Friday, June 26, 2009

REVIT Ribbon makes my neck hurt

Ok, I have clearly indicated my interest to keep everyone on the same, most current platform of REVIT. That has not changed but OMG the new ribbon 'by design' is NOT geared towards REVIT. The new ribbon by concept just doesn't apply to this type of CAD application.
Seriously, I think the Autodesk developers need to sit down beside a seasoned REVIT user with the old interface and take a lesson on speed and flow. Once you got going with REVIT it really was like music but all the keys need to be in the same place. Now it's like trying to play the piano and all the keys keep moving. Or dare I say 'Whack a Mole'.
Take the copy/ paste buttons for example. If you can manage to stop clicking the regular copy button by mistake (or visa-versa) good luck trying to track those buttons down as they move around like a couple mice on benny's.
I'm not even sure this can be fixed because to do so would be to abandon the ribbon and that's just not going to happen. Right ?
It just goes to show. No matter how many people you have working for you and no matter how much money you have and how large your market share is you can still somehow manage to totally screw up what was already a good thing.
It boggles the mind.
The Ribbon is fine. It's the 'dynamic' part that has to go. How about a more 'static' ribbon?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

AUGI AEC EDGE Publication

Well I received a link to the new AUGI AEC EDGE Publication below and it sure looks yummy. Especially because the issue is titled 'Make Room for REVIT'.
Just thumbing my way through quickly I see tons of juicy information.
Ok, a little dissappointed in the article titled 'A Trainers Perspective, Key Requirements to a Successful BIM Implementation'. More of a product push than a trainers perspective in my opinion. Yes we all know you have to get the company partners and product managers on board. Tell us something we don't know about REVIT training besides your company resume .

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Yas Hotel

Ever wonder if anyone actually uses the freeform massing design tools and curtain systems that REVIT (and others) have to offer? I cannot varify which Software Asymptote Architecture uses but this sure looks like the cover of the REVIT DVD case to me. You just have to look to Abu Dhabi, UAE to see just how imaginative the archiotects of today can be. "New York based Asymptote Architecture nears completion of The Yas Hotel project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Yas Hotel is a 500-room, 85,000-square-meter complex now under construction. Asymptote was awarded the commission to design the buildings and environs from a closed competition two years ago targeting an opening date of October 30, 2009 to coincide with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix".