Use Revit architecture and building design software for every phase of your project. With BIM tools, capture and communicate concepts and precise design. Download a free day trial of Autodesk Revit software to produce consistent, coordinated, and complete model-based building designs and documentation. Autodesk Revit is a building information modelling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, designers and contractors.
|The original software was developed by Charles River Software, founded inrenamed Revit Technology Corporation inand acquired by Autodesk in The software allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3Dannotate the model with 2D drafting elements, revit, and access building information from the revit model's database, revit.
Revit company was renamed Revit Technology Corporation in January Inception[ edit ] From the outset, Revit was intended to allow architects and other building professionals to revit and document a building by creating a parametric three-dimensional model that included both the geometry and non-geometric design and construction information, which is also known as building information modeling or BIM Eastman C, revit.
Revit the time, revit, several other software packages—such as ArchiCAD and Reflex—provided a three-dimensional virtual building model, revit, and let the user control individual components via parameters parametric components. Two
revit differences in Revit were that users created parametric revit in a graphical "family editor" rather than a programming language, revit the revit captured all relationships between components, views,
revit, and annotations so that a revit to any element automatically propagated to revit the model consistent, revit.
The concept of revit associativity  between components, revit, views,
revit annotations was a revit feature of Revit for many releases. The ease of making changes inspired the name Revit, revit contraction of Revise-Instantly, revit,
At the heart of Revit is a parametric change propagation engine that relied on a new technology, revit, context-driven parametrics,
revit, that was
revit scalable than the variational and history-driven parametrics used in mechanical CAD software, revit. Version 1. The software progressed revit, with version 2. Licensing was controlled by an entirely revit process,
revit, an innovation revit a time when human intervention and manual transmission of revit codes was revit to buy other types of revit software.
After the release Revit Building was renamed Revit Architecture, revit. This is similar to the way the visual programming language Grasshopper revit works on objects in Rhinoceros 3D, revit. It was a feature limited or Lite version of Revit which excluded features such as rendering and multi-user environments,
With the release of Revitrevit, revit, Autodesk dropped support revit bit Windows. Modeling[ edit ] The Revit work environment allows users to manipulate whole buildings or assemblies in the project environment or individual 3D shapes in the family editor environment. Modeling tools can be used with pre-made solid objects or imported geometric models. However, Revit is not a NURBS modeller and revit lacks the ability to manipulate an object's individual polygons except on some specific object types such as roofs, revit, slabs, and terrain or in the massing environment, revit, revit.
Revit includes categories of objects 'families' in Revit terminology, revit,
revit. Revit families can be created as parametric models with dimensions and properties.
This lets users modify a given component by changing predefined parameters such as height, revit, width or number in the case of an array. In this revit a family defines a geometry that is controlled by parameters,
revit, each combination of parameters can be saved as a type, and each occurrence instance in Revit of a type can also
revit further variations,
revit. For example, a swing door may be a Family. It may have types that describe different sizes, revit the revit building model has instances of those revit placed in walls where instance-based parameters could specify the door hardware uniquely for
revit occurrence of the door, revit.
Although Revit software comes with a range of families out of the box Revitthey are limited, so users may find a need to revit their own families or buy them from online stores.
Because of copyright issues in project revit, fully 3D-modeled Revit project models are rarely for
revit. Indeed, as most projects are site-specific and bespoke, the demand for existing models is light anyway, revit.
However, revit, new practices or students of Revit may want to refer to completed models, revit. Multiuser Collaboration[ edit ] Since version 3.
The workflow is similar to the use of revit version control system
revit software engineering, revit, that allows revit developers to reliably collaborate on a common code base, revit. Each Revit user works on a local copy of the design, periodically revit in the work revit the central repository. New user starts with creating
revit local copy of this repository.
When a revit starts modifying some building elements, these elements get automatically locked, preventing others revit modifying them, revit. The locks are maintained revit the central repository,
The elements stay
revit until the "borrower" revit in her work and releases the locks, revit.
revit "worksharing" allows Revit to minimize the set of elements being locked while allowing change propagation engine to update revit many elements as needed, including the elements that are not locked.
Revit typically avoids
revit conflicts during check-in. In early Revit versions the central repository has been revit folder on LAN, revit, revit. This option is still available and appropriate for co-located design team, revit.
Since Autodesk also offers hosted cloud-based central repositories for Revit as a service. Rendering[ edit ] When a user creates a building, model,
revit, or revit other kind of object in Revit, revit, they may use Revit's rendering revit to revit a more realistic image of what is otherwise a very diagrammatic model, revit.
The user accomplishes this either by using revit premade model,
revit, wall, revit, floor, revit. Revit comes with revit plethora of predefined materials,
revit, each of which can be modified to the user's desires,
revit. The user can also begin with a "Generic" material, revit. With this, revit, the user can set the rotation, revit, size, brightness, and intensity of textures, revit, gloss maps also known as shinemapstransparency maps, revit, reflection mapsrevit, oblique reflection maps, revit, hole maps, revit bump mapsrevit, as well as leaving the map part out and just using the sliders for any one or all or none of the aforementioned features of textures.
Cloud-based rendering with the experimental plug-in dubbed Project Neon, located on Autodesk Labs is revit the beta phases and allows for the user to render their revit through their Autodesk account revit of locally through their own computers.
Revit models may also be revit directly into Autodesk 3ds Max release revit later for more
revit rendering revit animation projects with much of their material and object information maintained.❷