martin goodall wrote:I have found that having done something before is no guarantee of its being easy to repeat. There have been a number of occasions when I have been faced with some constructional problem, and recalled that I had been there before but, even when carefully examining the earlier model, ended up thinking - "How the hell do I do that?" - and then having to re-invent the wheel.
The answer, of course, is to make notes as you go along and keep them for future reference, but it is easy to forget, or to be in too much of a hurry to be bothered with writing up notes.
Fine, I am a copious note taker.
The challenge then is to be able to track down the notes a decade or two later; one needs to have a well organised system.
The danger then is that the notes library system either takes over as a task supplanting modelling time or is on an old dead computer and you mislaid the back up CD......