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Switching from AutoCAD to Revit: A Discussion About Various Approaches, Training, and How It Impacts a Firm
Roundtable    AS122756-R
Steven Shell
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Description

As a group, we'll share ideas, workflows, and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD software to Revit software so that others may benefit from our successes and failures. You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just take the plunge. Well, maybe there are options to this "sink or swim" approach. Can you afford to retrain your entire staff? Do you know who should learn (or, more important, who should not learn) Revit software? Maybe this discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We'll share how switching to Revit has affected our offices, workflows, staffing, and efficiency. We'll discuss our biggest successes and failures. We want to hear any unique idea or workflow that you've discovered to help make for a successful transition to Revit.

Key Learnings

  • Discuss and compare various approaches to successfully transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit
  • Share with each other ideas and workflows that possibly take advantage of Revit software’s strengths while still retaining your AutoCAD-based production workflow and staff
  • Learn who really should be learning and using Revit in your office
  • Learn how to help others benefit from our mutual successes and failures

Speakers

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Mr. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 and has had his own Architectural Firm in Tucson, Arizona for over 31 years. He has been using Revit Architecture® exclusively for 16 years and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit Users Group and is professionally certified in Revit Architecture. He has presented at Autodesk University and lectured at the University of Arizona and is an Adjunct Professor at Pima Community College. He received the "Top Rated Speaker Award – Round Table Class" at AU 2015 & 2017, RTC-Europe in Dublin, Ireland, all five BIM Workshops held in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Omaha, NB and Anaheim CA. He has presented at the Central States Revit Workshop, Midwest University and 6 Revit Technology Conferences (RTC) events (North America, Canada, Australia and Europe) and he has been ranked in the top 5 at every speaking event. Mr. Shell is also the Chairman of the Board of Adjustment for the City of Tucson.
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