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    if you have any questions or ANYTHING just let me know, I have the joy of sitting at a desk most of the day...so I usually have some free time....let me know when you start and Ill try to help out ( maybe if you sketch something up I can draw it up for you in CAD and then you can take over and change as please)

    same for anyone also...if you need anything done in AutoCAD or Revit, just ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by pip View Post
    if you have any questions or ANYTHING just let me know, I have the joy of sitting at a desk most of the day...so I usually have some free time....let me know when you start and Ill try to help out ( maybe if you sketch something up I can draw it up for you in CAD and then you can take over and change as please)

    same for anyone also...if you need anything done in AutoCAD or Revit, just ask

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    Super kind and noted!

    Know of any good online school to help you learn Revit, if only the basics? Or good resources? Books? I am starting from the VERY beginning here mind you.

    I am a BA student right now and while fairly computer savvy, I have no background in CAD whatsoever. I am planning on applying to a Master's of Architecture program in a year or 2 and want to get a head start to show initiative.

    Thanks man. Feel free to PM me. lol.
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    I'm sorry, but I'm not trying to be rude. But I'm in my second quarter of my architecture program and I know CAD pretty well, started learning REVIT on my own. And taught myself the basics with sketchup. Shouldn't you have at least been taught the basics of CAD, and/or REVIT with your bachelor's degree? Or was this more based on the design aspect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPGilberts87 View Post
    I'm sorry, but I'm not trying to be rude. But I'm in my second quarter of my architecture program and I know CAD pretty well, started learning REVIT on my own. And taught myself the basics with sketchup. Shouldn't you have at least been taught the basics of CAD, and/or REVIT with your bachelor's degree? Or was this more based on the design aspect?
    No worries.

    First off, I really wish I went into an architecture undergrad, but I'm not. I'm assuming you're from the US. Here they aren't worth anything more than a foundation for which to build on if you ultimately want to become an architect. In Canada an undergrad in architecture isn't enough to be able to sit for a licensing test. You need a master's.

    Some of the top schools are seeking undergrad students from unrelated programs with a variety of backgrounds to round out students. Because I'd imagine taking 7 years of architecture might drive some mad, plus it brings in new perspectives.

    I'm a political science and film studies undergrad so I have an interesting mix of perspectives.

    The master's program is 3 and 1/2 years so the first year is playing catch up and learning the basics. Hope that helps you understand.
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    Yes I am from the US. Wow that sounds crazy... I've worked in the construction field and enjoyed working in it for year. Than I realized that I want to design houses and now i'm going through a 4 year bachelor's program and get into an architectural firm..
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    Same here. Got involved in the construction industry and real estate/development/architecture really sparked my interest.

    Weighing my options on whether to go down the long road for architecture or to try to work my way through as a real estate investor, ultimately getting into development.
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    i guess this is kind of a dead thread but i just joined the forum and was perusing the "architecture" section because i am in my thesis project of my Masters of Architecture.

    just to touch on the original post, my firm used Bentley Architecture when BIM first kicked off. i know my school doesn't actually prefer students to use BIM software. many profs believe it limits your design capabilities. sometimes i agree.

    if you're just designing a house, AutoCAD is perfectly suited for that or even off the shelf, home programs. sometimes programs like REVIT can be a bit overwhelming and not necessary for smaller projects.

    other software i use regularly in school:

    AutoCAD Architecture
    Rhinoceros 3D
    Grasshopper
    Vray Renderer
    3D Studio Max


    @RPGilberts - typically you can't become a licensed architect unless you do a 5 year undergrad or a 4+2. are you planning on going to graduate school afterwards? just curious because if you can get licensed after a 4 year degree, i've sure wasted a lot of time and money.

    @lifeoftheparty - it's not uncommon for masters of architecture students to have other backgrounds. half of my incoming class came from other backgrounds. i'm also completing a 3-1/2 masters, which is sort of lame since i have a 4 year undergraduate degree in architecture. i think out of all my classmates, the ones withOUT the architecture background have come up with the most innovative designs. best of luck in your decisions and i'm sure you'll do fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeoftheparty. View Post
    Super kind and noted!

    Know of any good online school to help you learn Revit, if only the basics? Or good resources? Books? I am starting from the VERY beginning here mind you.

    I am a BA student right now and while fairly computer savvy, I have no background in CAD whatsoever. I am planning on applying to a Master's of Architecture program in a year or 2 and want to get a head start to show initiative.

    Thanks man. Feel free to PM me. lol.
    rebumping an old thread.

    I'm learning Revit with CadClips.com
    I've owned the program for a couple releases now and had tried learning it on my own through books. I learned way more with a few lessons with their videos.

    I thought it would be easy, as I had taught myself autocad and had been using it for over 25 years... wow that makes me sound old.

    anyway, good luck if your still pursuing it.

    was able to do this after a couple of weeks
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    Hire an architect... best money you will ever expend.
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    If you wanna just play around go to floorplanner.com

    Coolest time killer on the planet. I've drafted up some re-models for my dad and myself on there. The 3-D rendering option really helped me space things out. My wife won't let me touch our house without doing a floorplanner render first lol
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