Thursday, September 22, 2011

Feature Request for the Next Version of Revit

I suggest that Revit be able to respond to yelling, hitting or otherwise becoming angry with the computer. Ideally being able to respond to an epithet like, "stupid software!!" or "darn Rivit!" When a user becomes physical and hits their computer Revit should warn them that this might make things worse and to return to verbally harassing Revit instead.

In the interest of safety if Revit detects the use of a weapon against the computer it should initiate an immediate shut down with the usual messages about syncing with central of course, if possible. If there doesn't appear to be enough time then when Revit is opened the next time it should say, "Sorry about shutting down on you but that [insert weapon observed here] looked ominous and we wanted to protect your data. There wasn't enough time to SwC, so sorry about anything you lost between your last save and the "recent unpleasantness".

4 comments:

Daniel said...

The problem with new workspaces compared to the 'old' days is that now we have these flimsy flatscreens that can't take the least of blows. Sometimes I want those old 21" crt screen back. Those screens knew how to handle a good beating. :)

gwnelson said...

That's a more descriptive error message than the OOTB "Revit can't make this (roof/floor/sweep/____)" and no further explanation given.

I'm just sayin'

CJ said...

If they actually had that feature, Revit would likely cower in fear and never restart for a couple of users here...

Travis said...

Why not just tell it like it is. After you get an error Revit just comes up with a window that says "Take It"