2019 Move Report and Spring Update

Ah, Spring again. And this time I am freshly moved, and to a flat of my own for the first time since I moved to Europe 5+ years ago. Wooo, I feel so grown up! 😉 So, with housing sorted, and long term residency sorted late last year, and new Autodesk stuff to play with, […]

Revit Update clarification to the Autodesk clarification

Autodesk recently released a series of “Security Hotfixes” for Revit, 2017-1029. These hot fixes are required for C4R, but the execution and communication from Autodesk has been horrendous, so I wanted to get some more detailed information out there. This Revit BLOG post has the recent clarification from Autodesk, but it still doesn’t address the […]

Mea Culpa

Back in the spring I posted about Px Tools 3.4 and plans for 4.0, and at the time I really thought 3.4 was close. What I discovered is that I now know a lot more about producing good code than I did a few years ago, but I didn’t know enough about how long that […]

ADSK 2019 & Px Tools 3.4/4.0 update

It’s spring again. The sun is out, Rosé wine is appropriate, and Autodesk has a new batch of “updates” for us. So, a note on what’s coming. Most ADSK 2019 products are available now, so final deployment testing is ongoing, and resource data is being gathered. Recipes will be available no later than these dates, […]

RFO Benchmark v3.1 (for Revit 2016-2018)

TL;DR RFO Benchmark v3.1, for Revit 2016-2018, is now available at RFO! This year brought a lot of changes. Probably too many changes to be honest. And this summer has been my busiest in 10 years on the work front, so the combination was just not ideal for getting a side project done. Some of […]

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 […]

Uninstall Desktop App changes

Update () The plot thickens with regards to Desktop App. Stay tuned for an update, since some of this information will either change slightly or be added to. 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. […]

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 […]