Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter.
I’m hosting a makeover show next week! No, I haven’t become a beauty blogger. Instead, we’ll be looking at ways you can makeover your Revit renderings. From view selection to lighting to texture images, there’s a lot you can do to drastically improve the quality of your renderings. In the workshop, I’ll share five ways you can add a little pop and a lot more sizzle to your Revit renderings. The workshop takes place next Thursday, November 14th at 2 pm EST.
Speaking of makeovers, I’ve been working on a new and improved look for this email. Yes, after two plus years, the Thursday Top 5 will be getting a new look. Don’t worry, it’s nothing too drastic. Just a little extra spit, some polish, and a few highlights. Click here to see a preview then hit reply and let me know what you think!
Alright, here are five things to check out this week.
#1: 12 Smart Ways to Save Time in Revit With Dynamo
Want to get started with Dynamo but not sure where to start? Check out this post where I share twelve ways you can incorporate Dynamo into your workflow. From creating floor levels from Excel to renumbering parking spots to creating pipes from lines, there’s a little something for everyone. Click the link below and get started with Revit automation!
#2: Scheduling Revit Content with Images
It’s Tutorial Thursday with Dan Stine! In today’s episode, Dan walks us through an interesting example of how to use images with Revit content. He shows how to include images in schedules and discusses the differences between instance and type images. Thanks for the information, Dan!
#3: What the Coming AI Revolution Means for the Workplace
What’s new in AI and what does it mean for the workplace? Find out in this article from The Atlantic. You’ll hear from AI innovators, leaders and researchers as they discuss the technology’s impact on business world and how it’s creating opportunities to innovate and transform the work landscape. Interesting stuff for sure.
#4: Is The Design Industry Ready for the Gig Economy?
In today’s world, we can quickly and order ourselves a ride, have groceries delivered and even hire someone to do our errands for us, all with a few clicks on our phone. What if you could hire an architect or engineer in that same fashion? Randy Wilburn analyzes this possibility and how the design industry may be looking to dip its toes into the world of the gig economy.
#5: How SHoP is Rethinking Skyscraper Design
If you’ve been to New York City recently, you’ve likely noticed a number of new tall buildings throughout the city. Many of the more striking examples have been design by SHoP Architects. From the ultra thin tower on West 57th street to the cranked American Copper pair, SHoP is leading the charge towards a new style of skyscraper design. This article takes an in depth look at three recent projects and considers how these buildings address the issues of extreme height, massing, historic preservation, and environmental performance. Some great images here as well.
Question of the Week:
Do you use BIM 360? Any advice for a small firm looking to migrate their projects to the platform? Today’s question comes from ARK member Faysal Syed, who’s looking for advice on the pros and cons of BIM 360. Have any thoughts to share? If so, click the link below!
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.