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Revit LT vs Revit

Learn about the differences between Revit LT and Revit software.

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Revit LT Revit LT

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Revit Revit 

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At a glance

  • More cost-effective, streamlined BIM software
  • For architects and designers
  • Built for BIM
  • For architecture, MEP, structural engineering and construction
  • Extended cloud functionality for rendering and analysis

Features

Deployment and installation

Standalone Installation
Network deployment

Architectural modelling

Walls, curtain walls, floors, roofs, ceilings and columns
Loadable family components (doors, windows etc.)
Design options
Rooms and areas
Site modelling
Stairs and ramps
Railings

Construction modelling

Parts
Assemblies

Structural modelling

Structural walls, floor slabs
Structural foundation walls and isolation
Structural columns, beams and braces
Slanted columns
Trusses
Advanced Steel Connections for Revit*
Reinforcement, rebar modelling

MEP modelling

HVAC duct systems
Mechanical equipment
Piping and plumbing systems
Fabrication parts
Electrical and lighting systems

Advanced modelling

Create groups for repeating elements
Family editor environment
In-place modelling (walls only for Revit LT)
Shaped edited floors and roofs
Global parameters
Conceptual massing, adaptive components

Presentation and visualisation

Sketchy lines
Shadows and ambient shadows
Architectural depth cueing
Displaced elements
Realistic view styles
Orthographic and perspective views, walkthroughs
Smooth lines with anti-aliasing
Occlusion culling
Cloud rendering
Photorealistic materials
In-product rendering
Decals
Ray trace (in-canvas rendering)

Analysis

Area analysis
Analytical model
Structural loads and boundary conditions
Heating and cooling loads
Massing studies
Solar studies

Documentation

2D detail lines, 2D detail components
Revision tracking
Dimensioning, tagging, annotation and text
Phasing
Schedules, material take-off
Embedded schedules
Panel schedules, duct and pipe pressure loss reports
View filters
Graphical column schedules

Collaboration

Interference check, copy/monitor
Worksharing (multi-user environment)
Shared co-ordinates among projects
Revit Server

Linking and working with other Revit Files

Open and work with all Revit file types (RVT, RFA, RTE created in Revit or Revit LT)
Link files from other Revit applications
Tag and schedule elements in link files
Copy/paste elements from links
Customise the visibility of linked models

Links/Imports other formats

DWG™, DXF file format, TrustedDWG technology
Images (JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF)
IFC
DGN, SketchUp, DWF mark-up
Point clouds

Exports

DWG™, DXF file format, TrustedDWG technology
Walkthroughs and images, FBX, NWC
Room/area reports, schedules
Solar studies
IFC
SAT, ADSK, gbXML, ODBC, family types

Application Programming Interface (API)

Application programming interface (API) SDK
3rd Party API add-ins
Macros
Dynamo for Revit