|Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter,|
|I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. With all this staying at home, I have to say I’ve really enjoyed hosting online workshops the last few weeks. In case you missed them, you can watch the recordings here and here. Any chance to socialize, even remotely, is a welcome opportunity. I’ve enjoyed these workshops so much I’m hosting a couple more in the coming weeks AND I’m inviting some friends.
Next week, I’ll be joined by Dan Stine of BIM Chapters fame. We’re going to talk about how you can drastically improve your Revit renderings in a few easy steps. Dan is a true Revit expert and a great presenter so this should be a good one!
The following week, John Cook from IMEG will be joining me to talk about some of the challenges when building a company-wide Dynamo library. We were originally scheduled to present this topic at Midwest University but since that event was postponed, we decided to present it here for you!
Looking for more some online learning opportunities while stuck at home? I’ve included some good ones in the links below. Alright, time to get to work. Here are five things to check out this week:
#1: Your Desk University
Want to learn some new skills without leaving your desk? Then check out “Your Desk University”. YDU is a new initiative to foster and promote learning within the AEC industry during this time of change. Take a scroll through their free streaming tutorials and check out the upcoming sessions. Lots of good stuff on the schedule!
#2: Top 10 Best Features in Revit 2021
Have you checked out Revit 2021 yet? If not, take a read through Revit Pure’s breakdown of the top ten best features and enhancements. I’m pretty happy the schedule row stripping FINALLY shows up on sheets. Which new features are your favorite?
#3: Apps for Architects
Give a read (or a listen) as Bob Borson shares some of his favorites apps in this comprehensive list of software tools for architects. Broken down into concise categories, this is a great resource if you are looking to expand your architectural “toolbox”. Which tools are you currently using from Bob’s list? Which are you going to try out?
#4: The Creativity Renaissance
With the challenge of the merging of work and home life plus the anxiety of planning out every grocery trip, we all can use a good break. Check out this article from Jisell Howe and do something caring and creative for yourself. In the article, Jisell shares ideas for getting more creative as well as some online classes to check out for inspiration. I see a few that I am definitely going to make time for!
#5: Stop the Body in Seat Mentality
Forbes senior contributor Mark Murphy writes this week with some important ideas on how companies can change their outlook regarding employee productivity. Instead of the traditional “body in seat” mentality, Matt encourages companies to create procedures and policies to help better support this sudden work-from-home culture and to ensure employees have dedicated time for work as well as time for family. A good read.
Question of the Week:
How are you coping with the COVID-19 crisis? What new indulgences or activities have you introduced in order to stay sane and get through the day? I’ve added a couple new activities and rekindled an old one in the past couple months. How about you? Click the link below to share your thoughts.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.