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    New to revit. Looking for a tutor to call & onsite training. Grand rapids, michigan usa area

    #2
    William,
    have you contacted your reseller? Sometimes (but hardly always ) they are a good resource for consulting and support. Also, you may want to expand your options a bit, and consider someone who can work with you via teleconference. Finding a local Reviteer, with training experience and implementation/deployment experience, and not already employed by a local firm, can be pretty hard even in the larger markets.

    Oh, and welcome to RFO!

    Best,
    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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      #3
      Thanks gordon
      i'll add teleconference to my tutor options
      what's the word - lurker - under my username mean?
      William

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        #4
        Originally posted by William View Post
        what's the word - lurker - under my username mean?
        William
        Just that you had not posted anything yet. Or that part of the system had not updated yet. Now you are a "New Member", and that will change again as you become more active on the forum.

        Gordon
        Pragmatic Praxis

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          #5
          The best way to learn (imo) is to just dive in. There are a number of blogs and sites with basic tutorials online and there are some on the Revit wiki. Training can be absurdly expensive ($200 / hr). It has been recommended to me by a trainer from one of the resellers to use them as consultants, rather than trainers as the rate is different - at least with his company. You should also look for a local user group. LinkedIn has a few Revit groups, I'm sure facebook et al do as well.

          If you are learning in your own time, model something you know - a project that has already gone through CD's, your house, your parents house etc. Since you know what the end result is already it makes finding your mistakes a lot easier than a project that doesn't exist.

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          chad
          BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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            #6
            Check your local Trade schools, too. Many of the Technical Colleges have Revit classes.
            I teach one that's 6 3-hours sessions. (Sorry, though, I 'm in St Paul, MN)
            And, to out a plug in:
            I use Dan Stine's book
            Amazon.com: Commercial Design Using Revit Architecture 2012 (9781585036752): Daniel John Stine: Books
            as my course material.
            The "Mastering" books are great references once you know Revit, but I've found Dan's the best for learning if you're just starting out.
            He also has MEP & Residential Design verion.
            Dave Plumb
            BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

            CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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              #7
              Originally posted by William View Post
              New to revit. Looking for a tutor to call & onsite training. Grand rapids, michigan usa area
              All of the other responses you've gotten make sense...sort of. To me it depends on what you are doing. Are you just curious about Revit and want to learn about it for your own experience? Do you work for a firm that is transitioning to Revit? Or, like me, are you self employed and need to make the switch as quickly and seamlessly as possible because "time is money" (I know this is true for all employed people but I think it's more in the forefront when what you do does or does not put food on the table). If one of the first two options are where you are then proceed with checking with your reseller and buying a book or two. If you need to get this done quickly and with greater benefit (IMO) you need a good online tutor. There are several of them, some of them post here, and the ones that I've dealt with are well below the $200 an hour cost noted by someone else. Online tutoring services have group lessons or private lessons with the former being less costly. But with private lessons you can set your own schedule. I did 2 hrs on Tues, 2 hrs on Thur, and 4 hrs on Sat for several months and that worked out very well for me. If you'd like my personal recommendation about an online tutoring service for RAC, PM me.
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                William:
                GRCC in GR has a program with Farris State that teaches Revit. Not sure how much but I bet for a few hours of personal training you could get a full blown class. I attended there last year and the prof who teaches it is very helpful and new himself to the Revit platform. If I had the time I would look into it myself.
                The class is held downtown at GRCC tech building

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                  Check your local Trade schools, too. Many of the Technical Colleges have Revit classes.
                  I teach one that's 6 3-hours sessions. (Sorry, though, I 'm in St Paul, MN)
                  And, to out a plug in:
                  I use Dan Stine's book
                  Amazon.com: Commercial Design Using Revit Architecture 2012 (9781585036752): Daniel John Stine: Books
                  as my course material.
                  The "Mastering" books are great references once you know Revit, but I've found Dan's the best for learning if you're just starting out.
                  He also has MEP & Residential Design verion.
                  I second the vote for Dan Stine's book. I use that to teach the 2 college classes I teach. Good book for a beginner to learn Revit from.
                  Jeff Hanson
                  Sr. Subject Matter Expert
                  Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

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