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By Paul Aubin | Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tips for Rendering a Revit Walkthrough

How to render a Revit walkthrough

Revit is a powerful and popular computer-aided design software used to design and document buildings.

One of its powerful and compelling features is its ability to create photo-realistic renderings directly in the software without any add-ins or extra features. You simply open a 3D view of the model and click render. (OK—there are a few more steps than that; check out my new lynda.com course Rendering with Revit.)

Better still, we can create both static renderings (like a photograph) and animations.

I’m going to show you how to create a Revit walkthrough.

By Paul Aubin | Friday, October 31, 2014

Doing Revisions in Revit? Have No Fear—Revit Man Is Here!

Revisions in Revit can be fun with Revit Man

If you thought Revit revisions were anything less than thrilling, this comic-book style tutorial will make you think again.

Our CAD author Paul Aubin created this fun super-story to liven up your learning on the sheet issues and revisions feature in Revit—including new features of Revit 2015.

By Paul Aubin | Friday, March 08, 2013

How to Approach Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit

AutoCAD files are often imported into and even used alongside Revit models.

When I’m teaching Autodesk Revit to new users, I frequently get asked: “Why isn’t (fill in the blank feature) more like AutoCAD if both products are by the same company?” It’s a perfectly logical line of reasoning. Autodesk is the maker of both AutoCAD and Revit. But to understand why your favorite feature in AutoCAD isn’t in Revit, or is included but works differently, it’s helpful to understand the history and focus of these two products.

The history part is easy. AutoCAD is an original Autodesk product, developed and sold by Autodesk. A small start-up company created Revit and Autodesk acquired the software over a decade ago. Autodesk has since enhanced Revit in many significant ways, and along the way has even incorporated some features from AutoCAD when and where appropriate. However, there are vast differences between the functions and tools of AutoCAD.

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