An interesting but sometimes blunt process that happens in firms is ‘ranking’ their Revit users by proficiency. There are various reasons to do this, and some of them make sense. In an ideal world, all of your Revit users are simply awesome and you have no skills problems. But yeah, real life ain’t that way is it?

So how do you go about it? And do you use those ratings primarily?

  1. To change how you run projects, or
  2. how you deliver training,
  3. or both?

I touched on the ‘Five Stages of a Revit User’ and the ‘6 Phases of a Revit User‘ in this post:
What Revit Wants: Revit users – Five Stages vs 6 Phases vs Hype Cycle

And KnowledgeSmart have shared a 3-tiered system here:
The KnowledgeSmart Blog: 3 Levels of Revit Proficiency

Personally, I think the success of Revit in your firm is likely more affected by culture and attitude. Are people being forced to implement something they don’t like or understand? That could be an uphill battle…

Check out this post for more on using Revit with the right attitude and mindset.


The Five Stages are actually different to the 6 Phases of a Revit User (you need to read it if you haven’t before).

I think its interesting that both of these could be roughly mapped to the Gartner Hype Cycle.

Does anyone want to take the time to draw a Five Stages – 6 Phases – Hype Cycle diagram (mapping each element to specific points on the hype cycle)?  I think it would be quite popular in the Revit blogosphere… Go bloggers go

The Five Stages of Revit Users | AUGI