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Life's Little Mysteries, Part 3... the story continues...
Way back in 2011 , I was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma, titled,  Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL).  It was considered to be totally non-aggressive and is commonly known as "the Lazy Cancer".  As  “it” was not causing me any concern o...
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Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 Review
Once again, Autodesk have provided a subscription only mid-year release.  For the full review, refer to Redstack's blog site , where it was first posted.
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What is this "thing" called "Autodesk University"???
Autodesk University , or AU as its more commonly known by is an annual conference run by Autodesk each year, where all the biggest CAD geeks on the planet assemble and compare notes on best practices for their industries and try to outdo each other when squ...
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Wine of the Week #4
Something a bit different this time around, another alternative varietal favourite of mine in ... Trincadeira  is one of a number of Portuguese red wine varieties which have been introduced into Australia. In early days it was used extensively used to make ...
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Hi my friend Bill thanks for tasting Portuguese wines and talking about them. You can find more information here
Please note Portuguese Wines will be the cover of the July issue of the Wine Spectator
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It has too be good - it's got "CAD" in its name :)
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Nicely done Phil
This post has been long overdue and I just have been so busy lately. So here goes! Beam system is one of my favorite tools in the recent days of using Revit. It is very easy to use, very flexible and you can apply it in ma...
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Wine of the Week #3
Torbreck 2007 Old Vines Shiraz Another stunning Shiraz, (or as my US friends call it a "Syrah"), however this time it is from the famous Barossa Valley.   I was pleasantly surprised with this wine as it had fantastic fruit-driven sweetness, reminiscent of a...
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Wine of The Week #2
Australia's most popular grape varietal, Shiraz is
full-bodied with high alcohol, and vibrant berry and plum on both the nose and
palate. Some years ago I discovered the Mitolo brand and it’s was a very
good surprise, indeed!!!   Today's selection is a Mito...
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Revit Key Plans - More Detail

It has come to my attention that my Revit Key Plans article can be hard to follow, particularly if you are not familiar with some of the con

Color Fill Your RCP

A question was asked recently by a designer in our Chicago office. He wants to apply "color scheme" for different ceiling height areas in th

What Revit Wants: Free Revit Model Checker and COBie addins

Jason over at rvit has posted about a suite of free Revit tools, and here they are: Model Checker,; Model Checker Configurator,; COBie Exten

Directing Your Beam System

This post has been long overdue and I just have been so busy lately. So here goes! Beam system is one of my favorite tools in the recent day

Randomize Color and Material in Revit

Over the past few years I have been using curtain wall system for many different things beside storefront and curtain wall, and yet there is

A look at XREFs

XREF is a great way to quickly and easily connect information from drawing to drawing. Many users find it daunting, cumbersome, or just simp

What Revit Wants: Bakery for Dynamo.

Honestly, I'm not that great at Dynamo and Python and the rest... hopefully one day? In the meantime I have been helped a lot by Andreas and

Wall by Face via Generic Model Family

I learned something new yesterday from Brian Mackey in his monthly webinar "Revit Radio" with guys from CAD-1 so I thought I'd share it here

Rendering Pro - My Stereo Panorama Experience by Bill Adams

I first saw the new stereoscopic panorama feature at Autodesk University 2014, where I received a pair of the DIY Virtual Reality (VR) cardb

3D Printed Spock Ears Dress Up Your Earmuffs in Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

As tributes go, this 3D-printed homage to the world’s most beloved half-human, half-Vulcan, Mr. Spock, is pretty easy to undertake: Follow t

CAD-a-Blog: Autodesk to close Subscription Center

Autodesk has announced their plan to close Subscription Center. Subscription Center is a web portal where users can go to manage their Autod

Good New Years Resolution - Backup Data

I always backup my data on multiple online and physical drives as even a backup can go bad. It is always a good plan to make sure those sour

CAD-a-Blog: Two universal events that guarantee printer failure.

Any design firm (engineering, architectural, etc.) will tell you that there are two events that, when they occur, will guarantee your printe

Twelve South Offers Free Dual-Screen Mac Wallpapers - The Mac Observer

I've had a lot of very lovely Christmas/holiday greetings from some terrific Mac and iOS companies cross my desk this year, but Twelve South

New A360 Updates Make it Even Easier to Create, Share, and Upload! - A36...

On Wednesday, November 26th the A360 product team released new updates to A360. We have simplified the design and included new sharing optio

Special UAV Delivery for "Between The Lines"

It seems very fitting that a UAV was captured by a remote camera "on a special delivery run", particularly as Shaan Hurley is an avid UAV-af

New Apple Reseller / MacBook Pro unboxing

Well, I for one couldn't be happier... not only are Redstack a great bunch to work for, they are now an Official Apple Reseller. Earlier thi