Is It Time to Change from AutoCAD to Revit? Check the Infographic

The practice of architecture started with the traditional manual drafting, but then CAD systems were introduced and computer drafting software applications were developed, most famous of which is Autodesk’s AutoCAD. These applications revolutionized the drafting process. They accelerated the workflow and reduced all the hassle that accompanied manual drafting. However, when first introduced, AutoCAD and its fellow computer aided design software were not immediately embraced by architecture practices. Even now, although they have spread well enough, you could still find some few practices that do not acknowledge the superior capabilities of these applications and resolve to manual drawing. In any case, this is not the debate now. Today’s question has become: “Do we evolve from Drafting to Building Information Modeling?” or simply, “Do we change from AutoCAD to Revit?”

This has been a rising debate inside many practices, recently. It is human nature to stick to the comfort zone, and the comfort zone now is AutoCAD, same as it had been with manual drafting before. Although both software applications are presented by the same developer, many practices are very reluctant to perform that transition, as it will require more learning, trial, and error. While this can be regarded, initially, as time wasting, is it so on the long run? Are the benefits of using a BIM software application worth the struggle? This infographic, by the UK-based Progress Consult Academy, explains what it means to move from AutoCAD to Revit by comparing both software applications in 8 simple points. Check it and decide for yourself.

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