Autodesk’s Revit Architecture is a Building Information Modeling software tool for architects, structural engineers, engineers, and contractors. It allows users to design a building and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building models database.
Revit comes with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition.
With Revit worksharing, multiple team members can work on a project at the same time using a centrally shared model. 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.
Clash detection helps in effective identification, inspection and reporting of interferences in a project model. It is used for checking completed/ongoing work and reduces the risk of human error during model inspections. Clash detection is necessary because several models (structural, MEP, etc) are integrated into one main BIM model..
To share design information with builders and engineers, you can produce detailed drawings from the building model, or create a drafted drawing to show specific details. Print construction documents, or publish them for electronic sharing. Enter revision information, mark changes with revision clouds, and specify the revisions to display on each sheet.
When architects, structural engineers, and mechanical engineers collaborate on a building project, they must share information about the design, so that all teams are working with the same assumptions. By coordinating efforts across disciplines, the teams avoid expensive errors and rework.
In Revit you can analyze a more detailed model. You can do whole building energy simulations on architectural building information models that include wall, window, floor, and roof constructions that all have unique thermal properties (“building elements”). Cooling load calculation and electric load calculation and LUX calculation.
Revit software delivers tools that support architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction. Revit is specifically built for BIM to help you design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Comprehensive features make it an ideal solution for the entire building project team.
By learning Revit, you as a design and construction professional, will be able to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.