Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

91% of Large Firm Round Table respondents have selected Autodesk Revit as thier BIM tool of choice. 96% of respondents only want content for Revit. Most needed improvements and functionality? Survey says: Curtain Panels / Curtain Walls (followed by Stairs /Railings).

Damn. There are two Bentley guys sitting in the room, shoulders slumping. They're going to have to keep listening to Revit and BIM being used interchangeably for the next two days.

Going to the prom and not getting asked to dance must suck.

The Revit Project Manager is also here. We're going to water board him later unless we get some meaningful timelines and commitments on core functionality. Time's up. ;)

Fantastic demonstration of Bentley's "Generative Components" functionality. Real world, real project, real firm. Walked through parametric, iterative form making through to curtain wall and panel resolution. Unless ADSK has something forthcoming, we'll be looking at the iteration and resolution of the massing and curtain skin in GC and delegating the rational insides and concurrent documentation to Revit.

Little doubt that'd be a real Bastardfrankenchild (TM) of a workflow. And a real marketing win for Bentley since the sexier parts of buildings keep showing up on the outside.

Either ship or get off the can. ;)

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less."
--General Eric Shinseki, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice quote at the bottom, Phil. :) I'll give you one more that I use about people who complain about BIM and not wanting to learn.

It's from the cheesy/totally fun movie to watch "The 13th Warrior". The scene is where Ibm (the Arab) gets of a Viking ship and is thrown a broadsword.

Ibn: I can't lift this.
Viking: Grow stronger.