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    Question Off Topic: What's the one thing you'd do?

    Whew. I just busted out a rather large job and it was fun one. I'm actually sad to see it go. Learned a lot and it was an exciting project. As I was prepping the email to send the final set of PDF's I thought about posting this question just to hear some responses.

    Question:
    If you could drop what you're doing right now, and for a solid month work on one internal project of your choice that benefits you and/or your company, what would it be?

    For me, at this moment, it would be a combination of two things, but both related. I would build my "super template" and all equipment based Families + SPF. I have so many things that I've developed that exist in jobs just sitting in the archived job folder and I just need to go through each one, and seize every single bit of awesomeness that I've done in the past five years.

    Any takers on this discussion?

    -TZ

    PS: Everyone have a safe NYE tonight. Stay at home if you can, not worth the DUI or 99% of driver's alcohol abuse.

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    For me... It would be a solid month of typing. Documentation. Any and all of the methods, processes, workflows, tips, tricks, and things that i have in my head, that i havent yet had to type out for the folks im working with. I type them as i get time, but if i had a free month to sit and type, the entire Parallax Guide would be much farther along than it is now.

    PS: Definetely staying at home. Just got in, and we arent even moving the car tonight. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    For me... It would be a solid month of typing. Documentation. Any and all of the methods, processes, workflows, tips, tricks, and things that i have in my head, that i havent yet had to type out for the folks im working with. I type them as i get time, but if i had a free month to sit and type, the entire Parallax Guide would be much farther along than it is now.
    Documentation.... what a great idea. That's something that I continually do as I think things up (main reason why I use MS OneNote) but this is definitely good stuff and something I could certainly do more of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    PS: Definetely staying at home. Just got in, and we arent even moving the car tonight. :P
    Smart man. Let's get together soon, now that holidays and stuff are about to be over. I gotta get with you on some stuff anyways.

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    Yep, agree onenote has been my saviour. How on earth could I remember every epiphany, revelation, ahhha moment and discoveries I have made just piddling around with this ? Onenote helps a lot, but with keeping track of students stuff I tend to forget my own. But I discover every year something new, often working something out with a student and those are great moments for all concerned.
    So for me, the answer to the ops question has a different bent. I would continue building our class template initially and lock down the process of Revit to 3d model well enough that I can help even first year students to achieve it under their own steam.
    My NYE was last night, very quiet except for the local fireworks. I hope the rest of the world has wonderful safe ones, we need the happiness.
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    Biff, I take it you're in academics? Have you ever been in production at all?

    I would love to teach an academic course part time. I love giving people as much knowledge as I can.

    -TZ
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    Hi tanner, I have been involved in production basis but it was more project coordinating with drafting when needed. Wasn't with Revit unfortunately . This why the forum has been of great service to me. I have taught it since 2008 at what we call a TAFE, at an advanced diploma level. Well I teach workings drawings and Revit is the tool. 18-60 year olds, had up to 40 in class. Don't tell me this is the computer savvy generation, some only know enough to upload to Facebook and let them resize the image.
    Anyway, please please offer your services as an industry expert available for tutoring or guest lecturing to whatever your equivalent of the adult non-university facility you have there. They will welcome you if the situation is the same as here.
    I get so much kick out of seeing the advancement of people from all ages and walks of life and hardship produce a set of drawings in 6 months that graphically blow many I see out there away. The content is very good too, and in some cases would come very close to achieving that permit.
    I get a huge kick out of it, it's hard, resource starved and my way of giving back.
    Go ahead and do it, i can tell you would love it.
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    I'd spend the month developing my own template & related families.
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    I think I would like to spend a month writing a book. Primarily on solutions in Revit when things don't work as expected, you know, those odd situations that are slightly left of centre and don't fit the OOTB methods.

    OR, finish my company alignment training series. (Way too many cats using methods from their past and the consistency is dropping)

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    I would buy this book.

    Thanks for your comments Drew. I, too, would love to write a book on MEP for contractors. So many things I would love to express to the MEP contracting world.

    -TZ

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