Revit from Autodesk is a building information modelling (BIM) software package that can be used by architects, landscape designers, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designers, engineers, and contractors. The software helps them design buildings and structures and their components in 3D and retrieve building information from a model database.
Revit, a BIM software suite, is widely employed to create unified models of building projects that can be used by different disciplines and trades to complete the work. Autodesk Revit is designed to support BIM. The information related to the model resides in Revit and all documents and drawings related to the project, are derived from this information. The BIM’s role is to collect and link data related to the design, construction, and operation of buildings, which helps create a comprehensive 3D building model and streamline the on-site construction work.
How is Revit Different from AutoCAD?
Autodesk’s AutoCAD software enables architects, construction professionals, and engineers to create accurate 2D and 3D drawings. AutoCAD eliminates the need for manual drafting by automating the drafting process.
Revit offers BIM software, a design and documentation solution that supports all disciplines and phases of a building project. Revit has tools for architectural details as well as for engineering and construction disciplines, wherein you can create your basic Floorplan, elevations, section drawings as well as structural and 3D models in synch.
With AutoCAD drafting the focus is on creating linework 2D drawings and 3D models while designing a building, whereas in Revit drafting the focus shifts to creating a model of a building and generating drawings from it. With Revit software package, the designers and MEP engineers can collaborate efficiently by unifying workflows and design data.
Revit’s BIM functionality also makes modifications easier, since all design teams are working on the same model and can coordinate and align various elements – geometry, components, and their interactions.
Revit helps virtually analyse any space and location clashes in various Building components at design stage, hence significantly reducing the time and cost during the construction phase of the project.
Since the Revit BIM files contain both geometrical and technical data information for various building components, cost and material calculations can be automated by combining the pricing data.
What is Revit used for?
Revit is used by various professionals and contractors for different purposes, as follows:
- Building design and documentation
- Optimize the functionality of architectural designs
- 3D visualization of building designs
- Construction coordination between multiple disciplines (mechanical, electrical, etc.)
- Reinforcement detailing
- Creation of accurate construction documents
- Carry out structural analysis
- Linking steel fabrication
Designers and Contractors
- Integrated MEP designs
- Clash Analysis of MEP components
- Analysis of annual energy costs and more
- Creation and documentation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system drawings
- Bill of materials for procurement and fabrication
- Evaluation of design intent and constructability
- Bill of materials development and procurement
- Information coordination, quality assurance, and quality control, and to improve office-to-field efficiency
Established in the year 2000, Digitise IT offers AutoCAD drafting and design, Revit drafting, digital photo-treatment, and GIS services, to customers across the globe. Digitise IT has delivered work spanning diverse domains viz Architectural, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, P&I diagrams, Electrical schematics, Mapping, among others, to companies in the US, the UK, Sweden, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and India.