From CAD to BIM - Essentials

You know that switching from CAD to BIM is the right thing to do. Your team has purchased a few licenses in Revit and are beginning the transition process, but you don't know how to get your robust AutoCAD Detail Library into Revit. Some of your teammates are still comfortable doing their initial drafting in AutoCAD, but you are not sure how you can get it into Revit the way your Client/Architect wants. This course covers all the rules for working in Revit, Dos and Dont's, and how to effectively collaborate with other consultants who still work with CAD files. If this, or any other similar situation fits your description, then this course is for you. The best part: It is completely FREE.

What You Will Learn

  • Similarities and Differences between AutoCAD and Revit

  • Project and Family environments in Revit - best practices

  • Make the best of your existing CAD libraries in Revit

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Before we begin...

  2. 2
    • 01. Introduction

    • 02. Revit Vs CAD

    • 03. Similarities and Differences

    • 04. Similarities and Differences Part 2

    • Part 1 Presentation

    • Part 1 Quiz

  3. 3
    • 01. Import CAD Files and Build Walls

    • 02. Build Walls from your CAD Files

    • 03. Build Floors from your CAD Files

    • 04. The Query Command in Revit

    • 05. The BIM Ability of Revit

    • 06. Using your CAD Details Part 1

    • 07. Using your CAD Details Part 2

    • 08. Using CAD Details for MEP Professionals

    • 09. Exporting from Revit to CAD

    • 10. Conclusion

    • Part 2 Presentation

    • Part 2 quiz

  4. 4
    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

The Instructors

BIM Manager

Victoria Ikede

Victoria is currently the BIM and Assistant Quality Manager for ATO Architects. She is also a product designer, a graphic designer, and also a web designer. She was a postgraduate teaching assistant at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, UK.⁠ Victoria is very passionate about Digital Transformation in the built sector.⁠ Hence, she spends a lot of her time exploring such digital trends as Design Simulation, Building Information Modelling, Reality Capture, Computational/Parametric/Generative Design, Digital Fabrication & Rapid Prototyping, etc.⁠

Co-founder/BIM Architect

Onyema Udeze

Onyema Udeze is the host of The Blaze Podcast. He is the co-founder of Blaze Inc., a fast-rising startup, based in Nigeria that is tackling the inefficiencies in the built sector through numerous channels; such as services, and interactive content. He is also a Founding Director of ‘BIM Africa Initiative’, a pan-African, membership-based, non-profit organisation charged with BIM Awareness and Implementations across Africa. He is the author of the book Essentials of Smart Building Technology, which is currently available on all the popular e-book stores. He is an Instructor at Linkedin Learning. He is an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture, Mechanical and Electrical. By profession, he is an Architect. But he has a vast interest in Technology Solutions in the built sector, especially those with relevant applications across Africa.

Additional Benefits

  • Exercise Files and Downloads

    The course comes with Architecture and MEP sample models for practice through the chapters.

  • Quizzes and Assignments

    Each chapter comes with a quiz and an assignment to test your knowledge. These must be completed before you can obtain your certificate.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Upon the completion of the course, you will be issued a certificate of completion as proof of knowledge and skills gained.

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Collaboration is the future of design

This course offers the essential insights to get you started