Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sour grapes (Me and My Autodesk) Also how ‘Less is More’
OK, you’ve seen through me.
Being so bitter about Autodesk is to do a bit with my abstract being rejected by the Australian Revit Users’ Conference.
Spot ON! And there is more: I’ve had numerous run-ins with Archicad and GS over the years too. I never quite got the point of existence of Vectorworks and have largely stayed away from Microstation. VICO and I have a quiet truce and Gehry Technologies’ work I admire from a distance. buikdingSMART is probably the only party that really gets up my nose – but stating this only makes ME look bad;
My rejected abstract:
Less is More
We gave ourselves a challenge: On an existing project we had been working on using Revit to produce drawing documentation – we asked the question:
If we introduced a digital building book (DBB) to include all information related to the construction, fitout and finishing of a penthouse apartment on a multi-story building – and published that DBB to a single PDF, how many sheets of drawings specifications and installation could it replace?
Following this, we designed a ‘sort-of’ scientific test where we tested the speed of people finding information using the traditional and the DBB systems and compared the results of the two tests.
We propose to present the findings of the exercise to the audience of the conference.
You be the judge!