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Revit has had the same interface since it was first released in 2000. Someone in Autodesk decided it was a good idea if all their programs -- AutoCAD, Inventor, 3DS Max and Revit -- all had the same interface. And that interface is the Ribbon. So you've got a GUI designed for a word processor forced onto high-end CAD software, and it just doesn't work. Most users are hating it. And we didn't ask for it: it was just shoved down our collective throats. Some users have really had the carpet pulled out from under them as a result. I've even pleaded with the grand poobah himself (Carl Bass) to drop the ribbon, but the only response we're getting is that the Ribbon is here to stay. Is the customer not always right? Not at Autodesk.
Someone on the Architalk said something to the effect that 13 would be "game changing".
Sorry can't remember who, but it starting to look like that's going to be true.
I'm stoked and we haven't even heard it all yet!
"If you think about it...David brought down the giant with technology. It wasn't because he was necessarily smaller than the giant, but more inventive, better long reaching technology, an eye for understanding the means and methods for getting the job done in his current market."

David killed Goliath because David had God's blessing. Not because of technology,or inventiveness. We dont.
2 samuel 7:45
45 In turn David said to the Phi·lis´tine: “You are coming to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I am coming to you with the name of Jehovah of armies, the God of the battle lines of Israel, whom you have taunted. 46 This day Jehovah will surrender you into my hand, and I shall certainly strike you down and remove your head off you; and I shall certainly give the carcasses of the camp of the Phi·lis´tines this day to the fowls of the heavens and to the wild beasts of the earth; and people of all the earth will know that there exists a God belonging to Israel. 47 And all this congregation will know that neither with sword nor with spear does Jehovah save, because to Jehovah belongs the battle, and he must give YOU men into our hand.”
jocontreras wrote: David killed Goliath because David had God's blessing. Not because of technology,or inventiveness. We dont.
And how do you know we don't? Are you suggesting you think God prefers Revit? :wink:
Praise the Lard brother.

(for those of you who don't know,
that's a KPIG thing).
And Sun eve between 9-11pm might just be good for you Archicad sole:--)))
be very careful when throwing stones

...TW2 may sound clever but it hasn't hit the broad GS user base yet, so the jury is still out regarding its success

....even if TW is everything we are lead to believe there is a whole lot more to what we demand of our software than just TW.....and a whole lot of areas of pain remaining in ArchiCAD...
....a crippled old version of lightworks relationships decent modelling tools name but a few
(and no, I don't think pointing at add-ons addresses the issue)
I just wanted to point out that the stoty of David is not the proper example to ilustrate the point..... Maybe the finnish vs the russians in pre world war II or the Zulus againt the British.
Any way if we could have Gods blessing, our software should have been perfect for everybody, Something impossible, not just with Archicad but with any other software .. :)
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