Friday, November 29, 2019

New ArchSmarter Enscape Course + Black Friday Sale = Awesome Fun

Have you been wanting to learn Enscape but don't know where to begin? Or, have staff asking for related learning resources?

Well, I have a great option for you! Today's post covers a new ArchSmarter course I created to help learn and maximize the potential of Enscape; the real-time rendering software for Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners.


  • Videos: 26
  • Time:    3 hours
  • Cost:     $99/person (save 30% per sale mentioned below)

ArchSmarter Black Friday Sale:

  • Save 30% now through Monday
  • At checkout, enter the code THANKS
  • See Michael's email below for more details and additional offerings

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

AIA Minnesota Convention 2019 Recap

The annual Minnesota Conference on Architecture, hosted by the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is now behind us. I was honored to present for a fourth year in a row on efforts I am engaged in here at LHB. Today I will share a recap of that event. Perhaps this post will entice you to attend this prestigious event in the Mid-West next year!
"Minnesota AIA is one of my favorites - more like a national conference than a state conference" Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED AP - Architect, Author, Educator, Speaker

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Revit 2020.2 Update Released - What's New?

While over 12k Autodesk customers where arriving at Autodesk University last week -- in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA -- the Revit 2020.2 update was released. This is another solid list of mid-major-release updates, which spoon feeds new features, along with bug fixes, to subscription customers.

This post will highlight these new features...

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

New Posts Coming Soon, Stay Tuned!

It has been super busy with conferences the past two weeks.

Please watch next week for reflections on the Minnesota AIA Convention and Autodesk University. I will also provide a brief overview of the new features in Revit 2020.2 which was recently released!

Until then, check out who I had lunch with as an Autodesk Expert Elite... Autodesk's CEO Andrew Anagnost.

More on all this next week!

For BIM Chapters updates, follow @DanStine_MN on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn

Check out my video-based  courses on ArchSmarter.

I also write blog posts for Enscape - a new paradigm in rendering, animation and VR for AEC.

Friday, November 15, 2019

My Sessions at Autodesk University Next Week in Las Vegas

I will be participating in two talks next week, while attending Autodesk's flagship conference, Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This post will provide the details, including one short talk that will be live streamed to the world for free! I will also be giving away a few books:)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Enscape Release Today Supports NVIDIA RTX

A quick note to point out the new Enscape build published today now officially supports NVIDIA's RTX technology!

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Monday, November 11, 2019

BIM 360 Design - Specify Worksets in Revit 2020

A quick Revit 2020 tip... since the BIM 360 icon appears to be removed from the Open dialog in Revit 2020, you should know about this tip when needing to Specify worksets during model open...

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

ArchSmarter Webinar - Revit Rendering Makeover by Michael Kilkelly

In this week's Thursday Top 5 email, Michael Kilkelly from ArchSmarter announces a free webinar he is doing next week. Don't get the weekly email? Sign up here:

Here are the details...
I'm hosting a makeover show next week! No, I haven't become a beauty blogger. Instead, we'll be looking at ways you can makeover your Revit renderings. From view selection to lighting to texture images, there's a lot you can do to drastically improve the quality of your renderings. In the workshop, I'll share five ways you can add a little pop and a lot more sizzle to your Revit renderings. The workshop takes place next Thursday, November 14th at 2 pm EST. 
Click here to register for the free workshop.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Minnesota Conference on Architecture - Next Week!

Next week is the annual Minnesota Conference on Architecture hosted by the Minnesota American  Institute of Architects. I am participating in two presentations, and I would like to share the session details with you in today's post...

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Scheduling Revit Content with Images; Type versus Instance

Revit's built-in image parameters allow an image to appear in schedules, once placed on sheets. However, the type parameter, called Type Image, works in an unusual manor...

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Autodesk Account Username for Revit and BIM 360

I recently learned that the username associated with a new Autodesk account does not/cannot match your email address anymore. I found this out when a new user was asking why her Revit username was rather critic, e.g. FirstName.LastName8CMG4.

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