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Thu, May 1, 2008 at 1:24:19 PM | New To Revit

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My firm is just starting to look into revit.  I have been playing with it for a few days and learning the program.  Any other resources for finding families?  I also would like to know how other firms have done with converting some or al ltheir projects to Revit.  Where there any major issues or steps I should know?  I am looking at the detailing as the potential to cause some problems since it is very new.  Right now there are only 2 of us using it and learning it and one project (fairly simple too) that could be Revit to learn with and I am concerned because as CAD Management expert (not my full job but something I know) I need to be able to explain to other newbies in the office what is going on.

Any tips about importing or converting standards (symbols, text, titleblocks, etc.) into Revit from CAD would be helpful too.

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Thu, May 1, 2008 at 1:43:22 PM | New To Revit

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Starting with a small project is good.  You need to learn to think the REVIT way and that will take some ups and downs.  You can import a lot of thigs from AutoCAD but don't make it a habit of falling back on AutoCAD to solve your problems.  The sooner your drawings become 99.9% REVIT the better off you'll be.

 

Visit this site and work through the tutorials as you see the opportunity to use them.   http://www.caddigest.com/subjects/revit/tutorials.htm

and here: http://www.cadclips.com/

also here: http://www.augi.com/education/default.asp?page=728

this is also good: http://www.revitcity.com/tutorials/how_to_grow_your_family/  

Talk - talk - talk.  You will learn from each other much faster than you can on your own.  We started 2 years ago and were productive from the start but we find that we are still learning something new almost every single day.

 

WATCH YOUR OPTIONS BAR it will change with everything you do.  Don't be afraid to try out each new path that opens up when you select something different on that bar!

 


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Wed, May 14, 2008 at 1:14:57 PM | New To Revit

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I have found it extremely easy to use.  THough I think through my learning I have messed up or done things much more round about way than I should have.  I may restart the project since we aren't even in SD yet.  I have problems with the site and having recessed floors (stepped classrooms). I will be trying to figure out what is the best ways of doing things still.  I did get a templates set up for the office and that is a big step.

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Sounds like you are making good progress. 

 

You will find that as you work with your projects, you will wish that you had done some things differently.  Most times, you will be willing to live with what you now will think were poor choices because the project will still be effecient.  Just accept those as part of the learning curve. 

 

Because there are so many variables in architecture and office standards, you will have to learn by making mistakes.  DO READ the AUGI and RevitCity sites as often as you can.  That will point you in good directions most of the time but even after 2 years, we are still saying "darn! - I wish I had done that differently".  However, NONE of us want to work in AutoCAD.

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