|Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter,|
|One of the things I try to teach my kids is the importance of asking. Don’t know how to do something, just ask. Need some information, just ask. Simple, right? Well, as much as I try to practice what I preach, sometimes I fall short. Case in point, a couple of weeks ago I sat down to plan out ArchSmarter’s content and courses for 2020. I worked through several pages of ideas before I hit upon what I thought was a great plan. I was super excited. It was clean, elegant, and do-able. In order to confirm my assumptions, I created a quick survey to ask what you wanted to learn this year.
Good thing I did! Turns out what you’re interested in learning isn’t exactly what I had in mind. There was some overlap but my “great plan” missed the mark. It was a good reminder of the importance of asking. So now I’m reworking my plan to better reflect what you REALLY want to learn. Look for more information on that next week.
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. I appreciate your feedback! OK, here are five things to check out this week:
#1: Do You Know What’s Hiding in Your Revit Template?
The beauty of a Revit template is that it can evolve over time. And the more it evolves to suit your needs, the more useful it becomes. However, a lot of times Revit templates become dumping grounds for stuff you might need . . . some day. So how do you streamline and fine-tune your Revit template? A template audit is a great place to start. Click the link below to learn more (and see a picture of my monster garage).
#2: Punch List Day
It’s 5:15 AM which means Bob Borson is in his office gearing up for Punch List Day. Read on to find out what project requires him to be up that early and what’s in store for him today. Quick question; what time do you think he’ll be back at his office? All you punch list veterans probably have a good idea. . .
#3: Guide to Job Titles: Job Captain
Of all the job titles in an office, this one is definitely my favorite. Whenever I read the title, “Job Captain”, I have to say it in a deep, super-hero voice. Try it yourself. Feels good, right? But what exactly is a Job Captain and what do they do? Sean Joyner gets right to the heart of it and shares all the details of this essential position. Have you ever been a Job Captain on a project? How did your experience fit with the description in the article?
#4: Personal Section Views in Revit
Doug Bowers over at AEC Tech Talk posted this tip for creating and identifying working section views in a Revit model. When you’re working on a big Revit file, it’s always difficult sorting out the working views from the real views that will appear on sheets. Doug’s approach to identifying working sections is a cleaver way to highlight who created what views. Click the link below and take a look.
#5: How Fast Should You Be When Learning
My son’s violin teacher often says, “If you want to play fast, you need to go slow”. But is that true for other types of learning as well? How does learning speed impact performance? That’s what Scott Young wants to know in this week’s article. He looks at his own learning experiences to determine which type of practice, fast or slow, is best for different types of learning. A good read if you’re planning to learn something new.
Question of the Week:
Have any good tips for placing Revit symbols in elevation views? That’s what ARK member Elizabeth Evanoo wants to know in this week’s Question of the Week. How do you create symbols that show up in elevation views even when they’re face-based? Have you found a good work-around? Click the link below to join the conversation.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.