliance Tool IESVE is the first commercial software to be officially approved for commercial building compliance with the new California Building Regulations, Title 24. Our software provides an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the non-residential provisions of...
BIM Content Management in the Cloud

BIM Content Management in the Cloud

I just came across this fascinating cloud based content library for Revit and Sketchup. It also offers an affordable price of $12 per user right now. Some of the highlights are: Automatic RFA versioning Batch meta tag Search keywords / meta tags Upload your entire library with a single upload User Groups (by project or...

Athena released new guide to Life-Cycle Assessment

Four green building programs now have incentives for designers to use LCA to minimize the embodied environmental footprint of new construction. At first glance, the LCA provisions in LEED®, Green Globes®, the IgCC and CALGreen may seem complicated and difficult to achieve. To address this concern, the Athena Institute has released a new guide that...
Perkins+Will Conducts Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

Perkins+Will Conducts Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

The Perkins+Will research team of Kathy Wardle, Rebecca Holt, and Jana Foit undertook a survey of 10 international tall wood buildings for Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) and the Bi National Softwood Lumber Council (BNSLC). FII and BNSLC believe that collaborating with global leaders in taller wood construction to share experiences and information may help to...
LCA Tool Athena Impact Estimator Updated to Version 5

LCA Tool Athena Impact Estimator Updated to Version 5

The Impact Estimator is a free and compliant whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software for architects and designers seeking the Whole Building LCA credits in LEEDv4, Green Globes, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the California Green Building Standard Code (CALGreen). Requiring no special expertise to use, the software allows construction industry professionals...

Programming and Space Planning Workflows with Revit and Other Tools

Revit Occupancy Schedules from Beginning to End Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Inc. Learn how to create an occupancy schedule based on the current International Building Code. This topic includes how to create a custom schedule that automatically calculates the amount of occupants required in a space based on Revit Area Plans (rooms are very similar),...