Revit Architecture, from Autodesk, is building design software that is optimized for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is ideal for sustainable design.
Users of Revit Architecture gain insight into their projects with the ability to work in any view and see 3-D designs in fully rendered screens, the vendor said. All changes made throughout a project are automatically updated across all plans, schedules and construction documents, helping to eliminate errors. Additionally, users of this building design software can receive timely feedback on project design, scope, schedule and budget, allowing them to make late-stage changes without getting off track, according to Autodesk.
Revit Architecture features bidirectional associativity. This stores all project data in one place so that, when a change is made to one part of a model, all information is changed correspondingly throughout the model. This building design software also comes with parametric components, which offer graphical systems for design thinking and form making, a swell as a detail library and detailing tools, material takeoff, design visualization, interference check.
Finally, the Revit Building Maker enables users to import conceptual massing from a variety of applications -- including Form-Z, Rhino, Google Sketchup, AutoCAD 2007 and other ACIS and NURBS-based applications -- and turn them into mass objects for design, according to Autodesk.