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Score 10 out of 10
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Revit is being used as a firm wide standard for every project. In general it acts as the primary location for storing empirical information about each project. We have been using Revit for many years and we see a lot of repeat business so in many cases we end up upgrading and re-using Revit models from over a decade ago. As we get into documentation, Revit also acts as our collaborative platform where architects, MEP engineers, and structural engineers are able to see each others up to date work and coordinate accordingly. Also to state the obvious, everything is BIM and makes it really great to be able to document three dimensional buildings from two dimensional points of view.
  • associates parameters with elements in the model that can be shared, scheduled, measured, and referred to.
  • leverages BIM elements for smart tagging (material tags, keynotes, glass types, etc.)
  • construction documents. it is the king of documentation in my opinion.
  • Revit has room for improvement in the modeling area. everything you model is "workplane based" meaning it needs to have some origin on a workplane. while workplanes can be at obscure angles and such it makes it difficult to sometimes quickly model things that other, more geometric based software can hammer out in 5 minutes. One example i can think of is a simple handrail that is curved in both elevation and plan simultaneously. this would be very easy to do in Rhino via sweeping, but in Revit not so much because the curving geometry passes through and transcends multiple "workplanes"
  • i think the site components could use an overhaul. it would be great to be able to add sidewalks and stuff to toposurfaces easier.
Revit is king of documentation. it allows collaboration via cloud or server and holds a high level of efficiency for those who master it. While it may lack in modeling, other software can help out and easily be imported into the Revit model space to be documented in Revit. Over the past few years I have seen a dramatic interoperability jump for Revit, meaning it reads imported geometry quite well. It also is really nice for the CA phase of design because it has a built in smart revision system.
October 26, 2021

Revit and its best uses

LAV PANWAR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Revit is used by all of our organizations. Everybody uses Revit. We are creating and designing the 3D Model of multiple buildings in our organization. I'm using Revit to create the 3D model for mayo groups hospital in ARIZONA. I'm working with a team of 25 people and Revit gives us the real-time syncing function to help us to divide the work.
  • Real time syncing function help us to work multiple people on single file.
  • The Revit link option helps us to link the other Revit file in the background and help create the model.
  • The family creation in Revit with the setting of various parameters. The parametric family is a good thing
  • The Worksets method which help us in the differentiate in various services.
  • Phase fitters this feature provides us to create models in their phase ex exiting phase, new construction.
  • Inference check option can be better this doesn't allow us to coordination.
  • The rendering process take to much of the time.
  • Revit lacked in accuracy This give the result which some time are not accurate.
To create a 3D model of building and coordinating their services and making clash-free model. Clash-free model helps on-site so Revit is well suited for Modeling and coordinating. Creating the assembly in Revit and spooling process of Revit without the plug-in is very difficult and Revit is not suitable for Revit.
Bhupesh Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Revit is used by our architectural design team to create an optimum model that all departments and trades can use to complete their work like structural team uses for load and stability of the structure, MEP department uses for pressure and electrical appliances fitting, estimation department and management department uses these architectural drawings for the purpose of evaluating cost and managing schedule.
  • we generally used revit for various purposes but some of them are very useful for cut down our precious time
  • (a) templates which can I used from its predefined library so that my time gets reduced so much in arranging doors, windows and others furniture in no time and you can also render it at any time
  • (b)revit is it works on different layout level like you can create a series of sub layout in it and can see their effect combinedly after creating individually for example: if you creates some structure in first layout section then you can see it in 3D and in any elevation also without creating in other levels so it will make my job faster
  • (c) we generally solve problems which I faced using the same file by different architects on the same worksheet making it best fit to customer
  • Determining the cost of the material you are using in your structural project after selecting your wall and paint you are using in your structure, AutoCAD - Quantity take-offs are now byproducts of the building model so that you can find the optimum cost of your project
  • Rendring is the second best thing that REVIT can provide in such a convenient way without lagging the system so that we can show a realistic view to our clients of what we want to serve them.
  • For the fresher it will provide complete guidance if you are a student you can make your free account and learn from their video tutorial so that you can learn their all features customization in lesser time
  • You cant save a file to lower versions of the software i.e A Revit 2017 file can only be opened in Revit version 2017 or higher. That file cannot be opened in Revit 2015 software. Backwards compatibility would be great to have, just like some other Autodesk products example AutoCAD.
  • Rendering is also good but missing DYNAMIC RENDERING as it posses in some others software of its domain like in LUMION pro
  • In my view it has also some price high so it gets not as much popularity it should be
  • It must possess some troubleshooter option if someone failed to load its library of items then it will reinstall automatically without showing any error as I think most of the users suffers this problem which primarily not having a Revit experience
  • It does also allow for some means of previewing a building during design. Effectively a virtual prototype. To show appearance and functionality. Things like 3d views help people who can’t imagine a physical shape from just orthogonal views to see problems and solutions. Things like rendering and walkthroughs (like with the enscape addon) also help to show an impression of the final building to more easily explain to a client what they’re going to get.
  • It’s able to handle multiple people drawing on the same model at any one time. Its method of allowing this is to “check out” elements through its borrowing functionality in the worksets. This has its own issues though, e.g. if you’re drawing a wall that wants to attach to another which someone else has “checked out” there’s a fail message and both parties need to synchronize their models (effectively saving and reloading).
  • In REVIT you should have a backup copy of your model because that very same person who deleted it didn’t even notice the stuff they also deleted - it wasn’t displayed in their drawing. They’ve saved the file and there’s now no longer an “undo” function.
  • Its method of reusing fully complete model portions (groups) is a complete waste of time. They keep breaking, they never work as expected, and can cause such frustration as to induce screen abuse.
August 12, 2021

Revit: A team player

Keshav Mot | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Autodesk's Revit is one of the main software used at our organization and is used in all aspects. From Structure, Architecture for the installation of mechanical, plumbing, electrical & fire protection services in our building. Our organization's main aspect is building information modeling and Revit serve as a great tool to perform these task efficiently. As many of the team members work on the same file, Revit becomes a good option for work-sharing locally and globally.
  • Easy to create shop drawing.
  • Many members can work on the same file.
  • Ability to create many work sets.
  • Many process can be automated.
  • Need more accuracy like CAD fabrication while modeling.
  • Advance family creation tools would be better.
  • Disconnection of elements while working.
Revit is well suited in cases where a quick model of the building is required including aspects of the modeling of various MEP elements, their self coordination, and coordination with other services. It helps to generate quick shop drawings and this process can become even faster using add-ins. Revit does an average job when you compare the production of actual components in a workshop.

August 11, 2021

Revit at practical use

chetanya pohekar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Revit is used as a service tool by my organization which provides mechanical engineering services to clients. Revit is a tool to create 3d model of HVAC model, plumbing model, architecture model and structural steel frame model. The above can be simulated in a real-time environment such as sunlight, construction site consideration etc
  • 3d space creativity
  • Economical
  • Issues are targeted before construction of any building
  • Some options of revit are stubborn which can be used for some limited application
  • Revit uses a lot of computer memory
  • To automatically backup your file with certain time interval
Revit is more user-friendly compared to other software it helped on projects where I need to switch between 2d space to 3d space, sections of elements or building can be viewed easily.
It is difficult to create 3d family or any equipment. Sometimes Revit decides whether the two entities will be connected or not as if in practical purpose the entities are connected.
Score 8 out of 10
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I and my team have used Revit on a trial and hit basis to explore the tool's functionality. The sole reason was gaining a deep knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in a more collaborative environment and Revit fits perfectly. This digital design software has helped our students to gain insights into structural designing in a collaborative manner.
  • Differentiating 2D and 3D designing.
  • Realistic visualizations that relate to real-world applications.
  • Repository of design elements to plug and play.
  • The application is not intuitive and while editing it can be a tedious task as most of the perspectives are isometric.
  • Integration with 3 party elements can be an added feature.
  • Rendering process is slow and can be made little quick.
  • For every section there can be a tutorial link on how to use this feature.
The best suited environment for Revit is where the design has to be turned around within a few days or weeks. As the application has collaborative features other users can also use it. For me, it is best suited for shop drawings or simple building designs.
Score 9 out of 10
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Revit is being widely used for digitalizing the construction by means of drafting the services on [a] computer before the construction on site. Generally, we do MEP modeling in Revit and later on perform clash coordination followed by shop drawing/spooling/quantity takeoff/scheduling. (Depends upon the requirement). Revit provides the platform to model things in 3D and later on visualizing.
  • 3D Architecture, structure, mechanical, electrical, plumbing modeling
  • Inter service clash coordination
  • Shop drawings
  • Spooling
  • Scheduling, quantity take off
  • Inter service clash detection can be more easy to use
  • Standard fittings can be available as per manufacturer's standard
  • Some add-ins (Ex. quick select) can be added in the algorithm of Revit
Well suited: -Creating MEP modeling with great/convenient user interface. -Collaborative environment (Multiple users can work on a single file).
Less appropriate: -Sometimes at some location slope [the] drainage pipe changes without disturbing that line. -In some cases, while drawing a service, Revit crashes and closes automatically without saving the work.
Score 10 out of 10
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Revit is used on an as-needed, per client request, basis in our studio. Other studios within our company use it more regularly, and every studio uses or has used it to my knowledge. Revit is our BIM software of choice, as it is the most robust and the most similar to AutoCAD.
  • 3d modeling for simple to mid-complexity geometries is fairly easily achieved where AutoCAD they are not.
  • Initial drawing set development is much easier when working in one file rather than CAD software.
  • Design revisions throughout the design process are done live in the model and universally have to affect on the drawings.
  • Drawing set graphics may be too simple for some users used to full control.
  • Initial file setup is better but still could be more straight forward.
  • Customization with many of the design tools is not very intuitive.
  • Schematic design development is not what the software is designed for.
Revit is well suited for straight forward buildings of decent scope and not much time or complication in their initial design phases. It is not meant to be a design tool so much as a design documentation tool that allows your building to live in 3d and be developed and revised as such.
  • Online training
  • in-person training
I haven't had to use support altogether that often; however, Autodesk has an online forum with many of the questions that would frequently be asked. Typically there are relatively good answers, and you can find the information you are looking for. This is the primary source of support that we use.
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There have been several new releases of Revit. While one of my few but big issues is that Revit is not easily backward compatible the releases of new versions is smooth for me. Mostly you need to confirm with your entire team that they have the latest versions so that you can all work as needed on the particular project.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Revit is used throughout our entire company. We have our headquarters in Los Angeles with a branches in Amsterdam & Manila. Using Revit to complete our design projects gives us an advantage over other Architectural firms that currently cannot offer this service.
  • When Revit is used each component is drawn with building information that can be collected later to provide a bill of materials specifically in a schedule. This way we know exactly what is required to build the project.
  • Revit practically draws everything in 3d. So in addition to getting a 2 dimensional drawing we're also able to show our clients the 3 dimensional model.
  • We can use Revit across our 3 offices by storing the project file on-line in the cloud. This way our team in Los Angeles can work on the same project at the same time as our staff in Amsterdam & Manila.
  • Revit is a very complex application with lots features. Autodesk the makers of Revit should simplify these tools to make it easier for the end user to learn & apply.
  • Revit is missing some key functionality in the area of being able to duplicate drawings on the sheet level. Though there are macros offered by third parties, this should be really built-in to the product.
  • Revit does not support the very popular PDF format. So currently there is no option to attach or link a PDF file into Revit.
Revit is well suited for firms with office locations across the globe. Revit can be used by staff in various offices to work on the same project file to complete the project in the cloud without a need for a server.
sumeda bandara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Revit is used in [the] whole organization, building designing, architectural designing, structural analysis, quantity take off solution are provided by [...] Revit.
  • When drawing a floor plan, Revit automatically use[s] 3D model and other sectional details.
  • Revit works in BIM environment.
  • Whole building and it services can test by using Revit model
  • Not good enough 3D rendering required Third party software
  • Newer versions file can't be open older version software
  • Convert into AutoCAD or another file format that doesn't do completely by Revit in [a] very detailed way.
Suitable situation:

Designing a high-rise building and skyscrapers.
very complex HVAC, Plumbing and electrical supply.
BIM modeling and online bidding processes.
Very complex structural engineering works.

Unsuitable situations:

Mid-range hardware and computer resources
Technically resource person unavailability( semi skill person )
Unfamiliar person with BIM
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I have used Revit both as part of my teaching at the university (alongside other software) and as part of our consulting offerings (also alongside other software). We follow the tools as used by our clients and Revit is widely used in our projects. It is used in the majority of BIM-related projects, which can be project management, but also custom development and as part of standardisation and educational activities.
  • Our development division creates custom Add-ins for Revit.
  • Our management division often uses Revit when it is applied in projects we manage or support. Commonly for information extraction and occasionally for modelling
  • Our innovation division ensures that our industry working groups contributions are widely applicable, so Revit is one of the reference systems we try to support whenever possible. This often implies testing the support within Revit for IFC model exchange and noting the limitations as well.
  • Revit is a decent BIM-modelling software, as it supports architectural, structural and technical design
  • Revit can be customised and extended via its API and other means
  • Revit has a broad toolset and is a professional modeling and authoring system for BIM
  • Revit is single-platform. To run it on my Mac is less than ideal (I use Bootcamp and Parallels).
  • Revit is complex software and has a very deep and layered system of view filters and overrides. You can get lost.
  • Revit projects tend to have a huge need for custom Family development, which makes it a huge effort in projects.
  • Shared or Project parameters are linked to every element of a category and cannot be limited to only certain elements.
  • You can not display Rooms in a 3D window.
  • IFC import is still a bit hit and miss. Export has improved a lot but it still lags behind the competition.
  • No backward compatibility. You can never downgrade a file to an older version.
  • A dialog in a dialog within a dialog. The interface is convoluted.
  • Heavy burden on the system (huge installation requirements, lots of additional software gets installed).
  • Expensive.
When all project partners are using Revit, it makes it more straightforward to collaborate using the same software. However, you also need to ensure that everybody is using the same version and organise model setup to aid collaboration.

It is well suited to multi-disciplinary building projects, especially if Structure and MEP are also fully elaborated as BIM models.

It is, however, complex and expensive software and for particular scenarios, not always the best software: for architectural design, ARCHICAD has some advantages, for structural design, Tekla and Allplan offer more refined toolsets. Moreover, modeling in Revit requires a lot of Family editing and development, which increases development cost and hugely increases file sizes. Ensure you have lots of RAM and CPU speed (high-frequency CPU is more important than having lots of cores which run slower).
March 03, 2020

Amazing 3-D tool

Score 9 out of 10
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The entire organization is using Revit under various departments for production and CAD support. Various disciplines such as Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Protection, Fire Alarm, and Technology use it for creating drawings for construction solving the problem of multiple discipline coordination and 3-D viewer for various disciplines organization-wide.
  • Multiple discipline coordination
  • Multiple people opening and working in the same model at the same time
  • 3-D viewing
  • Slower operation
  • Importing CAD
  • Slower synchronization
Revit is well suited for applications that require multiple disciplines under one single model. Different sheets can be created for various disciplines, and all the families can be viewed by anyone having access to the model. It is less suited for applications that have fewer components and simple design and single discipline.
Revit rarely crashes, even though the size of the Central model is vast. Customer support is excellent and proactive. The user manual is easy to read, and basic steps are explained in detail. Also, family creation is easy, and sharing them is excellent. Having backward compatibility would be great.
Score 8 out of 10
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Revit is currently used by our Virtual Design & Construction, Operations, and Estimating Departments at a mid-size to large general contracting company. Our Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) uses Revit for BIM coordination, 3D/4D Logistics Planning, Pointcloud scanning and Analysis, rendering, and more. Our Estimating department uses it for takeoffs, value engineering, and budgeting. Operations bridge the gap between departments and use it for odds and ends throughout the construction administration process.
  • Construction Documents
  • Drawing History/Updates
  • BIM Coordination
  • Logistics Planning
  • User Interface
  • Creative Design Abilities
  • Cost/Access
Revit is a must-have in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry these days on any type of commercial project. Revit has taken the throne from AutoCAD as the leading design software and is universally used by designers, engineers, builders, and subcontractors. Revit is a potent tool when it is in the right hands.
Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
Score 7 out of 10
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Revit is used by nearly all architects and architectural staff in my organization. The primary function is the production and coordination of architectural drawing sets. Secondary to this is its use as a coordination tool, where we link consultants models into ours for clash detection, and in order to work out other spatial puzzles in a design. Third, we use Revit for design studies, though it is not well suited for architectural design work early in the process.
  • Document set management and production.
  • Graphic consistency in architectural plans.
  • Revit has very few tools for use in early stages of design.
  • Local collaboration-- i.e. 'syncing' -- tends to take a long time, and cuts into workflow efficiency.
Revit is the industry standard for the production of architectural drawings for large complex projects, and its widespread adoption make is a necessity for architects and designers whose work involves the production of drawing sets. The software is not well-suited for early-stage design work, as it lacks the tools for conceptual modeling and iteration of various design options.
I have not used official support channels like customer service numbers, but there are many user forums online that provide support. However, overall support is lacking because many issues and bugs in the software go for years without being resolved or even addressed by AutoDesk, which can be incredibly frustrating.
Score 9 out of 10
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Revit has been widely used in our engineering departments, all of the engineering student labs have got the academic license for student and faculty usage. As a student in Civil Engineering, we commonly pair it with AutoCAD and other 3D design software for preliminary structural design and showing the bird eye view of structures. For some issues related to structural analysis, we also use the exported files from Revit for initial structural modeling.
  • Unlike other modeling software such as SketchUp, it provides means to fast rendering and connecting to structural analysis tools, which are very beneficial for structural engineers as these tools may not have a such user-friendly interface for structural modeling.
  • It is more effective in developing designs for reinforced concrete structures than other 3D modeling software that are suitable for architect design and interior design.
  • Add-in options for modeling reinforced concrete structures are many but also have differences, one needs to know their definitions before starting using them in their models.
  • Easy to start using this program, but more advanced training is also needed for further applications.
I would always recommend Revit for structural 3D modeling, particularly for rendering and connecting to the structural design. Since we have a student version of this software on campus, it is free of charge for students to use it. I think Revit is very helpful in the initial stage of structural design, which does not need a detailed and sophisticated reinforced layout, because it does not have a function to check design requirements like other structural design software do.
Revit has a large library of built-in elements that can be integrated into the post-processing of your structures, and also has a large collection of elements and material properties that are designed for structural design particularly.
Score 7 out of 10
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We now use Revit for almost every project from schematic design through construction administration. The firm previously used MicroStation for 2D CAD and some 3D BIM. Revit simplifies project document organization and keeps multiple drawings up-to-date simultaneously. Our consultants also use Revit, which allows for easy updates and complex visibility controls. We do not yet use BIM360, which I understand would make coordination even simpler.
We typically have a separate SketchUp model for design studies and renderings because 3D modeling in Revit is still cumbersome and inflexible. In some cases, the parametric features of Revit make simple changes into complicated headaches. Proper education for all users is critical because there are many pitfalls in Revit that are then synced back to the shared model.
  • Documentation and organization.
  • Central model syncing, multiple simultaneous users.
  • Updates all drawings at once, cross-referencing.
  • 3D modeling flexibility, speed, and view options.
  • Duplicate sheets without plugin, and views on multiple sheets (especially design options).
  • More view organization options, by custom folder instead of view type.
Revit is the best tool I have used to document a project, especially synchronizing design changes between drawings, organizing sheets, coordinating with consultants, and complex phasing. It is less suited to design studies (prefer a more flexible 3d modeling tool like SketchUp) and graphic presentations (still need to export to Indesign for most presentations).
Revit is a complicated program, even advanced users are constantly searching Google for solutions to seemingly simple problems. Between the official support forum and unofficial forums like RevitCity, answers are usually available within a few searches. Most offices hire BIM managers and try to have a BIM expert on each team to answer questions and take on more daunting tasks. Model maintenance must occur regularly, and it is best to designate someone with experience to take that on.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • We use it to analyze how buildings will perform before construction begins, develop better quality designs, and improve project delivery.
  • It helps us understand the complex design and construction process. With the help of Revit we are able to understand the complexity of our construction design.
  • This software is only used by our engineering design group. With the help of Revit we are able to do our planning process faster, and we can design and understand different future aspects which will appear during the construction period.
  • Help us develop better quality designs
  • Improve project delivery
  • Help us understand the odds of construction
  • Very costly
  • It requires trained people to use this software.
  • For example, before this software, we could only imagine the building design on paper. Now, with the help of this beautiful software we are able to visualize building design before it's built.
  • I remember when me and my team were working on our first project before this software. Our faulty design cost us extra money. After that, we adopted the use of Revit, and we can now analyze our design before we even start our construction.
  • It allow complex building structures to be accurately designed and documented in a short amount of time which helps us save so much money.
Autodesk has a really huge open community which help us to understand the software features. Their customer service is very good, and they even help us through social media. During the beginning they provided us many tutorials videos to help us understand its different features. They are constantly improving their services and they really listen to our feedback.
William Cameron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Revit is used by our design department to create construction documents and it is also used by our construction department for coordination and spool drawings. We have been using it for about 10 years. It has really streamlined our coordination. It is a huge advantage to have the entire architectural and structural model reside (Linked) in your design model.
  • The ability to have the architectural and structural models linked to your own design model is a big advantage.
  • Modeling risers and shafts is much easier now compared to the old AutoCAD days.
  • A combination of design and construction tools gives Revit the edge in Design software.
  • The text editor is not as robust as AutoCAD.
Revit is the perfect design and construction software. The intuitive nature of the software makes it a great design tool. In the construction world, we use it with Trimble SysQue and it is powerful. Our designers have all of the information at their fingertips. Modeling shafts is much easier than it was compared to AutoCAD. It is the same with sleeves and cores.
Autodesk licensing and support is still substandard.
Score 7 out of 10
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Revit is being used by our organization to produce architectural drawings and plans for construction purposes. It also provides clients with a detailed visual representation of their final product. It is currently only being used by the drafting department. However, visual representations are able to be exported into other formats for viewing by engineering personnel. The business problem that Revit addresses is the need for 3D representation of a construction plan to head off any potential problems during construction.
  • Standard library of components.
  • Intuitive drawing features for building construction.
  • The connection between elements is smart and efficient.
  • The ability to accurately place items.
  • The ability to accurately detail items.
  • Drawing order and process could be improved.
The creation of a building for client approval is where Revit is best suited. Revit is less suited to providing detailed workshop drawings for features within the design that are a part of the construction build. Revit has a standard library and is able to be expanded with online tools from direct manufacturers, enabling a real-time version of what is to be constructed.
April 04, 2019

Revit Review

Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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The program was used by a small number of studio artists familiar with BIM designing for the initial development and visualization of amusement parks.
  • Simple building modeling with automatic documentation filling.
  • A large number of ready libraries.
  • Connection with products such as Autodesk Recap, 3d Max.
  • Ability to write your own scripts in Python and C#.
  • Collaboration of participants.
  • Good visualization tools.
  • To master all of the features, you need a lot of time. But it's worth it.
  • Works only with Autodesk Cloud.
  • Since you cannot save files in earlier versions of the program that were created in the last version, you need to make sure that everyone has the same version of the program.
  • Not very suitable for the development of nodes or small parts documentation.
The program is suitable for the rapid development of the design of a building, office, or premises. It's even suitable for creating concepts. Changes and edits are made easily and the program tries to preserve previously made attributes. This is an extremely powerful tool for professional work in BIM.
December 05, 2018

Revit Review

Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Revit is being used across my entire firm. We are using it for integrated BIM work with our consultants, mainly engineers, who are also using the program. Revit also allows us to collaboratively work on projects which benefits us greatly on larger projects where multiple people are required to finish the project. This allows our firm to complete projects faster than if we were using other programs and allows designers to work together in real time at their own work stations.
  • Revit allows users to create real buildings and is very much rooted in making functional buildings.
  • Revit allows users to collaborate both within their own firms and with other types of firms as well. This is particularly useful for coordinating buildings between architecture and engineering firms.
  • Revit integrates fairly well with other programs such as AutoCAD and SketchUp. This allows us to bring in elements modeled in other programs into our revit models.
  • The rendering operations are a bit clunky in Revit. For example, moving throughout a scene and getting the correct eye level and perspective set up is very difficult and time consuming.
  • I wish there was more tutorials or explanation for making families. I enjoy how much Revit can do but I feel lost at times trying to understand how to use this tool.
Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment.
Forrest Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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At Korsmo Construction, we use Revit to create fabrication level structural models to validate design and create drawings and models which are used for estimating, constructability review, drawings and layout data for all self -performed scopes of work. The act of modeling closely simulates the act of building; if you cannot model it due to a lack of information, you cannot build it. This often finds errors and omissions from the design team and solves issues before they present themselves in the field. Our VDC department is the currently the only department that models in Revit, however, there are a few in the organization that can utilize it by simply opening up design teams models and analyze for design intent and reference.
  • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
  • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
  • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
  • Versioning - Revit is not backwards compatible. This creates issues if you are working with people who are using older versions as you cannot save to a previous version. I understand why this is and I do not see this ever changing, however, Its very annoying.
  • Autodesk - They are the 800 pound gorilla in the industry. The lack of competition inhibits development and it seems Autodesk has put more effort into its BIM 360 platform and Revit development has suffered because of it. I would like to see better competition so Autodesk would step up its game.
Revit is primarily a 3D modeling/documentation authoring platform. That's what it should be used for. It does have the capability to do multiple model coordination review but it's not stellar. Navisworks Manage is a much better platform when collaborating with outside parties.
Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Currently Revit is being used by our BIM (Building Information Modeling) department, but there are some instances where Revit is used in field operations as well. We use Revit to draw various building systems, and then use those models to coordinate across trades. Revit is also used by our company for concrete self perform work to create drawings for the carpenters to use in the field when forming various concrete components.
  • Revit has the capability to design a wide range of unique details, which allows us to model exactly what is going to be built.
  • This program is compatible with several BIM programs, allowing coordination with trades that may not be using the program.
  • The sheets are easy to set up, and finding contract drawings in a list of sheets is simple.
  • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
  • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
  • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
Revit is great for detail coordination, and sharing among trades for BIM coordination. It works well for building models. In cases where a quick 3D sketch or concept needs to be drawn, there are other programs that are easier to use. If accuracy is needed though, Revit would likely be my first choice.
Fran Maita | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Check is a software that is used as part of the knowledge of the area in that work. This design tool allows us with professional services. We create a work team to distribute the tasks because of the magnitude of the work we do here. It also allows us to obtain good results in terms of 3D drawings.
  • With Revit the projects that are elaborated have higher quality.
  • The effects in 3D are unique.
  • You can edit, save, and upload old files.
  • It is compatible with other design tools.
  • The design palettes are very complex.
  • The finished product does not allow sharing with other tools.
  • The updates can not be seen.
I merit changing equipment to advance and improve our services with the use of this tool within the organization. The technical support that develops is more advanced than our devices and for some reason the memory is consumed in the use of this tool. Therefore we add extra memory to correct those design details and virtual capacity.
Oliver Goulart Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use Revit to combine drawings from a design team and develop the portion pertinent to my role. Which extends throughout multiple design phases.
  • Makes design process integrated
  • Allows us to have 3D results while working in 2D
  • User-friendly
  • Ability to create sections instantly
  • With proper setup it allows for quantification of materials.
  • Inability to save to previous versions.
  • Inability to open in lower versions.
It is suited for most A&E tasks. It's a little less suited for more artistic modeling, since there is more appropriate software than can work seamlessly with Revit.

Revit Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Human Resource Management (7)
67%
6.7
Employee demographic data (3)
67%
6.7
Employment history (3)
70%
7.0
Job profiles and administration (3)
60%
6.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (3)
70%
7.0
Organizational charting (3)
63%
6.3
Organization and location management (4)
72%
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (3)
67%
6.7
Payroll Management (7)
81%
8.1
Pay calculation (3)
70%
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors (3)
80%
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment (2)
90%
9.0
Benefit plan administration (3)
77%
7.7
Direct deposit files (3)
63%
6.3
Salary revision and increment management (2)
90%
9.0
Reimbursement management (2)
95%
9.5
Asset Management (1)
80%
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets (3)
80%
8.0
Reporting & Analytics (4)
77%
7.7
Dashboards (4)
72%
7.2
Standard reports (4)
77%
7.7
Custom reports (4)
85%
8.5
Data exportability (4)
75%
7.5
Construction Project & Field Management (15)
76%
7.6
Plan distribution & viewing (39)
69%
6.9
Plan markups & sharing (34)
84%
8.4
Issue tracking & punchlists (25)
70%
7.0
Photo documentation (16)
67%
6.7
Jobsite reports (12)
82%
8.2
Document sharing (36)
79%
7.9
RFI tools (18)
82%
8.2
Collaboration & approvals (35)
84%
8.4
As-built drawings (39)
82%
8.2
Mobile app (14)
73%
7.3
Submittal design and management (17)
71%
7.1
Checklists (4)
77%
7.7
Meeting Minutes (4)
72%
7.2
Specifications (6)
72%
7.2
Change orders (6)
72%
7.2
Estimating (5)
76%
7.6
Takeoff tools (28)
73%
7.3
Job costing (22)
77%
7.7
Cost databases (17)
85%
8.5
Cost calculator (17)
72%
7.2
Bid creation (11)
72%
7.2

What is Revit?

Autodesk’s Revit is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) product. It enables architectural design, MEP and structural design, detailing, and engineering design. Revit provides an open-source graphical programming interface designed for BIM workflows, performance modelling and 3D visualizations for designs. The program supports mid-process analysis to enable iterative analysis which can inform and refine models and designs. Revit also supports worksharing for cross-team collaboration. It is priced at $2,310/year.

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Revit Pricing

Starting Price: $305

More Pricing Information

SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Monthly$305per month
1-Year2,425per year
3-Year6,550per 3 years

Revit Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Revit?

Autodesk’s Revit is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool. It enables architectural, MEP, structural, and engineering design, and provides analysis to support iterative workflows

How much does Revit cost?

Revit starts at $305.

What is Revit's best feature?

Reviewers rate Custom reports and Cost databases highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Revit?

The most common users of Revit are from Mid-size Companies and the Construction industry.