Hi! My name is Jeremy Smith, one of the MEP Product Support Specialists here at Autodesk. First off, let me say what an honor it is to be referred to as an “Author” on this site, particularly in view of the fact that I’ve published a grand total of zero books, magazine articles or thesis papers.
I do recall writing a couple of book reports back in the day. Remember those? What fun! In fact, if it weren’t for the writer’s block and carpal tunnel pain, I might have mistaken writing a report for parasailing in the Caribbean. The offshoot of the whole thing is that, with practice, I became pretty good at filling a number of pages by the skillful use of triple spacing, compound-complex sentences and an extra large font. My teachers also used to remark about what a coincidence it was that I completed books much faster right around the time the VCR was introduced. But, I digress…
Also…[deep breath]….I’ve never “blogged” before. There, I said it. I couldn’t bear keeping that a secret anymore. I’m sensing that many of you may have already seen through my little charade anyway, so at least that’s on the table. By the way, that reminds me: out of the blue someone recently asked if I was on Twitter and if I had considered doing some “tweeting”. Taken by surprise, I remember saying something like, “I can’t. I have a dentist appointment,” while the only thought swirling around my brain was, ‘Bad old puddy tat!’ (Queue the sound of crickets chirping). So I'm fairly certain I haven't tweeted yet, either.
Aaaannnyyywho... I am very glad to have an opportunity to share what I’ve learned about Revit MEP, and I am also looking forward to hear your comments, questions and insight. As you can tell from my silly rant at the outset, I am all about adding levity to this forum, but at the same time I’m very serious about helping our customers better understand Revit MEP and troubleshoot issues that arise. Please don’t hesitate to submit suggestions about specific features or issues that you’d like to hear more about.
Meanwhile, I am going to break a cardinal rule of blogging, and use my first post to direct you to another site. (Remember I’m new, so for all I know, there is no such rule). However, one of the first places to which I always direct new and long-time users of Revit MEP is a series of videos created by the former Revit MEP Product Manager, Kyle Bernhardt. We have a link to his blog on the left side of the page under 2nd Opinions. The link is called Inside the System. I consider the videos that Kyle has created to be “required viewing” for anyone learning Revit MEP. For instance, we receive a number of support requests that deal with the following:
- Spaces and Zones
- Building Performance analysis
- System Configuration
- Connectors and flow propagation
Many of the questions related to these topics can be answered simply by viewing Kyle’s videos. He does a fantastic job of explaining the principles of Revit MEP and how it all works. So, in the spirit of providing preventative care on this blog, I urge anyone who hasn’t done so to view these videos. Then, please come back to this site and feel free to have me expound on any of the points that you’d like more detail about.
I look forward to “speaking” with all of you in the near future.
Now…is there a way to add spacing and double the font size in Typepad?