The Bundled Addin Blues: C4R & Dynamo

C4R is quickly becoming the goto solution for inter-firm collaboration, addressing the massive disconnect between Revit Server licensing and, well, the reality of how projects get delivered. However, C4R has been a right mess from an install and management standpoint. The first thing to be aware of is the various relationships and interactions that make […]

Spring 2017 Update

Spring has sprung, so it’s a good time to post a quick update on what is coming in the next few months from Pragmatic Praxis. Revit & the rest of the 2018 products dropped today, so final deployment testing is ongoing, and resource data is being gathered this week. Px Tools recipes and resource downloads […]

Uninstall Desktop App changes

I am not a fan of Autodesk Desktop App (ADA), formerly Autodesk Application Manager (AAM), or as I like to call it; Autodesk Totally Useless Redundant Downloader. It has four major flaws in my mind. It depends on the user being a Local Admin to work. And if your users are local admins, you don’t […]

Dynamo: An Enterprise Proposal

For the last few weeks I have been working on a Pragmatic Rollouts recipe and workflow for installing, customizing and updating Dynamo in a working office, and that process has led to some interesting discoveries and some thinking about how Dynamo can/should work as a production tool, rather than a neat toy. And, as one […]

Done at last!

After a long hard slog, with lots of unexpected twists and turns, Pragmatic Rollouts 3.3.4 is FINALLY available. You will see some bug fixes, some new logging features, and a new ReviseFile task that enables managed Dynamo rollouts, with shared Packages (more on that in a later post, once the Dynamo chapter is done). Under […]

Pragmatic Rollouts update

Over the last year plus I have been working on a Small Firm “flavor” of Pragmatic Rollouts. Something that is more affordable for sole proprietors up to say 10-15 staff. I have never liked the idea of removing functionality just to meet a price point, and I have always wanted both the pricing and functionality […]

The new RFO Benchmarks are here!

Well, after a LOOONG delay, I can finally say the new RFO benchmark V3 is available. If you just want to be about the benchmarking, link at the bottom. But, if you are curious, here’s a little missive about what’s new, and whats changed, and what I learned, and all that jazz. Part of the […]

Status Update June 2016

I am a little overdue for an update, as there is a lot going on. Px Tools 3.4 development is progressing, ADSK 2017 products are getting Package validations, the web site is getting 2017 updates, formatting updates and some new payment options. And I am continuing to chase issues with Windows 10 support. Px Tools […]

RFO Benchmark for 2017

Just wanted to provide a quick update on the new benchmark. It appears that Autodesk is continuing to push performance in new and interesting ways, and for 2017 this means that DWG Export is now GPU accelerated! That’s great news from a “butt dyno” standpoint, but it’s problematic from a benchmarking standpoint. This is because, […]

RFO Benchmark version 2

Wow, what a crazy couple of months, and the blog has taken a back seat because of it. But, finally something new to mention. The RFO Benchmark has been updated, to version 2 and for the 2016 products. This new benchmark is a big improvement over years past in a number of ways. The biggest […]