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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).
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Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 16, 2020

Revit Gets the Job Done!

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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.
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Tony Dang | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 04, 2019

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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a mechanical contractor located in the midwest that uses Revit in our BIM department for coordination of new and/or existing structures. Revit allows us to model our piping systems and to coordinate with other trades in order to mitigate problems in the office and avoid finding them out in the field.
  • Revit is the basis of our design software workflow.
  • Revit does not crash nearly as often as softwares that were used in the past.
  • Revit is GREAT for collaboration.
  • Revit continues to get better with every release.
Revit is great software for anything construction related. We use some add-ons that help enhance what we are capable of doing with the software but Revit is where it all starts for our design and coordination work. I use it every day. I also teach apprentices how to use the software at an apprenticeship school. Right now, it is definitely the software to use over any other.
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Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2018

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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.
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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.
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Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Fran Maita | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Oliver Goulart Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Jake Karl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company uses Revit across all three trades we do here. We use Revit or other software depending on the project. For larger or new construction projects I find that Revit is extremely helpful with coordination between trades. It can help reveal areas where space is too tight for our designs that we might not have noticed otherwise.
  • The ability to turn on and off selected things based on what you want to show on your drawings
  • High detailed families so you can control the level of detail you want to see
  • Using families to auto-schedule equipment
  • Dealing with sloped pipe for plumbing can be very frustrating at times
  • There should be more functions to do with tagged existing or new items
Revit is excellent for new construction projects where you can enter in all the data as the project goes along.

Revit can be hard for older people in the industry as there can be a high barrier of entry to get the hang of how Revit likes to do things.
It can also be tough for modifying existing buildings as there can be a lot of existing conditions to model correctly.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Revit is used at my company to do full BIM modeling of MEPFR systems in buildings for production of construction drawings and for coordination of building design with Architects and Structural Engineers.
  • Revit is great for pointing out clashes between systems in a building.
  • Revit is great at increasing production speed by allowing the integration of third-party tools.
  • Revit is a great visual tool in the industry.
  • Scheduling in Revit can be tricky and frustrating. I'd love to see more tools to make it easier.
  • Revit on servers can spotty and slow down production.
  • Copying from project to project can be improved to be more compatible
Revit is well suited for firms trying to increase production speed in developing well-coordinated building designs. It is best utilized where there are several systems designs going on in a project, and it gets even better with larger size projects. It may not be the best choice for smaller footprint projects or remodels, since project set up may take more time than actual production work.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Revit for the design of our architectural projects. It is being used on a project-by-project basis based on what the owner is wanting. Revit's 3D Application allows us to solve problems in design that normally wouldn't be caught until construction. It forces you do design based on how things are actually built instead of just making it look good on construction documents.
  • Sections - The initial design is a fully-drawn building so creating a section is simply slicing the building at the location you want to view.
  • Families - Families are items like a door, window, desk, chair drawn in 3D. Picture a doll house with a bunch of furniture. You select the family you need and place it in the same way you would in a physical doll house.
  • Dimensions - Dimensions in Revit have been very simplified compared to its competitors. It's very logical and intuitive.
  • The text editor has its issues.
  • Creating and managing materials is very complicated.
  • The software is very computer-taxing. You will need a monster gaming computer depending on how detailed your central model is.
If you have projects that are one-offs, it's still faster to draw a building in Revit than it is other CAD software. Where you really save money and time is when you are dealing with projects that work off of a criteria template, or for instance a high rise or apartment complex or manufactured homes where you are creating the same type of building over and over again.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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In my current role as a general contractor office, I utilize Revit to view and access the design intent models from architects, and engineers. Our department has about half a dozen people and we also create supplemental models to provide additional useful information for 3D coordination. Previously, I worked for a design consultant where I prepared construction documents for commercial and private businesses, as well as private residences. In my previous job, the drafting/modeling department was just me with two to three other engineers.
  • Unified modeling (actual objects rather than lines)
  • Decent out-of-the-box templates.
  • Basic Rendering
  • The ability for multiple people to work together on one model.
  • Ballooning of file size, and error management
  • Inability to save to the previous version
Revit really is the industry standard for design software, at least for the United States. There are other platforms out there but you run into compatibility issues when trying to work across other software types. It's great for anything like home design, light commercial, large hospitality, or healthcare type buildings.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Revit is being used by the entire team to coordinate on all projects dealing with architects and planners who are using BIM for their CAD. This is being used by most all of the team with the exception of some of the higher level executives. All professions are starting to use Revit as a BIM solution.
  • 3D modeling
  • Solutions for a material schedule
  • Ability for non-designers to see a representation of the building/landscape more easily
  • Still some issues using this with landscape architects
  • Mostly still a building tool
  • The menus can be a little confusing for those coming from AutoCAD
Revit is specifically well suited for the construction documents phase of a project but can be used across all phases from design to implementation. This is also great for presenting to clients with well formed 3D models of an overall project. We would highly recommend this to any firm looking for BIM software.
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Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Revit to build the 3D models and perform the estimates of all the construction projects. Also, we use it to send the isometric models to the project management team so they can build the takeoff with the drawings of AutoCAD and the 3D models of Revit. We use it every day to mark up the changes on every construction model for condos, townhouses and custom lots.
  • For 3D rendering it's just the best option in the market, the library can take your model to the next level.
  • It has a magnificent library of preset objects, you can download families of libraries into a project or save them externally.
  • The auto desk drive gives you the chance to securely store, preview, and share your 2D and 3D design data using data storage designed for individuals and small teams. Turning on your projects into collaborative resource tools all your Revit models will be stored in the and cloud ready for your team.
  • Revit is mainly focused on structural design, this can take it into a way far complex level that will require specialized training.
  • It has an odd & difficult perspective editing because Revit isn’t the easiest software to use if you want to work on building interiors from a different perspective.
  • It's not popular among other Auto Desk tools. Revit fans are going to always choose AutoCAD, since it has a lack of familiarity that means that it doesn’t yet have the same support community built around it that some other software packages have.
  • Its BIM component is not very popular and the companies sometimes get shy about it. This will also have an impact on the total cost of ownership. Revit isn't cheap.
  • If you start using it now, you’ll be ahead of the curve. You may need the proper training tool set to get the most from this great application.
For construction detailed projects where the estimates matter the most, Revit can help you out to set every single complex detail, giving you the chance to obtain better results and the most realistic 3D model, with measures, textures, and precise square feet. Will also allow you to test and preview materials using its vast library.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Our clients are using Revit in their consulting engineering practices. As a result - we seek candidates skilled and experienced in this software. We work with people that are in production and consult using the latest software. This is the industry standard people are seeking. In the pursuit of excellence, we seek people up to date on their skills.
  • provides a collaborative environment
  • focuses on the architectural market and focuses on their specific needs
  • resolves software issues by managing the 2D and 3D drawings.
  • sometimes its difficult to edit perspective - not the easiest for building interiors
  • sometimes struggles with competing with CAD in popularity
  • structural design is predominate focus
We only work with consulting engineers. We recommend our clients and candidates become well versed in this software to be marketable and current. Specifically - our architectural candidates must have this experience to be considered for employment. Those that are only using AutoCAD or manual processes will find themselves behind the curve.
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Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 28, 2017

Revit for Architects

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Autodesk Revit is being used by the organization in the construction and project department. It addresses the problems related to quantities and takeoff. We are mainly a construction company, so we recreate the projects plans in great detail to get accurate quantities list that we link to an estimate to get the final budget for the construction projects. For any changes we change the model, which is easy to do, and it will automatically refresh all the final pricing related to the quantities.
  • Easy and friendly to architect, it is software developed specially for architects.
  • Creates very detailed quantities sheet, drawing plans and documentation and everything is linked to the 3d models, so there is no place to make a mistake. If you make a good model everything else will just work fine and detailed.
  • You can develop a entire project from the very beginning starting from scratch with a mass model to develop the design, and then you can take it a step further and add details like walls, windows, doors, roof, floors and materials to set it to a final project for construction.
  • You can also do high quality renderings and you can implement 3rd party renderers like Vray from ChaosGroup.
  • You can collaborate so you can have a complete office working on a same project with the worksharing features.
  • Really there is no missing functionality, but the internal rendering engine can be improved to match something similar like vray without the need to purchase Vray also.
  • There are some functions that make some confusion like the curtain walls always attached to another wall if they are in contact, but once you understand the software you will know that you need to disable the join feature so the curtain wall will not attach to near walls.
  • The parametric features and components that offers a lot of power and creative possibilities are difficult to use, will be great if it possible to make this easy to understand to most people.
revit is well suited for every scenario, when you need speed and accuracy, because the most of the work relies on the 3d model which needs to be done once and can be done in collaboration if you like. You can collaborate on the cloud, and after you have the model completed, making the plans and elevations is just as easy as dragging and dropping to an also easy to create drawing sheet, so you can make a project of any scale at a glance.
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Giselle Bouron | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 29, 2018

Revit, the future!

Score 10 out of 10
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It is starting to be used in collaboration with engineers in big projects, such as residential towers and the F1 paddocks.
  • coordination between different disciplines
  • updates automatically facades and sections
  • understanding of the spatiality with the 3d being done at the same time as the 2d
  • details: very hard to implement
  • hatches
  • junctions between different type of walls/curtain wall sometimes is super hard
It is well suited: we are a very small company with big projects. Passing 15 hours to update facades and sections is very long and demands a lot of extra hours with AutoCAD. Revit is the solution for that. It is perfect for collaborating with other professionals when they used Revit as well
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Plan distribution & viewing (29)
8.2
Plan markups & sharing (27)
7.6
Issue tracking & punchlists (17)
8.1
Photo documentation (10)
7.4
Jobsite reports (7)
8.1
Document sharing (29)
7.7
RFI tools (14)
7.5
Collaboration & approvals (26)
7.7
As-built drawings (30)
7.9
Mobile app (10)
7.5
Submittal design and management (9)
8.9
Takeoff tools (19)
7.7
Job costing (14)
7.5
Cost databases (9)
7.6
Cost calculator (10)
7.6
Bid creation (5)
7.4

About 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.
Categories:  Construction

Revit Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No