Who’s the better bowler?
A guy who can throw perfect strike after perfect strike OR the guy who never misses picking up a spare.
It’s the guy who can pick up the spares. Of course 12 strikes gives you the best possible score, but perfection is the wrong goal. If you can only throw strikes, you’re a one trick pony. Picking up spares is much harder. Here’s another way to think of it… which is a bigger accomplishment? Getting 12 strikes or picking up every 7-10 split you see. It’s the second. I think this is the secret to mastering BIM, ArchiCAD, or whatever software you use. It’s not about perfect modeling, flawless data exporting, or never seeing an error message. It’s about being able to problem solve your way out of any hole. It’s about being handed some garbage and turning it into something magical. If unknowns and discomfort derail you, then you’ve got a long way to go.
Hmm… sounds a lot like design.