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Revit Structure or AutoCAD Structural Detailing?

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We are doing steel structural detailing. Now we are planning to move into 3D platform. We are now using AutoCAD Mechanical & plain AutoCAD for our drawings. We are not in manufacturing industry. We do not use Inventor. But we are confused between Revit Structure & AutoCAD Structural Detailing. Which software between that two, will be better for us? Why?

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Soumen
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I do electrical in both AutoCAD and Revit.  Revit is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program.  And, it functions totally different than AutoCAD.  For our large projects we use Revit because it is more capable and some clients demand it so they can use the files later.  For small projects we still use AutoCAD and again it depends on what the client wants when the job is complete (just documents or electronic files).

The future is probably in BIM but be prepared to invest in better equipment and a lot of training.  I was a long time AutoCAD user and it probably took me 3-6 months to get up to speed.  A lot of unlearning to do - because they are so different.  And, my old AutoCAD computer couldn't even run Revit on some of our larger projects.

I hope this gives you some idea of what to expect.
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I just want to know is there any advantages and disadvantages between

"Revit Structure & AutoCAD Structural Detailing"?

in light of steel structural drawing preparation?
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thanx
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