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This was a very exciting class. I have been using Revit for AV since R14, and there were many obstacles I could never overcome in making my own Revit families that this course help resolve. With AV consultants having the unique requirement of having to use whatever version of Revit the Project Architect is using, I would have loved to have that mentioned, and some time spent exploring the features in R20, R21, and R22 (if it was available at the time of recording). I, myself, have been tasked within my organization to train my team to be able to use Revit at the level I am capable of (and hopefully one day will be at Jerrold’s too), and I do hammer it home with them that project templates and families must be created and updated with the oldest possible version, and that any “upgrades” to those files require their name suffix update to reflect the current version (i.e. “_R20.rfa”;). Overall, I enjoyed the course and watched the videos at least four times as I worked on projects during the generous extensions SAC/PST afforded me so that I could complete this. Next is wrapping up the Family course. Kudos. K.V.
The content was really helpful and will be very useful in my job. It would be nice if the content of the videos were edited and streamlined just a little bit more. It would also be nice if some of the families were provided so we could follow along better to do the things along in Revit. As it got near the back half of the training it became more about just watching what was being done and taking notes rather than following along in Revit, particularly once we got to using the add-ins. Overall, this was an extremely helpful and valuable course, and I’m glad I took it. I would recommend it to anyone in the AV industry working in Revit. J.E.
I am a manufacturer employee. Manufacturers want to know how AV integrators use BIM. We want to provide them with more useful BIM data. This seminar was very helpful to me. If I come up with a good seminar idea, I will let you know. Thank you for this program and opportunity. S.H.
I thought the test was a little tough, like a few questions almost trying to trick someone instead of testing what was learned. I’ve been working in Revit for 10 years now and consider myself pretty knowledgeable with it, and I was scratching my head a few times trying to understand the question. But maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be, haha.
Great course though, thoroughly enjoyed and will be implementing some of these things in our designs with Revit! Don’t let my test complaint be a negative strike, was just providing some feedback. M.M.
I would be interested in learning more about wiring schedules, creating packages for wiring and automatically making wire IDs and labels. Thank you! I will forward this request to Jerrold Stevens.
Thank you for sending the certificate over! I will definitely be using what I have learned right away as part of my role. N.D.
The course was great; I wish I had would have taken it sooner. It definitely would have saved me some time and money on my projects. It’s always helpful to see how others are using the tools at our disposal. D.S.
Thank you. I have some very clear goals to accomplish now. I may take the new families course also. M.H.
This class has truly been a blessing. I’ve used AutoCAD for over 20 years and was self taught, and am extremely efficient in how I apply it to AV design. I tried the same approach with Revit, spending countless hours with Revit architectural and MEP books, lessons, etc. trying to understand capabilities and workflows. None of those resources provided a sufficient context by which to apply it to AV design. As our firm now has a mandate from architects to produce in revit, I kept telling coworkers “I don’t know what I don’t know”, as there weren’t really any resources specific to our industry. This class tied together many of those concepts I’d learned previously and took it so much further. Within a couple months (I had to extend the course time once due to our busy production schedule) I am now more productive in Revit than the entire previous year of self-education. My only suggestion is to keep going past this level and offer advanced courses in Revit for AV applications. Thank you for simply acknowledging the need for this course and sharing your pioneering methods to apply it to our industry. B.H.
Good course, maybe include the a download of the families used in the course. E.S.
Great course. Thanks for being responsive over email as well. This is a big jumpstart for us into revit and saved us alot of time. Thanks for taking the time to do this! F.C.
Having never worked in Revit previously, I found the information very easy to follow and understand. After the courses were taken and the exam passed, I found it relatively easy to navigate and get started in Revit. Now, polishing the skills learned and overcoming new obstacles found by applying the techniques are my only hurdles in Engineering projects in Revit. J.P.
The learning was very helpful – both from an operational perspective and it was great to discover that Panasonic have projector models available. I have been searching for working projector files for ages so this will be really helpful for project work. We have a project at the moment which requires us to work in Revit so I am hoping to put everything into practice in the very near future. I.I.
Thank you for providing this course, I think it is really important that the AV industry get more onboard with Revit. Like others have said, there are not a lot of options for AV-specific drawing training available. For me, this course was a weird mix of “oh wow, I didn’t know you could do that!” and”yup, that’s what I do to”. This was helpful both for the new things that I learned, and to validate the choices I have made up until now. I imagine that is true for a lot of the people participating in this course as we follow our Revit journeys.
It would be helpful if some of the manufacturer families used as examples could be provided as part of the course material. I like to follow along doing the activities during a course like this, and some of the families used have been updated, are no longer available, or I had to spend time searching them out downloading them myself. R.S
This class was very helpful and displayed some very complex applications not commonly covered in typical general-purpose Revit trainings. The only consideration I have for the class is if it could have followed a step-by-step process to work along in Revit. The class started this way, but later deviated. M.S
Perhaps because I have been using Revit already and am not new to it, I was hoping for a little more in-depth exploration of Revit capabilities. While many parts of the course were useful (especially the discussions on wiring, family intelligence, and parametric families), the course was somewhat limited by only showing how you prefer to use Revit. While it does provide some food for thought, even to an advanced user, this course seems focused on being beneficial for those who are just at the cusp of transitioning from CAD to Revit. J.H.
I really did enjoy the course since it showed me more things I didn’t know how to do in Revit or I didn’t know anything about it. Also I just watched what’s new in Revit 2022 and that had some new features that might help with productivity. You can also give them ideas on how to make Revit better too. Here is the link for what’s new for Revit 2022. T.C. https://blogs.autodesk.com/revit/2021/04/06/whats-new-in-revit-2022/
I enjoyed the course. I thought it was well structured and informative. J.R.
I appreciate the specialized focus of the AV industry. There is not much help out there for Revit beyond Arch & MEP. K.E.
It’s very nice to have a AV oriented Revit training. I use Revit for several years and it’s very helpful to see how you use it for AV drawings. This training gave me tips to improve my use of Revit for AV. Thanks. C.L.
That was one of the best online training classes I’ve taken. Very relatable real-world examples throughout the course. The conclusion video was a great way to pull it all together. I’ll recommend the course to my friends! Revit has made its way into the AV consulting world, but the integrators are still relatively slow to pick it up. It’s only a matter of time before they realize the benefits and decide they need to take your course. Jerrold, you stressed that we need to pressure the manufacturers to create quality Revit families for their products, but it would also be great to see more Revit add-ons directly targeting AV design. I’ve always been curious what the AVCAD add-on is like. M.T.
As a novice at Revit this course helped me understand the fundamentals and advantages over using Autocad and Excel databases. B.J.
I had taken a MEP Revit training course provided by an MEP consultant–we blasted through the material very quickly and had two whole days extra to ask whatever we want. He tried his best to get solutions for all the odd-ball AV-specific questions I had for him, this course effectively covered and in-depth answered those questions I had lingering–so thanks! Have a good holiday too. M.B.
I wanted to let you know I am finding the training extremely helpful. In fact I think this is far and away the most useful information I have ever seen pertaining to the use of BIM for AV.
The video presentations are so detailed and information dense that it is a little overwhelming and I am needing to go over some of the videos multiple times and work thru them in Revit in order to internalize the lessons. When it is a little closer to the expiration date I may reach out and request an extension if possible, depending on where I am at with the process.
I am wondering if there is any written resource available which could be referenced after the class is over, if so I would be interested in finding out how to obtain it.
Again, thank you for training video series and all the work that it represents. I know I will be recommending it highly for any designers and drafting personnel in the AV world trying to figure out how to successfully work and collaborate in Revit. W.G.
First off, I want to say thank you, and that this course was fantastic. It’s the first course I’ve come across that is dedicated to the AV Industry, which makes it much more relevant than learning Revit from the other training courses that are specific to other trades. As a new Revit user, it expedited my learning curve by diving right in and learning tricks that I will be able to practice and repeat for applying on other projects.
There was some jumping forward on the progress of the model, which is understandable based on the amount of time one can spend on the usual modeling tasks, which would take up unnecessary time in the video. However, I think it would be helpful to have a sheet of notes, or something in addition to the videos, which would breakdown and detail the elements and changes to the model that were done outside the scope of the video. (Families/Manufactures used, unique parameters created within the families, etc.) That way students, can know exactly where things are at, and keep up at the start of each video. I ended up comparing the families you had in your model, and took the time to go through manufacturer Revit libraries to load in as many as I could, and then went back after learning some of the parameters you were using in the scheduling etc. to update my families. Was good practice for myself to go in and build up the library regardless, but having the companies and gear that you are using in the model laid out ahead of time could be beneficial in that people taking the course can prepare some beforehand and get everything loaded in before starting up new videos.
The RF Tools add-in is fantastic. The use of Dynamo is a little bit advanced, so I wasn’t really able to follow that portion.
Overall, very informative, and helpful, and I have already recommended the course to other colleagues. Thanks again! S.M.