Flux.io is shutting down on March 31, 2018

Now it’s official: Flux.io, the cloud platform which helps architects, engineers, designers and other AEC professionals seamlessly transfer building data is shutting down. These are the sad news for many of us, especially those who have built up their workflows upon the Flux platform. The current Flux products (both platform and applications) will be shut…

Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Roadmap updated

Autodesk has recently published Advance Steel product plans at BIM and Beam blog. Below you can see all of the planned and delivered improvements: Features and workflow enhancements: Quality improvements: If you’re an active Advance Steel user, and would like to influence developer plans, head over to the Advance Steel Ideas forum to post your suggestions.

Sneak peek into Dynamo 2.0

It’s been a while since the last “major” Dynamo update (Dynamo 1.0 was released way back in 2016). And if you are tired waiting for something new, you can download and install one of the latest Dynamo 2.0 daily builds from the Dynamo development builds webpage. Starting from this year’s daily builds, Dynamo team has changed…

Revit RFO benchmark fails with journal error on localized Revit installs

Revit Forum’s RFO benchmark is a super handy (and possibly the only one) tool to measure Revit performance on different machines. The most recent version is 3.1 and it can be downloaded after logging in to the RevitForum (RFO benchmark v3.1). This tool is based on the Windows PowerShell script which uses Revit journal files…

Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certification Retirement

Today is the last day to finish your Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Course and earn the certificate before the entire course gets retired. If you are currently enrolled in the course, you’ll have time until December 15th, 2017 to finish it. Any non-completed courses will be de-activated together with the training portal after December 15th, 2017. But…

Continuous orbit in Navisworks

This tip shows how to present Navisworks model in a merry-go-round style. Open Navisworks menu (the “N” application button) > Options: In options menu, open “Interface” > “Display” sublist and select “Navigation Bar” item. Make sure the “Use classic Constrained Orbit (Turntable)” option is checked, then click “OK” to close Options menu. While in 3D…

Revit 2017.2.3 update is now available

This update contains an update to the FBX SDK and provides a number of security improvements related to processing FBX, DAE, 3DS, and DXF format files. It also brings a number of bug fixes, which could be found at the release notes page. For Revit 2017.2.3 update instructions visit readme page. Update is available to…

Navisworks 2018.2.1 update is now available

Navisworks 2018.2.1 update (available via the Autodesk Desktop App) comes with the following list of bug fixes and improvements: Enhancements • LMV users will now see a clear error message when the Navisworks extractor fails • In Recap, a viewpoint is saved at the origin of each scan • Navisworks now supports the ability to…

How to sort Navisworks selection tree?

Navisworks interface is somewhat overwhelmed with features and buttons. That’s why some really useful things like sorting become overlooked for years. So here is how you can make your Navis tree look cleaner: Open an *.NWF file with unsorted selection tree, select the ‘Standard’ option from the drop-down list. Then right-click on any item in…

Autodesk Revit roadmap updated

Now that the fall has come, it’s time to check out an updated Revit roadmap, which highlights the future of Revit. There’s a lot of cool stuff in there, so go ahead and see this article at Autodesk blogs

Revit railing enhancements with Dynamo

Lately I’ve been working on some Revit railing enhancements. This is still work in progress, but some of the Dynamo nodes are already available online in my updated Zhukoven.com (rev.2017.8.17) package. Below you can see available railing Dynamo nodes (please note that currently all of these nodes support only one railing instance at a time):…

Dynamo deletes previously placed elements after each run – workaround

If you need to iteratively place multiple Revit elements with Dynamo, like these stadium chairs, then you are in trouble. The problem comes from element binding – a Dynamo feature which preserves the link between DesignScript and Revit elements during the current Dynamo session. This is how Dynamo works by design, preventing your model from an…