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Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 12:26:39 PM | AutoCad vs Revit




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BDESHAWN:I'm a few years behind you (nearer 50 than 40!), and love using Revit.... and am somewhat new (I used to work for myself, now in a new location & for someone else, just 6-12 months seriously full time using Revit). The people I work for don't care about my age or gender as long I can do the stuff. (I replaced a young man!) 

I won't go back (to AutoCAD) for all of the reasons that Alterego has given. I learned the basics quickly & love discovering the new "fun" things I can do with 3-D modeling...(I call it MY video game!) I played with Solidworks before Revit came out & wished for that kind of program. I found that Revit has broght the fun back into drafting. 

I can hardly remember how to use AutoCAD now! For me, it was harder to learn lisp routines than it is to understand Revit. Although, sometimes I am befuddled as to how the program "thinks"... but once I get what is going on, I can apply what I've learned to similar situations. I have found these & other forums indespensable to rush the learning curve.... (I never seem to find detailed enough explanations in the "help" files. I like to know why.)

The company I'm with is small, and does residential construction exclusively. The 3D modelling really helps clients "see" their options. I create standard plans for the houses that are built... then as a team we help the client decide what changes to make to these plans. Using a program that allows quick & easy updates & changes throughout is really great. I'm using it for detailing, too. Wainscotting, coffered ceilings, fancy bars, etc.  The clients really appreciate being able to see what they are getting, & it certainly has helped to close a sale. 

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Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:58:52 PM | AutoCad vs Revit



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bedeshawn - You asked about age in relation to learning Revit.  Using srorelly's method, I'm closer to 60 than 70....(not true in a couple of months)  Never too young to learn Revit.

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