Revit and AutoCAD's Visual Styles - A SketchUp alternative?

I'm amazed at this article. First off, he's positioned SketchUp as the paragon of conceptual presentation software - not bad!

Of course the model is already done in Revit, so why not use AutoCAD for presentation - you probably have it laying around anyway...

And did you know AutoCAD's visual style can be printed directly to paper? What will they think of next?

One final quote:

It’s a pity Revit doesn’t have this sort of display effect built in but, until it does, give AutoCAD a go.


(Sorry, Robin. I couldn't resist.)

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3 comments:

RobiNZ said...

"First off, he's positioned SketchUp as the paragon of conceptual presentation software - not bad!"

Well, for AEC concepts I reckon it is :-)

I wouldn't suggest buying Revit and AutoCAD just for concepts, what SketchUp does well, if you have them already...
A lot of Revit users, with Revit Suites, do have AutoCAD lying around! It comes in the box yet they may not have a commercial SketchUp License.

I probably could have written that print comment better but still encounter people, mostly non-operator management types, who aren't aware the AutoCAD concept styles are WYSIWYG rather than rendered (to an image) for printing.

Jim said...

robinz,

Thanks for commenting, clarifying, and adding real value to my uninformed and baited posting. I will improve with experience.

RobiNZ said...

No worries! Thanks to it, and a vanity search that found it, I have another SketchUp blog to follow!

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