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RobiNZ
New Zealand
A Kiwi who likes blogging about design, technology, cycling, autos and life!
Interests: design, gps, cad, rally, cycling, formula one, computers and other stuff!
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I really like the Weekend Variety Wireless “Outsiders” feature. Gerard Hindmarsh shares tales of Kiwis who have chosen to opt out and live, often alone, in remote places. There is an audio archive if you want to hear them but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The summit of Waikumete Cemetery! Sent from my Lumia 1520 Windows Phone Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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If, like me, you didn’t get to the reality capture conference Real2015 you can view the sessions on demand. An amazing collection of topics, see a sample in the summary video below. Real2015.com/on-demand/ Get Ready for REAL 2016 by taking a look back at last year’s ground breaking summit. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Did you wonder why — as of January 20, 2015* — Google Earth Pro licenses were made free? I don’t use Google Earth often and, although happy not to have to deal with disappearing Earths, didn’t really think much about it. Last week I got a link to a blog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Details of tomorrows* RUGWELL June meeting: First presentation: Managing Linked Files in Revit by Greg Burr - Designgroup Stapleton Elliott Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit & Revit LT Learn how to control the visibility of linked Revit and AutoCAD files in your views to get them looking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
There is a way to get a list from std windows but also includes the folder path. Select the Folders/Files (can be both) in Explorer In Windows 8+ there is a \\... Copy Path button in the Ribbon. In Windows 7 (and 8+) HOLD Shift and right click to see the "Copy as path" option on the right click menu. Paste into an editor to get a list of the files with path. Does need some cleanup if you just want file names but works on any PC
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Details of the upcoming RUGAKL June meeting, see you there? Dynamo and Revit - June Meeting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 PM Jasmax Offices, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the café area. Please join us from 5.30pm:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Hi Earl, good to hear from you! Not a bad thing, just been scanning some old slides, some I took, some my parents and revisited to see how things had changed. In many ways not much, apart from the trees.
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Farewell James Last, reckon I was 7 when I heard you play my favorite movie theme via @youtube James Last, bandleader, dies 86 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/11664590/James-Last-bandleader-dies-86.html Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Nice to see Benjamin used one of my photos, the beach highway at Muriwai, in his infographic. Have done most of these except a lap of Waiheke (which I have visited often) by scooter. The chocolate boutique is sometimes visited... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Played in this park as a kid. Remember these trees being planted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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My blog email inbox gets a fair amount of PR stuff. Most of it is easily ignored but occasionally something catches my attention. I haven’t used a CadCARD, don’t really have a need for it, must admit was rather surprised there is still demand for this kind of analogue calculator.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Scott recently posted about the new A360 Integrated Viewer which can view many native design file formats. It is integral in many of the A360 portals but is also available as a separate on-line viewer: Just open https://360.autodesk.com/viewer Drag your file into the viewer to upload it (having read the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Wow, earlier than I’d expected! Looking forward to getting the release on my ATIV Smart PC, Nokia 520 & 1520 and, soon, Surface Pro 3! UPDATE 01/06/2015 23:36 Plus my desktop (which I forgot to mention, bizarre thinking about Windows heritage) and — it appears by the screen spec —... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Ah, that explains something which puzzled me on Friday. Revit model being viewed on iOS Phone 360 app had only a single clipped view. Appears it was the {3D} view with scope box clipping enabled but left no way to see the whole model, not ideal.
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Brrrr, saw the first real frost of winter on the neighbours car while walking Alfie this morning. Even had to ferret out the Icebreaker merino gloves last worn in Tibet! However I suspect people who live where it gets really... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Been scanning some old slides recently. New Zealand, sometime early 80's. The car I learnt to drive in... Wobbly suspension Elastic steering Spongy clutch Gear shift only vaguely connected to the cogs it was stirring A near new Marina! Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I like both — totally different applications — and hadn’t noticed the similarity until Windows desktop auto-arrange put these two icons next to each other… Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
If you’re debating whether to migrate a project to 2016 these posts from ‘The Factory’ may help the decision. A look at how Revit 2016 uses multicore processing to improve model navigation. Inside the Factory: Revit 2016 | Project Performance - Part 1 Often the Revit product team is asked... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Details of next Wednesdays RUGWELL March meeting: First presentation: Case Study - The Adelaide Convention Centre West Building by John Hainsworth - Aurecon Suitable for all levels of expertise, Full Revit & Revit LT This case study will showcase how the Design Intent BIM and the Supply BIM contributed to... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Back in September we crossed the border over the ‘Friendship Bridge’ from Tibet into Nepal at Kodari. I remember the chaos, friendly smiling faces and warmth (both physical from the humid air and emotional from the people) of this little... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
My notes & photos from TEDx Auckland 2015. I only took the phone (for both notes & photos) and was sitting right at the back of the hall so my shots are a bit ‘distant’. The italics are the speaker... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I think I’ll restart and hope for a faster connection to get these patches… Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
It is a multi-step (and quite expensive) process, but worked for me: Get a heat pump installed (nowhere near the PC, not even using the same power circuit) Arrive home and start computer, discover no response from screen No power indication No backlight No video Restart computer, thinking screen may... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Weird, wondered why my usual 1.6'ish km morning dog walk was tracked as 2.8 km? Alfie probably does walk this track but I don't follow his every zig and zag that precisely! Jittery Positioning System? Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at RobiNZ Personal Blog