Friday, February 28, 2020

Digital Built Week - North America 2020 - My Accepted Sessions

After missing the previous two Digital Built Week - North America conferences (2018 and 2019,) I am happy to report I will attending this year in San Diego, California, USA!

Today's post will high light the three sessions I will be presenting. And, just for fun, also include a world map with pins on all the locations I have presented.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Autodesk Begins Transition to Named User Plans

Interesting news from Autodesk today... announcing their intention to switch over to named user accounts. Here is an official link and the contents of an informative email I received today about this new change.

Check out the official link and included the video...

Additional info...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

UofM College of Design Presentation - Lighting Design

Yesterday I had the opportunity to present on lighting design at the University of Minnesota. Today's post will highlight my presentation...

Thanks to LHB for supporting me in these opportunities!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Revit Basics - Schedule Keys

There are a number of ways to utilize a Schedule key in Revit, but today's post will highlight the most basic... which is to manage standard room finishes.

To use a Schedule Key to manage standard room finishes, creating a Schedule and toggling to Schedule Keys as shown in the image below.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

NREL Partnership Strengthens Integration of Analytics and Building Design

The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) posted an article highlighting their partnership with Autodesk around the new Systems Analysis feature in Revit 2020.1. Today's post covers that and related resources on this new feature.

This new feature...
"...allows architects and engineers to make these decisions as well as those related to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system selection and sizing with greater confidence and from a more realistic and quantitative footing."
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Friday, February 7, 2020

Dell Power Manager

A Dell Systems Engineer on the team that supports LHB's account stopped by our office yesterday and shared a few interesting things with us... it wasn't even a sales pitch as we already had access to everything he covered. In today's post I thought I would share the Dell Power Manager installed on Dell systems. It has a couple features I thought were pretty cool.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dunwoody Presentation - Enscape plus Bonus HoloLens 2 Demo

I presented at the Dunwoody School of Architecture in Minneapolis Minnesota yesterday, February 6, 2020. I covered using Enscape with Revit for real-time visualization. I also demo'ed the new Trimble XR10 with Microsoft HoloLens 2 device, letting the students know how augmented reality can be used in architectural design and on the construction site.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

I ♥ Architecture and Interior Design Education

I love teaching, both professionally and academically... I find it very rewarding to share knowledge, as you might guess if you follow this blog. In return I continually learn new things myself, and gain satisfaction from helping others with their professional development. And, as Randy Deutsch exclaimed the other day in this tweet, it is great to receive thanks from students occasionally.

This week and next I will be presenting at the two architecture schools in Minnesota; Dunwoody College of Technology and the University of Minnesota. Today's post is just a quick mention with posts to follow after each event.
Thanks to LHB for supporting education through hiring (paid!) interns, attending career fairs, hosting student visits, and accommodating staff who wish to teach like myself (NDSU), Miguel Proa (Dunwoody), Casey Goldberg (UofM-Duluth).

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Revit 2020.2 Issue

Alert for those using Revit 2020... note that, according to Autodesk, this only affects a small percentage of customers.

Update (2/8/2020): A hotfix is not available for download (378 MB); 2020.2.1 Release notes

Sasha Crotty, Sr. Product Manager, Revit Platform & Services at Autodesk, just posted the following on Twitter:
"Late last week, we reproduced a defect in Revit 2020.2 that can cause families to go missing in models that have been modified in multiple Revit versions. Out of caution we have temporarily removed the 2020.2 updates while we work on a fix. More info coming shortly." Click here to go to tweet
Brian Mackey replied and suggested (which he learned from Aaron Maller, see comments below)...
"If 2020.2 is installed it is recommended that ALL users open the project with Audit."
Update (from Sasha): "Unfortunately this issue is not prevented by opening the model with Audit. However, that does help identify if there are families already missing in the model."

We have the 2020.2 update installed and I am not away of any issues...

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