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John Kaul (Se7en)

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Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« on: February 27, 2008, 03:57:58 PM »
Can we do a small BIM project?

I need a:
Arch:
Struct:
Elect:
I am Mech so i can volunteer my services.

I would like to do a very small school house project.
Project details:
Two floors, four rooms each floor; Bathroom, (2) Classrooms and Mech/Elect.
(Simple rule of thumb or gut feeling design, no formal calcs, etc.)

I would like to work on this project so that each of us can work on a project and not have to worry about typical project politics and learn from each other.

Can you sneak in an hour or two a week to help?

NOTE: We can hash out some of the finer details once/if we get some volunteers.
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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 04:06:34 PM »
That's a great idea!

I would love to if I had more than an expired demo of Revit :P

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 05:38:49 PM »
I think that's a great idea, too.

I haven't downloaded the Revit demo yet so I may be good for 30 days (or 60 with architectural Revit, too).  I would be structural.  I have had no Revit experience, though - Josh, wanna joint venture on this one?  I'll run the structural part with your input. 

I can budget 2 hours a week on this.  Do you think that's enough?

Bob G.

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 05:59:05 PM »
I would have to decline, Bob.  I have no working demo... all expired!

I wonder how much you guys would want to record your progress, maybe for the benefit of the rest of us?  Maybe just progress screenshots, items of interest to note... tips, lessons, etc?

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 07:02:26 PM »
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If I have a (Revit) demo and it expires, can I still use it (and just not be able to save anything)?

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 12:29:12 PM »
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If I have a (Revit) demo and it expires, can I still use it (and just not be able to save anything)?

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Yup, save and print are the two disabled features.

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 12:36:33 PM »
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If I have a (Revit) demo and it expires, can I still use it (and just not be able to save anything)?

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Yup, save and print are the two disabled features.

Oh it still works AFTER it expires?!?!

Whoa, I may have to check that out (if I didn't uninstall it)

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 04:12:05 PM »
Thanks Kate :)

John Kaul (Se7en)

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 04:40:52 PM »
So no real takers huh?
('Followers' dont count as project team members. Sorry guys.)

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 04:48:03 PM »
I just don't think there's enough Revit'ers out there.

Let me download a demo of Revit and see if it'll work.  I'll get back to ya tomorrow.

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 04:59:32 PM »
I'd like to take you up on the structural but I will defer to Josh as he knows Revit better than I.  I'm going to buy a Revit book this weekend and see how much I want to make the commitment at this time.  If Josh wishes not to participate, I will download the Revit demo and see what I can do.

Do we have an Architect et. al.?

Bob G.

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2008, 05:25:18 PM »
Don't speak too quickly, I'd barely got my feet wet with Revit.  There is still much I don't know about it.  They may spend 2 hours a week, but I'd have to spend probably twice that.  I downloaded it though, and am about to install it.  I'll see if it'll let me run.  If it lets me run in trial mode, cool, I can save (for a month) but if it lets me run in demo mode, I can't save and therefore I'm useless.

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 05:30:52 PM »
Do you have a way to set up a virtual machine to run it in?
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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 05:34:16 PM »
Do you have a way to set up a virtual machine to run it in?

No (well I say no, but really don't know), but we do have a spare computer that is meant for our next CADD operator.

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Re: Revit Volunteers: School house Project
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 05:45:25 PM »
I think it was VMware that was offering free copies of their virtual machine software.  With it, you can install a number of virtual computers on your work station.  there is no performance hit on the original computer unless a virtual machine is running.  Each virtual machine would be a first installation as far as the demo was concerned.  I would not want to work production from one, but I use it for evaluating a new release of Civil 3D and service packs to see what evil things are lurking therein.
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