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 work-sharing, 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.


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 2023

The new features in Revit 2023 fall under these six “key themes”:

  • Design productivity
  • Simulation & analysis
  • Interoperability
  • Cloud & data
  • Design optimisation
  • Documentation efficiency

Design productivity

Measure in 3D
This enhancement to the Measure tool in Revit will improve your design productivity by enabling fast, convenient measurements in any 2D or 3D view.

Pick a work plane
Model faster and more efficiently using Work Planes in Revit 2023.

Server path to material textures and decals
Collaborate more efficiently and create stunning visualizations across distributed teams using decals and material textures hosted on Autodesk Docs with Revit 2023.

Additional cuttable categories
This enhancement to Revit 2023 gives users better control over the display of their families in views..


Adaptive propagation for rebar
These new features will enable you to model rebars in Revit faster and easier, increasing your productivity in detailing concrete structures.

Library-based connection design automation
The new library-based steel connection design automation features enable you to design steel structures more quickly and accurately using predefined and easily customized rules. .

Elevation base options
These improvements to elevation base tagging will help you design and document sloped MEP segments more efficiently in Revit 2023..

Flip controls for fabrication parts
These improvements to flip controls on fabrication parts will help you detail more efficiently in Revit 2023.

Simulation & analysis

New workflow for structural analysis
This new capability enables engineering driven, analysis-centric workflows directly from Revit.

Electrical preliminary load analysis
These new features for Electrical Analysis in Revit 2023 will allow engineers and designers to quickly perform preliminary electrical load calculations earlier in the design process—directly in Revit and prior to modeling any electrical equipment.





FormIt Pro interoperability enhancements
Experience an improved iterative design workflow on your projects with these interoperability enhancements in Revit 2023 and FormIt Pro 2023..

CAD file improvements
These new features will give you better control over the placement and appearance of CAD content in Revit..

IFC parameters and export mapping dialog
Improve the integrity of your IFC data exchanges across your projects with these IFC enhancements in Revit 2023.

Enhanced mesh capabilities
These enhancements will help you better control the display of meshes in your Revit projects.


Documentation efficiency

Floor folding lines and split lines
Control the display of your floor elements and improve your documentation efficiency with the new folding lines and split lines subcategories in Revit 2023.

Conditional formatting for family and type in schedules
Use these new parameter categories for conditional formatting in Revit schedules to visually understand your project data.

Filter by sheet in schedules
This enhancement gives users even more flexibility in the use of Revit schedules.

Displace elements in 2D views
This enhancement will improve the clarity of 2D views in your Revit projects, helping you communicate your design intent more effectively.


Tag all displaced elements in 3D views
This enhancement will help you document your Revit projects more efficiently and effectively.

Multi-leader tag enhancements
These enhancements for multi-leader tags make it even easier to annotate your designs quickly and accurately in Revit.

Displaced rebar representation
This new feature streamlines coordination between designers and fabricators by improving the clarity of shop drawings in Revit.

Effective solid rebar visualisation in 3D views
These enhancements give you the ability of faster 3D rebar model navigation and increasing your productivity in detailing concrete structures.


Maintain systems of demolished elements
These improvements will give you better control over your MEP elements during demolition phases in Revit.

Improved orientation behaviour for generic annotation families
The improved orientation behaviour for generic annotation families will help you document your Revit projects more efficiently.

Control filled region patterns with family parameters
This enhancement gives users more flexibility in controlling the display of fill patterns in filled regions in their Revit projects..

Swap views on a sheet
This new feature helps you quickly reorganise your sheets by easily swapping out views, making documentation in Revit even faster.


View filter enhancements
These view filter enhancements give users better control over the display of walls and wall-hosted sweeps in their views.

Project browser icon for views on sheets
This new feature will improve your documentation efficiency by helping you quickly identify views needing placement on sheets.

Cloud & Data

Parameter Service technical preview
Manage your parameters library more efficiently across projects and locations using the unified Parameters Service with Revit 2023 and the Autodesk Construction Cloud.

Non-destructive model rollback
This means that all backup versions are preserved in the version history, and you can roll back (or forward) to any existing backup. This means you can roll back your Revit cloud models easily—and reversibly—with Revit 2023.



Building Information Modelling 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.



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.)



  • 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 modelling – 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 modelling – 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 modelling – 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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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


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

Revit Collaborate


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

Revit Visualization


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

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