Originally Posted by C_Teachout
within the next few years regualr CAD is going to be phased out and the new program of choice is going to be REVIT by autodesk. It is a program to create building information models(BIM). Autodesk makes all of the autocad programs however revit will now allow you to build your project, view in 3D add exact finishes, perform walk throughs with very realistic componets and the best thing is clash detection. There are 3 versions of revit, Architectural, structural and MEP. this will allow you to put all of your ductwork and piping into a project and clash detection will pick up if certain ductwork wont fit above a ceiling or if it will impact air flow etc. Companies are switching gear towards revit and if you learn it you can be picked up quick and will be very valuable. I graduate with a BS in construction management in 2 weeks and people who know how to use it are picked up instantly. Valuable not only to architects but contractors who wish to tighten there numbers for a bid. PM if you have any other questions.
yeah ive been hearing alot about revit, pretty much the same you just said. my uncle whos been using autocad for the past 10+ years is now taking revit classes and says its difficult. most students are people like him who have been using autocad for many years.
im currently taking CAD classes, Do you recommend taking a revit class also or should i finish learning the basics of CAD then move onto revit?