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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:04:46 PM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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Hello everyone,

 

This may have been discussed already, but I am wondering if there are informational resources and/or videos to help someone get started as an independent Revit guy serving mechanical design firms or architects, etc...  I am a professional engineer with about 3 years of Revit MEP experience, and a decade of mechanical design and AutoCAD.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 6:21:35 PM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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i don't think you are going to find that many videos about knotting on doors. :=)


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Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:56:00 AM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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Sorry haven't been in here for a while

 

Is that all there is to it?  Or how about insurance....hoping I don't need to go that route. 

 

I guess I am looking for direction...do you guys prefer working for contractors, engineers, or architects?  Or is there another group?

 

My biggest motivation is to spend more time at home with the family.  This year I loved teaching my kids to swim.  And it's been a

great year for story telling and nature trails.  And I'd like to spend more time helping out my wife as she's due soon for another baby!

 

Hope there are revit guys out there who could share their experience in the "big move" to working from home.

 

Successes?  Lessons learned?  Would love to hear!


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Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:47:04 PM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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coreed ...

I would be interested in a video on "... about knotting on doors..."  :->

You have a ways to go before your typing is as bad as mine.

 

 

koolair - Do you really want to be a free-lancer?  Even in a better market, all alone is a hard way to go.   If you have Revit skills, and are in any sort of a larger market, you should at least find some contractor work. 


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Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 2:37:49 PM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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I like the place where I'm at now...hours are very very flexible and the owners of the business are very understanding concerning personal liberties.  They also expect much and I do my best.

 

Just wondering if there are other avenues of exploration and what sort of specific challenges you might have encountered in hunting prospects and making deals.  And also if there are encouraging stories as well.

 

Like I said, the drive to be with my family is the main motivation.

 

Joe


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Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:49:42 PM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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There is a small and not very well understood restaurant supply business out there, they are making the move to revit at least the few I have dealt with. You may have some success there. They are looking to sell equipment to restaurants. They need help obtaining approvals from health and building departments. This requires designing duct work and fan hoods etc. as well a layout of numerous piping systems etc. Might be a niche there.

 

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Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 2:45:47 AM | Independent Freelance Drafting & Design

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I would love to learn that too... i'll be looking forward for any available information guys... thank you so much!


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