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Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 11:53:58 AM | New to Revit

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Yoh all I am new to Revit, last two weeks. Pretty cool software. Coming from an AutoCAD world, so I'm missing the command line... not really a button guy. Is there a way to open a command line interface in Revit? Also is there an easy way to import ADT models into Revit? I tried the import option, but as soon as I exploded my model it flattened out! Thanks MetroCAD

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Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 1:56:56 PM | RE: New to Revit

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I also missed some features from autocad like the command line. I changed a lot of the revit keyboard shortcuts to be the same as autocad to have a smother transition. You can change these here: "CPuhrogram FilesAutodesk Revit Building 9ProgramKeyboardShortcuts.txt" I have only imported 2d dwgs.. I don't think adt models will work good in revit. It is better to model it again in revit.

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Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 2:15:56 PM | RE: New to Revit

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You would think that AutoDesk would have selected a program similar to AutoCAD for its flagship Architectural product. Revit looks just like ArchiCAD, or Softplan, or Vectorworks. I guess what I am now trying to figure out is what makes Revit special, besides the BIM. ArchiCAD has BIM. My current software investment is Revit, ADT, AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, and since we are a CAD shop, we need to find the one that does it all for us. ADT did just about everything we needed, but the learning curve was steep. Just have to keep plugging I guess.

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Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 5:32:05 PM | RE: New to Revit

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I believe what makes Revit different from the other BIM programs is that is has the ability to do "4D" work (TIME) , not just "3D" illustrations. In other words, you can apply PHASING, such as Existing, Existing Demolish, New and Future modes, ALL ON THE SAME FILE, and have them automatically filtered (separated) in the various views of your choosing. I don't know if ArchiCAD, SoftPlan or Vectorworks has this ability.

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Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 10:33:53 AM | RE: New to Revit

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The other large factor is when it comes to doing changes in a project. At first your not going to see any benefit from Revit until you have to start making changes. This is where Revit is at it's best simply because if you change something it will be reflected in all your other views. This is because Revit is actually a database and when your "drawing your actaully putting info into your database. When you view a section or a shedule your actaully viewing the database, so if you change something in the shedules it will be reflected in your section!

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Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 1:13:09 PM | RE: New to Revit

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And unless changed recently, archiCAD does not offer instant changes in the entire project. So if you make a change in one view you have to refresh another view for the change to show up. Another major benifit is Revit's Scheduling engine. This is a very powerful feature that is not explored very much but can save loads of time.. especially when schedules are pre built into project templates and automagically fill in as the project is created. Best of luck with Revit and welcome!

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You can import the 3D model into Revit by having your drawing (from ADT, the .dwg) in a 3Dview when bringing it into Revit. In Revit you go to File - Import - CAD formats - DWG. These won't be Doors, Windows, etc anymore... just objects. But you will be able to see and to a certain level utilize the basic information. They (ADT and Revit) can be used together.. just not likely to the level of interoperability you might believe from some Autodesk sales literature. Post edited on 2006-07-14 11:29:22 Post edited on 2006-07-14 11:29:54

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