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Fri, Jul 6, 2007 at 5:25:24 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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One thing I have noticed as I started working with revit . The sofware and even the totrial book does not udnerstand how architects think. they keep the same AUTODESK tradition lets start from the detail to the big picture which quite the opposite of most architects think concept to details. It is not the problem of the software it is the problem of Autodesk in general . they never learned from what Sketchup did. the success of sketch up is not because the software but because the way it was designed to follow the same thinking of architects.

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Fri, Jul 6, 2007 at 8:17:09 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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I think your way off base.

 

First - AutoDESK bought REVIT.  This was written in CAD Digest in 2002 when AutoDESK bought REVIT ..."It is a clean-sheet design, incorporating the latest thoughts in creating digital building models. And it’s not based on drafting software."

 

Second - It really does work the way we think.... 


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Fri, Jul 6, 2007 at 8:21:19 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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I appreciate the post. However You can only speak for yourself.

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Sat, Jul 7, 2007 at 12:46:17 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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i think WWhub is coorrect, it was a clean sheet design with input from Architects. A vast number of the the people involved with this product once were practicing architects.

just my 2 cents


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Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 6:30:17 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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One of the things I find amazing about the various posts on the forums and some of the Revit users in my office is that somehow it is assumed that we all have the same brain.  So what is intuitive for some is assumed to be intuitive for all.  A critical analysis of this program is essential for any architect to use it in her/his practice.  Maybe this is the greatest piece of software ever created, but that doesn't mean it is right for everyone or appropriate for every project.  

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Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 6:41:24 PM | weeb

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Quoting weeb from 2007-07-20 13:30:17

" Maybe this is the greatest piece of software ever created, but that doesn't mean it is right for everyone or appropriate for every project.  "

i agree with that statement 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%. i know a couple of them.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 7:42:46 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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In revit you start with the big picture, generic, walls, floors, roofs, doors and windows, then add detail to those as you learn about your design. So I agree its Big picture to small picture.  In revit you allmost have to start with big picture ideas or you'll waste alot of time with details to early.

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Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 4:30:24 PM | Revit and architects mind set

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I think in our firm it is helpful to remember that software is just a tool.  To use the tool effectively, I need to understand not only how the tool works, but also how I think.  If I know before I start a project (or even in the early stages of the project) what I want the end result to be, I can better choose a tool for the job.  Revit is a great tool for a project that needs total development and extreme attention to detail because that's what it was designed for.  I think if we get away from "this is the only program I'll use because..." thinking, it makes us all more aware of just how many great tools are out there for us as designers. 

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