Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Don't use Revit
This was a topic that has brought me back to blogging.
I was at a friends luncheon last weekend, where I was introduced to another architect.
I really couldn't remember his name.
Immediately he was on the attack, "Ah...so you're the Revit guy" this was obviously the common link that my friend had introduced us.
"Um...I suppose so...yes" I was enjoying a nice glass of red wine, the last thing I felt like doing was defend a computer programme.
"Well Revit can't do details..."
"Really?" I replied, "so exactly how long have you been working on Revit"
For some reason I had jumped on the offence?
"I got a demo CD, and there are no standard windows and you can't detail. I am an ArchiCad user and someone would have to show me how Revit works better"
I think he was expecting a response like:
" How did I not recognise that you were LeCorbusier and your firm was so important. I will be there on monday to run you through the entire process...free of charge, 'cause I just love Revit."
Unfortunately the response came out slightly differently:
"DON'T USE REVIT"
He looked kinda shocked that someone said this to him.
I repeated myself:"DON'T USE REVIT....seriously"
This is where I elaborated and the conversation pretty much ended.
"The more people that use Revit, the less of an edge I have on the market, it suits me that you are on an old version of ArchiCad that you don't even know how to use properly"
There is nothing more irritating than an uneducated opinion. By receiving a demo CD and thinking that you are going to just get it started doesn't say much about you.
Revit owes you nothing, don't expect things to be done automatically.
Something I have said in my training sessions, Microsoft word will not type a love letter for you. You still have to type in the mushy info, why do expect it from Revit?