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Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 7:00:29 PM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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Hi everyone, I've been using Revit since May 2008. Revit is great tool to study connections and spaces, but I haven't been too successful with it's detailing/drafting tools.  Our office decided to detail in AutoCAD and import into revit.  Is this normal or is there an easier way to detail stairs, roofs, doors, etc.?


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Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 8:02:26 PM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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what you guys do is normal for a lot of offices. i don't know how to answer your "easier" statement. some offices detail 100% in Revit and seem to have no problem with it. May 2008 is not a long time, with time and expericence i sure you will start to rely less and less on Autocad.

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Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 8:49:34 PM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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At some point in time, you need to cut your motherly strings.  When you do, it will be just like leaving home, you really don't want to go back.

 

Good luck ... it only gets better if you really try.


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Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:46:34 PM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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I agreee coreed.  It will take some time to transition from CAD to Revit, and most firms take an approach similar to yours during the transition phase.

With that said, I agree 100% with WWHub.  Cut the chord.  It's impressive just how badly AutoCAD details will bog down Revit's performance.  It's so much easier to keep everything within Revit.  I am currently only using Revit details within my projects.  It's just quicker and easier for me; cut section, adjust graphics as required, add info.

My advice for now is:  Try to do more and more detailing with Revit in each project.


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Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:33:16 AM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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I'll try and be patient, but I need help.  These forums really help.  Thanks everyone.  We are looking for 3d renderer who can do fly-by.  Any suggestions?

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Fri, May 21, 2010 at 5:31:50 PM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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I realize this is an older discussion thread, but just in case anyone finds benefit; I'll go ahead and throw in my two cents.  I work at an architecture firm that recently created a web based start-up company.  The goal is to make Revit detailing easier and more efficient for architecture firms transitioning to Revit or without an extensive native Revit built detail library of their own.  The interface allows access to our library of high quality Revit built details (we currently have over 36,000 and growing), all are constructed with 2-d Parametric components, that can be easily manipulated. You can check us out at www.ARCxl.com (there are no risk free samples available). I hope this helps.


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Fri, May 21, 2010 at 10:21:15 PM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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That's pretty sweet! Doesn't do me personally any good but I know a ton of firms that would benefit from it.

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Sat, May 22, 2010 at 6:17:23 AM | 6 months using Revit 2009 and detailing in AutoCAD

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Well my experience as a draftman is that once i started using Revit 3 years ago now, I just can`t leave it. it`s like a drug that drive you crazy. Many things to do in Revit including detailing. All can be done in Revit now.

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