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Attaboy Bill !!  



A word of advice….

You’re gonna hate it….hate it…….uh…..not so bad…..not so bad…..hate it…..not so bad…..hey, … it…..not so bad…..pretty good, hate it……not so bad…..good,  very good, hate it…….etc……   for a while. 


I sort of treated it like a big puzzle and turned learning it into a video game.   So, every now and then my wife would hear me yell, “HA   I figured you out, you damn SOB !!!  I figured YOU out !!  HA   Thought you had me, but NOOOO…..I nailed you, you bastard!!!   HA HA.   <::fist pump::>  HA !!! Got you!!!!!!.” 


My only worry for you is whether or not the tedium of setting up the model is worth it, but I think you will quickly figure out that the program gives you enough flexibility that you should be able to at least model the load path configurations (if not the actual pieces) with relative ease.


Good luck !!


From: Bill Allen [mailto:t.w.allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:09 PM
To: t.w.allen(--nospam--at)
Subject: I may have made a huge mistake...


I bit the bullet and upgraded to Revit Structure Suite. I incredibly dubious not only whether this will help me do a better job within budget but also whether this feeble old brain (which survived the 60s BTW) can absorb a new CAD package after working with AutoCAD for, gulp, 17 years! Holy crap! Has it been that long?


Of course, to earn the nickname my wife’s family has given me (Uncle “Worst Case Scenario” Bill), the “Suite” part includes AutoCAD 2008 which means I will at least get rid of the odd numbered version aka ACAD 2007 (I still get tremors when I hear “ACAD R13”) and will be able to at least move to Revit by evolution rather than revolution.


I’m scheduled for training class January 28th-30th, 2008.


Wish me luck. I’m going to need it.


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


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