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Revit vs what? and other 3d and AutoCad question

Revit vs what? and other 3d and AutoCad question

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Hey guys,
I work in an industrial plant and we are looking at using our plant as a model to build other plants. I used AutoCad way back in the day and Solidworks for a year in 2011.

Recently the AE on our project was telling me about Revit. He says you can use a 3d scanner to scan a room and put it in the program and it is a good program for 3d modeling. I see there are different versions of Revit - I imagine he is talking about Revit MEP?

What kind of scanner do you use to scan large rooms?

Whatever I decide to learn it has to go good with AutoCad. Is Revit a good way to go or do you think there is something better? I am also going to have to relearn AutoCad which I guess I will try to do using Youtube videos? or whatever... last time I used it was 2002

RE: Revit vs what? and other 3d and AutoCad question

I've never used it, but Autodesk Recap is supposed to deal with point clouds from 3d scans... Might go direct into Autocad from there, if you didn't want to learn an additional program.

RE: Revit vs what? and other 3d and AutoCad question

At least in the Boston area and other parts of MA, architectural firms have been in greater favor of Revit. My understanding is that Revit was developed by an architect. I have never used it, however, institutes such as Porter and Chester have switched to Revit for those students who are interested in architectural drafting. Students seem to perform more complex drawings of construction plans in a lot faster time with less knowledge of how to draw from "scratch."

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