Revit Overview

Autodesk Revit software is built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping professionals design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Using the information-rich models created with Autodesk Revit software, architects, engineers, and construction firms can collaborate to make more-informed decisions earlier in the design process to deliver projects more efficiently.

Any design changes made in Revit models are automatically updated throughout the model, keeping designs and documentation coordinated and more reliable. Autodesk Revit includes features for architectural design, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, structural engineering, and construction, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire building project team.


A solution for collaborative BIM

With Revit worksharing, multiple team members can work on a project at the same time using a centrally shared model.

One multidiscipline BIM platform

Revit has features for all disciplines involved in a building project. When architects, engineers, and construction professionals work on one unified platform, the risk of data translation errors can be reduced and the design process can be more predictable.

  
Interoperability

Revit helps you work with members of an extended project team. It imports, exports, and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC, DWG™ and DGN.

What’s new in the latest Revit release

Revit 2021

With Revit 2021, Autodesk focused on making Revit better for all disciplines centered on three core themes: productivity and ease of use, collaboration & data exchange, and improved visualisation.

Generative Design
Quickly produce design alternatives based on goals and constraints you define. Available exclusively to AEC Collection subscribers.

Electrical circuit naming
Electrical workflows in Revit 2021 are more adaptable to global requirements with flexible circuit naming schemes.

Customised Revit workspace
Easily tailor your workspace to your work discipline and job role.

Slanted walls
Intuitively create and edit slanted walls, and instantly handle slanted doors, windows, and other wall-hosted geometry.

 

MEP worksharing
Improved worksharing provides better collaboration among stakeholders and a more consistent experience.

P&ID Modeler on BIM 360 Docs
P&ID Modeler for Revit is now hosted on BIM 360 Docs for cloud-based centralization of project information.

Infrastructure discipline and bridge categories
Revit 2021 supports bridge and civil structures workflows with InfraWorks, including extended bridge categories for modeling and documentation.

Revit to Inventor linking
Improved interoperability between Revit and Inventor provides better support for design-to-fabrication workflows.

 

Real-time realistic views
Work directly in real time with better, easier, and faster realistic views.

3D Solid fabric sheets visualisation
Improve coordination and reduce clashes through better visualisation of reinforcement.

Voids cut family geometry type and instance parameters
Use parameters to better control void functionality in Revit families.

 

 

 

→ See full release note for Revit 2021

Features

Building information modeling software

Learn about Revit® features for BIM, the intelligent model-based process used to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. Revit supports a multidiscipline collaborative design process.

Coordination models

Use a Navisworks file as a lightweight context to work with others on your project. (video: 1:26 min.)

Schedule groups and Revit links

To better understand and quantify your project, create schedules of links and groups in the model. (video: 1:12 min.)

Global Parameters

Embed design intent with project-wide parameters that now work with radial and diameter dimensions and equality constraints. (video: 1:30 min.)

Dynamo Player

Provide user input directly in the Player interface to make project-specific adjustments to scripts.

 

Railings

You now have more control when creating railings. Includes hosting railings on topography, automatic adjustment to stairs, and post placement. (video: 1:30 min.)

MEP Fabrication modeling

Revit lets you model sloped pipe, part by part, and use multipoint routing for fabrication elements. (video: 2:03 min.)

MEP design and analysis

Manipulate the circuit pathways, define your own space types, and include outdoor air requirements. (video: 2:08 min.)

Multi-story stairs

Quickly create and modify multi-story buildings by connecting stairs to the levels in your project. (video: 1:21 min.)

 


Platform

  • Parametric components – An open, graphical system for design and form-making, and the basis for all building components designed in Revit.
  • Worksharing – Contributors from multiple disciplines can share and save their work to the same centrally shared file.
  • Schedules – Create a tabular display of model information extracted from the properties of the elements in a project.
  • Interoperability and IFC – Revit imports, exports, and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC4.
  • Add-ins – Extend Revit functionality with API access, add-ins, and an expanded content library on the Autodesk App Store.
  • Annotation – Communicate designs more effectively with WYSIWYG editing, and features that let you control text appearance.
  • Dynamo for Revit – Expand and optimize BIM workflows with an open-source graphical programming interface that installs with Revit.
  • Faster software performance – Revit optimizes hardware usage and performs processes in the background.

 


Architectural design

  • Analysis with Insight – Optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
  • Conceptual design tools – Sketch and create free-form models and create massing studies.
  • 3D design visualization – Explore, validate, and communicate designs. Render more quickly and accurately with Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine.
  • Cloud rendering – Produce photorealistic visualizations without tying up your desktop or using special rendering hardware.
  • Point cloud tools – Connect laser scans directly to the BIM process to author an as-built model.
  • FormIt Converter – Share data for conceptual designs that were created in FormIt with Revit to continue to develop designs with BIM.
  • Architectural modeling – Add architectural elements to the building model, including walls, doors, windows, and components.

 


Structural engineering and fabrication

  • Physical and analytical model – Create a physical model for coordination and documentation, and an associated analytical model for structural analysis.
  • Structural Analysis for Revit – Perform cloud-based static and gravity analysis while you work in Revit or run parallel analysis. Explore and visualize results within Revit.
  • Reinforcement detailing – Create 3D reinforcement designs. Produce reinforcement shop drawing documentation with rebar schedules.
  • Structural steel modeling – Model connections with a higher level of detail using a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit.
  • Structural documentation – Create an accurate and detailed structural documentation of multimaterial designs.
  • Bidirectional linking with analysis – Integrate analysis results into the BIM process and work in an iterative design workflow.
  • Linking with structural fabrication – Interoperability between Revit and Advance Steel helps provide a seamless BIM workflow from steel design to fabrication.
  • Dynamo for structural engineering – Dynamo gives structural engineers tools to develop optimized structural systems using computational logic.

 


MEP engineering and fabrication

  • AWWA valves and pump content – Revit includes an expanded library of wastewater-system content based on the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards.
  • Insight integration – Insight lets you optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
  • Fabrication service conversion – Use the Design to Fabrication tool to convert design-level model elements to construction level-of-detail elements.
  • Fabrication documentation – Document model layout more effectively. Revit offers features that let you document, schedule, and tag fabrication elements.
  • HVAC design and documentation – Design complex duct and pipe systems to express intent, and model duct and pipe systems with mechanical design content.
  • Electrical design and documentation – Design, model, and document electrical systems. Keep track of electrical loads throughout the distribution system.
  • Plumbing design and documentation – Create sanitary plumbing systems with sloped piping and layout piping systems to design and document intent.
  • MEP fabrication detailing – Create fabrication-ready models in Revit. You can model and coordinate MEP LOD 400 components.

 


Construction

  • Construction modeling – Derive construction insight from design models. Split and manipulate wall layers and concrete pours, and prepare shop drawings for fabrication.
  • Construction coordination – Upload Revit models into BIM 360 Glue and sync with BIM 360 Layout. View and share point sets in the BIM 360 Glue web interface or the BIM 360 Layout iPad app.
  • Fabrication for structural engineering – Link to Advance Steel for steel detailing and fabrication to help accelerate design-to-steel construction.
  • Fabrication for MEP engineering – Convert design level-of-detail model elements to fabrication level-of-detail elements for detailed coordination, fabrication, and installation.
Revit® 2021

VMware®: Recommended-Level Configuration³

VMware Software
  • VMware Horizon® 6.1 or later
  • VMware vSphere® 6 or later
Virtual Machine Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10
Host Server Recommendation Performance ⁴
CPU 3.0 GHz+ Intel® Xeon E5 or later; or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology
Memory 384-512 GB
Networking 10 GB
Storage ~750+ IOPS Per User
GPU NVIDIA® GRID (K260Q or later) or AMD MxGPU (Radeon Pro V340 or later)
Virtual Machine Settings Performance⁴
Memory 16-32 GB RAM
vCPUs 8 vCPUs
Disk Space 30 GB free disk space
Virtual Machine Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download.
User Access Each client computer should have the VMware Horizon Client installed.

Autodesk Licensing Explained

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Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

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Revit Training

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What does Revit do?

Revit is software for BIM. Its powerful tools let you use the intelligent model-based process to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. Revit supports a multidiscipline design process for collaborative design.

Revit Design

Design

Model building components, analyse and simulate systems and structures, and iterate designs. Generate documentation from Revit models.

Revit Collaborate

Collaborate

Multiple project contributors can access centrally shared models. This results in better coordination, which helps reduce clashes and rework.

Revit Visualization

Visualise

Communicate design intent more effectively to project owners and team members by using models to create high-impact 3D visuals.

See how Revit works with other products

Revit BIM 360 Design

Revit + BIM 360 Design (video: 3.28 min.)

Standardise Revit worksharing and BIM collaboration, connecting all teams in the cloud for faster project delivery.

→ Learn more about cloud-based collaboration with BIM 360 Design

BIM 360 Design Advance Steel

Revit + Advance Steel (video: 2.36 min.)

→ Get Revit, Advance Steel and more in a collection

Revit Fabrication CADmep

Revit + Fabrication CADmep (video: 58 sec.)

→ Get Revit, Fabrication CADmep and more in a collection

Revit  Revit

Revit + Precast Extension for Revit (video: 2.55 min.)

→ Get Revit, Fabrication CADmep and more in a collection

Revit AutoCAD navisworks

Revit + AutoCAD + Navisworks + more (video: 4.17 min min.)

Use a connected BIM workflow to take architectural designs from concept through construction documentation.

→ Learn more about the Architecture, Engineering & Constructio Collection

FREE Revit productivity tools when you subscribe

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