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!
Some companies are starting to offer unlimited vacation and sick time to employees. That’s right, you can take off as much time as you want. The reasoning is that tracking vacation and sick days takes too much effort and overhead. It’s easier and cheaper for the company to simply leave it up to employees to […]
Guess what? My birthday is this week! Yup, I’m a Leo. To celebrate, my family and I are having cake (vanilla with lemon frosting – my favorite). And (fingers crossed) hopefully a few presents for me. Since I like to give as well as receive, I have something special for you too! Something I’ve never […]
Despite the effort that goes into design, architects often remain—sometimes willingly—in the dark about how their buildings serve their occupants. Increasingly, data-driven clients want to verify the design goals of their completed projects. In this article I wrote for ARCHITECT magazine, I review how architecture firms are using advanced technology to aid the pre- and […]
Though I’m a hardcore introvert, I love a stage. Weird, right? There’s something about performing in front of a crowd, even if it’s just demoing a Dynamo script or writing some code. It’s the rush of being the focus of attention mixed in with a little fear and maybe a moment or two of sheer […]
This is the third installment of my annual “Year in Review”. You can read the previous two versions here and here. I really enjoy the yearly review process. A year is a long time. It’s easy to forget all that you accomplished over the past 365 days. The yearly review is also a good way to keep […]
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 […]