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Expereince with Revit Services?

  • 1.  Expereince with Revit Services?

    Posted 09-19-2017 13:15
    Interested in any experience using a Revit Service to handle design or cd documentation.
    Pros or Cons?

    Many thanks

    Kathleen Sullivan AIA
    Trio Architecture pllc
    Hastings on Hudson NY

  • 2.  RE: Expereince with Revit Services?

    Posted 09-20-2017 18:13
    I've been using Revit for about 15 years now. Recently, I worked on a project on which everybody was contractually obligated to deliver a Revit model. The intention was also that everybody use Revit for design and documentation.

    The electrical engineer did not have Revit in-house and he contracted it out. The Revit model was delivered anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months after the various deadlines. What it contained was accurate enough, but it was far from complete. I suppose that could be attributed to the engineer, not the Revit contractor, but I think it is indicative. I have heard similar stories many times before.

    If there is an architect who uses Revit and you want to contract with them for the project, that is one thing. If you are hiring a company that builds Revit models, I would avoid it. The time delay between the design work on paper or in ACAD and the model and the inability to leverage using the model to extract information in parallel/sync with the design process undermines its usefulness.

    Damon Sidel, RA, AIA
    Mix Design and Development LLC
    Somerville, MA

  • 3.  RE: Expereince with Revit Services?

    Posted 10-03-2017 09:49
    Thank you

    Kathleen Sullivan AIA