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RobiNZ
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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On the way home from BimAkl happened to notice, and pull over for a photo, when the Bravo odometer hit 222,222km! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Registrations have opened for the November BIM AK event. Always a good event, I recommend attending for both the speakers and networking! This is our final event for 2016, with more planned for 2017 - be sure to secure your place! Registrations are now open for the November BIM AK... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Cute, but don't really see the point of compromising to get a small form factor with a desktop machine.
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End of year social event for 2016, note the new venue (not far from the usual one). RUGAkl End of Year Social Event When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:30 PM Where: Windsor Castle 144 Parnell Rd, Auckland. Just up the road from the Jasmax offices at the corner of Parnell... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I’d like to shake Carl Bass’ hand, or (and this is way out of character for me) hug him, for this tweet (below) soon after the first presidential campaign debate: Just to remove any doubt which candidate Carl was referring to this re-tweet and earlier tweet make it clear: I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Way back in 2009 I wrote a spec for a design PC. It was inspired by the discovery of my 1980s design toolkit in the back of a wardrobe. + + + Long made obsolete by computers there are still some aspects of these tools I miss. Today Microsoft released... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
A couple of years ago I wrote about a relatives amazing retirement project. After a lifetime of amateur and professional flying yesterday John made his last flight. Don’t really know the details yet, beyond what was in the newspaper report,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I just signed up for the NZ Skeptics Conference 2016, Queenstown, 2nd-4th December but will be staying a bit longer for some heli-biking or similar adventures. Skeptics Conference 2016 - conference.skeptics.nz We have lined up some amazing speakers from the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I read this as: Robin, discover ‘delete delete’ no point reading any further Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
BIM 360 has a model view, similar to DWF, but the ability to re-map it by a model parameter would be great. It is Revit that is lacking this, bizarre omission for a Building Information Model application!
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Hi Scott, have tried Live (and it is great for viewing models) but I'm after a model browser in the app to use while editing. See this old blog post about how the DWF Viewer inspired it! http://rcd.typepad.com/rcd/2010/08/why-doesnt-revit-have-a-model-browser.html
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And all designed/documented with a pen I bet!
I think the balance is about right. One project I'd like to see in the Labs, if not in the product plan, is a Model Browser for Revit. Strikes me as odd that the Building Information Modeller has no way to view the model, other than via a Project Browser that has a view/document metaphor at its core. Can't be that hard when the 360 viewer, even the old Autodesk Design Review Viewer, can do this for a Revit model!
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With reality capture becoming an important part of CAD/BIM any advance of this technology should be of interest. Imagine a technology sensing physical geometry, human biometrics, even touch device input and speech remotely. Then imagine it doesn’t require any new hardware installation to generate this information, just to capture it…... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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The Fiat Bravo HGT was great fun on my recent East Cape road trip but there’s another Italian three door hatch which would be even better. In fact a V12 4WD Ferrari GTC4 Lusso would be just about perfect! In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Time for another RUGAKL meeting, already! Note that this months meeting is hosted by, and at, BECA: Sam McAlister from Autodesk with Formit 360, Infraworks 360, Live and Stingray When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:30 PM Where: Beca Offices, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland (Enter through the main doors at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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If you are trying to assist someone troubleshoot any software or hardware problem knowing the machine configuration can be a big help. If you have AutoCAD installed there is an easy way to get it in a format that is easy to share. Start AutoCAD then from Command: GRAPHICSCONFIG click... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Was early for a morning dental appointment, as Te Atatu Rd was nowhere near as congested as I anticipated. Had time for a 20 minute stroll along the waterfront path. Lovely views, followed by a ‘just a pick & polish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Thanks to my unplanned White Island adventure I arrived in Opotiki late afternoon. After sorting out my accommodation, with Glenis at Ranui Motel, I assembled Rapid Rob for some exploration. I had already decided to stay an extra day, to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
At least the evening news (Newshub tonight) hinted not all think ‘Mother Teresa of Calcutta’ is deserving of sainthood (itself a totally bonkers and bizarre concept). I think Christopher Hitchens expressed it better than anyone: Hells Angel and “The fanatic,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I had hoped to have a look around the Hicks Bay Motel grounds before I left but the weather was still lousy. It is on a point overlooking the bay, has a bush walk down to a small beach, apparently!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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After a wet night I was quite glad I'd got the cycling done and dusted. Had a self catered breakfast (an Up n Go and a JED'S coffee bag) then hit the road heading for Hicks Bay. For the first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Some unusually late meetings are OK. Sent from Outlook Mail for Windows 10 phone Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Whilst you can get a decent café coffee just about anywhere in NZ these days the ‘free’ stuff they put in motel rooms is hardly encouraging.Grabbed a packet of JED’S coffee bags at the supermarket in Whakatane. Great real coffee... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I rode (most of) the Motu Rd and the Pakihi Trail today. Awesome riding, fairly flat to start with a climb into the hills before a long descent back to Opotiki. You can ride the dunes trail to the start... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog