We are an industry where machine and computer power enhance the work of the person, in many cases, making the very jobs we undertake possible. Modeling wouldn’t be feasible if not for the computing power of today’s equipment, from Robotic Total Stations (RTS) units to laptops and cranes.
What’s important to you as your company transitions to Autodesk Revit? Has your detailing department started its transition to Revit yet? If it has, have you been able to work entirely within Revit, or are you still working in both worlds and exporting MAJ files from your model to Autodesk Fabrication CADmep to complete certain tasks? If you are, are you using plugins to accomplish this – i.e. Victaulic Tools or DeWalt HangerWorks – or have you built any custom tools inhouse to facilitate these transfers?
Most contractors and trades – mechanical, electrical and plumbing – know about some of the benefits of working with Revit, but they might be uncomfortable with it or unsure of how to fully make the transition to an entirely new way of creating and using models. While existing
AutoCAD-based processes are heavily centered around the model, Revit is more centered around project collaboration. It’s a whole new way of creating projects. In the blog article, “What Not To Do When Making the Fab to Revit Move,” you’ll find five important tips for managing the change to Revit.
One of the best ways to make a smooth transition to Revit and the building information modelling process is to position your business next to a partner who has the experience and technical expertise to get your company through that transition as efficiently and painlessly as possible. In the mechanical industry, eVolve MEP construction software is in a unique position because it already serves a majority of the subtrades.
One service that was uniquely built by eVolve MEP with the subtrades in mind is a Revit for Fabrication training course. This course has helped many MEP companies transition to Revit, particularly those who use Fabrication CADmep. The training focuses on the Revit workflows that are most important to subcontractors. In addition to other offerings like Revit MEP Advanced, Revit Mechanical and Plumbing Fundamentals, and Revit Electrical Fundamentals, this targeted training helps educate subcontractors on the opportunities they have when using Revit. That naturally leads to a deeper discussion about how to close the gap on vertical workflows and deliverables, so users can transition completely from AutoCAD.
In the electrical industry, Revit is already a leading platform. However, prefabrication and DfMA (design for manufacture and assembly) continue to be drivers for higher LOD (level of detail) modelling and subsequent deliverables. Similar to conversations with mechanical companies, the experts at eVolve MEP enter into these conversations as experienced consultants to identify the opportunities. With the industry-trained personnel on staff, eVolve MEP has solutions and services designed to fill the gaps that customers are facing.
If you know what’s most important to your company as you move to Revit, but you’re not quite sure how to make it happen, partner
with eVolve MEP to get your detailing department and entire company through the transition in an efficient and straightforward manner. The industry-trained eVolve MEP experts will show you how to confidently work entirely within Revit to save time, money and reduce rework on your next project. Put the right technology to work for you and harness the power of Revit.
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