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Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2020

Widely used multi-disciplinary BIM software - not necessarily the best for everything

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).
  • Expensive.
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Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 16, 2020

Revit Gets the Job Done!

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2020

Industry Standard, with flaws

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2020

Essential 3D model builder in the structural engineering application

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2019

Revit - The best BIM out there

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

A Necessary Tool With Downsides

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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William Cameron | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 28, 2019

Revit for design and construction

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Tony Dang | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 04, 2019

Revit for building design rather than construction

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 04, 2019

Using Revit as the basis of our designs

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 04, 2019

Revit Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2019

Revit: A Whole New World of Collaboration

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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 05, 2019

If I had my choice I would only work in Revit for Architectural Design

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 19, 2019

Construction use of Revit

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2018

Revit Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Forrest Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2018

You will love Revit... whether you like it or not!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 02, 2018

Use Revit For Accuracy of Details

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Fran Maita | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2018

Revit builds ideas and designs dreams.

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Oliver Goulart Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2018

Revit for integrated Design

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Jake Karl | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 28, 2018

Revit is a must have for new construction

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 26, 2018

Revit - Such a great tool for 3D Models!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2018

Revit is the Industry Leader for BIM

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 08, 2018

Revit - stay current

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Plan distribution & viewing (31)
8.4
Plan markups & sharing (28)
7.9
Issue tracking & punchlists (19)
8.1
Photo documentation (11)
7.5
Jobsite reports (8)
8.1
Document sharing (31)
7.7
RFI tools (15)
7.8
Collaboration & approvals (28)
8.0
As-built drawings (32)
8.3
Mobile app (11)
7.9
Submittal design and management (10)
9.1
Takeoff tools (21)
7.7
Job costing (15)
7.7
Cost databases (10)
7.9
Cost calculator (10)
7.6
Bid creation (6)
8.0

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.
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