Happy New Year!
I hope you had some time off over the holidays.
I’m just getting back to work myself after a week off.
Safe to say, it’s been slooooowww going this week. I’m going to blame it on the frigid weather here in New England.
That and the 10 inches of snow we’re currently getting.
I’m writing this while looking out at the snow, drinking a hot cup of tea.
Sounds peaceful but I’m actually fortifying myself for when I need to go out and shovel. . . which is right after I send this email.
This week, I decided to take a look at ArchSmarter’s most popular articles from 2017. It’s always interesting to see what articles receive the most views (and which don’t). I try to guess but I usually get it wrong.
What articles made the cut? Keep reading to find out.
Without further ado, here are the 5 most popular articles on ArchSmarter from 2017:
#1: 9 Steps to Beautiful Spreadsheets
Just like drawings, spreadsheets are meant to be read and understood. They are a communication tool. Well designed spreadsheets not only look good, they’re also easy to understand. This post outlines nine steps you can use to improve the aesthetics and legibility of your spreadsheets. Click the link below to see the before and after spreadsheet transformation!
#2: 4 Easy Ways to Link Revit to Excel
I’m a big fan of Excel. I’ve written a lot about it here on ArchSmarter. I figure in a given week, I probably use Excel almost as much as I use Revit. Given the data-centric nature of BIM, Excel is a great tool for maximizing the value of your BIM data. The trick is getting that data out of the model and into a format you can use. So what’s the easiest way to link Revit and Excel? Click below to find out!
#3: Automatically Convert DWG Details to Revit
Need to convert a bunch of AutoCAD details to Revit? Here’s the process I used to convert over 100 AutoCAD details to Revit drafting views. While it’s not fully automatic, it did save me a lot of time (and my weekend). Click the link below to find out more.
#4: The Best Strategy for a Super Effective Revit Template
The best thing about Revit templates is how much time they can save you. The worst thing about Revit templates is how much time they take to create. It’s a bit of a catch-22. In order to save time, you need to spend time. That’s why I recommend a modular approach to building Revit templates. I call it the C-B-T method. What’s the C-B-T method? Click the link below to find out!
#5: The 10 Revit Apps You Should Be Using in 2017
This was my third year of surveying ArchSmarter readers for their top Revit add-ins. This year over 75 different add-ins were recommended. The list included some repeat winners plus some new ones as well. Click the link below to see the top 10 apps.
That’s all from me. Time to go shovel. Wish me luck. . .