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Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 5:43:31 AM | Converting from CAD to Revit

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Hey everybody...I'm a student at the University of Illinois and I'm going into my junior year.,,I've been working at a one man architecture firm for the summer and he's got a bad case of the AutoCAD plague that he cant seem to shake even though he admits Revit would speed up his time spent on projects drastically.  I've been dealt the task of teaching him Revit over the coming month and I'm trying to compile a list of things that I absolutely HAVE to teach him before I head back to school and I thought who better to compile a list of important revit lessons than the ultimate Revit Community themselves!  So if you have some suggestions of important things that are must knows when dealing with Revit please let me know! (of course I've got the basic wall command at the top of my list...it seems to be somewhat....forgive me..not somewhat...absolutely....important)

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Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 12:40:34 PM | Converting from CAD to Revit

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  1. Pay attention to the options bar.  When it gives you a new option, explore... and explore again.
  2. Learn to use the power of REVIT.  Don't fall back on AutoCAD shortcuts.  Filled regions are useful sometimes but use your model.  Let it work for you.
  3. Learn how to use view templates!
  4. Learn how to build a good 2-1/2D family.  Family has 2D plan / elevations and use reference planes to control where the 2d element is.  Poor example -  A 2d counter should have a reference plane where the 2d masking region exists so that you place it at the correct height and it will mask cabinets below..... of course in this case, a 3D counter is a better solution.

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Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 6:50:51 PM | Converting from CAD to Revit

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Nice...thank you much! The list expands!..and yet the time to teach dwindles....

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