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Korean Professional Video Game Players & ArchiCAD

Can you make a living playing video games? If you work hard. It also doesn’t hurt if you’re South Korean. Want to hear more about that lifestyle? There’s a great Tech Stuff podcast about it. What does this have to do with ArchiCAD? Keyboard short cuts. I’ve talked about them …

Bass Lessons

I’ve been a bassist for over 20 years (over two-thirds of my life). As college approached and  I was deciding what to do with my life, I had two options: professional musician or architect. Much of my life could be described as a balancing act between musician and architect. The …

I find 3.5/ is the Easiest

Whether you’re using the the coordinate box or the tracker, there are a lot of ways to write a number.  Some are easier than others.  A quick rule of thumb is that ArchiCAD recognizes fractions as inches, whole numbers and decimals as feet.  So… a couple of ways to input …

Benchmarking and the Endless Path of Improvement

Below is an excerpt from a draft of a document I’m putting together for my role as CAD / BIM Manager at SALA Architects: Competencies: Outside of the office standards, users will not learn or use the program in an identical manner. As a result, tiers of users are differentiated …