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SUCCESS STORY

Custom Revit Training for MEP and Architecture Needs

Customer Challenge

Reid Engineering is an Environmental and Civil Engineering consulting firm headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA. Reid Engineering was looking to move from AutoCAD to Revit for piping, tank, and equipment design to be used on projects involving wastewater facilities. This presented a need for a Revit solution using as much of the “out of the box” content as possible, but with some customization to achieve their standards for design and documentation.

Project Goals

Reid Engineering needed their team trained on how to use Revit for their designs. The company usually does not have an architect working on the building shell itself and required the users to draw up the utility building to complete their pipe designs. This meant the Revit training would need both MEP and architectural components reviewed. They also needed to customize their Revit template for their specific use.

Solution

To prepare for the training class, the CADD Microsystems Consultant reviewed the customer’s sample drawings, and did some discovery around user requirements. With this information, the CADD Consultant created a custom Revit class for the team that reviewed the architectural components and piping aspects of Revit. During the 3-day class, the Consultant reviewed how to set up a project, the overall interface, and used one of their existing projects to show how to set up architectural and piping elements. The class was delivered virtually to accommodate scheduling constraints.

Business Outcome

During the training class, the CADD Consultant used the time to truly understand the needs of the users, and how Revit could be customized to fit their specific requirements. Getting this feedback directly from the users, they were able to brainstorm together and define the particular way they needed to work the content in their roles. After delivering the class, the CADD Consultant then worked with the Reid Engineering stakeholders to create what they required in their Revit template.

Conclusion

Reid Engineering had specific needs for their design team, and how they needed to utilize Revit. By understanding what their unique uses were, CADD was able to tailor services to fit exactly what they needed to successfully use Revit for their drawings.

Project Summary

Delivery Date

2021-02-20

Project Duration

117 days

Autodesk Solutions

  • Revit

Services Provided

  • BIM
  • Assessment of Needs
  • Workflow Optimization
  • AEC
  • Training
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