So Melanie Stone Perry asks if a bunch of her dorky friends might be interested in Blogging on what we do all day. I think she wonders if she is alone in what she does, or maybe, just maybe, there are others. Who am I to turn her down? Here is what I did Tuesday January 27th, 2015. 6:04 am Activate snooze function on my phone alarm. 6:05 am Brush my long beautiful hair. 6:08 am Realize I am bald and dreaming. Get up and pick out one of 4 remaining staged outfits I prepped over the weekend. 6:30 am Head to work. Leo A Daly Omaha. 6:50 am Arrive at office. Crack first Dr. Pepper of the day, eat unfrosted brown sugar cinnamon Pop-tarts. Check LinkedIn and like/comment on anniversaries, birthday's and job changes. Look for cool articles. Go through my favorite Blogs, answer emails and figure out what I am doing for the day. 7:30 am BIM Managers Hi-5 meeting. We get together every morning for a 5 minute meeting that lasts a half hour. 8:00 am Dr. Pepper #2. Production work, fix misaligned linked Revit files. 8:45 am Triscuits and Pepperoni. I get hungry. 9:00 am Impromptu meeting to discuss an upcoming meeting. 9:42 am Finish misaligned Revit links from earlier, skip Code Book Webinar. 10:12 am Impromptu energy modeling discussion and rework of architectural model. 10:45 am Some how the misaligned models that were fixed an hour ago are misaligned again. 11:30 am Quick online meeting to discuss how a bunch of offices can communicate and get along better. It ended with a virtual hug, so that's a good sign. 12:00 noon Superbowl party featuring homemade soups in a bowl. Get it? Soup'er' Bowl. we are pretty creative over here. 1:00 pm After lunch hangover, answer emails, revisit misaligned models and decide to push it until 2pm. 1:30 pm Cookies and Dr. Pepper #3. Revit - AutoCAD coordination meeting with clients. Said unpopular things and used guilt to get my way. 2:00 pm Finally sorted out my problem model of the day. 2:47 pm Documenting what goes wrong on deployments and why. Putting together ways to make deploying software a no fail situation. 2:52 pm Therapy session with two other BIM Managers budgets, standards, training, and working with IT. 3:12 pm Short discussion about a logo for the Omaha BIM Collaborative. 3:23 pm Hallway discussion about upcoming company meeting. Decide to have a formal meeting Friday. 3:45 pm Final email review, pack my bag with "to go" work. 4:00 pm Go to University of Nebraska to teach Design Processes and Construction Documents. 5:30 pm Present how to import AutoCAD files into Revit, then overview of a construction document set. Tell sad story of how I lost a company $20,000 over 1/256". Lesson: the details are very important. 6:06 pm Return home, eat dinner, pickup daughter from work, get ice cream. 7:50 pm Finish this Blog post. 8:00 pm Take out the garbage. 8:09 pm Do the dishes, watch the Lego Movie with youngest son, while reviewing "to go" work. 9:30 pm Put the kids to bed. 10:00 pm Fall asleep during the news. 11:03 pm Wake up, and go to bed for real. If you are still reading, I think you are pretty awesome! To see what other CAD Dorks were up to today, check out these posts from. Melanie Perry The Mistress of Dorkness Brian Benton CAD-a-Blog Paul Munford The CAD Setter Out Mark Sadler Best CAD Tips
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I am working on a file, and I want a date stamp on it, not a plot stamp. Plot stamps do a great job of displaying when a drawing was last plotted. For this project I want to see the date stamp update like a normal field. On Open, Save, Plot, eTransmit, and Regen for sure.
Turns out that Date fields do not update the way all other fields do.
To side step the issue, I used a bit of Diesel code "$(editime,0,MON DD","YYYY -H:MMam/pm)"
The difference is that when I Regen, the Diesel field updates. Thanks ancient CAD technology!
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