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Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 5:06:22 PM | Firm is switching to Revit; Shop dwgs.

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My boss went to a conference in Seattle and came back wanting to switch to Revit.  I had been

playing w/ it for about a month and like what I see.  He wants to get into steel detailing, truss

calc dwgs and shop dwgs.  Also we want to get into project management using Revit.  I've been researching

a bit and see alot of potential on the management front.

 Could someone point me in the right direction?  There are alot of info. and I'm new to this forum and not sure

what I should be searching for.

 

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Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 4:49:45 PM | Firm is switching to Revit; Shop dwgs.

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After searching a bit more and getting familiar w/ the forum I found a few good pieces of info. regarding my questions.

However, as another thread pointed out, I don't find as much about the actual 'topic' of management.  I know a long time poster put it that it varies from firm to firm so you won't find many concrete examples here.  But what about the experience of adapting to this new way of design? 

How much in productivity is saved once you become proficient?  How long does it take for a 8-10yr cad person to get up to speed etc?

I'm sure this sounds hopelessly lazy on my part but I'm just scrambling a little here.  I'm sure I'll find more when I get a chance to sit down at my home pc and spend an afternoon in here.  Kinda just broadcasting a question now.

Thanks again.

 


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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 10:36:37 PM | Firm is switching to Revit; Shop dwgs.

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Sandoz,

I know there is not much information out there, I was looking too.

From a CAD Manager point it is always going to be hard trying to "convert" people who resist, the best way is to show them how easy it is to control a large (or small) project. the start is always hard, the best advice I can give you is to FORGET everything you know about Autocad, users will get frustrated to start with and will always say: "I could have finished it in Autocad by now" it is going to be slow (for some) but the main thing is to continue with revit, the learning curve is steep but you will soon hit a plateau.

Once a user is confident and proficiency starting to rise, you’ll be amazed by how much the process will speed up, you will be able to have one person comfortably taking a large project to DA.

There are a few “rules” to Revit that might help. http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=13473&highlight=golden+rules+revit

p.s. I’m coming to Vegas this January for a few days, how is the weather? J

 

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Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 8:35:18 PM | Firm is switching to Revit; Shop dwgs.

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Sandoz,

Check out Autodesk's Collaborative Project Managment site.  There you can find Buzzsaw and a number of other tools.

 

For 4D Construction scheduling and time lapse project views, we are looking at both Innovaya and NavisWorks JetStream links to either MS Project and Primavera for Scheduling. NavisWorks was just purchased by Autodesk and they have some other nice tools like their collision detection module.

 

I'm not sure about truss calculations, but both ROBOT Millennium and  RISA-3D do analysis on Revit Structural models.  Autodesk is working on purshasing the ROBOT company.

 If you want steel detailing, Struc-Soft Solutions has a program to export and link Revit Structure models to ProSteal 3D, which is an add on to AutoCAD I believe. Struc-Soft is out of Canada and they seem to do a lot of work with detailing.  We are looking at their help in wood frame construction.

 You didn't mention it, but if you want to throw estimating and costing into the mix, we've researched Innovaya's (above) program to Sage Timberline.  Innovaya's Visual Estimating program I saw in a web conference was really cool.

 

 --Jim


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