I have created a new custom search engine that searches through hundreds of Revit blogs and the main Revit forums at:
Revit Master Search
The problem – you want to subscribe to an online newsletter, but they don’t offer an RSS or Atom feed. You don’t want to disclose your personal email address.
You can use the following service to set up a ‘bridge’ between a nominated email address and an RSS feed. Then you can simply subscribe to the RSS link that the you are provided with:
Emails to RSS Forwarding
It takes a little bit of setting up, but it does solve the specific problem described above.
It can be really had to keep up with all of the Twitter and blog data that is generated every day on the topic of Revit. However, if you have the time to skim through the main Revit blogs and tweets, you will likely find something that will increase your productivity.
In the interest of sharing, here are a few links that may help you get started –
Another blog list:
Revit OpEd: Blog Listing – Revit Focus
Revit chat (IRC site open to guests):
Crowd sourced content list
Thanks Synchro Blog!
Today is the 21 October 2011, exactly 3 years after I started publishing this blog. I want to thank you all for following me and for offering some great comments over the past few years. I thought you may be interested in some statistics for What Revit Wants:
Blogger page views all time: 293,141
Statcounter page views: 297,551
Feedburner subscribers: 739
Facebook likes: 54
Blogger followers: 30
LinkedIn followers: 245
Technorati authority: 415
Here is a link to my first blog post, 21 October 2008 (along with a partial quote):
What Revit Wants: If you are interested in BIM, Revit or IT, you’ve come to the right place!
“I am a keen Revit user from Australia, and I would love to share the things I have learned.
So, if you want to stay on the cutting edge and be more productive, then follow one of the leading Revit blogs worldwide:
What Revit Wants
Whether you are just starting out or you are a Revit veteran, you will find something helpful on this blog. And tell your Revit friends about it!
Ever wondered how many official Autodesk Revit blogs there are? Check out the list below:
BIM & BEAM – Nicolas Mangon, Wai Chu, Tom Culotta
Family Jewels-Creating Quality BIM Content – William Spier, Ian McGaw, Martin J. Schmid, Jason A. Spleha
Inside the Factory – Tom Vollaro, Erik Egbertson
Inside the System – Kyle Bernhardt
The Building Coder – Jeremy Tammik
The Revit Clinic – Harlan Brumm, Kathryn Langan, Jeremy Smith, Ryan Duell
German BIM Blog
Here is a master list of Autodesk Blogs (for all software packages)
Some of the principles employed by the Windows development team are no doubt similar to those faced by Autodesk, as they develop Revit. Check out some of the quotes I found most interesting (and my thoughts in red):
We chose the ribbon mechanism, and to those that find that a flawed choice, there isn’t much we can do other than disagree. (Autodesk has also gone ‘All-In’ with the Ribbon)
While there are a lot of opinions, the one thing we know is that the satisfaction with our products that use the ribbon is much higher and the usage much broader and deeper. We also know a very small set of people remain unhappy. That was true in versions before the introduction of the Ribbon mechanism, though obviously for different reasons. It might be the case that no matter what we do, there will be a small set of people that are not satisfied? (I’m sure both Microsoft and Autodesk hope that it is a ‘small set’ that are dissatisfied with ‘most’ users satisfied, and not the opposite.)
When we kicked off this blog, the premise was a dialogue – a two-way conversation about building Windows 8. (I like the concept of using a blog or blogs to drive discussion and development of Revit. I recommend ramping up the Mosaic Project, adding User ratings for blogs, Wish List submissions and polling.)
Windows 8 is about maintaining those roots while moving forward in a big and new way.
First, we’re talking about a product used by a billion people. No matter how you slice it, that is going to create a very, very large number of perspectives and customers to serve.
this blog is the “talk of the town” here in Redmond. 🙂
I have also created a Google Custom Search for (what I consider) the major Revit blogs.
Check it out at:
Revit Blog Search
The look and feel of the site is quite nice. It is easy to navigate and looks slick.
From their webpage:
RevitLink is a source for all things related to Autodesk Revit Architecture. We offer the latest Revit news, free Revit tutorials, Revit resources, as well as useful links to other websites.
If you want to subscribe to their RSS, you can check out: