Revit for the Masses
February 19, 2018

Revit for the Masses

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Revit

Revit is being used everyday in our company for everything from schematic design concept drawings to construction documents. I have started with programming in Revit with color diagrams and general space planning and have moved my project through the design process and construction documents all the way to construction administration. I use Revit for working through technical details that arise throughout the project and area take offs are made very easy.

Pros

  • Scheduling of doors, windows and the sheet index
  • Ease of building and the information that is stored in the model
  • Accuracy of site topography design

Cons

  • Smoothness of site topograph - the vectored lines always present a problem when exported to AutoCAD
  • Cleanup of walls in non-orthogonal designs
  • Cleanup of materials in non-orthogonal designs
  • Visualization of project
  • Collaborating with consultants
  • Macro to micro design level
  • Navisworks
Revit is my number one program for design and construction and works well with Navisworks. I use Navisworks along with Revit to clash the different systems within the building to make sure ducts and beams are not conflicting in the field. Revit exports smoothly to various programs, so if a consultant is only using AutoCAD, I can still use Revit and they can use AutoCAD and the project will still function smoothly. Revit helps me to generate project sets very fast. Once I have built the model shell, i can cut sections and tag details. As I update or refine the design, I have already set up the sheets and they are automatically current.
Revit is my daily program. If I have to do a project in AutoCAD, the thought of drawing every line and the program not cutting sections for you is daunting and arduous. Revit allows me to work through design issues with the consultants and fly through the model. Revit also lets me break out all disciplines into different models, so I can turn on and off disciplines like structural and mechanical.

Revit Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
10
Plan markups & sharing
5
Document sharing
7
Issue tracking & punchlists
6
Photo documentation
Not Rated
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
RFI tools
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
10
As-built drawings
10
Mobile app
Not Rated

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