Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Asset management: When BIM crosses the goal line, part of BIM Tools Weekly.
- [Instructor] I've heard this a lot. This project is too small to do BIM on. Okay, so we're going to do it in AutoCAD? So what's the criteria for small 20,000 square feet and under? That's too bad, too, because I thought we were replacing the old, inefficient AutoCAD with Revit. Let's look at some bullet points. Alright, it's not just BIM, it's Revit. It's a software that you or your firm has invested countless of hours and thousands of dollars on. It's awesome for small projects. Those are the easy ones. Why be half good at two different programs when you standardize on something, standardize.
You don't have to go all the way. Meaning, if it's such a small project then, well, maybe you should use the tools in Revit that are useful for that situation. The simple stuff. The sheets, the sectioning, the elevations, the automatic schedules, you know, the good stuff. Ha, how many times have I heard that? I've had to convert more projects over to Revit 60% of the way through than I care to admit. Of course not. We still need it. And it's an awesome drafting program.
It started all this. It's like when Walt said "it all started because of a mouse." And until Revit came along, that's how I made my living. Sure, draft some details and import them in AutoCAD, it's not a crime. Plus, our civil friends really need it. They don't have a site Revit yet. Not yet, anyway. And you know, a lot of our class is still demanding it. So it's going to be around for a while but, just get used to using Revit and BIM. So, in conclusion, sometimes BIM doesn't fit Revit, however, always does.
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