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Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 12:07:21 PM | My firm is just starting... any suggestions?




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My firm is finally jumping into the BIM world after a year of discussion.  Any suggestions for quick links and references for setting the licenses/families/base files/etc up on our server?  I get the fun task of rolling the whole thing out and then maintaining all of our libraries and standards once we fire it up, so I'm trying to pick up as much as I can right now.

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Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 2:30:21 PM | My firm is just starting... any suggestions?




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Really it takes a messing around with an actuall project to see what works best for you. Basically you need a fairly savy person working on the actual project to start setting up standards, etc on that first project. Then you can take those and refine from there on.

You will find tons of different ways of setting up standards, folder structue, file management, etc. The only one that really works is the one that you develop based off experience. Otherwise you are forcing your company to shoe horn themselves into someone elses standards. Something that might work for the lower level people but try convicing upper mangement that you should change sheet layout, symbology, etc simply because Autodesk, someone online or your reseller told you to and the whole BIM track will die real fast.


Just based on my personal experience; you have to do before you know what works for you and your company.




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Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 6:02:41 PM | My firm is just starting... any suggestions?




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1) Try the tutorials. Use RevitCity and AUGI International for getting your questions answered. Autodesk's website has its "Knowledge base"    Buy the book "Mastering Revit Architecture 2008" from Amazon

2) Find a client that is flexible and willing to try the software. In So. California, some developers are asking the architects to use Revit. 

3) For the fastest road to success; pay for an experienced, in-house consultant to do the first project with you. There are common pitfalls to avoid, and you will be frustrated and waste time unless you are aware of them and know the solution to them. Autodesk's resellers usually have someone in your area. Pay for on-line tech don't wait long for an answer.



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Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 5:13:23 PM | My firm is just starting... any suggestions?




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