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  • Angel Haze - Same Love (Ryan Lewis sample)

    At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn’t straight
    She didn’t understand, but she had so much to say
    She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
    And said you’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS
    It’s funny now, but at thirteen it was pain
    To be almost sure of who you are and have it ripped away
    And I’m sorry if it’s too real for some of you to fathom
    But hate for who you love is not exactly what you’d imagine

    Damn. 

    Is Revit easy to pick up?
    Anonymous

    I can certainly see why there’d be a large learning curve. I was fortunate enough to be using ACAD Architecture & MEP prior to transitioning so it wasn’t that big of a deal. Comprehension of the UCS is probably the most important thing, the rest is simple once you understand the system. Revit calls the UCS “Ref Planes” and it’s fairly easier to use.

    When you hear people say ‘architects shouldn’t use Revit’ it’s because they never took the time to master the tool. It offers ALL of the functionality that was in ACAD and so much more. Initial design? On paper, on napkins, on the back of drawings…of course. Translating those forms to a digital format is far from impossible. 

    Prepare for the future, don’t be the old dog who hasn’t learned new tricks. (like teachers who’ve been out of the industry for 10 years)