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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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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 4 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
Nice clear evening to see the Space Station, lower of the two 'stars' on this phone snap, pass over Auckland tonight! Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
See 2016 Blogging Highlights on the CAD blog Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Another year has flown by and it is 2017 already. Time to look back at 2016 from a bloggy (but not just CAD blog) perspective: Best blog related event(s): I didn’t get to any of the big international CAD/BIM events (AU or RTC) but there were some great local RUGAKL... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Anthony Bourdain on Trump, America and the places he’s visited (inc Russia): Anthony Bourdain: The Post-Election Interview - "We are a violent nation, from the beginning." and Sarah Kendzior writes about something I never even considered: Trump and Putin:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Great new(ish) podcast where Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews famous women about their life and the cars that had been a part of it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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
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.
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
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
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
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 - We have lined up some amazing speakers from the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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!
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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
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
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