Autodesk Icons fix

Once again, Autodesk has provided a new year’s worth of program updates, without addressing the icons. That’s five years running of basically the same icons year after year. It’s a real problem for those offices that maintain multiple years of a product, which is a lot of us. Thankfully, there is a solution. I and […]

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 […]

ADSK AEC Updates

Recent Updates () RVT 2020.2 (19.11.2019)   Autodesk has issued a series of problematic updates for Revit 2017-2019 to be aware of. More here. Autodesk is now providing us with many different ways to get at the stuff we need to extend and maintain an install. Knowledge Network (AKN) is your goto resource for updates, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RTCNA2015 wrap up

RTCNA is over, and what a great time we all had! Huge thanks to the great speakers I got to work with. And the great team we have at RTC. And lastly, a MASSIVE thank you to Aaron Maller at ParallaxTeam, for showing folks what the Px Tools can do, down in the trenches of […]