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    Default Revit Best Practices (RBP) - General

    I was wondering if people would be willing to post to a Best Practices set of threads on different Revit tools and topics? I was thinking that there could be one for each week and the goal would be to boil down and come up with a final post containing the best practices, including standards for that threaded Best Practices topic.

    Would that be a value to people? I am sure it would be useful for new users and a place to look for best practices on this forum. The Threads would be named "Best Practices - Topic"

    I know much of that information is here but putting it together for people would be useful unless there is another place this is being done.

    What are people's thoughts?

    Kevin

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    Last edited by Kevin Janik; 2008-05-20 at 11:43 PM.

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    That would be great Kevin!

    And since there will be people with different skill levels and working on different phases of the project (maybe someone will be just starting the project in Revit, maybe another one will be finishing it...), we could follow the best practice thread from the start to the end of accomplishing an entire project in Revit. I mean, rather than start the first weekly thread about let's say, roof, we could start discussing the walls, or even before that, subjects like preparing your template file...

    People would follow it like a soup opera to see how it ends...

    Just an idea.

    Andre Carvalho

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    As a fresh new user, I would look at such a thread daily for picking up the nuances of the software.

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    Andre,

    Just curious, what is a soup opera?

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpettit View Post
    Andre,

    Just curious, what is a soup opera?
    Ops! I'm sorry. I meant soap opera...
    I think this is most common in UK. Check it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_opera

    Andre Carvalho

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    great idea
    i would be in it
    soup or soap

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    I will be there for sure. When do we start?

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Carvalho View Post
    Ops! I'm sorry. I meant soap opera...
    I think this is most common in UK. Check it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_opera

    Andre Carvalho
    Not just the UK, soaps are pretty popular in the US and have been for 30+ years.

    unless you're saying the term "soup opera" is more common in the UK.

    But anyhow, Best Practices threads sound good, but people would need to remember to not make them just "the way they (or their company) has always done it". They truly need to be practices that are the "best" way to make Revit run the most efficiently. They shouldn't just be one person's opinion on how things should be done.

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks View Post
    They shouldn't just be one person's opinion on how things should be done.
    Yeah, that's just your opinion.

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    Default Re: Best Practices - General

    Any other people have comments regarding this idea?

    I was thinking of publishing some general guidelines for posting and then each specific topic will also have some specifics all included at one the beginning post of the new thread. That way everyone can be focus input that can be formatted in the end into a clear concise Word document file people can use as they wish. We might even outline some options if they seems valuable. One of the goals would be to mine what is on the forum already and get it inputed into one concise thread for people.

    It might be helpful to create a format for the final output like the Wishlist has, but with more specifics and in depth information. It would also be nice if a person would be responsible for each Best Practice to share the around the effort.

    What are people's thoughts and what should some of the guidelines be?

    Please chime in. I think this would be a great resource that turns the corner from just software knowledge to actual software smarts based in real world use.

    Perhaps on Monday we could start if people are really interested. Would something simple like View Naming be a good one to start with?

    Kevin
    Last edited by Kevin Janik; 2008-04-21 at 11:01 PM.

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