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Showing posts from February, 2017

WIP - How to keep linked schematic diagrams with 3D model

This is something I'm thinking since long time and finally I've some work in progress.
The idea came from a very useful plugin I've in my army: Parameter linker from RF Tool (

Now with the power of Data-Shapes nodes, some Python and Dynamo player, is very easy to create user interfaces with inputs so, I prepared this small video with my WIP.

As always when ready, I'll share scripts and tutorials!

Autodesk Live and Revit: do you really need 3 clicks to get your model live?

This week I would like to present something not really technical but something that is becoming attractive for most of the clients: VR!
Autodesk as always, is one step ahead all other companies and, couple of months ago, after the official release of Autodesk Stingray, presented a new technology platform Autodesk Live.
This platform is based on the same technology of Autodesk Stingray but is mostly dedicated to Architectural visualization from a Revit model. So, let's try if it really simple as Autodesk says.
Prepare the model After you download and install Autodesk Live, you'll find a new button in Revit addin tab called "Go Live" (first click)
You don't have to prepare the model in such a different way, because Autodesk Live is able to read linked models from you actual revit file and compose everything in a federated live model. Most probably what you'll receive is an alert saying that is model has more than 10.000 elements visible and that performances ca…

BIM Track™ - Model coordination made easy in few clicks

Generally I'm not used to give reviews and presentation about particular software but, this time, I would like to share some personal feedback about this great platform.
Model management When it comes to manage big models, big teams and coordination reviews, you need definitely a platform to track all the changes.  Navisworks is able to manage reports and changes between different stages of the project but, is not able to provide information to each single user directly inside Revit and, of course, is not able to provide a professional cloud platform for Managers to track the progress of models coordination. When first time I faced this problem, I realize that we need a professional environment to manage this workflow and I started to try different ways. First I tried with couple of Dynamo scripts to visualize clash spheres in Revit (based on XML clash reports) combined with Excel Worksheets but this is not very user friendly (at that time we didn't have Dynamo Player!). Then …