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Re: Use old 2D autocad typical details when putting plans together in Revit?

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As a starting point I would suggest a hybrid set - major structural elements in REVIT and details in AutoCAD. Assuming it is a steel framed building, get all your major steel framing in the model based on the Architectural background. It gets too cumbersome when you try to show every nut and bolt into the Revit model. You could show the sizes of the footings but rebar and details could be in your AutoCAD drawing. In this manner, you can still use the 2D standard details.

Structural engineers have adapted the best to BIM since they have been working with 3D analysis packages like ETABS and RISA for a very long time.


Hope this helps.

Ashwin Ranga Swamy, P.E.
Los Angeles, California

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From: "Haan, Scott M POA" <Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)usace.army.mil>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:26 PM
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Subject: Use old 2D autocad typical details when putting plans together in Revit?

I've never used a BIM model for putting together plans. I am getting thrown
into a project using Revit where the 65% plans are due to soon, without
training of course.

I haven't talked with anyone directly about their detail sheets when they use
BIM models for their plans.  It seems like you don't want to draw all your
connections, slab on grade details etc... in 3D model space and put your text for them in paper space. It kind of defeats the purpose of typical details.

Do people use their old 2D Autocad typical connection details and just use
the BIM model for the framing and foundation plans?

Thanks.


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