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    The Best Posts of the Month

    Today is the last day of the month of January. This is the first issue of The Best Posts of the Month. This is an idea that we start today and hope to continue doing troughout the whole year. It will be going on here in the Out There forum during the first 5 days of each month.

    The objectives of this idea are:

    1) To recognize those solutions/tutorials/tips/tricks, etc., that in your opinion were the most helpful, interesting, etc., during the month that just ended. To recognize and praise good posting, good attitude, and good forum spirit.

    2) To stimulate all those users who seldom or never post, who have a lot to contribute but just haven´t broken the ice yet, to start contributing to the community, and hopefully have their posts recognized on the honor list the next time.

    3) To collect all the best solutions on a "sticky" thread with a list with links, which will serve as a summary for all of us to quickly and easily review and find all those posts that were the most interesting and helpful during that month.

    How does it work?

    1. On the last day of each month, like today, we are going to announce that elections for the Best Posts of the Month are open. Nomination time will close at the end of the 3rd day of each month.

    2. How do you make the nominations? Basically you post a reply to this message saying something like this:

    My nominees for the best 3 posts of the month are:
    a) post # 15 in thread "How to do..." (a text with link would be even better), by "Username". "I think it was an excellent solution".
    b) ...similar...
    c) ...similar...

    How are the best 3 posts finally elected?

    After the 3rd day, the nominations will be counted manually, and the administrators will create a post with a poll, for users to vote for the best 3 posts. The poll will be open from day 4th and day 5th of each month, and then the results will be announced and posted on the list of Best Posts of the Month the day after. The list will show the best 3 posts and all the nominees as well, sorted by their number of votes.

    Rules for nominating a post
    • You must include the reply # of the post that you want to nominate, and the name and or name/link of the thread. Comments are optional.
    • The post that you nominate must have been posted during the month being reviewed. Each post has a date. The post that originated the thread may have been dated in a previous month, but not the reply being nominated.
      (Note: as an exception to the above rule, and for this time only, posts dated in the previous month (December) are eligible, since this is the first time we do this.)
    • You cannot nominate your own post(s).
    • Ït is OK to nominate more than one post from the same author.


    If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them here. This is the first time we do this, so any ideas are welcome.

    Elections for The Best Posts of the Month of January are now open until February 3rd. On Feb 4th and Feb 5th we will run a poll to define the winners.
    Last edited by Alfredo Medina; January 31, 2011, 04:19 PM. Reason: corrected dates on the bottom of the post
    Freelance BIM Provider at Autodesk Services Marketplace | Linkedin

    #2
    Tell me if I am doing this wrong.
    #9 in Formulas Type Paraments - Switches by Alfredo Medina, briliant solutions for more complex parameters controls.

    #22 in Formulas Type Paraments - Switches by Alfredo Medina, he never gave up on the solution. my family is working exactly how I thought it could.

    #1 in Toggling back and forth by mdradvies, reminded me that Revit uses native windows commands.
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #3
      Geez, it´s so hard to pick just 3 among so many good posts in this forum!, but here I try:

      a) Reply # 10 in "Stairs Profile" at http://www.revitforum.org/showthread...Stairs-profile
      by Ben May.
      Comment = It showed how to solve a custom stair by using just a nosing profile.

      b) Reply # 13 in "Need Oval Dome" at by MWeideman or RabbitHole .
      Comments = Solved a difficult question, exactly as specified by the OP, and then provided a step by step explanation.

      c) Reply # 15 in "Miter steel tube" by Mark B.
      Comment = An unexpected trick that is very useful for mitering steel structural members.

      EDIT: I would like to include this one, too: (I know, I said 3...:hide

      d) Reply # 3 in "Custom Ramp Rail (Concrete Parapet & Beam)" by Martijn de Riet
      Comments = Solved the problem using a parametric baluster family, which turned out to be the best solution, instead of using sweeps or swept blends.
      Last edited by Alfredo Medina; January 31, 2011, 07:49 PM. Reason: included a fourth, oops
      Freelance BIM Provider at Autodesk Services Marketplace | Linkedin

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        #4
        So many great posts to choose from... not an easy task, but here´s my nominees: (in random order)
        1. #5 in Room Interior Fill - in 3D By Truevis.
        2. #13 in Need a Oval Dome by RabbitHole
        3. #1 in Setting up Lineweights by Twiceroadsfool
        Last edited by Munkholm; February 1, 2011, 07:06 PM. Reason: Forgot that December posts is allowed this time.
        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #5
          One question:
          Should we repost a thread that has already been mentioned? Or should our lists all be new? I agree with a few that are already nominated.
          Dan

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            #6
            Yes, please repost already recommended posts !
            Alfredo will find the top 3 by counting how many times each post has been recommended
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              Post #7 in Flip Control in a Generic Model Family thread by Alf Medina
              Post #11 in Miter a Steel Tube thread by mark b
              Post #5 in 3D Sweep Path thread by Munkholm
              Last edited by Dave Jones; February 1, 2011, 09:36 PM. Reason: revised how nominated links are listed
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                I guess... the provided link contains the post number (3787) which is all that is really needed to identify it.

                So, go for it !

                (Alfredo, please correct me if you want it otherwise) :hide:
                Klaus Munkholm
                "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                  #9
                  Great idea Alf.

                  My submissions for the post of the month* (*as we have only been going a short while, I have included December - shouldn't deprive a great post of recognition :-) )

                  1. Dave Jones's terrific dissertation how why elements are sometimes invisible at http://revitforum.org/showthread.php...sons-maybe-why (honorable mention to Juan for his additional item #34) Best explanation of all of the variables - a must read for any new Revit Users

                  2. Jeffrey McGrew's excellent tips on Rendering at http://www.revitforum.org/showthread...-Up-Renderings I learn't more about how to improve my renderings in this short post than almost anywhere else.

                  3. Rabbit Hole Designs reply #13 for the dome question at http://revitforum.org/showthread.php...ull=1#post2270 great answer to a tricky question

                  :beer::beer::beer: to all three

                  EDIT:

                  Ok, now I am officially cheating and I am going to nominate a 4th contender for the post of the month. In this isntance it is not a single post but indeed the whole thread.
                  What started out as a fairly simple question on casework (cabinets for those of us in Oz) has ended up as a very interesting and insightful thread on modeling families. http://revitforum.org/showthread.php...binet-Families

                  4th :beer: is due now
                  Last edited by Ian.Kidston; February 2, 2011, 01:49 AM. Reason: Further info - adding 4th contender
                  Ian Kidston
                  http://allextensions.com.au

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
                    I guess... the provided link contains the post number (3787) which is all that is really needed to identify it.

                    So, go for it !

                    (Alfredo, please correct me if you want it otherwise) :hide:
                    yep, the links take you right to the correct post in the thread. So, I'll wait for input from Alf
                    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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