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baggio100
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ABS vs. Revit Systems

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03-31-2006 02:54 PM
Hello All,

Our company is looking into purchasing a 3D software program for our Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building design. Can anyone tell me the key differences between ABS and Revit Systems? --learning curve, libraries, etc...

Are they compatible with each other?
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w.neuok
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Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

04-04-2006 09:04 AM in reply to: baggio100
No one knows because it has not been released yet; although, people say that Revit is easier to use than ADT.
*david
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Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

04-04-2006 09:51 PM in reply to: baggio100
I recently went from being a non-CAD user to landing a contract to
single-handedly generate all the construction drawings (less structural,
electrical, mechanical) for a complicated 30-unit condo complex....which
meant I had to very quickly get up to speed with some kind of software.

All input I received from the Revit and ADT forums was that ADT was a very
long, steep learning curve....which effectively eliminated ADT from the
running. I wasn't interested in vanilla ACAD, tried and hated VectorWorks,
and ultimately chose Revit. In the 3 months I've been using it I've found it
remarkably intuitive and offers equally remarkable productivity....despite
my inexperience generating drawings.

I've also tried Revit Structure and it's power using a Revit Building linked
file to generate structural drawings phenomenal. Revit Building can import
ACAD files and you're off and running. I'm sure Revit Structure and Revit
Systems have the same capacity. Based on the foregoing, I can only
extrapolate that Revit Systems would be far faster and more powerful than
using ADT, with a less painful learning curve.

The future is BIM.

2 cents worth from a noobie.





wrote in message news:5129077@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hello All,

Our company is looking into purchasing a 3D software program for our
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building design. Can anyone tell me the
key differences between ABS and Revit Systems? --learning curve, libraries,
etc...

Are they compatible with each other?
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w.neuok
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎12-08-2003
Message 4 of 8 (322 Views)

Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

04-05-2006 06:42 AM in reply to: baggio100
What company do you work for?
*david
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Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

04-05-2006 08:11 AM in reply to: baggio100
I assume you mean the original poster...

wrote in message news:5132655@discussion.autodesk.com...
What company do you work for?
*Brian L. Myers
Message 6 of 8 (322 Views)

Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

04-28-2006 10:37 AM in reply to: baggio100
I've tried both and seen demonstrations on both. ABS in my opinion is
still the better product, but once Revit Systems matures and if you tie
it to a Revit model.. watch-out! It's an amazing program that eventually
will become an industry standard for anyone that has the ability to
learn it and use it along with a Revit model. But honestly, both
programs are nice if you understand the basic concepts of Systems design.

W.Neuok wrote:
> No one knows because it has not been released yet; although, people say that Revit is easier to use than ADT.
*Scott Davis
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Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

04-28-2006 05:20 PM in reply to: baggio100
So compatible that if you buy Revit Systems, it comes with ABS....

wrote in message news:5129077@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hello All,

Our company is looking into purchasing a 3D software program for our
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building design. Can anyone tell me the
key differences between ABS and Revit Systems? --learning curve, libraries,
etc...

Are they compatible with each other?
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wcrane
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎09-09-2004
Message 8 of 8 (322 Views)

Re: ABS vs. Revit Systems

05-30-2006 08:58 AM in reply to: baggio100
compatiblity is limited to basic autocad DWG. no intelligence in the model data.
Revit Systems is not as complete as ABS is. If you are starting from nothing it may be worth looking at now. You may have problems finding training on the program because it is so new. If you select ABS now, you may be forced into using Revit Systems in the future (alot of const. companies are using Revit building now and requiring arch firms to use the same platform). ABS is not a bear to learn now as it was before so any time spent there wont necessarily hurt you if you decide to move to revit later on.
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