Friday, 31 August 2012

Autodesk Web Site Blues......

I may be mistaken but I'm sure you use to be able to get to downloads of Service Packs, Update Releases and Hotfixes etc. via the Service & Support drop down menu along the top picking a product. ....... No more and after a lot and I mean a lot of poking around I have finally found what I'm after and here are the links to help you.

Revit Structure

Revit Architecture

Revit MEP

Just to confuse the web site structure for MEP is not the same as RAC and STR

Autodesk please fix and tidy up your bloody web site and think KISS  ~  Keep It Simple Stupid.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Autodesk 360 Mobile - We're Sorry. We Messed Up.

It's just a little bit of history repeating itself........ found in my inbox today ;0(    so glad I had not got around to downloading it...

Autodesk 360

You may have recently downloaded the release of the new Autodesk 360 Mobile App. We have seen your reactions and regret we have missed the mark. Our intention with this release was to deliver an improvement to what you had with Design Review Mobile, and we failed.

We apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this has caused you or your teams. We appreciate the feedback we have received from our customers and have documented all of the issues you have reported. We are working extremely hard to resolve them as quickly as possible. Please look out for continued updates as we make improvements to the product. If you would be interested in giving us early feedback or testing the new features before we release please send us a note.

To that end, we have just released an update to the iOS version of Autodesk 360 Mobile, now available on the iTunes app store. This release has resolved the crashing issue found in the previous version.
We thank you for your patience, and are committed to bringing you the best and most useful products and services to help you do your job better. Getting your input about your experiences with our products – good and bad – is extremely valuable to us as we navigate our way through these early phases of building out Autodesk 360.

You will find the latest iOS release of the Autodesk 360 Mobile App on iTunes®. We hope you continue to work with us and appreciate your feedback.
Thank You,
The Autodesk 360 Team

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Autodesks Acquisition of Inforbix

Autodesk Continues Staregic Investment in Product Lifecycle Management with Acquisition of Inforbix
Autodesk, Inc. a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, continued its strategic investment in product lifecycle management (PLM) and has announced it has acquired certain assets of Inforbix, LLC. Inforbix is a software company focused on cloud-based SaaS solutions aimed at increasing the value of product data, productivity, and improved decision making for manufacturing-based companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a part of this acquisition, Autodesk also announced that it appointed Oleg Shilovitsky as Senior Director of PLM and Data Management. Shilovitsky is a co-founder of Inforbix, LLC.

“Oleg Shilovitsky is an established PLM thought leader who brings deep industry experience and a history of innovation to his new role at Autodesk,” said Buzz Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk. “Since the launch of Autodesk PLM 360 last year, we have introduced thousands of new users to the power of cloud-based PLM. We are thrilled to welcome Oleg and under his leadership look forward to continued innovation and driving greater adoption of Autodesk PLM 360.”

Autodesk plans to incorporate Inforbix technology for indexing, search, personalization and data visualization into Autodesk PLM360, which will help to accelerate the vision for the Autodesk 360 cloud services.

Oleg Shilovitsky co-founded Inforbix in 2010 and served as CEO. He was Inforbix’s strategist, technologist, and ideologist and also an author of the PLM Think Tank and Beyond PLM blogs. Prior to Inforbix, Shilovitsky worked for Smart Solutions, SmarTeam, Enovia and Dassault Systems.

Click Here for full posting on the Autodesk Website

Friday, 24 August 2012

Crossrail and Bentley Systems launch UK’s first dedicated Building Information Modelling academy

OK not AutoDesk nor Revit but very intersting in the Bigger UK BIM Picture all the same ......

"Crossrail and Bentley Systems today (22nd August) launched a dedicated Information Academy to provide hands-on training to the Crossrail supply chain on the latest technology and software being used to design and build the new railway including Building Information Modelling (BIM)."

Click here for more information......

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Autodesk 360® Mobile is available

This has just popped into my In-tray.
Autodesk 360

You asked to be the first to know when Autodesk 360® Mobile became available - We're excited to tell you that it's here! Autodesk 360® Mobile is now available for your iOS or Android devices. Update the Design Review Mobile app on your device, or download Autodesk 360® Mobile for iOS on iTunes® or for Android on Google Play.
Autodesk 360® Mobile extends the Autodesk 360® cloud platform to help you streamline and expedite the design process with anywhere, anytime access and robust collaboration tools.
This release has a dramatically different user interface and includes the following functionality:
·         Open and view files stored in your Autodesk 360® account
o    2D and 3D DWG and DWF files
o    Revit® and Navisworks® files
·         Use multi-touch to zoom, pan, and rotate drawings
·         View meta data and other details about elements within your drawing
·         Find tools that help you communicate changes with your collaborators, including an activity feed, a click-to-share feature, and comments by file, sheet or view
We're excited about Autodesk 360® Mobile and look forward to hearing your feedback on it!
Thank You!
The Autodesk 360 Team

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

BIM Regional Hubs Event Series - Dates across the UK

A BIM Focus - BIM Regional Hubs Event Series - Dates across the UK this Autumn, FREE to attend

'A BIM Focus' is a series of regional events across the UK to help launch the BIM Hubs, these workshops will feature presentations from members of the BIM Task Group, who will explain the Government's BIM policy and how you can engage with the new BIM Hubs.

There will be local case studies which will illustrate the experience some organisations have had in implementing BIM, and an opportunity for Q&A with the BIM Task Group members which will enhance the understanding of BIM issues and explain any concerns you may have.

There will also be a chance to network with fellow professionals who also have an interest in understanding BIM and its benefits, as well as a chance to find out more about how the BIM hubs will work in your area with an invitation to be involved and shape its future operation.

 For further information and to book please go to:


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Old works of Art?

Some of my old works of art from the 70's & 80's have come to light whilst clearing out my Mothers house. Croydon Airport where I worked for a year for a computer company, my dog "Ricky" and a painting of the Lake District - Can you tell which one is which?

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

BIM Survey Specification by Plowman Craven

Over recent months Plowman Craven's survey measurement team has completed a number of projects delivering BIM ready 3D models to a variety of clients.
Understandably, the most efficient and successful projects are those where there is clear communication right from the very beginning - a critical requirement which has a major influence on the success of a project undertaken with the BIM process in mind.
In order to create a set of standards and streamline the process, They have developed their own BIM Survey specification to be used in conjunction with any of their future BIM projects.
In the spirit of collaborative working and for the good of the BIM industry they are now sharing this with the BIM community

CLICK HERE to download the document - you will be taken to a page where you can register your details and obtain a login and password to gain access

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Hitch Hikers Guide to BIM July 2012 Edition

JULY 2012 Edition

Is dedicated to the memory of
an outstanding human being

“My Mum”

Shirley Wooldridge
1936 - 2012

Click Here to Download