Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last post for 2009

This is my last post for 2009, I would like to thank everyone that has read this blog over the last year.

2009 has brought many new blogs, my favourite new blog of the year would be Zach Kron’s Buildz blog. Practical notes on making Impractical things. If you haven’t had a chance to read his blog yet…click HERE.

Again through 2009, Steve Stafford’s Revit OpEd has been a wealth of information, another blog that I have subscribed to is Arch | Tech Design + Technology, by Phil Read, James Van & Eddy Krygiel. It is a fascinating & thoroughly entertaining blog.

Revit Implementation has had 142 475 visits since starting the blog, thank you once again.

This blog still comes up first in Google when you search for “ Revit Implementation” …yeah!!!!


visit chart

Monthly Site visits for 2009, maintained pretty stable. I am not sure what happened in July though.


On doing a Sitemeter check on the last 100 visits, it is plain to see how blogging is such an international means of communication, making our village that little bit smaller with technology.

I have had such a busy year this year, with training and implementing Revit, not only locally, but in destinations I would never had imagined a few years ago. From Botswana to Mauritius, thank you to all of the new friends I have made this year.

Happy Holidays to everyone and may 2010 bring all your hopes and wishes to reality.



Wednesday, December 02, 2009

AU Virtual Day 1 Feedback

I got myself prepared for a late night in with the time zone difference.

The opening keynote was well worth the wait. Autodesk has put a lot into making AU Virtual a brilliant way for people that cannot make it to Vegas, feel like they are there. Apparently there were over 16 000 people connected from around the world watching

With the rolling Twitter feeds and ability to ask questions and get live answers was very well done. One specific tweet was particularly funny, someone said that they were watching the opening address while doing their laundry.

Gripes: My internet speed was really not that great. My live videos buffered most of the time. While this was very frustrating, it was still worth waiting for the videos to stream.

First class scheduled was Steve’s Autodesk Revit Collaboration: Shared Coordinates for Projects Big and Small.

A few minutes into the presentation, the sound went all crazy. After that,poor Steve must have been sitting on the ctrl-V buttons although he had even mentioned that there was a sound problem, he received about 50 questions asking what was up with the sound. I was going to wait for the next session, with better sound quality but enjoyed it enough to hang in there. Good session Steve !!!!

All in all it was a worthwhile exercise, that will be improved on. This is a great step in the right direction, but the bad thing is, you see what you are missing. Maybe AU2010 for me?