Hayne Architects has been migrating its project workflow from AutoCad to Revit for a few years. Currently, we decide whether to use AutoCad or Revit based on the project size. Small remodel projects typically will flow through AutoCad, while larger scale projects will go straight into Revit. Personally, I think all of our projects should run through Revit, regardless of size, but I am getting a little push back from the “big man”, AKA the Principal Architect here at Hayne.
Because we typically work on residential projects and work with small firm consultants (less than 10 people offices similar to ourselves), we have yet to find a consultant that uses REVIT to produce their work. This means that we have been taking our very complex and detailed REVIT models and exporting our relevant views (floor plans, sections, elevations, etc.) into AutoCad for coordination.
With one of our newest projects, however, we are having requests from our consultants to be able to view our 3D model which we have used during several conference calls to help them get a “grasp” around the full breadth of the project. So how do we do this?