Revit

Revit

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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
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  • Document sharing (39)
    8.5
    85%
  • Collaboration & approvals (38)
    8.1
    81%
  • As-built drawings (42)
    7.6
    76%
  • Plan distribution & viewing (42)
    7.4
    74%

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Monthly

$305

Cloud
per month

1-Year

2,425

Cloud
per year

3-Year

6,550

Cloud
per 3 years

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $305 per month
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Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management

6.6
66%

Payroll Management

7.5
75%

Asset Management

7.2
72%

Reporting & Analytics

6.9
69%

Construction Project & Field Management

7.2
72%

Estimating

7.5
75%
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Product Details

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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Revit starts at $305.

Reviewers rate Document sharing highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of Revit are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Architecture & Planning industry.
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Antoine Carpentier, E.I.T | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Revit is used to produce documentation (plans, sections, elevations etc) for construction projects. Unlike AutoCAD, Revit is model-based and not linework-based, meaning the way to work with Revit is to create 3D elements (like walls, floors, beams and columns) which will then show up on the various views they intersect with. This allows users to quickly update many views at once by directly editing the 3D model instead of having to modify the views one by one.
  • Parametric
  • Widely-used across entire industry
  • Programmable
  • Cloud-compatible
  • Expensive and new version every year. But they have a monopoly so you don't have much of a choice.
  • Aligning plans on sheets is not an out-of-the-box feature.
  • No Excel spreadsheet import functionality like you have on AutoCAD.
  • No way to print specific issuances.
Revit is particularly well suited for multi-story buildings as the 3D model will allow you to quickly create all the plan views and elevations you need for your projects.
For one-story buildings, the advantage of being able lessened as it can be as fast to manually draw the linework as it is to model the buildings.
Abhijeet Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Revit as a BIM Modeler for our international clients in their construction. We use Revit for whole deatail modeling for MEP&F services. We use Revit for Spooling, preparation of 2D sheet , shop drawings and implementation with another software like evolve and sysque. We produce our clash free model with Revit some part of 2D clash free model were produced. We use Revit for Trimble point , hanger placement, sleeve placement etc. I can say Revit is the Base software of BIM Modeling
  • The base modeling is start with Revit.
  • Now Revit is the best software for any BIM projects like residential tower, warehouse, park etc
  • Revit user interface is easy to understand and making your work easy is an another best thing about this software
  • Only Revit can do the whole BIM projects if it is a smaller one.
  • I think the software charges should be less .
  • The online tutorials about the Revit should be organised by the Autodesk
  • File transfer protocol should be improve.
  • Add some basic Revit faimiles in software itself.
Revit can make your construction so easy with BIM . With implementation of BIM in your project, your construction cost is less than your previous one . You can upgrade your model with Revit. Clash free construction is good for you. Many services will be added with this software with clash free in a smart way .
Mahmoud obaid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It simplifies the process of drafting, and 3D modeling in a way that's amazing, plus the features it has are endless. For example, you can work in different views at the time. Also, you can have a live section, in such any update you do in the layout, will be automatically reflected on the section. You can enter information about any material/object you use in a project and then get cost analysis/other data by doing so. In some places, it is mandatory for the public sector projects to use BIM software, and working with a team is definitely easier, as many people can work on the same file and then update it without interfering with someone else's work. When you're starting to learn and adapt to the software it is useful that you can customize its platform. You can save templates so any time you start a project you'll have the same text font, arrow style, layouts, etc.
  • HVAC Design.
  • Infrastructure Work.
  • 3D Pipework.
  • Calculating heating and cooling loads easily.
  • For new users, it will be quite complex hence recommending a more friendly user interface.
  • It opens slowly when you are working on a heavy file.
If you are planning to do a small-mid-sized project with great presentation tools for your client, then Revit is the best and optimum tool to guarantee satisfying results. As such the client can imagine how the final work on-site will be in order to reduce time spent commodification and by default increasing the profit and reducing the effort. Also, if there is a big team working on a certain project, then they can easily and efficiently use this program in such any update would be reflected and they can notice any change which allows collaboration.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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).
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
October 26, 2021

Revit and its best uses

LAV PANWAR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Bhupesh Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Yes
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.
sumeda bandara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
March 03, 2020

Amazing 3-D tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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