Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Revit For Newbies | Just Do Eat at RFO

As the years go on, in this whole thing we call BIM, AECO and Life; many of us are asked how best to learn software-X or similar questions. This posting should act as a great kick-start toward that end.

I am not getting tired of answering this type of question, as long as the folks asking such questions actually take the necessary steps and an active approach to their growth and education; rather than dreaming of "The Magic Wand" approach for getting education, or worse (as all to many people can be) learn the proper procedures, etc. then choose to ignore them.

With that said, here (well, by clicking the images below) are a couple of starting points (mandatory IMO) for all the newcomers to Revit. You will find a multitude of people's existing experience as well as a set of live, interactive question and response forums... This can get new and existing users -of all levels- closer to a state of Revit mastery. Create a free login and have fun!!! (Oh yeah, learn too)...

Notes to all those that are reticent to learn Revit (or at least the proper procedures in it) and/or those who don't see the need for BIM (whether Revit or other BIM authoring apps), I humbly but forcefully say:
  • Stay the course of 2D CAD workflows so those firms that do and or have adopted BIM can take all of your prospective projects. -The world may need less Architects yet more 'good' ones anyhow...
Yes, I do suggest that becoming more efficient and less wasteful as an industry implies "good".

Now onto business, If you are new to Revit or just want to get a start on becoming a Revit Knowledge Junkie hit the following images!!! Enjoy and thanks to all at TheRevitForum!!! FYI: If you are truly serious about learning Revit I am sure you will find the Live Sessions useful as well... In addition to this here blog of course ;-)

Monday, March 04, 2013

BIM Fact | A Well Defined Process

Agree or disagree, (I find) The BIM Protocol from The BIM Task Group to be quite valuable, especially when the PAS 1192-2:2013 is leveraged. -Enjoy and Use!!!

This is one time I will not editorialize (too much) except to say that projects that do not use a well defined plan and find that they are successful, can only be attributed the success to luck and that luck will not hold out. AECO is bigger and requires more respect than many are apt to give it... Revit (or whatever BIM) Projects are increasingly not independent, stand alone productions...
We (AECO) must evolve!!!
You in???

According to this Revit Fact Check | BIM Fact Check post:

"BIM Fact: A well defined BIM process is THE approach worth undertaking."

"BIM Fact: Using no BIM process is still a process.
-probably just a shitty one"

Need we say more? Like how widespread adoption in the UK may push others of us to adopt the same BIM Execution Protocols as one another? Kind of like having a "standard"!?

Want more? Get more... Check this out from the BIM Task Group (Then follow @BIMgcs)... Image links to the downloads page ;-)