|Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter,|
|I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. If your week has been anything like mine, you’re figuring out a new routine as the coronavirus has upended virtually all of daily life. My kids are home with schools closed and my wife is working from home as her workplace has closed as well. I’m settling into a new office space, with some charming co-workers. We’re trying to figure out how to make it work and keep everyone (mostly) happy. It’s definitely a work-in-progress. How about you? Are you working remotely or is it business as usual at your office? What adjustments have you had to make to your daily routine? That’s today’s Question of the Week. Scroll down to the bottom of this email to share your thoughts.
In the meantime, here are five things to check out that have nothing do to pandemics or viruses:
#1: Revit Content Cleanup
What’s the best way to ensure that you only get what you need when downloading content for Revit? Purvi Irwin of CADD Microsystems walks us through the steps for cleaning up downloaded content as well as guidance on where to go when looking for that Revit content. Great information, thanks Purvi!
#2: Nested Annotation Symbols 101
No, we’re not talking about birds here. Nested annotation symbols are annotation families that are loaded into other families. Not sure why you’d ever need this? Read on to learn Ryan Lenihan’s thoughts on nested symbols and his advice for creating nested symbols that are straightforward and easy to use.
#3: Duplicating a Material and its Assets
Materials can be tough to manage in Revit. Fortunately for us, Dan Stine is here to take us through the steps to properly duplicate a material in Revit. Dan shares some best practices for working with materials and their assets, and shares his thoughts on how Autodesk could make the process even easier.
#4: Maintaining Business Continuity.
With things currently in a constant state of flux due to COVID-19, more and more businesses are turning to remote working to maintain their operations and protect the health of their employees. Evelyn Lee, writing for ARCHITECT Magazine, shares her insight and advice on what to consider when asking your staff to work from home to ensure a smooth and productive transition.
#5: What’s the Best Way to Read a Book?
With the increasing need to stay home these days, many of us suddenly may find we have some unanticipated open time. Instead of watching TV or reading the news, use this time to catch up on your reading. But what is the best way to read? Scott Young tackles this question in this week’s post and shares his approaches to reading whether it be in paper, digital or audio format. Which type do you like best?
Question of the Week:
How has COVID-19 impacted your daily life? Are you working from home these days? What changes have you had to make in due to the coronavirus? Have any tips to share on how to mitigate the impact of hunkering down? Click the link below to share your thoughts.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.