Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter,
With my wife and I working from home and our kids doing distance learning, it’s family time all-the-time in our house. Most days, everyone gets along like a house of fire. Other days. . . not so much. It’s no wonder that families are on my mind a lot these days. So much so that on May 28th at 3 pm EST, I’ll be hosting a free workshop on Revit families. I will be joined by Revit family expert John Kinney. During the 1-hour workshop, we will take a look at what goes into creating happy Revit families. John has built LOTS of Revit families over the years and will share his best practices for ensuring your Revit families stay sane and healthy, even during a pandemic. Click the link below to register for the free workshop.
Alight, here are five things to check out this week:
#1: New Sessions at YourDesk University
Build up your skills toolbox by engaging in some online learning through YourDesk University. I’ve mentioned YourDesk in a previous TT5 but they’ve added new sessions since then so check out their current lineup of classes and let the learning begin!
#2: Weekly Happy Hours with the Revit Kid
Rhino, Grasshopper and Revit walk into a……ok, I know that sounds like the set up for a wacky joke, but if your curiosity has been piqued, consider joining The Revit Kid as he hosts a weekly live YouTube Happy Hour featuring talk and tutorials on all things Revit. Last week’s get together included special guest, Marcello Sgambelluri on the topic of Rhino Inside Revit. Rumor has it I’ll be guest starring in a future Revit Kid Happy Hour. More details soon!
#3: Exploring Structural Design Options Using Generative Design
Dive into the benefits of Autodesk Refinery and its role in structural design in this in-depth article from Dynamo guest writer, Michael van Telgen. Read on as van Telgen illustrates some of the ways in which the design and engineering company, Arcadis employs the use of Refinery along with an in-house Dynamo tool to provide better service to its clients. Good stuff!
#4: Time, Space, and Adaptive Reuse in the Age of Social Distancing
In this article on Archinect, author Newton D’souza shares his insight regarding the need for thinking about the use of time and space within this pandemic era. As many areas slowly begin the process of opening back up for business, these concerns will only become more important. Lots of food for thought here.
#5: The Hard Way is the Easy Way
Sometimes the life lessons that are learned the hard way are the ones we never forget. In this article, Scott H. Young emphasizes the importance of first deciding whether something is worth the effort. If so, Young recommends mapping out your path then finally taking those first steps to get there. With commitment and planning, you may find that the hard way becomes the easy way.
Question of the Week:
Know any good tips for changing object styles across multiple families? If so, ARK member Elizabeth Evanoo wants to know. She needs to rename a line style name in all the families in her firm’s library. Click the link below to share your thoughts.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.