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<gt1000> wrote in messageI
have been rolling through some test project with revit, after using ADT for
the last few years. We did fully implement ADT, 3d, scheduling, PN, etc. We
got most of it to work and were pretty happy with it.
Revit on the
other hand is totally more organized and efficient in places that ADT will
just never manage. The single file structure allows for the most elegant
no-fuss integration of model, plan and schedule, which all works very well.
That is a 100% win for Revit. A lot of what works well in Revit works really
well, much better than ADT will probably ever manage to.
But Revit seem
to have a more limited 'tool set' for a lot of the production sort of work
that real projects can run into. Like the odd fact that there is no coordinate
system available. You know that the coordinate information is in there, but
you can't see it. So there is not support for the most basic coordinate entry,
or even relative entry from the keyboard to set a point. There are other
similar omissions and missing tools that have been a part of any CAD program
since 1980. I think the Revit notion is to make a clean break to 3d and BIM.
But there are a lot of things that are more graphical and or diagrammatic in a
set of plans. The text tools in Revit are just really primitive. I still have
not found the fence stretch type command, and I don't think it is in there.
There is a lot like that in revit.
So in the long run, I'd like to see
Revit Acquire some of the drafting, graphic and analytic tools that are the
strength of good old CAD. That would be the ideal package.
both programs seem to be not quite what we'd like. But we are never happy are