Can someone explain to me why the post about a principal being on board with Revit, but his staff not being has generated so much turmoil from you? Do you all realize how many people refuse to even look at Revit?
Let me share with you a scene in our home the other night.
Adrian "JR try the fish"
JR "I don't like it"
Adrian "But JR, how do you know you don't like it, you've never tasted it before"
JR "I just don't like it"
Adrian "OK, here, have some chicken"
JR "OK" (eats the fish)
Now remember, my son is 2 years old. Lets fast forward.
Gregory "Mr architect, try Revit"
Architect "I don't like it"
Gregory "But Mr Architect, how do you know you don't like it, you've never tried it before"
Architect "I just don't like it"
Gregory "OK, here, have some BIM"
Architect "No. I want my sketch pad and pencil back. Why does Autodesk charge so much money for their software. I only work in 2D. I don't need Revit. Why doesn't Autodesk give us the software for free. Google gives us SketchUp for free. We should also get free rent from our landlord, free services from our consultants and free computers from Dell."
Ok. I made up that last part. No one has actually told me they want their sketch pad back. I hope you can see the point. Are 2D drafters 2 year olds? I don't know, but there are a lot of similar conversations to the ones I have in my house.
Addendum 4:54pm. After discussing this post with several people, I've coined a new term. Someone who tells you that Revit is bad and has never seen it is a 2D Year Old. Let's see what kind of mileage we get out of that. So, why did a principal wanting his staff to move to Revit upset you? I guess depending on where you live, there's a correlation to the desire to learn new skills. The reality is, so few people have adopted Revit and BIM. There's still so much resistance and that's fine. All it means is fewer firms left in a year or two, less competition and dropping of fees and the BIM firms will win more work and make more money.
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