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Well, switching from regular AutoCAD to "Architecture" has been good for me, but I don't doubt that if I had the ability to make a quick and easy switch to Revit that it would have been better.
It does seem like Revit has secured itself as the future leader (or at least industry standard) in the field of architecture over all other programs. I'm looking forward to learning it.
Revit is great. To make your life easier, forget your AutoCAD habits before you even open the software...it will make learning a lot EASIER.
Now granted, I cannot say at all that my time spent with AutoCAD MEP wasn't at all worth it - it was. Simply put, I just took the "long road" to eventually come back around to realizing that I should have been using Revit MEP all along. So I could have had 5+ years of constant experience with Revit MEP along with Templates, Families, and everything in between. Instead, I have a ton of Tempaltes, Blocks, and everything in between for AutoCAD MEP and I'm now starting to finally get things set up for Revit MEP but the road is long (albiet light at the end of the tunnel).
This is why when Revit is questioned with an AutoCAD "vertical product" I will always direct the individual towards Revit.
This has been a great informative post.
I am making the switch to Revit, some day reeeeal soon.
I believe that Revit will be the format for the future, I was speaking to an Architect just last week.
He has been using Archicad for the past 8 years and told me he is making the switch, His reason was
that virtually everybody he knows in his field uses it because all their clients are asking for it.
I am a big coward, I just keep putting it off cos AutoCad is faster for me, I think.
I just need to bite the bullet and dive in, just like I did with AutoCad when I threw the Rotring in the dart board.
Can anybody out there just give me a little push.
Well don't put off AutoCAD just yet. It is still way faster for "jumping in" and simply drafting. Revit cannot compete at all if you just want to "draw" something. Revit is to only be used with purpose, not for "general designing". That's not what Revit is intended for at all. If you choose to use Revit, it's either all the way or nothing at all, honestly. And remember, Revit is still a maturing program. You will face obstacles and you will have to stride over hurdles along the way. It's just the way it is unless you work for a firm that has someone very experienced with Revit that can really teach you things.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig. -Robert Heinlein