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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 7:37:58 AM | Revit for construction drawings

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I'm new to Revit (just switched from ADT) and recently attended a local user group meeting in Seattle. Most of the people that discussed their history with revit seem to only be using it secondary to Autocad (more for rendering only). I've made the decision to use revit for all aspects of preparing construction drawings and rending. Can anyone tell me (rough estimate is fine) how long it takes them to prepare cd's for a mid sized residence (around 3000 sf). I realize that depends on how much detail you have to add, but just an idea would be great. Thanks

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 1:49:53 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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Revit is a great tool to use for CD's. In our office we are working on a hosing develpment in New Orleans. The project inicially started all in ACAD, but due to schedule issues, we decided to switch to Revit for all the larger units. We caluculated that the time we saved for the whole project was about 600 hours. With Revit we had one person work on 8 housing units, were it would have taken 3 people before to produce a complete set CD's for just one unit. Hopefully this helps. In regards to your question about a residence of 3000 SF, I did a project 3500 SF custom home(good amount of detail), and it roughly took me roughly 60 hours to produce the complete set of CDs. THis does not include Schematics and Design Development.

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 2:19:42 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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I do all the design and construction documents for my son's custom home building business, where the average cost is $1,500,000 for approx. 5,000 sf, excluding finished lower level. I have created a template which has all the drawings, 20 - 25, formatted and standard details, such as wall sections, ready to go. Even the Cover Sheet with vicinity map, Code notes, etc. Once the concept has been agreed to, I can complete the construction documents, with front elevation rendering, in about 40 hours. However, this is irrelevant until you consider the time it used to take with ADT....120 hours, or three weeks. A large consideration, especially in the reseidential market, is the reduced time it takes to make revisions. I could never get my son to understand what it USED to mean when he would call and say 'THEY JUST WANT TO MOVE THIS DOOR OVER A LITTLE".

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 3:54:53 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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Thanks for the info it's been very helpful.

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 5:22:34 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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I am doing larger jobs totally in Revit (approximately from 25,000 SF to 50,000 SF), and found I can do every thing in Revit that I could do in Microstation or AutoCAD in the same amount of time, if not quicker because of the outines/references you have to work from. However the flexiblity is with editing and moving things around, it is a real time saver & I don't have to worry about callouts not linking up. However, the only thing I DO NOT recommend doing in Revit is Reflected Ceiling plans, unless your MEP is aslo done in Revit, otherwise it is a file managing nightmare. I have successfully done it, but it was annoying reloading the files when they changed, and that was on a fairly simple square building about 20,000 SF.

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 6:40:36 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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I am a reseller and I have a client with all his stuff set up says he can do custom houses around 5000sf in about 24-30 hours full cd's. I have not seen him do it but I do know all of his competitors are coming to me to purchase revit to keep up with him

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 7:06:17 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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24-30 Hours now that is impressive, I would like to see what kind of pre-defined templates he already has to get that accomplished. Just shows you the power in using a tool like Revit.

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 8:22:10 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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I wish he was a bit closer to our office so I could go myself and see the setup cause it is a great sales tool for me to use but would like to actually know how he accomplishes it. I have talked to his competetors also and they say they have seen him turn out CD's to a client 2 days after they had a discussion. I dont know if he pulled all nighters or what what but it sure sounds impressive

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Fri, May 13, 2005 at 8:26:12 PM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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It has to be the templates that he uses, they must be massive with standard details, etc. in them already to be able to pull like that off. 2 days that's just ridiculous. Oh well.

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Sat, May 14, 2005 at 12:42:49 AM | RE: Revit for construction drawings

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Thanks for all who have replied. This website's great! I've been asking this question to quite a few people over the past 3-4 weeks that attended this user group meeting but haven't received anywhere near the responses that everyone has sent here. Thanks again

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Mon, May 24, 2010 at 6:39:23 PM | Revit for construction drawings

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I understand that this is an old post and has been dormant for quite some time, however Revit users are still facing similar issues in regards to creating and maintaining a library of Revit-built construction details and I hope that this post can be of help to firms looking for information on the subject.  I am an employee of ARCxl.com which has recently begun offering common and completed 2-d architectural Revit details in drafting views made accessible through a convenient web interface.   It is designed to aid architecture firms that are in the process of transitioning to Revit or have yet to create an extensive library of native, Revit-built construction details.  The interface allows you to select from our current library of more than 36,000 details and customize them to fit your specific project requirements. All of our details are comprised of 2-D parametric components and can easily be inserted into a Revit project.  You can visit the site at www.ARCxl.com, download samples and try the interface in demonstration mode.  I hope this helps.Edited on: Mon, May 24, 2010 at 1:42:00 PM

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