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Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 1:21:11 AM | Revit got ya down? Take 5 and share your tales of woe.

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SusieBoutelle


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For all who have felt like revit has done you dirty. Even if later you find it was user error...your error.

This is a little something I wrote for my coworker to cheer him up,  after an especially trying day. 

Die Revit DieIf Revit was a person, I would punch it in the faceI never met aversion. Till I was asked to design a space. 

Where on earth did that wall go? What happened to the my view? I cant get this door to show. The friggin the floor is askew. 

Activate this, pin that. The phasing is all jacked up. Imma need a margarita stat. This totally sucks. 

Get those elevations defined. Save every 15 miuntes. Add the ceiling, then the lights. Watch as the hours diminish. 

Why cant i remember, where I can find what I need?Trying to get my model centered, will likely be the end of me.

Someon hit the panic button. Deadline will soon be here. Hours passed and I got nothin'. Cause things up and disappear. 

Lock the doors/close the curtains. Im out of this place.If Revit was a person. Id punch it in the face

Susan L. Boutelle


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Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 11:46:12 AM | Revit got ya down? Take 5 and share your tales of woe.

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Nice poem, I feel sorry for your loss.

I started using Revit in 2006 on this project: https://www.revitcity.com/gallery.php?action=view&gallery_id=2879  That was a parking garage at a hotel in Virginia.  I had to create all of my precast families and many others.  At that time our office was using AutoCad.  I had started with AutoCad at version 2.0 in 1984 after drafting since 1968.  In that program I wrote my own lisp routines and menus so that I could do 3D work.  When I did hidden line removal on a 3D image with the computers and program then, I would start it on Friday and it would not be done until Monday morning.  When our office saw me tilting up CAD elevations on the hotel building to get 3D perspectives, they decided to let me try Revit.  I never looked back.

And you are complaining????

You are obviously at a disadvantage because you never really drafted by hand and learned all of the fundamentals.  Also, you obviously fight the program wanting it to do only what you think it should.  Actually, it will do everything you need and much more if you learn how. 

I suggest you get more training and embrace the program.  If you have a problem, don't cheat and use someones work-around.  If you do that, you will always be what you are now.  You have to be stubborn and find the right answer because that will lead you to other aswers you will need later.  USE YOUR HELP!  And hopefully you are in an office where you can share and learn from each other.  <<<That will really increase your productivity.  In my office (40+), I and 2 others taught the rest of the staff after we 3 got our training outside the office.  I then held a lunch and learn about every month for our staff to show them what new things I and others had learned.

About 8 years ago, I did the documents for a building that controls the entire norteastern electrical grid.  It is a very high teck building with redundent utilities, computer floors and will stand up to a tornado.  This was a fast-track project.  I had drawing for foundations within 3 months of the contract signing.  And to do that, I had to have the basic structure modeled.  That project had only minor issues.  The contractors and owners were amazed that we got the project done as fast as we did and had only a few change orders.  That was because we modeled the project completely.  We never cheated on a dimension.  NOWHERE!  When there was a question, we cut cut a new section or detail and dimension the accurate model.  We could and did TRUST it because of our methods.

Now that I am 75 and retired, I am still finding out how dumb I am.  That's because I learn something new everyday.  Not like you - you must know a lot more.


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Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 5:23:37 PM | Revit got ya down? Take 5 and share your tales of woe.

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Thanks WWHub for your input. I wrote and posted for a funny reprieve. I've been out of the weeds for a few years now and have a clear understanding of Revit. This was for anyone is who is starting off and has frustrations learning a new program that is complex. I agree that it is a very usefull tool and prefer over any other program. Unfortuantly, I didnt have anyone in my office so I learned by trial and error + online tutorials so getting there was a journey. 


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Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 8:23:16 PM | Revit got ya down? Take 5 and share your tales of woe.

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Good for you.

As I wrote, "And hopefully you are in an office where you can share and learn from each other." this really helps if you have it.  But you can go it alone as you have ... just so much harder if you don't have others.


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Tue, May 10, 2022 at 6:53:46 PM | Revit got ya down? Take 5 and share your tales of woe.

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I do everything by hand! I love doingplastic surgery here cosmetic practice! And I believe that any business must be done by hand in order to know all its details!



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