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    Just in case you were wondering...

    ...working in AutoCAD sucks.

    Walls & doors don't have fire ratings for life-safety plans , elevations & sections don't match , drawing index isn't automatic , there are 98,237,459,082,734,508,273,454 text styles and notes are all manual

    *brief backstory: Set has to go out this week, not my project, all in CAD. I'm asked help (sure, I'm a nice guy sometimes) and it is the most laborious, inefficient process ever.

    and just for good measure:
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    Sounds like you are using plain vanilla AutoCAD. Use AutoCAD Architecture. If you have the suite, it is included.

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    But Alf, at this point he'd have to start over. ACA sucks, too, by the way.

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    ... but isn't CAD how we've always done it? Why do we need to use Revit when Autocad has worked in the past?

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    [QUOTE=cellophane;94808]...working in AutoCAD sucks.

    yep, I´m totally agree with you, AutoCAD Sucks, and ACA haves a good quantity of good tools but, as you say: you need to start again, so, be patient!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    Sounds like you are using plain vanilla AutoCAD. Use AutoCAD Architecture. If you have the suite, it is included.
    we have ACA but it would be a better use of time to switch to Revit than to try and teach people how to use the ACA tools (other than walls & doors) correctly. Plus setting up all of the ACA stuff is miserable

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    Yep. I don't miss project navigator and 500 Xref's one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    we have ACA but it would be a better use of time to switch to Revit than to try and teach people how to use the ACA tools (other than walls & doors) correctly. Plus setting up all of the ACA stuff is miserable
    So your office is still thinking about switching to Revit, and in the meantime some people draw with plain vanilla AutoCAD, even having AutoCAD Architecture?
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    Where'd he say they were "thinking about" switching?
    We've been using Revit for 8 years now and we've still got projects stuck in AutoCAD land. Some because of client requests, and some because the projects are too large to completely convert to Revit. If we had the budget, we would.
    Setting up standards, teaching everyone, and STILL having to convert projects to ACA, Now THAT would be screwy. If a firm is not using ACA now, why would they ever start?
    In fact, I don't understand why Autodesk is still selling ACA (even though they're really just giving it away)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    So your office is still thinking about switching to Revit, and in the meantime some people draw with plain vanilla AutoCAD, even having AutoCAD Architecture?
    Ouch!!, but yep, there are so many studios that still working with ACA as plain vanilla AutoCAD, I think is a lack of communication between re-sellers and users.

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