www.cmorephotos.co.uk Posted January 28, 2015 Share Posted January 28, 2015 I work for an Electrical contractor whom has decided to embrace BIM. We currently have 8 full time AutoCAD operators and have purchased Fabrication MEP licenses for all. In house training in going to be provided to those whom have no experience with Fabrication. To date 90% of our projects are 2D plan layouts showing electrical service layouts to enable installation on site. 10% use Fabrication to provide containment in 3D to enable clash detection with other services. We have got our first big project which is being spoken of as being BIM. As an Autocad operator for over 20+ years I'm concerned that my company is jumping into something very big with very little knowledge. We have some operators whom are building a database but this is mainly for our mechanical side. My main questions are at this very early stage are as follows. Do we need Revit. Is a combination of Autocad 2015 and Fabrication CADmep 2015 sufficient to work with a client provided 3D Revit model and allow use to produce 2D plans for our electricians to be able to install from. I've had a look at the Autodesk Revit page and the screens seem to imply that Revit is for 3D building design. We won't be putting walls up but adding services to them. I apologise if this is unclear but as no experience with Revit I am trying to foresee issues. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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