AutoCAD or Revit - Where Do You Draw the Line?
If you're new to drafting and design you're probably familiar with AutoCAD and Revit by now, or you at least heard of these tools. AutoCAD has been around since the 1980's and since it's introduction has eventually become ingrained in the DNA of most design firms and offices and has become an integral part of the day-to-day activities of the design process. It was almost 20 years later that Revit was introduced to the public. It's acceptance in the design and construction industry was a gradual one but overtime more and more professionals began making the transition or included Revit in their workflow. Not everyone was on board, however. Imagine after years and years of projects all the documentation standards, block libraries and even the comfort of using a tool you've used for years, would you be able to put down your favorite application that's been tried and tested, for a newer shinier tool? This was, and is the dilemma for a lot of professionals when it comes to new technology. This article will give you some insight to the similarities and differences between the two powerful design tools so you can decide where you want to draw your lines; AutoCAD, Revit or both? Let's begin with what makes them similar.