Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter,
I’m all about celebrating the little wins these days. For example, yesterday my 13-year old son made his first lemon meringue pie without any help. That was a big little win! Earlier in the week, my wife did her first 8 mile run without stopping. Another little win! For me, my little win is actually getting this Thursday email out on Thursday. It’s not much but these days, I’ll take any cause for celebration. My other little win? Not eating the whole lemon meringue pie in one sitting. Who am I kidding. . . that was actually a big win.
How about you? How are you celebrating your wins, either big or small, these days? What are you doing to stay sane and find some kind of normal during lock-down? Have you started any new traditions or habits? Hit reply and let me know.
Alight, here are five things to check out this week:
#1: Revit Families 101
Having rules at home is important for creating structure and order in your family. Especially these days. Believe it or not, the same holds true for Revit families. The team at BIMsmith put their heads together and present their 20 rules for keeping our Revit families running smoothly so they won’t embarrass you in public or at home.
#2: The Subscription Yoke
With more software companies opting for a subscription pricing model, it’s getting harder to avoid all those monthly charges. But what exactly is the subscription model doing to our bottom lines? Is it a move toward a better (and cheaper) future for us? Or is it just another way for software companies to charge more for less? Click the link below to learn more.
#3: An Architect is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Renowned author and architect Randy Deutsch takes an introspective look at the future for architects. More specifically, he writes on how empathy and a renewed focus on first principles can lead to a greater sense of purpose within the profession. Lots of relevant stuff here as we all look to find our way through the pandemic crisis.
#4: Objects of Design
Give yourself a little break this afternoon and dive into Bob and Andrew’s latest article/podcast about some of the designed objects that resonate with them. Turn on your volume or pop in some earbuds and listen away while you scroll through the great images they share in the post. Lots of good eye candy here!
#5: 15 Tips for Sharing Parenting Duties During COVID-19
Is your home full these days with you and your spouse/partner both juggling working from home and perhaps equally juggling having kids at homeschooling at the same time? If so, Gretchen Rubin writes this week with ideas on how to be mindful of having everyone under one roof and what strategies you can employ to help make working and schooling from home as streamlined and easy as possible.
Question of the Week:
Any suggestions for creating context models in Revit? ARK member Eric Lovell is looking for suggestions. He’s currently using Infraworks to create a context model but is running into difficulty bringing it into Revit. Know of any good tips or tricks for doing this? How do you create context models for Revit? Click the link below to join the conversation.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.