Top 3 Reasons to Consider Using Revit Architecture Software
If you're ready to get the design process up to speed on your latest project, Revit architecture software is the way to go. Continue reading for the top three reasons you should consider implementing this software into your next project.
Revit is a software product and comprehensive workflow from Autodesk that helps architects, designers, builders, and construction professionals work together.
The software is a sophisticated way to create models of real-world buildings and structures. It is primarily used in BIM, or building information modeling.
In BIM, construction professionals can enter the real world characteristics of objects, and simulate how they interact with one another without actually building them. Similar to CADD [computer aided draft and design], BIM attaches attributes to the objects, such as weight or complex interactives like the ability of doors to open and close in the simulation.
If you are a building or construction professional, or anyone interested in modeling construction, Revit architecture software is a tool that can assist you to conceptualize and understand the project you are working on. Here are the top three reasons for using Revit.
3 Reasons Why Revit Architecture Software is a Great Idea
If you're interested in architecture, there's a good chance that you've already heard of Revit. However, you may not know all of its benefits.
#1 - See Your Project in Virtual Reality or 3D
With Revit, you create a basic layout of the project you are building using a quick selection of items from "families" of virtual objects.
For instance, want to put a door in the room? Just select the type of door you want, and the software can put it into the project, complete with all the features of a "door" (or window, or load bearing wall etc.).
Since the software knows what a door is, you don't have to design the doorknob or the fact that it swings out from a fixed position, it's already in there. You can layout floor plans very quickly, and the software will render a three-dimensional model which can connect to virtual reality software to provide an immersive visual experience of the project, as it's being designed.
#2 - Huge Library of Parametric Building Gizmos
Revit's libraries are called "families" and there are many of them, and they contain all the information necessary to simulate real-world construction elements in the simulation.
Need a chair? There's a family for that. Need concrete paving? There's a library for that. How about load bearing walls made of different materials? There's a family for that. You get the idea. With Revit, there is no need to re-invent the wheel!
#3 - Better Teamwork
Part and parcel with Revit, are the BIM workflows that come with the system. This can have a huge impact on the project, as Revit provides a single source of truth for all the various people working on the project.
Costs are consolidated and everyone knows where everyone else is doing. For instance, unlike Autocad, Revit puts all the information in the project in a single file. You don't have to go looking for information, it's all contained here.
Revit can produce automated BOQs (bill of quantities). If one team member orders ten nails, and another team member orders ten nails, the software will produce a manifest requesting 20 nails. This is accomplished through the use of add-on plugins.
There are plugins for scheduling, IFC4 importers, an add-on for plumbers, an add-on for fabrication and structural engineering.. virtually every aspect of the construction project. If there is a specialty involved with construction, there is probably a Revit add-on designed specifically for that application.
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