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, it’s good to be back at work. I feel recharged and ready to get things done. Plus, we’re rapidly approaching my favorite time of the year. More on that next week.
In the meantime, here are 5 things to check out this week:
#1: Virtual Meet-up
Want to (virtually) meet-up? If so, join me next Tuesday for Autodesk’s monthly Architecture Virtual MeetUp. I’ll be talking with Autodesk’s Michelle Rasmussen about all things Dynamo. I’m going to share some tips on getting started with Dynamo and preview my new Dynamo course on Autodesk’s Connected Learning Hub. Should be a lot fun! Just click the link below to register for the free event.
#2: Revit 2020.1 is out!
Autodesk just dropped the first dot release of Revit 2020 and Dan Stine is here to tell us all what to expect. Did they finally add that one feature you’ve been hoping for? Click the link below to find out!
#4: The Modern BIM Manager
The BIM Manager job title has been in the industry for a while now but what exactly does a BIM Manager do? In this article, Christopher Rossetto of Grimshaw breaks down all the various responsibilities of a modern BIM Manager and provides some context on the challenges and opportunities this role presents. If you’re a current BIM Manager or hope to be one in the future, definitely check this out.
#3: Create a Customizable Door Plan Swing in Revit
Let’s face it – creating families in Revit is a real challenge. Double that if you want to create fully parametric families. Fortunately, we have Nicholas at Revit Pure to help us. In this detailed tutorial, Nicholas shows how to create a fully customizable 2D door swing for your Revit door families. If you’re new to creating families, definitely check this out. You’ll be a family master in no time!
#5: Feeling Uninspired at Work?
It happens to all of us. You know what I’m talking about, that “blah” feeling when you’re at work. Nothing exciting going on and nothing fun to work on. You’re in a slump. The good news is that it doesn’t have to last. In this article from the New York Times, you’ll learn some tips on how to put some inspiration back into your work. A good for those of us struggling to get back to work after a nice summer vacation!
Question of the Week
This week’s question comes from ARK member Bryce Lien, who wants to learn more about training practices for small firms. How does your firm train up staff? Is it a broad based approach or do you train for more specialized skills?
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.