UPDATE: most of the links seem to be dead now… here is latest from archive.org:


What is it?  It is essentially a cleanup utility for Revit backup files.

AroCLEAN offers to clean these files backups and copies to take care of the free space on your disk storage space…

Click to download


Serial valid to Jan 2014:

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Autodesk offers several different browser-based user interfaces for different reality capture scenarios.

They all use the same underlying ReCap REST API.

You need a special developer key to make use of the API. To obtain one, please contact ADN and ask to become a pilot partner.

ReCap is built on Amazon web services, using queues to manage jobs.

current pilot partners and their work, some of which was also being shown in the AU exhibition:
  • SoundFit custom fit ear gear, creating a precise model of the inner space within the ear for prosthetics, a fully automated complete custom application.
  • Kubit, dealing with AutoCAD applications for real-world as-built capturing.
  • Skycatch, providing a low cost, highly flexible, intelligent & scalable aerial robotics platform.
Tilo Pfliegner of Kubit demonstrated easy integration of calibrated photos, point clouds and ReCap models into AutoCAD.
Point clouds are sometimes too imprecise for modelling needs. Using photos directly instead is better, because they are often more precise, and the photo quality is often better than the generated point cloud.
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Go to this link to download free resources / ebooks:
on Itunes

Other direct links to free items:

Heads up:

via email:
We are very pleased to announce that today we have released the first build of Family Browser Labs Project to the general public. Family Browser Labs Project is the most powerful & sophisticated Family Browser for Autodesk Revit. It handles not only Revit RFA Families but also Revit System families, drafting views, schedules and groups. The best part of this is that it is absolutely FREE. The only thing we ask in return is your feedback.

Check it out at:

You may have struggled to cut a pattern based form with a loaded void, where you have modelled extrusions  or other forms directly into the Pattern based family template.

If you actually replace your plain extrusion forms with a nested Adaptive Generic Model in the Pattern Based template, you will be able to cut it with a Loaded Component, such as my SuperVoid family.

Dieter Vermeulen describes an interesting workaround – when using a Family Type parameter, how can you turn “off” the family without using Visibility parameters?

His solution is essentially to delete geometry out of a copy of the Nested instance, and leave only one Type in that blank instance.  Call it None, and it shows up in the Family Types list that way.

Read the whole post:


vbox86tp version with gapps & houdini & flash:
In VirtualBox, import the OVA appliance.  Then, you may need to disable mouse integration and allow Android to update itself on first boot.
Once it has booted, you should be able to login using your Google account and access the Play Store to download and run Android applications.


More info:

Install and Run Windows Powershell

Give yourself unrestricted script access:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Make a list of IPs to query and put it in a text file (1 IP per line).

Modify script below and put it in a text file with extension .ps1 (like script.ps1)

$ErrorActionPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'
$computers = Get-Content g:scriptipaddress.txt
foreach($computer in $computers) {
$ping = Test-Connection -ComputerName $computer -Count 1 -Quiet
$computerName = [system.net.dns]::Resolve("$computer")
#$hostname = $computerName.HostName
$shortHostname = $computerName.HostName.Split(".")[0]
if ($ping -eq 'True')
$UserName = (Get-WmiObject -ComputerName $computer win32_ComputerSystem).UserName
Write-Host "$shortHostname $UserName" -ForegroundColor Green
#Write-Host "$hostname is pingable" -ForegroundColor Green
Write-Host "$computer is not pingable" -ForegroundColor Red

Put the .txt and the.ps1 in the same folder.

Browse to the folder in Powershell.

Type .script.ps1

Wait for the query to find all the logged in users on your IP range…

Power ping and get computer, username


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You can access images for Linux, Windows or Mac.

Just extract and import the appliance to your VirtualBox installation.

EDIT It would seem that there is “approval” given for reusing and rearming these images beyond the trial period – this screenshot is taken from one of the imported VMs in VirtualBox: