How many of you are using BIM programs such as AutoCad or similar products? Is it truly a benefit in all phases of a project? I have heard many different stories (Pro's and Con's) from those whom use it locally, what's happening out there with others. I don't do high rise buildings where it would seem more appropriate? Your thoughts appreciated on this topic please. My clients or contractors are not asking for it in Southern California yet. We have had the AutoCad folks in to pitch us on the product but because of cost and down time we elected to stay away at this time due to the economy. The computer hardware must be upgraded to keep up with the new programs as well. We are currently using AutoCad 2009.