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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 3:51:47 AM | Time spent in a residential project

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Hello, I've  been using Revit for almost two years; self-taught. I'm doing a split level bungalow, 1400 sq ft. I've spent may be too much hours (including a few revisions); around 32hrs for Fnd Flr Plan, Bsmnt, Main, Roof plan and 2 sections, new titlebloock,etc.

My boss told me (he uses Autocad) that that will take him 2 days to get it done. Now I'm freaking out and I cant find anywhere the averafe time spent on a residential project.



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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:49:37 PM | Time spent in a residential project

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It really depends on how much you had to set the project up to start with.  Do you have a project template?  Did you have to create a lot of new families for this job?  Is your job complete as far as dimensioned, scheduled?  Are their ceilings and soffits? How detailed are the sections?  Its really hard to say but judging by the look of the exterior of the building I would guess that the floor plans, roof plans and sections, elevations would have taken me around 16 hours and that is probably on the high side.  Is there anything in particular that took you a longer amount of time?  Overmodeling could be a factor?


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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:43:49 PM | luismendez

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Quoting luismendez from 2012-09-13 22:51:47

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Hello, I've  been using Revit for almost two years; self-taught. I'm doing a split level bungalow, 1400 sq ft. I've spent may be too much hours (including a few revisions); around 32hrs for Fnd Flr Plan, Bsmnt, Main, Roof plan and 2 sections, new titlebloock,etc.

My boss told me (he uses Autocad) that that will take him 2 days to get it done. Now I'm freaking out and I cant find anywhere the averafe time spent on a residential project.

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When you say your boss says it would take him 2 days, does he mean 48 hours or 16 hours. Anyway it is as teafoe5 said. Experience plays a major factor also. There will be times when you will accomplish things that he would never have been able to do in Autocad.  But we all are running a business and time to do things is important and you will crack that egg. But it should be based on what is required for your neeeds. If you need to complete 1400 sf. ft. projects in 2 days then you develope your work flow and content provided to meet that standard. Who cares what the average is. What if the average is 5 days, your boss wants 2 days. Work with him to develop what is needed. As I always say "Revit Has To Be Implemented. Not Installed"

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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:51:00 PM | Time spent in a residential project

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"Who cares what the average is. What if the average is 5 days, your boss wants 2 days. Work with him to develop what is needed. As I always say "Revit Has To Be Implemented. Not Installed""

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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 3:48:37 PM | Time spent in a residential project

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I can guarantee you it would take him more than two days to do a residentual project.  Its the cry wolf game.  Also remember your dealing with a library that unless you have all the families built your spending time on that.  The reality is though overtime Revit beats autocad exponentually.  Once you have most of your library built you will be able to drop stuff in and your views will already be done where he stilll has to create them.  Also when things have to change see how many hours he spends updating his views versus you.  Ive heard this one before at a few offices and they all retract and hide when they see overtime how much faster revit becomes. 


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Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:17:50 AM | Time spent in a residential project

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40 hours for a house of that complexity(not really complex) sounds about right. 

 

I have been on a house off and on in our office for over 6 months now though. 

 

 



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Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:18:51 PM | Time spent in a residential project

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I could complete the house Luis posted in 8 hours EASY.

 

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Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:01:11 PM | Time spent in a residential project

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I agree with Quinn, he might be able to develop floor plans, and roof plan in two days, he wouldn't have been able to do the exterior elevations, nor would he be even close to having 3D views or sections. I expect when he says he is using ACAD, he means 2D as well.


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