- Revit is used by our architectural design team to create an optimum model that all departments and trades can use to complete their work …
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- Document sharing (39)8.585%
- Collaboration & approvals (38)8.181%
- As-built drawings (42)7.676%
- Plan distribution & viewing (42)7.474%
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Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
Starting price (does not include set up fee)
- $305 per month
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- Widely-used across entire industry
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 3D Architecture, structure, mechanical, electrical, plumbing modeling
- Inter service clash coordination
- Shop drawings
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 3d space creativity
- 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
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.
- 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.
- Online training
- in-person training
- 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.
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.
Mid-range hardware and computer resources
Technically resource person unavailability( semi skill person )
Unfamiliar person with BIM
- 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.
- Construction Documents
- Drawing History/Updates
- BIM Coordination
- Logistics Planning
- User Interface
- Creative Design Abilities
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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