From AutoCAD to Revit

Moving from Autodesk AutoCAD to Autodesk Revit is a daunting task for any sized team or company. We understand that the transition involves more than just getting your team trained; it’s also all about the Revit setup.

That’s why U.S. CAD started the From AutoCAD to Revit series. This 11-step guide helps you set up a Revit environment correctly, covering topics like Libraries, Schedules, and Templates. You will be able to see the tools in action, learn best practices from our industry and technical experts, and be able to compare how Revit handles certain aspects as compared to AutoCAD.

This guide is structured in flexible modules. All of the modules start out as live webinars, with presentation recaps and full recordings available.

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Get started now by checking out the Table of Contents below, and choose your first topic.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Step #1. Revit Sheets

If you are used to creating your construction documents in AutoCAD, you are well aware of the amount of time it takes working in Paper Space, adding your Viewports, and printing. In this module, Kristin Rhein shares how you can save your team a lot of stress and time by creating and managing your construction documents in Revit.

Step #2. Revit Schedules

If you’re an architectural drafter or interior designer, you likely have plenty of experience with the repetitive and time consuming task of manually entering data in your schedules. In this module, Kristin Rhein shares some powerful tips and tricks on how Revit can speed up your drafting process with schedules.

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Step #3. Revit Views

There’s a myth that Revit requires you to build everything upfront and make every detailed decision from the start to build a good Revit model. According to U.S. CAD Solution Specialist, Aaron Wagner, a good template can take you far, but every project detail is not required to be pre-determined to build your model. In this module, Aaron demonstrates how users can impressively tell their story with Views in a Revit model. He covers creating graphical and non-graphical views, setting the view displays, and modifying the views.

Step #4. Revit Templates

There are three common methods for creating Revit templates: out-of-the-box Revit templates, Revit templates based on a completed project, and start-from-scratch templates.  In this module, Aaron Wagner discusses some general rules, tips and tricks, and a basic step-by-step guide to setting up a Revit template.

Step #5. Revit Families

In Revit, there are essentially three type of families that you can build: system families, load-able families, and in-place families. In this module, Daniel McCarthy breaks down different use cases for each family, covers best practices in setting them up, and demonstrates building one from scratch.

Step #6. Differentiating Drafting from BIM Capabilities

It is important to understand the industry as it was before and where it is now, to realize why Revit’s BIM virtual construction workflow can save your team time, money, and frustration moving forward. In this module, Gerald Garrett demonstrates some of these Revit’s capabilities, like bi-directional associativity, usable model information, and real-world context.

Step #7. Collaboration for Revit

Work sharing and effective communication on projects are essential to maximizing efficiency and communication on your Revit projects. In the module, Gerald Garrett discusses three reasons how the Revit plug-in, Collaboration for Revit (C4R), can help you do just that: through real-time communication, making informed decisions, and advanced BIM collaboration.

Step #8. Revit Libraries

Join us for the live webinar on September 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PST.
This module’s presentation video will be available on September 15, 2017.

Step #9. Revit Details

Join us for the live webinar on October 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PST.
This module’s presentation video will be available on October 13, 2017.

Step #10. Revit Title Blocks

Join us for the live webinar on November 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PST.
This module’s presentation video will be available on November 10, 2017.

Step #11. Revit Standard Symbols

Join us for the live webinar on December 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PST.
This module’s presentation video will be available on December 15, 2017.

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