Commentary

Read this BEFORE Transitioning to _________!

Posted by on May 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I’ve gotten so many questions about how to learn Revit, what technology to buy, etc. lately and so I wanted to respond in what might initially sound like a surprising way…STOP!!!  Don’t stop asking, and don’t stop pursuing, but stop and think and ask yourself a question: Why?  Why am I learning Revit?  Why am […]

In the World of Software, or Really any Process, Migration, is Idealism Wrong?

Posted by on June 5, 2011 at 5:11 am

In recent weeks I’ve been told that I am idealistic and that I wear my ideals on my sleeve.  My answer was that in my job, I had to be.  But it made me start to think about how any big change happens.  Usually, it’s a small group of people who, not only have a […]

Shifting to Building Information Modeling: Don’t be Afraid to Make Big Changes

Posted by on April 13, 2011 at 6:17 am

On June 12th of 2009, the United States government mandated that television stations nation-wide must broadcast exclusively in digital format. Did some people have difficulty with this transition (i.e. rural communities, the elderly, etc.)? Yes. Did the government make an effort to help with the transition (i.e. vouchers to be used towards a low-cost converter […]

How Does BIM Change Your Project Processes and Where Does Revit Fit In?

Posted by on April 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm

As I’ve stated before, BIM is a paradigm shift from the way we’ve worked before.  That goes for whether you’re in the architecture, engineering or construction industry.  We’re not swapping out one software application for another.  I’m not even sure there’s a “one to one” swapping of 95% of the traditional (usually CAD) project process […]

You Want to Integrate BIM into your Business but You Don’t Know Where to Start

Posted by on March 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

“BIM!  BIM!  BIM!  I’ve heard about BIM, and I want to…  What is BIM?  I don’t want BIM, I want Revit.  I don’t want Revit, I want BIM.  OK, BIM, Revit, I get it now, how can I integrate into my…” I’ve heard this a lot and and what I have found, as someone who […]

How to Talk about BIM/Revit without Knowing that Much about BIM/Revit

Posted by on March 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I decided to write this post for a certain family member of mine in the construction industry who needs to be able to talk about BIM/Revit, but doesn’t really need to know all the little in’s and out’s of it. So here’s my list: Understand the differences between BIM and Revit – What is BIM? […]

The Need for an Experienced BIM User on Every Revit-based Project

Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 6:35 am

Happy New Year all!  The transition to Revit from (fill in the blank) continues throughout the industry and I wanted to comment on the need for an experienced person on every Revit-based project.  I often mention to people that nowhere within the Revit help files does it mention the specifics of how to complete uniquely […]

Google…it’s all about the little things…

Posted by on May 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

This is a quick post, but I had to mention it.  I was just emailing someone in my GMail account and wanted to attach a file.  In the email I wrote, “I’ve attached a file…” and I hit Send before I actually attached the file.  The following message popped up: I just thought this was […]

AAAAAnd We’re Back….

Posted by on April 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Hey All. Well, BIMuzer is finally up and running and I’m very happy it is because you might have noticed some new software releases (the Autodesk 2011 product line) and I’m just itching to comment on it. In the mean time, I wanted to mention that a colleague of mine, James Vandezande (http://allthingsbim.blogspot.com/) with Eddie […]

Change #2 – CADuzer becomes BIMuzer

Posted by on March 15, 2010 at 9:10 am

Hey All.  Change #2 is here and it’s a doozy!!  After around 15 years of identifying with the name “CADuzer,” it is time to change to that which I have been preaching for a while now…BIMuzer.  I want to thank Gregory Arkin of Revit3D (http://bimboom.blogspot.com/) for his very generous gift of this domain name.  As […]