Shoegnome would never have existed if I wasn’t such a huge fan of Onland.info. I’ve gushed over James Murray’s blog before. He stopped updating his site about the time I started writing mine, so I feel a responsibility to carry the torch he held for so many years. Most of his 679 posts are still just as relevant now as they were when James wrote them.
When I was teaching myself ArchiCAD, I spent a lot of time on the ArchiCAD-talk forum. Okay let me rephrase that. With no one local to teach me, I learned from all the experts on the forum. That’s more accurate, though less romantic sounding. I still spend as much time as I can reading, scanning and learning.
When looking for posts to read, I have three tactics.
- Search for topics that I am interested in.
- Look for posts with attachments. Attachments usually mean pictures. And pictures mean that I get to see the problem and solution. I like that.
- Read anything that I come across written by a group of users I refer to as my ArchiCAD Heroes. – TomWaltz, Link, Djordje, Karl Ottenstein, and laszlonagy are probably my top 5. Check out Tom Waltz’s avatar. That says it all. There are easily another dozen or so giants as well that I search out. I’m sure I’ll talk about them later. Tom and Link haven’t been active on the forum for some time, but all their posts are still amazing.
I really like the definition of hero from Wikipedia
Warrior, Protector, Defender
Reading the posts of my ArchiCAD Heroes, I always feel that I am watching defenders of not just ArchiCAD and BIM, but of working intelligently, striving for improvement, and preparing for the future.
So who are your ArchiCAD Heroes?