Revit – software, the principle of operation of which is based on the technology of creating an information base about the project. This instrument is aimed at architects, builders, system designers and contractors. The main principle of work is to build a virtual 3D model of the building. The next step is to apply 2D information such as dimensions, labels, etc. to the matching model views. Next, we can make a bill of quantities and use the tool to create building construction stages (along with the demolition stage in the case of adaptation).
Creating the main building elements in Revit is very intuitive. The elements themselves are immediately ready-made libraries in a three-dimensional form. These libraries contain a lot of desired information regarding, for example, the type and quantity of building material they consist of. They also have information on the interrelationships between elements, e.g. to what level the room belongs or whether there is a geometric collision between the ventilation ducts and structural columns.
In case we need a library item that is not available with the installed ones – then we have the option of using a very universal tool, which is the editor of our own libraries, and for advanced users, Autodesk has made it possible to create our own applications working with the Revit software.
The built-in tool for creating photorealistic visualizations increases the attractiveness of the project and makes it easier to compete in tenders.
As part of building a model, in the background of the process, the program also creates a calculation model that is perfectly recognized by external calculation tools such as Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis®.
As of today, the Autodesk Revit brand is the most recognized among designers all over the world. Due to the very dynamic development and Autodesk’s plans to integrate each design stage – BIM technology based on the Revit® platform is currently the most universal and most advanced solution in the world.
With depth management tools, you can add depth to facades and sections. The visualizations created in this way allow us to present the project better. This feature works with all visual styles. Once enabled, you can control where the depth function starts and ends. We have a full range of depth giving to meet all your expectations. The new function makes it possible to determine where the depth begins and ends, and the intensity can be determined with the slider.
Conceptual designs created in FormIt 360 can be converted into Revit files thanks to a tool called FormIt 360 Converter.
FormIt 360 Converter is now included in Revit. This gives you the option to continue working on FormIt 360 templates in Revit. However, FormIt 360 can also be run as a separate application.
With FromIt 360 Converter you can convert files from FormIt 360 to Revit (also Revit 2015 or 2016). Additionally, you can convert files from SketkchUp to FormIt and RFA Revit files (Revit Family).
Thanks to the new global parameter function, you can assign values to dimensions and relationships between elements. It is also possible to assign values using equations.
Revit does not draw invisible elements, thanks to which navigation is faster and smoother, in more complex views and larger files. Revit uses the graphics card processor (GPU) to update views, rather than the CPU, so the software uses the available hardware in a more optimized way.
Colour fill is processed in the background, which has improved performance when updating colour schemes. Revit can use several CPUs to update colour schemes for rooms, spaces, HVAC zones, ducts and pipes, which greatly speeds up the smoothness of model refresh.
These improvements allow you to move around the model area more smoothly without having to wait while the program draws all the elements. Thanks to this, zooming in, out and moving the model works without delay.
Project descriptions can now be made more accurate by applying calculations to labels. Labels can be pinned so that they stay in place when you move objects, while the leader automatically adjusts accordingly.
Thanks to the Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine, renderings are more accurate and generated much faster. The image is rendered from the physical data of light, materials, and lighting.
Raytracer is the default rendering engine in AutoCAD, Showcase and Navisworks so it provides the same visualization across all Autodesk products. Rendering can be set according to various parameters: rendering level, time, or until we obtain the desired effect.
In the new text editor, annotating is easier thanks to the real result function. (What You See Is What You Get).
With Dynamo’s intuitive interface, you can modify the behaviour of your model without programming knowledge. Dynamo allows for graphical programming for computational projects. The interface is fully integrated with Revit, and Dynamo itself is included in Revit.
Constructors can use rebar schematic connections not only in projects but also in workshop drawings. On the other hand, contractors can see in detail how the connections are to be made.
Possibility to inform other project participants about the need to establish a connection between given elements. Specifying the conditions that must be met by a given connection and the place where it is to occur. Chatting with other participants allows us to follow and discuss on ongoing basis problems occurring during the design of the structure.
Thanks to the wide range of ready-made fasteners in Revit, it is possible to create detailed steel connections. Steel Connections for Revit creates connections according to European or American standards. Connections created in Revit are fully compatible with Autodesk Advance Steel.
Thanks to the new Revit functions for modelling workshop parts, the alignment of plant components has been significantly improved. It can be rotated at any angle very easily. Adding more linear elements, such as silencers, tees, and valves, is much easier and faster thanks to the new “Insert Part” command.
The new fabrication tools have a list of potential services for a selected level of channel detail and pipe design. Modification elements are generated in accordance with the rules specified in the production services.
With the help of improved graphical presentations and parameters for planning and labelling, you can create component documentation for production much easier and more accurately. Fabricated item subcategories include visibility control for insulation and cladding as subcategories and fabrication parts account for MEP hidden line settings. The rise and fall symbols are assigned to services in the manufacturing base and automatically mapped to Revit’s rise and fall symbols.
New possibilities for suspending system components, in particular multi-level trapezoidal hangings. Adjusting the position of a bar on a supporting member to correct the position of the structure or to avoid a collision with another installation. It is possible to extend the load-bearing elements to support additional installations.
|Create groups for repeating elements|
|Shadows and shadows of the surroundings|
|Realistic view styles|
|Rendering in the program|
|Structures (trusses, reinforcement, Advanced Steel Connections for Revit)|
|MEP modelling (installations)|
Minimal: Basic configuration
Microsoft® Windows®7 32-bit
Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 (or later)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)
Single or multi-core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or series I or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 support. The fastest processor that can be purchased is recommended.
Autodesk® Revit® software uses multiple cores for a variety of tasks, with a maximum of 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering.
4 GB of RAM
Usually, it is sufficient for a typical session of editing a single model using up to 100 MB on a disk. These estimates were obtained from internal tests and customer reports. Different models use computer resources to a different extent and affect their performance.
Models created in previous versions of Revit software may require more memory during a one-time conversion to a higher version.
It is not recommended to use the system option / 3GB RAM. If the system option / 3GB RAM is enabled, conflicts with graphics card driver memory can affect the stability of the system and Revit software.
1280 x 1024 monitor with True Color support
Graphics card that supports 24-bit colour
Graphics card with DirectX® 10 support and Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk
5 GB available hard disk space
Device compatible with MS Mouse and 3Dconnexion®
Download or install from DVD9 or a USB drive
Internet connection to register the license and download the necessary components