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Friday, December 7, 2007

Ready for Revit but your firm isn't? Here's how - 12 Step Program

So, you've been reading about Revit or saw a demo and you really wish your firm would switch, but for whatever reason they won't? Remember when you had broadband at the office, but dialup at home.

Painful wasn't it? We had the first designer from a firm in Miami come in for training last month. After every new lesson during the 3 days of training, he looked like a 6 year on his first trip to Disneyworld. It was "wow" or "that will save me so much time" or "this is so amazing." Well, the firm wanted him to be the Revit inductee since he was the only one who knew anything about 3D. He was so disappointed at the end of the class because he knew they didn't have a new project coming up soon enough for him to work on in Revit.

  • You can come back here in the future by visiting Revit3D.com/start
  • I highly recommend you subscribe to my blog as I have daily updates and you'll never keep up w/Revit otherwise. Revit3D.com/subscribe
  • Also, visit BIMcycle.com to see all of the peripheral programs for Revit
  • Next, we offer live 3 day via the web. You can take our full class and really be proficient in 3 days with our highly ranked trainers. Go to Revit3D.com/classsignup, fill out the form and I'll get right back to you.
  • Visit Revit3D.com/demo for some quick vidoes on how Revit works
  • Last, go to BIMcomplete.com to see the McGraw-Hill report that provides you all the ROI information that'll really compel you to take it to your boss now.
  • Any questions? Email me. I'm here to help you. If you have an office in Florida, I've got some great specials for you and products no other reseller carries.
Well, you can be the first person in your firm even if they're stuck in 2D.
  1. Download and install Revit:
    Go to
    www.revit247.com for all downloads and select Revit Archtiecture 2011 link
    or use this quick link: 
    Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 (exe – 2.59 GB)
  2. Click Help and open the Getting Started Guide www.revit3d.com/guide
    Note: This will download Revit 2010 w/the Ribbon toolbar. The Guide is written for Revit 2009 w/o the toolbar. You'll need to download the Ribbon Hack to open Revit 2010 as 2009. Just visit
    www.revit3d.com/ribbonoff to download a little zip file w/instructions to use the 2010 as 2009 desktop shortcut. It takes 30 seconds and will cause no harm to your computer. It's just a batch file.

    I'm working on creating the guide for Revit 2011 which is easier than using Revit 2011 as Revit 2009. Once you learn how to build the house, you can learn the new ribbon interface which is much easier.

  3. Build the house in the Guide in 4 hours.
  4. Rinse and repeat. Practice makes perfect.
  5. Click here to download the Help Tutorials
  6. 1,000 pages of tutorials. Don't stay up too late. In Revit, click on Help and there they are for 2011.

  7. After the 30 day trial expires, YOU CAN STILL USE REVIT. You just can't save or export. This means you can practice until you're perfect. Revit becomes a free viewer at this point as well for your contractors and owners.
  8. On my Samples page link here, download Revit sample files, play around with them and disect them.
  9. Tell everyone in your office to do the same.

  10. Once you've all learned Revit on your own, create a mob, walk into your bosses office and tell him that you're all ready to make the switch. Now push the that was easy button. It will start the Revit Building download.
  11. Come back here often. There's an ever growing list of resources for Revit. www.Revit3D.com
    or I really recommend you subscribe. You can visit the monthly archives to skim through past posts. www.revit3d.com/archive
  12. Step 12. Send me an email and let me know how easy it was to learn Revit.

You've just solved another Piece of the Puzzle! I know all of this is overwhelming. You either want to learn Revit or are being forced to. Quick little piece of advice. The less you know about AutoCAD the better. Learning Revit is easy. Transitioning the CAD workflow and processes to Revit is not so easy. We have an implementation program that helps make the transition much easier. Bottom line is, you really don't have a choice. Revit, BIM, LEED and IPD are rapidly taking over and the sooner you make the decision to move to Revit, the sooner you'll be making money and having fun again. I guess that's why you're here in the first place.

Good luck and keep me posted about your progress. I really want to know how you like Revit.
Anonymous said...
Listen to him, I almost mastered Revit due to his instructions. :)
December 6, 2007 4:34 PM


Anonymous,  December 6, 2007 at 4:34 PM  

Listen to him, I almost mastered Revit due to his instructions. :)

JV,  January 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM  

If you want to learn more about Revit you may also enroll with CIM Training Center in Manila, Philippines. They are an Autodesk Authorized Training Center and also offers other CAD courses. You may contact Jen at 632 7522468 loc. 38 or email her at j.alvarez@cimtechnologies.com

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