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Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 8:49:29 PM | Where to Buy?




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Hi!  I am planning on starting a small architecture business doing primarily small residential projects and renovations.  I have always worked for larger firms in the past and have had the luxery of using AutoCAD and Revit software purchased for mass use by the firm.  I am looking to purchase an inexpensive version of Revit.  In the past, I know you could buy a cheaper version of AutoCAD called AutoCAD Lite.  Is there any sort of less expensive BIM software that you know of that I can purchase?  My income will be so limited with a few small projects that I simply can not justify paying $5000+ for Revit.

 Thanks in advance for your help!

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Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:27:16 PM | Where to Buy?




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If i were you I would contact AutoDesk about this or a reseller and seeing if they can make any offers which are within your price range.  If not you might have to resort of other products until you build your firm up enough so that you can justify the cost.


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Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:46:32 AM | Where to Buy?




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When you search for items online, you usually want to find the lowest prices in the least amount of time, SEA provides a good application in which we compare the prices of products in one search. It is User friendly and Saves time in surfing

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Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 1:07:35 PM | Where to Buy?



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You are out of luck my friend. There is no REVIT lite and or 'cheap' BIM software that I have ever heard of. ArchiCAD is a little less expensive and they seem to like it. If you want to play with the pros you need to buy the equipment.



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Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 8:38:43 PM | Where to Buy?



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call around to different resellers.  You'll find a surprising gulf between their prices.  There's an architect in our office who feels compelled to own his own software despite it being provided by the office (a huge waste in my eyes)  And I -believe- he found an Autocad Architecture/revit package for $1,900.   or 2,100, something like that. 

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