Anyone doing projects in Revit for AV design & contracting?
We're scratching our heads here about how to best go about integrating Revit into our workflow across our office.
Today's discussion is whether or not to use Revit on non-Revit jobs for its document management, but we're having trouble figuring out how to get Revit to handle 2D plan views created in AutoCAD without having come up with some convoluted workflow. It's already looking messy because right now where we draw things like a dozen equipment racks in the same DWG file and plot them on the same sheet, it looks like in Revit we'd have to create each of those racks as it's own DWG, then import it into Revit as a dozen detail views.
Truthfully, I don't yet have my head wrapped around Revit enough to know if I'm even asking the right questions, but we would really appreciate some insight from other consultants who may have already developed their own workflow for this.
One thing's for certain, we need to get this figured out within the next few months because for state jobs over a certain (relatively low) budget threshold, the state is requiring those projects be modeled in BIM, and AV is specifically called out as one of the disciplines required to be working in BIM on these jobs.
Running joke in the office is, "Everyone loses money on their first BIM project..."