January 28, 2020
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons
- 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).