Thursday, December 31, 2020

A Year in Review, plus Top 2020 Posts on BIM Chapters

As this crazy year comes to a close I thought I would write a short post on the year that was 2020, the top ten posts, and mention a few of my favorites...

Before the top 10, here are a few of my personal favorites:

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Off Topic - A Week Off and a Day of Photography

I am super grateful that Lake|Flato gave everyone the week off, this week.

And, like any good television show, what do you do on one of your days off, but spend it with a co-worker:) Today's post is about a day of photography with Steven Campbell.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Autodesk Expert Elite 'Social Butterfly' Award:)

This past Autodesk University, I found out I won an award within the Autodesk Expert Elite program... as a social media standout:) A quick share on that in today's post.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Happy Holidays from Lake|Flato

Lake|Flato sent out an annual holiday greeting this week, which I thought I would share here as well!

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Monday, December 21, 2020

New Dynamo and Grasshopper Book for Revit by Marcello Sgambelluri

My friend Marcello Sgambelluri just published a book, Dynamo and Grasshopper for Revit. I bought a copy, and just received it in the mail over the weekend! Learn about this new book in today's post.

A great gift idea for an architect, building engineer, or designers!

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Yulio Supports 360 Video

Yulio now supports 360 video... today's post is about that and includes a sample of Lake|Flato's office in San Antonio, Texas.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Content Management - Hive by CTC Software

I recently had the opportunity to write an Autodesk University 2020 sponsored article on content management in AEC for CTC Software. Today's post talks about that and a little on my history with CTC Software.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Enscape Offline Content

Enscape now allows their assets to be saved offline, which speeds up the preview display significantly. Today's post shows you how this is done, and what the cons are.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

My Online Courses - Lighting, Energy, MEP, Visualization

Keen on learning something new to close out a crazy year? Or, perhaps you are looking for a professional development item to add to your annual goals for next year?

I have four reasonably priced online courses you can start working on right away!
  • Lighting analysis ($120 ea)
  • Energy Optimization ($99)
  • MEP for Remodels and Alternates ($99)
  • Visualization using Revit and Enscape ($99)

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Calculating Light Levels for LED Strip Lights in ElumTools

The use of LED strip lights, or light tape, have come a long way in recent years, and can often provide primary lighting that may need to be calculated. Today's post shows how this can be accomplished with the professional lighting add-in for Revit called ElumTools. I will show how accurate calculations can be achieved with, and without, manufacturer provided photometry.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Enscape Blog Post - Shaping a New Future with Real-Time Visualization

My latest Enscape blog post is live! Lean about it in today's post.
The future has challenges but with great minds and tools we can overcome them. The entire architectural eco-system, from client, to architect, to engineers, to contractors and manufacturers, must continue to build knowledge, leverage tools, and be leaders in change if we hope to move the needle on important issues such as climate change and urbanization, just two of many that could be discussed. 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Autodesk Revit November 2020 Roadmap Update

Autodesk updated their public roadmap, showing what they are working on for Revit. This update also includes a new Trello board, which I am slightly confused about. Todays posts is about that and how to get involved in their beta program.

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