As a group, we will share ideas, workflows and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD to Revit Architecture 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 dive right in and take the plunge. Well maybe there are options to this “sink or swim” approach. How do you re-train your staff? Who should learn (or not learn) Revit? How can AutoCAD fit into a Revit office. This discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We will share with one another how switching to Revit has affected our office, workflow, staffing and efficiency. Share the successes and failures which you experienced making the transition to Revit. Let's help anybody who is considering, but who has not yet made the move to Revit. Together as a group, let’s share how we all made the switch while putting some common fears and myths to rest.<br /><br />
- Discuss and compare various approaches to successfully transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit.
- Share ideas and workflows with one another which possibly take advantage of Revit’s strengths while still retaining your AutoCAD-based production workflow and staff.
- Help identify who should be learning and using Revit in your office and how to learn, use and manage Revit
- Help others benefit from our mutual successes and failures.
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.