Hi all, newbie to the forum, and to Revit.
Background: I've been in the architecture business over ten years, on the electrical side. At my first firm had someone in mechanical coach me through LISP and other CAD customization tricks and tools. Have been able to do some awesome things in CAD when I see the need.
At a new firm now (my third). They (we, I should say) are in the process of switching to Revit. Finished my first Revit project yesterday. Halfway through it realized we are light years behind where we should be. Don't have a motor schedule set up, panel schedules don't calculate correctly, light fixture library is sketchy at best, when you circuit a motor the name doesn't come through to the schedule, etc etc etc.
I know some issues I will come across are due to Revit limitations, and I will have to find a creative work-around or just live with doing a given task outside of Revit. But I know others are due to our lack of fully using what Revit offers. We have one guy here who knows far more Revit than anyone else, and is pretty sharp, but isn't yet a great resource to teach me the fundamentals, let alone what comes after.
So... This post is to ask if there are any resources out there, books, tutorials, 3-day classes, etc that are incredibly useful at getting me started down the Revit path. I figure once I get going I'll be OK, but right now...well, for instance, just read an article in the latest AUGI magazine about customizing electrical families to let you adjust the symbol location while keeping the device in place - and I have no idea how to complete the first step. Anyway, once I get going I should be fine, between this forum and my colleague I think I can find a working solution to anything I'd want to do. But getting that first level of training is going to be critical. Recommendations? Thanks!!