I’ve spent today, and tomorrow, sitting in with our “Energy Team” who are training on Revit MEP Series. We currently use AutoCAD MEP but there is interest in the building analysis aspects of Revit MEP. I got home and while catching up with email and feeds found The Mistress’ post: “Woohoo! A new Revit MEP blog!”
Woohoo indeed! The Revit MEP community in New Zealand is rather tiny but by the end of tomorrow there will be another three users! We are all at the beginning of a very steep learning curve so it’s great to have a shiny new Revit MEP blog to help answer the questions. I’ve seen “Kyle B” all over the MEP Discussion Groups and it’s great to see him blogging.
Part of the challenge we have is learning a system while creating the content & standards needed to use it. New Zealand can use some of the U.K. resources/standards but lots has to be generated from scratch. We faced a similar challenge with Autodesk Building Systems years ago but it’s proved to be worthwhile.
For me it’s been interesting to watch a mix of CAD users and Engineers learning BIM. Some are picking up totally new concepts from scratch while others struggle to forget old ones. I’m supporting them with the added challenge of not being a Building Services person. I can now generate a room analysis, apply the results to a ducted system, resize it and document it all but have no idea what that really means. But it’s all good fun!
One bit of good news is someone will be able to learn from best, by doing Revit MEP sessions at Autodesk University 2007!
PS: Where are the rest of the Revit Team blogs?
“It’s been a long time coming, and after much planning and effort I am launching my Autodesk Blog, Inside the System. This blog will focus on the MEP industry, Sustainability, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and how new technologies help to meet the demands of today’s MEP projects.”
“Many of you already know me as Kyle B on both the Autodesk and AUGI discussion forums, where I frequently post. You can find me there helping customers with technical issues, discussing larger industry issues, and soliciting customer feedback.”
“As a Product Manager for Revit MEP, I am tasked with setting the year-to-year direction of Revit MEP, and working with others at Autodesk and our Reseller channel; ultimately making sure that our customers succeed with our MEP solutions. A critical component of that success is having the right information to succeed.
With that in mind, I set out on this journey through the blogosphere.”