A few years back I was renovating a bathroom and after the demolition and new framing I vacuumed all the stud bays and nooks before putting up the cement board. The plumber noted I had done this an remarked on it. "I saw you cleaned...not many would do that knowing it won't be visible later.", he said. "Yeah I'm obsessive this way", I replied. "Sure", he said, "I had an uncle who made me do that...I told him Why bother when it will be hidden?" My uncle replied, 'God will see it' ".
I filed this little exchange in my memory. Whatever your beliefs are its always nice to walk away from a job knowing everything is ship shape. Electrical outlets are aligned, the switches are off in the down position, door knobs are at the right height, doors swing the correct directions ect...
2011 has lots of subtle tweaks to make your life better. Some of these were requested and others were things we observed since we too use Revit and what bothers you bothers us.
Temp Dims: They have some new UI to control their display (App menu>Options>Graphics):
When you reposition them they stay next time you select the same element:
Family Types: When making parameters the default type is length (most parameters are length right?) When you choose another type like "Material" Revit will set the group to "Materials and Finishes" for you. Less work for those conscientious family craftsmen out there.
Properties: Aside from loosing their modality (not so subtle) which should save a few thousand click a year the properties are indented under their groups. This helps with scanning.
More are out there. If you caught any feel free to share with the other readers.