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Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 6:41:48 PM | New user, old drafter

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For reasons too sad to relate I am just starting on Revit. I come from ArchiCAD and ADT. Having the kinds of newbie issues you would expect. I know what I want to to but I am not always certain how to get it done. So please excuse the typical newbie questions.

Also I am blind in my right eye - hence "googleeye". Can't fly a plane, but I already see the world in a false 3D kind of way, so I am pretty good at modelling and BIMming and all that. I call it cheating, but that is just my optimistic nature.



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Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:18:17 PM | New user, old drafter

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Welcome, I hope we can help you.

I too am a very old drafter.... started being paid for drafting in 1968.  Started Autocad with ver 2.6??? darn - can't remember now - when the screen commands were all on the right using 8 bit machine. Used some of the early add ons (Chase) for architecture then started writing my own lisp doing the same stuff.  So I am old.  I was introduced to Revit in 2006 and it was a good fit.

I told you my history so that you would know that we old guys can learn this.  And we can put it to better use because we know more about construction, detailing and documentation.

This is the best starting advice I can give you.   Forget Archicad and ADT!  Try not to think ever about how to make Revit work like those products because it NEVER will!  Start with the fundamentals and embrace how Revit works.  Learn to use your HELP... It is one of your best resources.   Use one word searches and read all of the threads under that search.

Good Luck.


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Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:28:51 PM | New user, old drafter

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Many thanks. I started back in 89, using VersaCAD on a Mac. I do recall writing lisp routines for almost everything. Kind of miss it. Thazt said, I have had to adjust to many new programs over the years, so I know to keep my thoughts off the old stuff. Hard, but possible. This firm is just upgrading to the latest version today, so I figured this was the perfect time to get in here and introduce myself. I am certain I will have questions. Heh.


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