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Make REVIT USER FRIENDLY

Make REVIT USER FRIENDLY

Right then:

 

We have to work in Revit as our office standard platform.

As a designer - I am expected to push the detail and design of Joinery beyond standard families.

Sketchup allows the quick manipulation of models in just one 3d view by a UCS symbol that changes the colour of lines by axis.

I can intuitively see the model WHILST I draw it and know that I am in the correct axis.

Toggling between views is clunky and loses all design flow whilst I draw then check then redraw between view planes.

It does not promote design complexity as the process is awful.

 

Get some user friendliness into this product now.

Having a flight deck of a hundred tools and a project browser AND a properties bar is not how I design things. (I sketch them and test them in 3d (thinking in 3d at the same time.)

For 3d software - REVIT 2014, 2015,2016 all expect me to think of the object in 2d planes not 3d, then tell it difinitively what wall thickness and material this is whilst I am still experimenting.

 

I find it hard to believe that Autodesk deal in only square buildings with standard families.Colleagues can get to better results but as they agree, it is often in spite of the software rather than because of it. Design is a complex enough process already thanks. We could do with developers who want to make the software in this process simpler for us to use - not more complex!!!!!!!!!!!!

A pen can be used by a 5 yr old or a famous architect. Even famous architects cannot use REVIT!

 

A COLOURED UCS SYMBOL AND COLOURED LINES BY AXIS TO WORK LIVE IN A 3D VIEW PLEASE !!!!!! A MASS EDITOR THAT IS USER FRIENDLY!!!!!!!!

 

TOOLS RELEVANT ONLY TO EACH DESIGN ROLE - NOT TOOLS FOR MECHANICAL DESIGNERS AND OIL RIG DESIGNERS NEXT TO THOSE FOR ARCHITECTS AND JOINERY DESIGNERS. 

 

Come on - sort this out as a priority. The future of design depends on it.

 

Best Regards,

 

Alistair Stripp

Project Director

FaulknerBrowns

00 44 (0)1912683007

 

 

 

 

6 Comments
WM_Ron_Allen
Collaborator

Once you get into massing and understand how the Revit massing tool works- it is very much sketchup-like. 

 

It is different but the learning curve is not too steep : )

YO.ACGH
Participant

Sorry, but I disagree. Sketchup is a miracle modeling architectural concepts and Revit it isn't. Sketchup inference engine puts Revit to shame. I would like to model things in perspective (non parallel perspective) in Revit as anybody can in Sketchup. Sometimes I think Revit is a 2.5 tool.

sasha.crotty
Community Manager
Thanks for taking the time to submit your idea. Unfortunately, this idea did not get the support of the community over the last 6 months and as such we will not be pursuing it at this time. Please feel free to rework (titles and clear descriptions are really important) and resubmit this one down the road.
sasha.crotty
Community Manager
Status changed to: Archived
 
gregwoolz
Observer

Myself and ALL students in my program, (Design & Technical Graphics), along with ALL students in the Interior Design program agree that REVIT is NOT intuitive NOR user friendly. After all of these years you would think that all the glitches would be worked out, and the navigation would be much more intuitive and fluid.

ronZP7WX
Explorer

Revit fights the user every inch of the way. Even when you think you've found solutions online, Revit's interface doesn't show the options shown in the solution. So you Google a solution to that and the results direct you to more options which do not exist, BUT SHOULD EXIST, in your Revit interface, and so it goes on and on down the rabbit hole.

I simply want to execute basic Revit functions and I find myself in an endless thread of obstacles.

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