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 […]
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.
Has your firm ever acted in an “Architect of Record” capacity? If so, what did you do with the Design Architect’s Revit model? Did you use it as the starting point for your model? How did you convert their standards to yours? Or did you rebuild the model from scratch using your standards? Have any tips […]
I recently got a question from a fellow ArchSmarter reader about updating a record Revit model with “Day 2” projects. These “Day 2” projects are typically modifications or renovations that occur after occupancy. Do you any experience with working in record models? What are some best practices you’ve developed for managing the existing model as […]
There are a lot of challenges when working for yourself. Without colleagues to talk to or bounce ideas off of, things can get pretty lonely. Even if you work in an office, you might feel you lack like-minded colleagues. I found this to be especially true last year. I spent a lot of time in […]
We often talk about best practices when it comes to BIM. These are the things that work, the things that we should be doing. But what about worst practices? What are the things that you should NEVER do in BIM? Maybe it’s as simple as saying “BIM model” (and killing a fluffy kitten in the process). Or […]
For the past three years, I’ve surveyed ArchSmarter readers to see what Revit apps and add-ins they’re using. It’s that time of year again! Leave a comment below and let me know what’s installed in your Add-ins ribbon. I’m going to compile the results into a top-10 list of most popular add-ins for 2018. Thanks!
Are you a gamer? My older two sons are crazy about the video game Fortnite. This morning, they were going on and on about the release of season six, which happens today. Me? I’m more of a tabletop game kind of person. My current favorite is the classic, Ticket to Ride. I also really like Pandemic, […]
I’m compiling a list of websites and resources for Revit content. Where do you look when you need Revit families? What’s the best place to find manufacturer families? How about generic families? What websites do you recommend? What websites do you avoid like the plague? Share your thoughts and leave a comment below!