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Bricscad YouTube - BIM

I think these are quite helpful :

I like it.


  • They are thorough and have good instruction. But the Bricsys tutorials move painfully slow. I think they are targeting new users rather than their actual prospective customer base. If you take a look at the view counts, very few people are actually watching these. And those view counts are people who "clicked", not necessarily people who viewed the entire tutorial (Bricsys would be able to look at that via their channel analytics).

    What type of tutorials do people need? The best place to look is to look at the most successful individuals making videos for the competitors products. Check out the top Revit guy; his videos are amazing (reach out to him and consider hiring him!). You'll notice that most tutorials are 5 - 10 minutes; rarely exceeding 20 minutes. This is for a couple reasons: 1) our attention spans are horrible these days, and 2) often times users only need to know specific things. If everything is clumped into a 40 minute tutorial they can't find what they are looking for. Compared to say, 4 - 10 minute tutorials. Simply breaking the tutorials into smaller parts could work wonders. Imagine a tired BIM technician trying to learn BricsCAD after fighting with Revit for 10 hours at their day job; 3 - 10 minute tutorials will look way less imposing than one 30 minute tutorial.

  • I think it needs both.
    The 1.5 minute Shape and Bim videos showing a single Feature
    and the Webinars showing where to use which Tools.

    For me the speed is ok. For items I am not familiar with
    (like 10 - Advanced Drawing Documentation) it is even a bit fast.
    I learned a lot.

  • My problem with Tutorials is when translating to an own project.
    Suddenly the Tools fail. Because of slight differences and I don't
    find the reason.
    That is where I need the webinars that show the why or why not
    in context.

    Also many Bricscad Tool's usage feel unfamiliar, unintuitive
    and mixed up to me.
    Like why does "Nearest Distance" with number input moves the
    "last selected" instead of the first selected.
    Or why do I need to select the peripheral geometry first in "Propagate",
    I would expect to start with selecting the primary object first.
    For me that feels like, translated to Move Tool, you would have to click
    the destination point before you select a start point or select the object.

    I would fail to use such a Tool for the first time by just watching the
    Command Line orders.
    In that case "8 - Structural Modeling" helped a lot to understand how
    to use that "Propagate" tool.

    although "8 Structural Modeling" explained a lot of issues you could run
    into, like, you need a Slab under your Grid and you need to select the Slab
    because it asks for a Solid and the Grid is no Solid
    I still found a reason to fail when I tried myself :smile:

    I got that and was successful arraying my Columns.
    But I immediately thought, about 80 of the exact same Column - should
    be better Blocks - and I chose that option.
    Unfortunately I was no more able to select my blockified Columns for
    Propagate when I wanted to propagate the first Beam, because Block
    References are no Solids and Propagate asks for Solids :neutral:

  • I found the exact same problem with Revit. The tutorials show you what the program "can" do in a perfect scenario. As soon as the parameters change a bit, things don't work. Also, frustratingly, the (Revit) tutorials would side-step the limitations of the program. It was only until "Gurus" started appearing on Youtube that many were able to find work-arounds to overcome the program's limitations. The tutorials need to be created by people who actually do production work; who've actually successfully completed projects. I'm sure that in time, such tutorials will appear.

    When I learnt Revit I used a combination of tutorials, reference texts, and my own exploring (the later takes an immense amount of time). Unfortunately I don't have it in me to dig deep into another program at the moment.

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