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Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 5:08:48 PM | I'm so new I have that new car smell!

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Hi all:

New to the forum, and Revit. For the last 2 decades I've used AutoCAD 2D for my residential design work. In order to continue in the industry designing homes I needed to step it up to a 3D design platform. I spent 5 months researching all the softwares on the market and concluded that Revit was the best for my needs; it arrived yesterday. Now all I need to do is learn how to use the software. Lucky for me I'm fairly good in IT and not afraid to mess up. However, from time to time I promise to ask stupid questions. I was told by an architect friend that this site is the best place to ask all my questions due to the high degree of expertise around here. i look forward to your answers and advice.

 

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Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 5:40:13 PM | I'm so new I have that new car smell!

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Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:57:29 PM | WestCoastRichard

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Quoting WestCoastRichard from 2011-09-29 12:08:48

"I was told by an architect friend that this site is the best place"

 

without doubt it's the best.. especially for residential using revit.. i never used AutoCAD but even those people knew that sometimes details were best represented in 3D.. what they didn't know was that ALL of it is best represented in 3D.. i don't think it matters too much from which way you approach the learning of 3D and revit as long as you enjoy thinking about how it works.. it's not only the traditional motivators like becoming an expert with geometry and drawing lines and excelling in your drawing career- but it's something much bigger than that- something like getting sucked away into "virtual reality".. when you add geometry to your model and render it- it's like you added something to a different world you are inside of- a virtual world.. it's really fun and someday when everyone is really ready to start constructing new buildings and houses- architecture is going to be rewarding like no architect ever dreamed it could be.. it's a revolution to say the least.. there are several old CAD line drawing programs that have been converted into 3D model building capabilities- but they are just not the same as revit.. revit is the only serious program the was born to do virtual construction.. and because autodesk itself is very modern- using modern intelligence- you will have everything you need at your fingertips..


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Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:40:58 PM | I'm so new I have that new car smell!

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I can't argue what you are saying. I've been reading on 3D & BIM for a long time and knew that Revit was the only way for my firm to go. Still, it's important that we don't get wrapped up in thinking just one software can do it all. For instance, my in-house K&B technician uses Cheif Architect for modeling her kitchen and bathroom lay outs. We have used this for the past two years and really like the look and feel it gives and won't be abandoning it anytime soon. It's just too bad the rest of their software couldn't make the grade for our needs.


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Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:17:48 AM | I'm so new I have that new car smell!

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sure take room dimensions from a revit model and do interior decorating with chief architect or anyone's favorite program- if that will help you sell the project.. take an artists concept sketch from the program SketchUp or any other program like that and start a revit model from it.. pencil and paper is a good program for drawing ideas for houses too that can become a revit model that gets converted to construction documents.. photoshop is a good program for adding landscaping to the revit model image.. don't forget- revit is intended for construction design and documentation.. first sell the concept sketch with an agreement to move to a preliminary rendered revit construction model- then sell agreement for construction documents..


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