qball Posted February 18, 2011 Share Posted February 18, 2011 My boss has decided to cancel our subscription for Revit Structure. In my opinion, the program is like a padded bra - really exciting up front but kind of a let down when you really get down to business. We had a high end custom home to design structurally and I chose this to start the learning process. It had concrete, steel, masonry and wood, and as complex as anything overall. But essentially simple structures when you break down the components, so I wasn't intimidated by the learning curve. (Some of you helped me on other posts as well). The 3d modelling is really good, quick, easy to change things. However, anytime someone wants to espouse the benefits of 3d modelling they show a nice rendering. Which is great, but when it comes down to it we have to produce a set of 2d construction drawings, right? I think the 2d stuff (including text formatting) are way behind Autocad. I went into it understanding that it is not Autocad, but considering they are by the same company, it is hard not to compare. Some of the help I got from our reseller consisted of "why would you want to do that?", "sorry, I don't know", "that's not an option" or "just use MS Word and import it". Basically I had learned all I could from videos, tutorials, forums. I asked the Autodesk reseller if he could access a completed Structural Engineering drawing for me to see how people in the real world are doing it. Obviously, there are legal implications with that. So far I have come up empty handed. I want it to work, and I guess I am still hoping something will show me what I can do to make the program work for us. But the boss probably won't change his mind unless I come up with something very profound. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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