Everything is about craft. Whether you are doing BIM or sharpening pencils, there is a right and a wrong way. There is a way to do it with care and a way to just half-ass it.
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Some lessons from being too busy to write: remembering shortcuts by forgetting that I had forgotten them and suffering through the ugly BIM phase.
I love creating diagrams. But this BIM Diagram is by far my favorite. It probably should become my new logo. Find out why it took 25,000 years to make.
I’m giving a talk at the CSI Products Fair in Charleston, South Carolina on April 9th, 2014.
Are you frustrated with all the over detailed BIM content out there? Or all the under detailed content? It’s all your fault. Luke explains why.
I love this post. Guest Blogger Nathan Hildebrandt starts with Building Materials, then leads you down a path towards reinventing how you think about BIM and use ArchiCAD. It’s a great example of how focusing on improving how you use a piece of software will make you a more valuable member of the AECO team. Even if you don’t use ArchiCAD, this is a must read.
Once I figured out this technique to create Complex Profile siding in ArchiCAD, my models became about 20% cooler.
Video games have a lot to teach us about being an architect. You should play more video games to verify this theory.
So this is my month of travel. I’ve so far driven from Minnesota through South Dakota to Wyoming. I’m now in southern Colorado; tomorrow night my wife, kids, and I will sleep somewhere in the northeast corner of New Mexico. After that we have a week or so in Texas …
FACT: Ugly drawings are the bane of many people in the early stages of using understanding BIM. Don’t fight your coworkers. Instead draw them in. Teach them. When starting a project, whether it’s new construction or a remodel, I always want to see a clean plan as soon as possible. …
In a world of shoegnomes, there are workmonsters… Much like I came up with the realization that I was a shoegnome years before I started my company and blog, the concept of workmonsters has been floating around in my head for a long time. What are workmonsters? They are a …
Late last night the Shoegnome Facebook page reached 500 Likes. That’s awesome. The Shoegnome Twitter feed is a little smaller at 381 followers. Thank you everyone. There’s plenty of information on both those sources that doesn’t show up on the blog so for even more on BIM, ArchiCAD, and the …