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Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:26:28 PM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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As far as looking at the architectural and manufactured design-build industry as a whole; which do you see being used more... Revit or AutoCAD?

 

I have seen the potential and upside to using Revit, as I have used it myself for a little while now (2009 to current 2010).  But for no more than the 2D plan drawings that are done; wouldn't AutoCAD still be good for that?

 

I feel like by transitioning to Revit, I am losing knowledge by not staying current with AutoCAD.  And that worries me as I may need to know AutoCAD still when I land my next job, and I only know 2003 and Architectural Desktop 3.3.

 

Anyone share my concern?  Any feedback one way or the other about this?


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Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:51:32 PM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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This topic has been covered many times here. Do a search of this forum. But here's a synopsis.

Revit is the future. Once you make the transition to BIM and get over the learning curve, you won't want to go back to CAD. But you have a valid point, ACAD will remain a dominant force in the design community for many years to come. But change is coming, sooner than many think. I would venture to say that staying ahead of the curve will pay off. Stay current with both until you have a chance to go totally to Revit.

BTW, using Revit for 2D drafting is like using AutoCad to draw the walls and drawing everything else by hand. Use it to it's fullest and you will discover the beauty of BIM. Parametric design!!!!!!

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Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 11:34:51 AM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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and I will add that if you are still on Acad 2003 you are already way behind. Keep looking ahead and learning

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Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 1:47:01 PM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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Does anyone know if I can get my hands on a trial version of the latest (or relatively latest) release of AutoCAD so that I may get some exposure to it?  Maybe do a few tutorials for the heck of it?

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Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:10:54 PM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=2704278

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Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 3:04:21 PM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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i use revit everyday and hardly ever use cad anymore. but i will never forget the principal of how cad works.


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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 8:49:07 PM | Revit or AutoCAD?

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I started on Autocad 11 and went through 'til about 2 years ago when I switched to Revit. I'm going to ride the Revit train as long as possible and if I have my way, put Autocad as far behind me as I can.

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