Friday, August 03, 2007

Information overload!

I surely don't post here as often as I would like. It's not for the lack of trying or the lack of information. It is trying to do something different and unique that is the issue.

If you follow all the Revit related blogs, as I do, you get to see just how much info is out there. To post stuff that hasn't already been covered is rather difficult. Sometimes it has happened that while I am busy with an article, a feed will come thru' covering the topic I am busy writing on.

Hats off too all those that are willing to share all their knowledge free of charge just for the love of the game.

Here is a list of blogs to keep an eye on (ones I read regularly and more so, are updated on a regular basis)
Combined, these blogs offer everything you need to know on Revit, a mountain of tips, tricks, info, ideas and opinions. The spirited enthusiasm for BIM is expressed undeniably on all.

Be sure to add them to your daily RSS feeds or Blogging routines.

Revit Zone
- Ian Nichols -

This site is amped up man. Ian has managed in a very short time to make this, possibly the best Revit hot spot for now. Ian has managed to make the rest of us look like a bunch of amateurs. Well done! Do you ever sleep dude?

Revit OpEd - Steve Stafford-

Steve is like the reliable, faithful, workhorse man. He must hold the record for longest running, most posts, most hits, most information, most links. Steve's site is like the Wikipedia for Revit. His site is updated on the most regular basis. He set the benchmark, and it's tough keeping up to even a third of what he does.

Great Blog...thx.

Steve is also a moderator on AUGI. When do you sleep dude?

Be sure to check out his other stuff as well
Revit Jobs - Revit job market place.
Revit Inside - Links to other firms using Revit.

Revit Begginners - David Duarte -

David regularly posts very informative tips n' tricks and other Revit information and industry links. I enjoy reading his short, to the point, posts. Expect no waffling here.

Don't Think: Do Revit - Robert -

Robert keeps a great amount of frequent "How To....." documents on Revit. His tips carefully outline the "best methods" of documenting in Revit experienced by him and within the firm.

Mallerestic Revitation - Aaron Maller -

Quoted by Aaron: "I'm not sure exactly what the intent of this one will be, other than to start an informal documentation of my experiences as i traverse Revit usage."

I am also not sure of his objective, however I do enjoy following his journey. I like the new work completed, with comparisons to Revit's Model. Awesome!

Revit Implementation - Mike Hardy Brown -

My Fellow ZAR buddy. Mike has just recently updated the look 'n feel of his blog. Some great tips and tricks are nestled within the archives. If only Mike were more consistent. There is plenty of knowledge still to share.

Revit in plan English
- Jay Polding -

The title says it all. Short easy explanations.


There are is much more to choose from! If you need to know more, be sure to check out the following:

Revit OpEd: Probably got the largest list of industry related links -

Cadplans Resource list
: Also massive!

Revit City Resource's

If you can't find what you are looking for send me a request. shaunvr at gmail dot com.


Gregory Arkin - CADD Centers of Florida said...

Would you mind adding me as a reciprocal blog. My site has tons of information and I already link to you.

Malleristic-Revitation said...

Thanks for the mention. :)

I struggled with the exact same issue you face about what to write and when, because there are so many of us out there.

What im hoping for, is just to keep posting about the things id LIKE to see BIm turn in to, and how i can see Revit getting there in the future. A model as a document, instead of using am odel to make documents, etc.

I also think modeling opens up such a big can of worms with interoperability and information exchange, that one could fill 5 pages a day in a blog, and never give a "how to" if they wanted.

Inevitably, some of my posts sadly end up being "heres what i did, i made this, how do i make this?"

But i must say, i enjoy reading everyone elses travels through modeling as well. I keep a great list of Revit sites to visit and read as well. Obviously im here reading yours! :)

BTW, congrats on the new job! :)

Mike Hardy-Brown said...

Thanks Shaun.... I think
Now does that mean I have to post more often :)