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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 8:07:28 PM | custom millwork in revit




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I am a new revit user, we do high end residential projects with lots of custom millwork both inside and out.I don't see too many examples of people using revit for this type of work and i am getting nervous that I am trying to learn a program that ultimately can't do what I want.   I am taking a night course and my instructor has told me that revit falls short in that regard and i would be asking too much. I really hope he is wrong, can anyone reference some examples or users on the forum who do just that sort of work? Just seeing a few examples will encourage me to keep learning.

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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:32:08 PM | custom millwork in revit



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the real question is:

Can i be able to make complex geometry ( with relative ease) with all this woodwork, customization?

Yes, you will, but you have to learn to parametrize, recycle work and be patient, revit has a long curve of learning ( from 1.5 to 3 years, depends), but if you ask me sometimes i do the geometry on other programs... when is too complex or i will use it only one time. Most of the time i try to recycle and parametrize all i can.

And yes, you will going to be clever and solve for yourself some problems... also you can join the chat room (from 10 am  to 6 pm aprox, gmt -4)  and ask or try a nicer solution.

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Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:03:35 AM | custom millwork in revit



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i'm pretty sure you will be be able to do what you want with Revit. it's just a matter of getting upto speed on how to do what you want. hopefully someone using Revit to do millwork will answer you soon.


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Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:56:29 PM | custom millwork in revit



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you can do almost anything with the modeling tools.  after a point, if you don't use any conventional walls, roofs, or windows, then maybe it's not the program for you at the moment..  The whole BIM thing works best when the included basic elements are predominant. 


One of my coworkers had an *extremly* negative professor.  Someone who used to work on the development team, got fired or burnt, or something, and now tells all of his studends that revit has, and always will have problems that keep it from being a good, standalone program.   DOOOOOM!   And it rubbed off on my coworker, who has repeatedly questioned if it's better to delete the model and start over after 3 months of work, once we've started linking in consultant models, because that's what he was taught.  I don't know.  Moral of the story is, good for you for getting second opinions.  Instructors and teachers are somethimes not the best sources of information.  Not to plant seeds of doubt. 


Also, we're working on a project with a good deal of custom workwork.  Not sure how it compares to yours, detail-wise.  But it's not proving to be too much of a problem so far, and it's pretty pervasive throught our model.

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Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:35:02 PM | custom millwork in revit



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Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:28:10 AM | custom millwork in revit




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Check out this video.  You if you have the time you can create great millwork in Revit.  The families in this video can be baught and are well worth it in my opinion.  They are a big time saver:


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