along with buying my first student version of revit building 8-
i bought my first book "Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit Building 8"
by Daniel John Stine.. i read the first couple of dozen pages about things
like trim and align and dimensions and stuff- but i never read the rest
of the book.. over the last five years i have bought maybe a half dozen
of the best revit books and so far i have only read the introduction on
a couple of them.. (i guess they look good on my bookshelf)..
i bought the santa barbara house kit videos from cadclips and i have
looked at them a few times but never really watched any of them..
i have almost never read any help files- nor have i ever really read
any user guides or tutorials- nothing..
the only thing i have done with revit in the last five years is play with it..
by play i mean like explore things.. i try to figure things out and test
things and see what they do- until i get it.. that has been HALF of the
way i have learned revit..
a THIRD of the way has been from me being a revit troll in several
revit forums over the last five years.. i like to read revit questions by
members and see how quickly i can get an accurate as possible answer
and really be a help to somebody.. but i rarely asked questions of my own..
the other third of the way has just been me reading stuff on the
internet about revit.. and i like to get inside the mind of the revit
development team at the "factory" and figure out what's going on
but "read the help files"?- no not me..