Part One: Never do just one thing

In my first post about Project Info, I ended with this statement about automation and coordination:

“It’s an old ARCHICAD adage that if you’re going to see something more than once, model it. That’s how we maintain consistency across views. Good 3D leads to coordinated 2D. It’s the same with 1D, with text. If you’re going to write something more than once, automate and centralize it.”

Making sure our work shows up in multiple Views is important because it improves consistency. Equally important though is that making sure our work shows up in multiple places allows us to combat one of the biggest complaints about BIM: that it is slow, that at best it is no faster than previous methods. Arguments of BIM’s lack of…

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