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Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:10:29 PM | REVIT DESIGN COORDINATION

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THE PROBLEM:   

Our firm is new to Revit and we are currently having an issue. A project manager does not know Revit so he draws instructions for the design team in CAD. The instructions are nice and clear but that is also part of the problem. The building ends up getting drawn twice which is not a time sensitive solution. Hence our current problem; we are seriously behind schedule. 

 

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What in your opinion is the best way for a designers to communicate with their Revit design team without having to draw the building themselves?



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Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 5:57:49 PM | REVIT DESIGN COORDINATION

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Have your project manager learn Revit. Revit shines in the schematic design phase, by doing the same or less work in gathering his ideas and designs in AutoCAD he can do the same in Revit but gain so much more; benefits like instant elevations, perspectives, renderings, schematic wall sections, to name a few.

If you can't get him to learn Revit, then I suggest the support team work closely with the project manager at the early stages of the project to get his design intent and go from there. It's kind of like back when CAD was mainstream... the designer would sketch his ideas and intents and hand off the sketches to the support team for documentation. That has to happen now with Revit and CAD; you'll need to find the fine line between where he can get is thoughts together but not document the entire building in the process.

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Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:12:03 PM | REVIT DESIGN COORDINATION

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Most importantly be supprtive and make them part of the solution.  Firgure out a timetable to ween the person off but respect their comfort level.  The double time is part of the implementation, you are only as strong as your weakest member, so reallocate resources to help that opne along, and you all prosper.

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Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 12:19:14 PM | REVIT DESIGN COORDINATION

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have you tried having model reviews...your top cad person sits down with the manager and reviews the model...if the issue is too big to solve at that time take pdf snap shots or hypersnap shots and have the manager mark it up ...the sad thing about computers people have forgotten how to sketch and mark up paper drawings...this works for us...

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Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 6:53:59 AM | REVIT DESIGN COORDINATION

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We have a similar problem with our principals learning revit. Typically, its easy to teach someone how to do interior walls, doors and place typical components like casework. But, things fall apart when they need to do something "non-typical". My solution is to have them use a red drafting line to draw things that are not available, or that they cannot model. Then the interns come in and models, or makes the component needed.

Unfortunately, you have to take your lumps when your trying to teach on an actual project. Things get accidentally deleted, moved or just screwed up, then you get called into the office to answer the question "what happened? where did it go?, who changed it?"  Its actually really frustrating.

 

 


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