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Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:34:39 PM | New to Revit, question about software

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I have been using DataCAD to produce 2D residential construction drawings. I'm interested in producing 3D models, walkthru's ect., as well as construction documents for my residential designs. My question is what is the best way to go about it. Should I continue to use DataCAD or another program for the 2D drawings and use 3DS or Google SU for the 3D models, or will Revit do it all in one place? I don't need the BIM capabilities of Revit for Documents or Schedules. Would someone give me sugestions for the most efficient way to produce constuction drawings along with realistic renderings. Thanks for your time.  


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Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:57:17 PM | New to Revit, question about software

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First, revit can do it all.  In addition, if you have to do 2D work, Revit is easier than any CAD program I have ever used.  Most of the time, the 3D creates most of my 2D needs so I only think 2D in added detail work.

 

All that being said, is it a good fit for you?  It is not a cheap product because it really has a lot of power.  And for you, it might be like hitching a rickshaw up to a thoroughbred.  For a one man firm, the learning curve might be too steep.  You need other people around you to share the failures and successes. 


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Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:35:41 PM | settoon3

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Quoting settoon3 from 2011-09-22 08:34:39

"I have been using DataCAD to produce 2D residential construction drawings. I'm interested in producing 3D models"

 

What's wrong with DataCAD? DataCAD is all about producing a 3D residential model- in addition to 2D drawings..



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Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:45:46 PM | WWHub

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Quoting WWHub from 2011-09-22 14:57:17

"You need other people around you"

 

if they're not like Hub.. lol jk..


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