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Grigs

I work at a small Architectural firm. My boss wants us to be able to produce nice, detailed rendered scenes of buildings and sites. Currently, we use AutoCAD 2006/2007 and Sketchup. Basically, the plans are drawn in AutoCAD then imported into Sketchup and then the 3D work is done. But to me, that just seems too inefficient. What I have tried proposing is to use something like Revit. But everyone else seems to think that this isn't the route to go. They still think Sketchup is the way.

 

Is there anyone out there that has any ideas on how to convince them to go the Revit route?

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Noahma
I work at a small Architectural firm. My boss wants us to be able to produce nice, detailed rendered scenes of buildings and sites. Currently, we use AutoCAD 2006/2007 and Sketchup. Basically, the plans are drawn in AutoCAD then imported into Sketchup and then the 3D work is done. But to me, that just seems too inefficient. What I have tried proposing is to use something like Revit. But everyone else seems to think that this isn't the route to go. They still think Sketchup is the way.

 

Is there anyone out there that has any ideas on how to convince them to go the Revit route?

 

there are two programs you should really look at and see if one of the two of them are a fit for your office. Autocad Architecture, and Revit.

 

I currently am learning Revit, which is a great program. I use Autocad Architecture in the office.

 

Both GREAT programs, one may fit better than the other though.

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I work at a small Architectural firm. My boss wants us to be able to produce nice, detailed rendered scenes of buildings and sites. Currently, we use AutoCAD 2006/2007 and Sketchup. Basically, the plans are drawn in AutoCAD then imported into Sketchup and then the 3D work is done. But to me, that just seems too inefficient. What I have tried proposing is to use something like Revit. But everyone else seems to think that this isn't the route to go. They still think Sketchup is the way.

 

Is there anyone out there that has any ideas on how to convince them to go the Revit route?

 

When you use Revit effectively, you can get your renders and working drawings from the same file. No need to export, import, tweak etc etc. We use Revit from Design development through to construction docs. No problems at all. Explain it as though you will be saving time and therefore money by using only one program.

Saying that, AutoCAD 2010 ahs a great rendering package (uses the old Viz interface and mental ray) puts out some good images.

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