To Ribbon or Not to Ribbon that is the question…
I have been hearing all the fiasco about the introduce REVIT Ribbon in 2010 and how it has been mostly negatively viewed by the users in the industry. As a BIM Implementer and after looking at this very closely with my team and superiors we had to make a tough yet simple decision on continue to deploy 2009 within our firm or make the switch to 2010.
After the research and deliberation, it became clear that the ribbon is easier to use for those that have not been expose to the old menu system. So we asked ourselves a simple question: Why would we deploy 2009 to come back a year later and break a new “old” habit and retrain on the ribbon.
With that being said, we started the implementation of 2010 with an understanding of some overlapping throughout this process. However, I would like to share a great tool that I discovered during this process. A tool that is based on flash technology allowing you to utilize it as a reference sheet to discover where commands went from the old menu to the new ribbon. Our users have been like this significantly and it made much more sense than every document out there that have tried to map the commands.
Please see tool at this link. Enjoy!