Revit Architecture is a BIM based software widely used by Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Designers to create a unified model consisting of real-life information. It is a design and documentation platform that enables you to use a single, integrated building information model to conceptualize, design, and finally document a project. Revit Architecture software enables you to attain virtual modelling i.e. get a virtual model of the building or infrastructure before it is actually done on-site. The tools in this software are designed specifically to support BIM allowing users to create an intelligent model with data stored in it. These tools if used properly can help you avoid rework, minimize cost, detect conflicts before constructions happens on-site, avoid delays etc. It is a software platform that is used in the Design Process of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry. The environment is 3D based and allows for the creation of 2D drawings extracted from the 3D Modelling. Each component within the model has information associated with it such as the material, quantity and other classification types. It is based on the Parametric Design.
- A multi-disciplinary solution:
Revit supports Architectural, Structural and MEPF (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Firefighting) Modelling as well as their co-ordination.
Revit helps you to perform energy analysis, solar study analysis, heating and cooling analysis over the model to get early insights of the model.
- Bi-direction Associativity:
In Revit, a change anywhere is change everywhere. Meaning, if a change is done in a plan view, it gets updated in each of the views evading the need to edit it manually in each view.
Revit supports work-sharing of a single project i.e. Multiple project contributors can access centrally shared models which results in better co-ordination, which helps reduce clashes and re-work.
- Detailing and Drafting:
Revit allows you to create detailed views providing clarity about the elements and the constituents it is made up of. This helps in documentation.
- Documentation & BOQs:
Revit helps you to create a set of construction documentation based on the input/data each of element in the project holds and generate Schedules/BOQ’s which are tables used as a report in a construction documentation set.
- High-end Visualization:
Revit helps you to apply materials from material library and use a large repository of Revit families to enhance your model to communicate design intent more effectively to project owners and team members by using models to create high-impact 3D visuals. If you require some unique materials or families to be used in the project, they can be downloaded. In case of the families, they can be downloaded from various sources or even be modelled to meet the project needs.
Revit imports, exports and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC, DWG and DGN. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open file format to facilitate interoperability of BIM models.
- Parametric Components:
Revit comprises of Parametric components which enables you to create a project with parametric building elements like- Door, Window, Wall etc. which can be edited as the project demands.
Revit also allows you to model the elements phase wise with the help of Phase attribute to determine the phases of elements/work that you want to track for the project by assigning appropriate Phase (time periods) like Existing, Demolished, New Construction respectively to the elements.