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Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:20:28 PM | Revit experimenter: not sure where to go.




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I find myself in a curious situation.  I have a small, healthy, architectural practice.  I consider myself an experienced real-world, AutoCAD guy.  Used it since version 10 on a 386 with 16 megs of ram.  Needless to say I know AutoCAD very well having produced entire sets of architectural drawings cover to cover.  So why this post?  I downloaded the demo version of Revit 2010 a few days ago… just as an experiment.  I wanted to see how quickly I would shut it down and uninstall it.  Have to say I did have a class 5 years ago so I knew a little about the potential but why start back at the beginning, and at my age.  As my test I decided to begin to redraw a 60,000 sf assisted living facility that is about to be slightly redesigned and constructed again.  I told myself as soon as I hit an obstacle I couldn’t figure out in 10 minutes- Revit would be history – and back to my AutoCAD security blanket with little more than a hangover.   That was 3 days ago now.  I’ve needed some help referrals but mostly, so far, I’ve used intuition to figure things out.  I keep asking myself “how would I do it?”.  I’m sure that big obstacle is just around the corner somewhere.  I guess I’ll see how I invested I feel at that point then decide to press on or revert back.  Where was this program in 1985? best regards

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Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:49:46 PM | Revit experimenter: not sure where to go.



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Your not too old to be a convert.  I started with all hand drafting - BC.  Then went with AutoCAD 2.6 in the early '80's.  Had my own office and wrote my own lisp routines and menus so that I could do 3D CAD in one file.  Had script files to control my layer settings so that my plans were stacked in the same place and my elevations were rotated as well.  All DOS based.


I converted to Revit four years ago and because I always worked in 3D, I jumped in with both feet and have never looked back. 


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Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:53:15 PM | Revit experimenter: not sure where to go.



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I also start in Autocad with autocad version 9 in DOS, since 1990, 3 years ago i start with Revit too and let me tell you, i LOVE it, i still use Autocad Civil 3D, but in Architecture ONLY REVIT.

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I Hope and I Wish to LEARN  more, and more, and more.... REVIT

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Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 3:08:53 PM | Revit experimenter: not sure where to go.




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jtflyer, I like your troubleshooting mentaility of "how would I do it?" I have been usingRevit for almost 6 years, but when I started I did much like you, by jumping in figuring on seeing what would happen and trying to remain logical about the stumbling blocks I hit. I think that's the best way to learn the program, and if you've gotten this far you'll probably find few stumbling blocks big enough to derail you now. And if it seems that way, come to RevitCity before you give up! We'll help!


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