Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter. I’m oh-so slowly getting back to work after vacation. Know that feeling? It’s like when you’re exercising regularly, then you stop for a week or two. Once you restart, those first couple of workouts can be brutal! But instead of my body being sore, it’s my brain that’s hurting. Regardless, […]
Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter. Greetings from the shores of Prince Edward Island! I’m away on vacation this week, enjoying some time off at the beach. In an effort to do as little work as possible this week, I dug through the Thursday Top 5 archives to find some oldies but goodies. I’ll be back in […]
Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter. I’ve got to keep it short today. My bags are (almost) packed. My to-do list is (almost) done. And I’m (almost) ready for vacation. In a couple of days, I’ll be sitting on a beach for some much needed time off. It’s been a busy summer so I’m really looking […]
Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter. I’m just back from an epic 11-day work trip. I first flew out to Seattle for the BiLT NA conference. Then it was on to LA for a week-long client visit. After a weekend at home, I headed out to Chicago for the Advancing Computational Building Design conference. Phew! I got tired just typing […]
I’m happy to introduce ARK, ArchSmarter’s new online community. It’s is a place where AEC professionals can meet, collaborate, and share knowledge. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m very excited it’s finally taking shape. As a community of AEC professionals, we all have a lot to offer. Whether […]
In part two of this series on extra-large Revit projects (read part 1 here), guest author Brian Kish focuses on the essential maintenance tasks that must be considered once a project is in motion. Brian shares the three key aspects of a healthy Revit model, lessons he learned as the BIM Manager on the Medyan […]
In this first part of a two-part series (read part 2 here), guest author Brian Kish highlights five key steps for designing extra-large projects in Revit. From hardware to model organization to drawing management, Brian shares the lessons he learned as the BIM Manager on the Medyan One Mall project, an extra-large retail complex currently […]
Does your firm require outside parties (consultants, contractors, owners) to sign a disclaimer before you issue them a model or other project documents? If so, how do you ensure it gets signed? Has your firm ever needed to enforce a disclaimer? What are your thoughts these kind of documents? Do they provide any kind of […]
What should we call the new ArchSmarter community? My two ideas, “ArchSmarter Network” and “ArchSmarter Forum” are really lame. Have any better ideas? Leave your suggestion below. The winning name gets free enrollment in the ArchSmarter course of their choice!
Does your firm work on large residential projects in Revit? If so, how do you organize the model(s)? Do you use groups for the units? How about rooms inside the units? What tips or tricks have you learned? What things are you still struggling with? Share your experiences in the comments below.