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Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:09:23 AM | Books for BIM Practice

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I am trying to up a BIM library for the office, not just for software related things; but also for BIM practice as a whole. Though lots of information is available online, many old people in the office still want to see hard copy books. Sorry, I am working for a small contractor, not for an architectural firm. Many of my colleagues are experienced of anything on site, but rarely use email.

Please recommend some books.  I don’t want to go with the Amazon’s recommendations. Especially those professional books are expensive. Too general or too theoretical information does not bring old folk’s attention.  


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Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 4:00:27 PM | Books for BIM Practice

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Hi,

We bought:

Mastering Revit Architecture.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Autodesk-Revit-Architecture-2016/dp/1119044618/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455982399&sr=1-1&keywords=mastering+revit+architecture

There are pdf digital books (in slightly older Revit version but still very helpful) available in the hidden corners of the web if you look hard.

Mastering AutoDesk Revit MEP.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Autodesk-Revit-MEP-2016/dp/1119059372/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455982472&sr=1-1&keywords=Revit+MEP

There are pdf digital books (in slightly older Revit version but still very helpful) available in the hidden corners of the web if you look hard.

Revit Families GuideGood for learning family making basics.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Autodesk-Revit-Architecture-Families-Guide.html

Transitioning to BIMhttps://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Autodesk-Revit-Architecture-Families-Guide.html

Revit Structure Explainedhttps://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-Structure-4-User-Guide-PDF.html

Raising the Roof - Creating Roof in Revithttp://www.scribd.com/doc/271660994/Creating-Roofs-in-Revit#scribd

Generally Revit is quite complicated. You can't half learnt it. It needs to be taught properly and immediately after the training, practical work needs to start to ensure what is learnt does not go in one ear and out the other. Training is best one-on-one, which can be done by an experienced BIM Manager following a prescribed training programme or can take place at one of the many AutoDesk resellers who often offer it.

If your old folk can't handle a book suitably balanced to explain the complexities of Revit, then how are they going to understand Revit?

Sad to say that some people just have no interest in learning new things. Maybe they are too close to retirement to care. Maybe they fixed in their long standing ways. I know some old folk who took up Revit with open arms and excelled in it - so it can be done. Often their result of their resistance to learning new things makes the bosses find them something else to do, or it might even force them to set them free to find a less forward thinking practice.

 


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Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:18:21 PM | Books for BIM Practice

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Dear Beaucoupnice,

Thank you so much. I will look into the book list. The challenge is that we are contractor, not design practice. Quality and CAD standard of Revit drawings from different architectural firms may vary a lot. We always face time crunch of reviewing multiple very different packages of rvt.  

Sometimes old folks lose patience and just review 2d hard copy printout as they have been doing for decades.   


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