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.

Autodesk Revit software includes new features and enhancements that help multidisciplinary teams deliver projects more productively. With a more immersive and modern user experience, Revit continues to support efficient design and drive innovation. Tools that enable users to model to a higher level of detail and accuracy improve the workflow between design and detailing.


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.


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 2020

Revit 2020 includes new capabilities that help you create, optimise, and connect.

PDF underlay support
Insert a PDF into Revit from any source and snap to the PDF to model new elements based on the 2D data.

Path of travel
Understand how people will move in a building or navigate a space to analyze design performance.

Elliptical walls
Create more advanced wall geometry with the ability to draw elliptical walls and curtain walls.

Tag, schedule, and view filter for elevation
Schedule elevation of elements and use those values in view filters, streamlining the ability to interact with elements in the properties palette.


Steel connections for Dynamo
Use Dynamo to accelerate the insertion of multiple steel connections based on user-defined rules.

Create parts from imported geometry
Imported geometry (direct shapes) can now be split into parts. Make cuts and adjustments to parts using Revit opening and cut tools

Copy and paste legends across sheets
Enhanced copy-and-paste functionality for legends lets you efficiently copy legends for use in other locations.

Enhanced multi-rebar annotation
Use multi-rebar annotations for planar parallel freeform rebar sets and concrete faces. .


See the full playlist for Revit 2020 features and enhancement >


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.



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 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 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 2019

Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System ¹ Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home PremiumMicrosoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit:
Enterprise, or Pro
CPU Type Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk Revit software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.

Memory 8 GB RAM

  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 300 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display Resolutions Minimum:
1680 x 1050 with true colorMaximum:
Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor
Video Adapter DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5
Disk Space 5 GB free disk space
Media Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

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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, analyze 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.

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