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RE: Lord of the Revits: Fellowship of the Bim

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I downloaded the Revit Structural demo and played with that for 30 days.  I found it a difficult program to learn although I was able to put together a two bay by two bay, two story steel framed structure.  Braced frames one direction and moment frames in the other.  My model is very clunky.


I was disappointed that you cannot draw a structure in 3-d AutoCAD and directly import it into Revit.  You have to import it as a non-.dwg file and trace the model.  No seamless operation there. 


I am using the book, "Mastering Autodesk Revit Building", by Paul Aubin.  His teaching methods don't really work for me.  I just downloaded a tutorial and this looks like a good way to learn.


Have you actually purchased Revit?




Bob Garner, S.E.

From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmse4603(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:58 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Lord of the Revits: Fellowship of the Bim


I will take the tutorial, though, I don't know the way...

Will begin the Revit learning process this week. Welcome all sage advice, links to helpful websites, what works, what doesn't, etc... private or public responses are fine.

Any recommendations on training/seminars? Are they worth it? From what I've been told, the tutorials that come with it will get you 1/3rd of the way there, the remaining 2/3rds comes from experience...