7 Reasons why you should switch to Revit

7 Reasons why you should switch to Revit


Date: June 2, 2022

The construction, engineering, architectural, design, and building industries all use Revit architecture software. Recently Revit grew in popularity, and it is often denoted as the future of the AEC industry. But why is that the case? 

What is Revit used for?

Revit is a civil construction modeling and documentation software that is widely used in the AEC industry. Revit provides flexibility, precision, and structure to your project in a manner that CAD software cannot. It is linked with the BIM (Building Information Modeling) idea and has fully parameterized resources. 

Compared to AutoCAD, which is computer-aided design software that enables the production of 3D and 2D drawings, Revit is used to create a sophisticated 3D model based on real-world data. Windows, for example, is only an element of a drawing in AutoCAD. While your Revit projects would include an actual window model as well as details about the material, cost, and so on.

Benefits of Revit

The reason behind the increasing popularity of Revit is making it easy for professionals to handle some of the most challenging phases of the design process. Revit is especially beneficial in projects requiring high levels of accuracy while reducing the time it takes to develop correct drawings.

  1. Remote work capabilities

One of the often-overlooked benefits of Revit is the capability of working remotely on a project. This became particularly obvious with the new remote working standards across all fields. The capability of working remotely on a project is enabled by cloud-based points of access. This is critical because cooperation and team management are the major features of a successful project. Updates on done work are applied across all drawing sheets, teamwork, and other features are all available through the cloud server. The browser connects the workgroup to the cloud, allowing everyone to use the advanced features of the Revit software. Revit plans and other materials are accessible to everyone with user permissions and internet access.

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  1. Information flow

In order to be able to work remotely on a project, the information flow has to be immaculate. Revit modeling provides all of the information needed to manage an entire construction project on a single platform. Design procedures can take advantage of the experience of the entire team and provide real-time updates across all design sheets. Furthermore, while collaborating, team members can bring different areas of knowledge to the table, enriching the final design. 

  1. Parametric modeling 

Using parametric or customized steel connections, Revit enables you to model interconnections in depth. It employs parametric 3D models built with Revit 3D BIM modeling to aid in the creation of a more precise design using actual objects rather than simply polylines.  Every model’s family build improves modeling controls by allowing updates to attributes like height, and width. This not only boosts structural engineers’ productivity but will also dramatically reduce building project errors.

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An example of parametric modeling in Revit
  1. Sustainability 

Models that are designed for energy efficiency provide environmentally responsible decision-making. Revit comes with a number of analytical tools that help you assess your building’s environmental impact such as ‘Energy Optimization’ tools. By using this you will be able to plan and design the mechanical systems of a complete project to achieve low energy output.

We invite you to read our case study of how and why BIM is Green at our blogpost.

  1. Rendering

Revit includes rendering capabilities if a more comprehensive presentation for the client is required. This allows for the creation of designs in the same software which renders the end graphics. You can also view your building information model in virtual reality using Revit Interoperability and Autodesk’s 3ds Max program. With rendering the user has access to a large library of materials as well as custom Revit MEP add-ins.

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The native Revit renderer, example
  1. Fabrication

The Autodesk MEP Fabrication Suite is a collection of interoperable 3D construction software solutions that help mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) professionals connect to BIM-based workflows at a cheaper rate. It allows detailers to route fabrication-level content using design models in their original format. It also allows you to estimate fabrication levels. 

  1. Built to last projects

Revit architectural models are custom-made to assure the best quality of concept design. Utilizing Revit’s models and 3D environments you can visually stress test a structure before it is built, and then use that to manage maintenance over time. 

The comprehensive engineering that programs like Revit provide may not be as beneficial to low-cost and short-term construction projects. Integrated drawings are required for long-term, high-quality construction projects. 

Conclusion:

Given the current popularity of Revit, and the fact it’s still growing, we can conclude that it will have even more use in the time to come. Revit, as a tool for BIM, goes towards digitizing the AEC industry even further, and its use makes collaboration on projects significantly easier.

We are proud to have already used Revit and exploited its benefits in our work for over 10 years now. Walter AEC has recognized its potential a long time ago, but we still deal with an overall lack of knowledge about Revit and its potential in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Aware of the gap between the education available to young engineers, and the market needs within the AEC industry, we have been successfully working towards bringing this knowledge closer to all.

That’s why are so proud of the work of Walter Academy, a place where BIM and Revit-related knowledge is easily accessible and available – even to you!

For more information, head over to https://walteracademy.com/