You may have heard a lot about moving from AutoCAD into Revit if you are an architect. The truth is that Revit is a great tool, and deserves a look if you have not done it yet. BIM is an important cultural change that you definitely need to consider if you haven't yet. But BIM is a process, and not one product, and, guess what? An intelligent use of AutoCAD can perfectly fit in the process.
If at home you probably have a tool box, that means that you not always use the hammer if the screwdriver is better for a certain task, don't you?
Apart from being AutoCAD's Product Manager for 3d and parametric design, I have been using Revit since 4.5, and I can definitely see how to get the best of both worlds by a smart use of the Suite.
AutoCAD's conceptual design offers different advantages to Revit's new conceptual design. Not better, but different. That means more tools to broaden your repertoire. That's never bad.
As the first of a series of posts and videos, this is a short example of a possible workflow between AutoCAD and Revit Architecture for conceptual design. I'll be doing this for other verticals too.
As usual, you will have the HD version if you click on YouTube's link.