Download a suitable image such as Android-x86 5.1 rc1.vdi from:
Android x86 VM images for VMware and VirtualBox

Attach it to a Linux image in VirtualBox, my settings below:

Depending on your host hardware, you might want to Disable Mouse Integration (little icon at the bottom of the screen), and install an app like Rotation Locker from the Play Store so that you can force the screen rotation to portrait or landscape.

Once installed you should be able to access the Play Store from your Windows PC and install apps into the Android VM:

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When it comes time to install a new suite, you may feel like removing an older version. In my case, I wanted to remove an entire 2015 suite from my Surface Pro 3. What is the quickest way to do this?

Well, you can do it almost completely unattended with the Autodesk Uninstall Tool, which should already be installed on your system. Its in the Start Menu under Autodesk…

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Just tick the boxes and click Uninstall. It will tick away and let you know how many products have been uninstalled. Nice and easy…

The tool is located at:
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAutodesk SharedUninstall ToolR1UninstallTool.exe

For clean uninstall tips, also check out:

I had a good time at RTC back in 2016, it was awesome to catch up with the usual BIM crew and see what they are all up to. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post in more detail about a few things I learned this time around… but for now, here are my 2016 presentations for you to check out.

My keynote presentation slides (why BIM is broken and how to fix it…)

My Dynamo presentation slides:

And the Revizto session that I ran with Michael Clothier:

Presentation and handout resources (including Dynamo dataset) are available in the folder here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1dGdRkpk2beZ3VRRUpiYVctakU&usp=sharing

Wow, Revit 2015 is setting some serious records for updates!

Here is the direct link to the Update Release 14 for Revit 2015 R2:
http://up.autodesk.com/2015/RVT/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2-x64_Update14.exe

and non-R2:
http://up.autodesk.com/2015/RVT/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update14.exe

Readme:
Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 Update Release 14 Readme

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Enhancements list (not live yet…)
http://wrw.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR14_forR2.pdf

Just a reminder on how this works, in the off-chance that you are confused…

2015 Products
Use the Enhancements link from https://manage.autodesk.com/cep/#products-services/all

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2016 Products
Use the Autodesk App Store

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2017 Products
Use Autodesk Desktop App

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Yes, there are exceptions to these rules, but it should get you headed in the right direction.

RTC AUS 2016 is imminent! What are you looking forward to? I’m excited to connect with some Dynamo pros, and talk all about BIM process improvement.

Here’s what I’m talking about at RTC (this is a concise teaser only) …

  • Keynote Sponsor Address: BIM is Broken, but we can fix it!
  • Session 1.3: See a tested and proven issue tracking and resolution workflow for BIM
    (I’m running this session with Virtual Built Director and Creator of BIM Bicycle, Michael Clothier)
  • Session 2.2: How to use Dynamo productively every single day…

I even get a little badge:

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