Stop Bashing AutoCAD!!!

Seriously, what is the point in accusing AutoCAD of all the world’s ills? Please, educate me…

We KNOW AutoCAD isn’t a BIM tool. We KNOW it can’t compete with Revit when it comes to holistic building documentation.

But then, Revit can’t compete with AutoCAD when it comes to many CAD tasks!

Bashing AutoCAD is like telling your grandpa he is no longer needed because you have a brother now. It’s just pointless (that is, unless you are trying to sell Revit to AutoCAD users…)

You wouldn’t be here without your grandpa, would you?

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Gregory Arkin
12 years ago

I am one of the bashers. I've evolved into not bashing the software, but the users of the software. Quite simply, it's about the workflow and process involved in the technologies. Are architects hired to create a set of drawings or to create a coordinated, energy efficient, cost controlled constructable building. I've found it's an issue about teamwork versus selfishness. Come on, not sharing the dwgs because of "copyright" is BS. You can go to the building department, pay for a copy of the drawings and recreate them manually. You can take a photo of a building and recreate it… Read more »

Gregory Arkin
12 years ago

Thanks for your response. I hope it makes a difference and pushes those that are ready, into the sunshine of a white background program.

Gregory Arkin
12 years ago

PS. I hope you'll add my blog to your blogroll.

Luke Johnson
12 years ago

PS – If you are an AutoCAD user, you can still have a black background in Revit. And you can still have the Ribbon – so really, its an easy transition (nervous cough).

But we do want you to feel at home over here in Revitown.

Luke Johnson
12 years ago

Hey Greg, I have added your blog to my blogroll, and I have linked to you in my link list.

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Anonymous
12 years ago

i bash acad for what doesn't work. seems like some of the basics, some i think from long ago, are broken. anyway, acad's still good for 2d, snaps, osnap, guidelines, various manipulations to achieve geometry.

Wilson
12 years ago

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