From CAD to BIM - Essentials

You know that switching from CAD to BIM is the right thing to do. Your team has purchased a few licenses in Revit and are beginning the transition process, but you don't know how to get your robust AutoCAD Detail Library into Revit. Some of your teammates are still comfortable doing their initial drafting in AutoCAD, but you are not sure how you can get it into Revit the way your Client/Architect wants. This course covers all the rules for working in Revit, Dos and Dont's, and how to effectively collaborate with other consultants who still work with CAD files. If this, or any other similar situation fits your description, then this course is for you. The best part: It is completely FREE.

What You Will Learn

  • Similarities and Differences between AutoCAD and Revit

  • Project and Family environments in Revit - best practices

  • Make the best of your existing CAD libraries in Revit

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Part 1 - Theoretical Overview

    • 01. Introduction

    • 02. Revit Vs CAD

    • 03. Similarities and Differences

    • 04. Similarities and Differences Part 2

    • Part 1 Presentation

    • Part 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Part 2 - Practical Demonstrations

    • 01. Import CAD Files and Build Walls

    • 02. Build Walls from your CAD Files

    • 03. Build Floors from your CAD Files

    • 04. The Query Command in Revit

    • 05. The BIM Ability of Revit

    • 06. Using your CAD Details Part 1

    • 07. Using your CAD Details Part 2

    • 08. Using CAD Details for MEP Professionals

    • 09. Exporting from Revit to CAD

    • 10. Conclusion

    • Part 2 Presentation

    • Part 2 quiz

  • 4

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

Kickstart your BIM Journey with this free course

This course is for Revit users of all levels