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Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 8:27:59 PM | Yet another NOOB here introducing himself.

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Hi Guy's n Gal's

 We've had Revit in the office for about 6 months on a couple of the Architects machines, but they've never had the time to use it despite being on a couple of courses. The rest of the office is on Architecture 2008. Now I've been told that i have been selected to go on a course and start using Revit. I've worked on CAD since release 10 way back in the early nineties and from what I've read, Revit is nothing like CAD so I will have to adjust my way of working.

 

I do have some 3D experience with CAD & 3DS Max so hopefully this will help, but I've just quickly opened the software on the Architects machine (I'm just a lowly Senior Technician) without any knowledge of it & I'm completely lost, so i will just have to wait for the course or find a nice friendly forum that can show me the way.......

 

 I guess my first question which i havent seen asked in other posts is that in a large office (Local Council) is it possible for several people (multi discipline)to be working on a project where one is using Revit and the rest are using Arch 2008 bearing in mind that Xref's play an important part as we have electrical,structural & mechanical engineers working on the project, my manager seems to think this is the case as he has used it previously used Revit, but i must admit I'm a bit dubious.

 

Thanks for reading. I'm sure I'll have a tonne (Metric not Imperial) more questions.

Scott


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Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 2:11:31 PM | Yet another NOOB here introducing himself.

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Welcome to Revit. Look forward to your questions.

In answer to your question about working with Acad. YES. You can link autocad drawings into Revit and Export Revit files into Autocad.

I too am only a "Technician" who has worked with Autocad since Release 10. I was able to pick up Revit fairly easy. The concepts are quite a bit different but it is not bad to learn. Good Luck!


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Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 3:58:06 PM | Yet another NOOB here introducing himself.

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Technologists are held in high regard in our office- and rightly so!

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Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 4:37:20 PM | Yet another NOOB here introducing himself.

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Welcome!  I've been using Autocad for over 20 years and Microstation on and off for 15 years.  I started to self-train and use Revit about 2.5 years ago and I'm not turning back.  This business is changing and we either have to get with the program or be left behind.  I've done a lot of reading and research to back up that opinion about BIM.   Our clients are already demanding BIM deliverables.  I'll offer some advice.   Spend some personal time learning and practicing Revit.  Spread the knowledge and enthusiasm around your office. Get management to back you up.  Build a team of like minded individuals.  Become indispensable.  You'll thank yourself.

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I agree with Motorcity completely. I am willing to work around some of the "hitches" in the program because I can see the benefit overall. BIM is no longer a neat idea, it is almost an essential concept. I do know there are other programs out there that do similar stuff as Revit. My company just chose Revit because it is what everyone is talking about. Also we are on subscription with Autodesk so it was easier to go with one of their programs. I totally love the Program and am excited about where it is going to go in the very near future.

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Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 7:11:20 PM | Yet another NOOB here introducing himself.

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Thx for the welcome everyone.

 

I re-read my first post and realise i may have sounded a wee bit negative, i guess the thought of learning a new software from scratch, especially with the workload in the office and a 6 month old baby at home daunted me a wee bit.

 

I've taken Motorcity's advice and downloaded the Demo at home and hopefully get a chance to play around with it (once juniors asleep) and get a good look at it. I've also looked around this forum and gallery and i am starting to get a better understanding of the programs capabilities, so time permitting i'll have a go at a few tutorials and try and get my head around this.

 

thx again

 

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Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 9:48:26 AM | Yet another NOOB here introducing himself.

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Hi Scott,

 

The good thing about Revit is that there is a REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC community of users. I think that is testimony to people seeing the the potential and benefits in the whole BIM concept. It's a giant leap forward and it's what we've been waiting for it. Yes , it will be tweaked and improved over time- but it's off to a VERY good start.

There are loads of very passionate and knowledgeable people of these boards (and AUGI Revit Boards)- hopefully I'll be in that category one day! What I'm trying to say is that there are many people more than happy to help others on their "Revit journey".

 

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