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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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I was looking to schedule the insert location and rotation of a Multiview Block in AutoCAD Architecture. They have location properties for x,y,z and rotation in the Properties Palette but, strangely, rotation is not an available MV Block property when creating a property set. I tried the Block and MInsert... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Sam shares the story behind his creation, surely seen by every Revit user at some stage, the Revit sample house: Samuel Macalister - Architect and BIM Specialist and the Revit 2014 Sample House | labs.blogs.com Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RobiNZ CAD Blog
Given the recent, unnecessary, measles outbreak in New Zealand I think Richard Saunders documentary deserves more coverage. It was made in, and references, Australia but the message is universal: “The Vaccination Chronicles: if only” can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTprFOmIjIg, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
Somebody will not go over, or around, the laptop so… Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
One thing I'm curious about regarding UI, where's the workflow which lets me edit a Revit model, ie arrange/add objects, from within VR. Seems like such a natural fit for the likes of interior design that it's odd Microsoft have it working in their Mixed reality world/App before Autodesk?
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When he heard I was going home, from Autodesk University, via Hawaii Shaan recommended a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter flight as a great way to see Oahu. Unfortunately, the pilot he knew (from some Autodesk related work) was not flying the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Due to flight timing I had Friday, after Autodesk University, in Vegas. After the best part of a week Casino living and ‘The Strip’ it was time for a change. On the way to the US I heard a “The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Way back in 2006 I blogged about AutoCAD Architecture/MEP’s (ACA/AMEP) Project Standards feature. It allows object and display styles to be updated in all or selected files within a Project. There is provision to automatically apply ACA/AMEP Object Styles, Display Settings, Materials and AutoCAD Standards ( like line, layer, font... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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March 31st means it is blog’iversary time. Fifteen years since that first tentative post! New Zealand is a long way from everywhere and social media eliminates that gap. I really appreciate the connections blogging, and more recently Twitter & Facebook, have enabled. While the other platforms have taken over much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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I had a nice breakfast back at “Seashore Cabaret” on the Petone waterfront (opposite the lodge). Today was just the drive back to Auckland but by a different route than I came down. AHBART skilfully packed (OK, not really) for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I had a nice breakfast back at “Seashore Cabaret” on the Petone waterfront (opposite the lodge). Today was just the drive back to Auckland but by a different route than I came down. AHBART skilfully packed (OK, not really) for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Just driving today, Westport to Picton and on the Bluebridge Ferry to Wellington. Love the Buller Gorge road, great in any mode of transport but especially this one! I found LOVE on the side of the road at Inangahua Junction!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I slept in a bit again, nice after the busy A20 and big drive days. Finally looked out the window about 8am to see blue skies and sun. What a contrast to last night’s overcast and drizzle! I’d come back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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After collecting AHBART in Christchurch late in the evening I drove out to Akaroa. There were three motivating factors for this; I’ve never been to Akaroa A former colleague has retired there and it was a chance to catch up.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The last day of our Alps To Ocean ride started with breakfast at Burnside Homestead. Most large NZ houses of this era were laid out as rooms along corridors/wings. Burnside is unusual in having a huge octagonal centre parlour with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Signs of more snow arriving on the hills overnight but seeing this sunrise, and blue sky, was a nice start to the day. After breakfast at Waitaki Braids we loaded up and drove back to Otematata to ride the best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I had a late night watching F1 on my phone as mobile data was faster than WIFI. Awoke to grim weather, cold and wet, and it didn’t look like it was passing. At breakfast Bas suggested a change from the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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My Bravo 155 HGT ticked up 255,000km on the way home from work. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Autodesk have released a new learning hub offering focused training with topics across all their Arch/MEP platforms (Revit, AutoCAD & FormIt): AUTODESK CUSTOMER SUCCESS LEARNING HUB / ARCHITECT LEARNING CENTER While looking at the article "Collaborating in AutoCAD with Specialized Toolsets”* I had the odd experience of seeing myself looking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at RobiNZ CAD Blog
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Sunday dawned (very) cold and (comparatively) fine. After breakfast in Twizel our destination was Lake Ohau Lodge for lunch. I’d ridden in this area before, on road long before the trail, but was looking forward to revisiting it from a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The short walk to breakfast and view across Lake Tekapo was sufficient to see the forecast grim weather had arrived. The good thing about riding with people with extensive local knowledge is they know where not to go. Instead of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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The start of the A2O Cycle Trip proper meant getting rid of AHBART for a week. I’d been offered a free secure park but it was on the opposite side of Christchurch from where I was staying so had an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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I’ve cycled the Inland route from Kaikōura to Waiau a few times (2006, 2011 & 2012) and it was a great ride. This time I was pedalling the Abarth, looking forward to a wonderful drive. I was heading to Christchurch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Return to the car, having stopped to pick up dinner, to find an elderly man looking at it: It’s a Fiat? Well, made by Fiat but it’s an Abarth Thought it was a Fiat but then I looked closer, no!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog
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Finally got “Rapid Rob’ out of the car and, from this photo, it is pretty clear why I need to take both wheels off to get it in! It was warm enough but there was lingering low cloud, or sea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at RobiNZ Personal Blog