Moving from AutoCAD to Revit, which is geared toward a process using the power of templates and databases, was a steep learning curve. As Chad Salge, VP of Virtual Design and Engineering, put it, “There are some things that get messy.”
John Trammell, Director of VDC Technologies, explained, “The industry is moving toward Revit whether we’re with it or not.” Brandt Companies had been going down the Revit road for mechanical, plumbing and piping. Then they learned about eVolve Electrical during an MEP Force conference hosted by Applied Software for the MEP community.
Since the firm’s electrical group was smaller than its mechanical group, they used eVolve Electrical in a test case to determine what works and what doesn’t when combined with Revit. Trammell said, “The power is in the database . . . and eVolve has intuitive content that we could just plug and play. It was an instant win because we didn’t have to develop that database.”