I've just outdone myself. I won't even really count this post, but my last Revit3d.com/BIMBoom blog post is number 368 for 2008. Last year, I made 366 posts. We still have over a month left this year, so I'm shooting for 400 posts for this year.
They don't tell you when you create a blog, how much effort it takes to keep a blog current. Between the blog and JR, my 9 month old who stood up on his own last night, I never thought I'd come close to 200 posts this year. They don't tell you how much effort it takes to raise a child either.
Today, I had a very unique first. Due to some scheduling conflicts, I had to take JR to work with me. Not a big deal, except that I had a 10:30 am meeting with a Revit prospect. I came into their office with JR on one arm and my laptop bag in the other. They're an awning company and they are using AutoCAD 2009 and doing 3d drawings, renderings and animations. After seeing what they do, I load up Revit Structure, laid out a grid, throw up some tube columns and make a roof/awning by extrusion and render it for them in minutes with a curtain wall system just to make things interesting for the walls. The best part was exporting the 3d dwf and bringing it into Navisworks Freedom and spinning the model on the turntable. So, in between questions and the clients taking turns holding JR while I'm working with Revit, I think it turned out pretty successful. When the deal closes, I'm going to have to figure out how much commission to give JR, because he definitely sealed the deal. The sun shade studies, automatic scheduling of components and structural detailing features didn't hurt either.
As a side note to the men reading this, make sure you put socks on your baby if it's cold out.
One of the people in the meeting actually took JR around their office and the women in the office said that it must have been a man who brought the baby in. He asked, how did you know to which they responded, because he's not wearing socks and it's cold out. Lesson learned.
So, again, thank you to my blog subscribers and you random people finding my blog and keep reading. Theoretically, Revit 2010 is just around the corner. Now, I'm off to figure out what to write for post number 2008-370
Here are a few links:
Revit Family Walkway Awning - link
The Revit model in the picture above - link