When you have a lot of old-school and productive AutoCAD users, sometimes it can be tough to get them into the Revit way of thinking. One way to get these users on board is to help them relate AutoCAD features to Revit tools, and learn how these similar tools can increase their productivity. In this lesson, we'll begin by learning how the scale of the drawing controls annotations such as text and dimensions. Next, we'll review the similarity of Dynamic Blocks in the 2D symbol and annotation families of AutoCAD software and Revit software. We'll examine how actions and parameters in AutoCAD help the user match Revit family placement behavior and features. The session will close by showing how to make AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks behave more like Revit family types, using visibility and lookup tools. If you need more consistency between your AutoCAD drawings and Revit documentation, come join this old-timer to learn some new tricks-and get a cool template to help you get started.
- Learn how to define AutoCAD annotative text, multileaders, and dimensions to match Revit annotation types
- Understand basic similarities between AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks and Revit 2D symbol families
- Review specific Dynamic Block actions and features that emulate Revit behavior
- Examine how Dynamic Block visibility and lookup table features are similar to Revit family types
David Butts is an Autodesk Expert Elite Team member and Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist for Gannett Fleming with over 30 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction field. He is responsible for implementation, training, BIM project support, and management for engineering design applications, including Revit, AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D, AutoCAD MEP, Navisworks software, and more. He was an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) training manager and application engineer for an Autodesk Reseller for 13 years, providing implementation and training services across the United States, and serving as a subject matter expert for Autodesk, Inc.’s, Building Design Solutions. He has design experience for a variety of project types, and he was an Autodesk University top-rated speaker for labs and lectures in 2011 and 2016. He authored training videos for 4D Technologies through the 2018 product cycle, and he presents BIM topics for other industry associations annually.