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    Questions for the Revit Pros!

    1.How long have you been using Revit?
    2.How did you learn Revit? ( Classes, Websites, Self Taught)
    3.Is there anything you wish you learned at an earlier stage?
    4.What advice do you have for a beginning Architect?
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    #2
    1. Since release 1. ( around 1999-2000 ).
    2. Self-taught; then introduced/implemented it into several firms.
    3. Wish computers and Revit were around when I was in Architecture School! ( yes- I'm old!)
    4. Learn how IPD and 5D BIM work--and how to grasp all that it entails, and how the Project and Team will benefit. Above all, try to have FUN!
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      1. Since about 2003.. what was that, 5.1?
      2. Mostly self-taught, reverse engineering projects and families, chat rooms and forums.
      3. My first instinct to respond to this one is that it's moot question, since you're always going to be learning something new no matter how experienced you are. However, if I had to throw something out there, I'd say API.
      4. IMHO Revit works best when you model how it's built. So if you aren't sure how it's built, learn the detail, then model it.

      *WOOT 50 POSTS!!*
      .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

      Free Revit Chat | Cre8iveThings Blog | Live Architecture! | Past Live Architecture!

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        #4
        1.How long have you been using Revit? Almost a year
        2.How did you learn Revit? ( Classes, Websites, Self Taught) Self Taught. I took a 3 day beginners course after messing with it for about 6 months, just to find out I was doing it correctly. :laugh:
        3.Is there anything you wish you learned at an earlier stage? Family editor
        4.What advice do you have for a beginning Architect?[/QUOTE] Don't be embarrassed to brown bag your lunch. :laugh: JK
        Just stick with it. It will be frustrating at first, but once you hit that zen moment all will be forgiven. I'm almost there..........almost.
        Dan

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          #5
          A1. 3 years, 4 months & 4 days

          A2. 2 day introduction class, followed by on-the-job learning, alongside countless hours of extra-curricular experimentation, play & study using the web as main resource when things get tough.

          A3. License Management, but only because I now find myself having to do it. Everything else I learn as and when I want/need to. If I weren't so busy getting the fundamentals right, I'd like to look at the API, but I suspect I'll never get round to it... just like I never got round to playing with lisps and cui files in ACAD.

          A4. Advice? Get out now?!? Or at least look at another discipline in the construction industry. But if you insist on sticking with it - don't ever think Revit, (or any software for that matter) will make you a competent architect. If you don't know how to build, consider a brief, respect a budget or think beyond your own wants then your design will show that.
          Last edited by snowyweston; May 12, 2011, 10:09 PM.

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            #6
            2004, version 5.1
            Self taught (and with some help of dgcad.com, forums, and reverse engineering stuff from Revitcity)
            Definately API
            Don't be afraid of the Big Bad R...
            Martijn de Riet
            Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
            MdR Advies
            Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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              #7
              1. Since 2004.
              2. First, the tutorials-back when there were actually tutorials with the software, then AutoDESK training.
              3. Wish I had focused more on family creation in the beginning.
              4. Advice for a beginning architect? Become a stock broker. Fewer hours and more money.

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                #8
                Originally posted by dlggnation View Post
                1.How long have you been using Revit?
                Since 2005, release 8.1
                2.How did you learn Revit? ( Classes, Websites, Self Taught)
                Self taught, on live projects from Day 1.

                3.Is there anything you wish you learned at an earlier stage?
                There is being good, and then there is being a leader. Then there is being a team player, and then there are those that wont play for a team no matter how good or how advanced the team gets. Learn the difference.

                4.What advice do you have for a beginning Architect?
                Focus on the Architecture. Dont focus on the tool. Revit is just a tool. Navisworks is just a tool. AutoCAD is just a tool. Learn what you can about BUILDINGS, about CONSTRUCTION, and about making it happen in the REAL WORLD, and take your ARE's. Revit is easy. Its just a tool.
                Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
                @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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                  #9
                  1. Since summer of 2000 (rel 1.01)
                  2. Learned together with a co-worker/friend, Zoog Revit forums, visits from Revit team
                  3. The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything (which I later found out was 42)
                  4. Learn all the modeling softwares you can: Revit, Max, formZ, Rhino, etc. The bigger the toolbox, the better the designs.
                  Troy Gates - Director of Design Technology
                  KTGY Group, Inc - http://twitter.com/troygates

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                    #10
                    1.Version 6.1
                    2.Self Taught
                    3.Still learning, if I knew it all earlier it would be boring now.
                    4.Practical experience and more practical, that way you know how to "model it as it is built"
                    Mark Balsom

                    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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