I made a blog post a couple of months back about My top 10 BIMandments and as expected, the hash tag has continued to grow in popularity and developed! I therefore thought it would be suitable to make an updated version of the BIMandments, v2! I am going to pick another 10 of my favourites which have been tweeted recently. Since my last blog post, someone has registered the address www.BIMandments.com where there is a live stream of the twitter hash tag feed, so make sure to check it out to stay in touch with the latest tricks and advice from the growing BIM community on Twitter!
Thou shalt be willing to share thy model with the project team.
Prefix your Calc’d Values w/ “round” “roundup” or “rounddown” to round them as such
Never use Levels for things that are not really Levels
Set a ‘default view template’ for every view.
Never ever for any reason create a workset for Demo
So, there’s my 2nd list of top 10 BIMandments! We now have a top 20! Make sure to check out the Twitter account @BIMandments and keep your eye on the hash tag to keep up to date with all the latest tips and tricks! Keep tweeting your own BIMandments and who knows, you might be lucky enough to make the next list! ;) As you can see from the list above there are a few doubles appearing! Let’s bring this back to life and post some new ideas, so hopefully next time there will be a few new faces on the list!
Over the last week or so, there has been a new trend sweeping through the BIM community on twitter. The idea; sharing your opinions on the most important rules to follow when working with BIM. The #BIMandments as they were so named by @AYBABTM from @case_inc has seen over 50 BIM crazy users tweeting their advice for others, with well over 500 tweets in total.
From this list I have found some useful tips that I didn’t know about, and others that I can now laugh at after making those very mistake myself once. Because of the amount of useful information and tips that I have seen, I have decided to compile my list of my top ten. There are plenty of other great ideas, so navigate to the bottom of this post and view the website for some more inspiration.
Always Link, do not Import
Use Tags and Keynotes, NOT the Text tool :O)
When making component families, dimension to Ref planes for parameters not geometry
Turn off Press & Drag, especially if you’re a beginner
Enter my central file and my fist will enter your face
manage your worksets properly
Draw reference lines from left to right to ensure your plane is “positive” on the left or upper side of the line.
So! There’s my top 10… There were plenty of other helpful and also humorous tweets, so remember to visit twitter on the link below and check the latest status of the trend! The list is growing and growing every day! Hope everyone has a great weekend, and remember.. Thou Shalt Obey!!