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New Zealand
A Kiwi who likes blogging about design, technology, cycling, autos and (a rather unexciting) life!
Interests: design, gps, cad, rally, cycling, formula one, computers and other stuff!
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Although I didn’t attend a memorial service the day does not pass without remembering those who have served, one in particular. My Mum never knew her Grandfather who died on the battlefield in the last few weeks of World War... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Excuse the rubbish photo but good to see (in the window of the local orchard) my favourite Westie Artist has an exhibition coming up. She has an amazing ability to capture the essence of this dramatic landscape. April 29 -... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day and The March for Science. As The March for Science calls on our governments this Earth Day to face the facts, in its policy-making, a parallel movement gives you way to directly support reductions... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
This tweet caught my eye, it had the look. Remember when architectural design was an art not a mouse click? While we were in Melbourne - the old man drew some brilliant aerial views from our 17th floor apartment #perspective— Jenny Eclair (@jennyeclair) April 20, 2017 @jennyeclair Was he... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Tomorrow evening, see you there? Revit Data Structure - BIM past, now and future and Updates on the BIM Handbook When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the café area)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
An Easter surprise ‘present’ from Autodesk! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Thanks Scott
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Any chance of a vector version of that diagram, would be useful to explain to our IT folks how BIM 360 Team fits into Forge but is a bit fuzzy to put full screen
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It’s the middle of April and, thanks to a blog anniversary post from Scott Sheppard, I realised I overlooked my own March 31st blog’iversary! It is now thirteen years since that first tentative post. I must have hit dismiss (not snooze) on the calendar reminder when it appeared a week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Good to see so many getting the influenza vaccination at work this week. I’m reminded what harm ‘a bit of flu’ can do, when passing this memorial, walking the dog in Waikumete Cemetery. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Unfortunately it isn't just a matter of people not moving to the cloud. In many respects, impressive though 360 is, there is a lot the cloud platform does not provide. Glad to see ADR is back but a pity, years later, it is still needed even if you do use 360.
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Like a forgotten child, Autodesk Design Review (ADR) has been ignored since it was updated to the 2013 version (so really 2012). It was so forgotten the installer offered by Autodesk until today came complete with a security flaw that required an immediate additional ‘hotfix’ upon first use of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Traffic was lousy this morning, in part due to the wet weather, but I really didn’t care. I had downloaded Joe Rogan’s latest podcast featuring theoretical physicist Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss*. The topic was (nominally) his latest book—The Greatest Story... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Tomorrow evening, a week later than the usual time slot but worth the wait! Phil Read presents Enscape (sponsored by Read | Thomas) When: Thursday, March 23, 2016, 5:30 PM Where: Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
It appears those glasses may have a design flaw, the seem to have gone from full to empty...
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Sitting at the lights I glanced to the right and did a double take. In profile the gentleman at the wheel of the Mazda beside me could have been Leonard John Kensell Setright, albeit in the days when his beard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Got to Wellsford ok, now to get back! Check out my ride on Strava: Robin Sent from Outlook for Android Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Looking at the forecast I think Friday might be another “Seal Skinz* rule!” day. 100% chance of rain and thunder storms. On well, soaking wet, riding an alloy bike, over a high’ish (300m) hill, in a thunder storm… What could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
On Friday I’m Pedalling for Plunket (Ruakaka to Wellsford). Having hardly moved the previous weekend—my Band recorded just 911 steps one day!—thanks to a head cold last Sunday I decided a bit of practice might be a good thing. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Found this amazing fellow warming up in the sun on Exhibition Drive. . Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I’m cycling from Ruakaka to Wellsford* (the red line below) to help raise funds for Plunket NZ Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
I’m a bit late, OK very late, posting this but there is still time to register for tomorrows BIM AK event. Always a good event, I recommend attending for the speakers, networking and this month a great prize draw. Note the venue shift to Jasmax for this event. Full details... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
'Rapid Rob' won’t be quite as rapid but will be a bit more versatile for short tours and (maybe) commuting. Got an accessory I should of had for Tibet, no more riding with a back pack! A beam rack, bag... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
The first RUGAKL meeting of the year (next week) is all about virtual reality and Revit. Come along, meet some new Reviteers and try the latest tech: Virtual and Assisted Reality with Revit/BIM sponsored by CADPRO Systems Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 5:30 PM @ Jasmax The first meeting for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Sorry; this cancellation only works for the recording, not the reality, of this administration Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog