Revit is a must have for new construction
November 28, 2018

Revit is a must have for new construction

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

Overall Satisfaction with Revit

Our company uses Revit across all three trades we do here. We use Revit or other software depending on the project. For larger or new construction projects I find that Revit is extremely helpful with coordination between trades. It can help reveal areas where space is too tight for our designs that we might not have noticed otherwise.
  • 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
  • It has reduced the number of RFI's on larger projects
  • Setup and initial phases can be more time consuming modeling everything
  • Time to tag plans and creating 3D views is reduced
Revit provides much more coordination between trades and the architects. Provides a better picture of how the designs are actually going to be constructed.
Revit is excellent for new construction projects where you can enter in all the data as the project goes along.

Revit can be hard for older people in the industry as there can be a high barrier of entry to get the hang of how Revit likes to do things.
It can also be tough for modifying existing buildings as there can be a lot of existing conditions to model correctly.

Revit Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
Plan markups & sharing
Document sharing
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals