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DEANNA LAUW & YAHIA ELMELIGY


Design without compromise.


A Brief History

Developed by individuals that came from the company PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation) specifically with Architecture in mind.

Revit technologies (1999-2002) Built for architects by architects.

Autodesk (2002 to date)

Since purchasing Revit, Autodesk has developed three versions of Revit for the varying building design disciplines: •Revit Architecture. •Revit Structure. •Revit MEP.


Elements

+ Building Information Modeling + Conceptual massing feature (Revit 2010) + “Families� Parametric Components


BIM Simply a better way of working.

Autodesk Revit Architecture is purpose-built for building information modeling


BIM


BIM Definitive Design

From conception to construction documentation, design projects within an intuitive environment.


Bidirectional Associativity

A change anywhere is a change everywhere.


Schedules

Spend more time designing.


Detailing

‌ extensive detail library and detailing tools provided within Autodesk Revit Architecture‌


Material Take-Off

Ideal for use on sustainable design projects and for precise verification of material quantities in cost estimates.


Sundt Construction: Water Reclamation

If we compare this project to a comparable project using traditional 2D methods, we see a huge difference—84 percent fewer requests for information and more than 6,000 hours saved on concrete rework alone‌On the Butler Water Reclamation Facility, there were no notable change orders.


Parametric Components

From conception to construction documentation, design projects within an intuitive environment.


Conceptual Massing Feature

Provides flexibility early in the design process for users to express ideas and create parametric massing families that can be integrated into building information modeling (BIM).


Starting by Reference points. You place reference points to design and plot lines, splines, and forms. In the opposite example, 5 reference points have been placed to define the path of a spline.

Conceptual Massing Feature


Conceptual Massing Feature Plotting Lines from Reference Points. There are several methods to create splines that use driving reference points depending on the user’s requirements.


Conceptual Massing Feature Rehosting reference points. Once we talk about rehosting then it has to be either a hosted point or a driving point.


Conceptual Massing Feature Rationalizing surfaces. You can divide a range of surfaces (planar, ruled surfaces, revolved surfaces, and double-curved surfaces) to rationalize the surface into parametric buildable components.


Conceptual Massing Feature Dividing a surface. Adjust the spacing of the divided surface on the Options Bar. If finer adjustments need to be made, open the Face Manager to adjust rotation and grid positioning.


Conceptual Massing Feature Modifying UV grids with face manager. The tool is used for modifying spaces between grids, rotating,‌, etc.


Conceptual Massing Feature Patterning Surfaces. After a surface is divided, it can be patterned. Still part of the conceptual design phase of the project, this phase enables quick preview and editing of patterned surfaces.

Divided Surface

Applied Octagon Pattern


Conceptual Massing Feature Pattern Component Families. You can create flexible parametric components. These parametric components can be loaded into a conceptual mass family and applied to divided and patterned surfaces to populate buildable architectural components across a large variety of geometric surfaces. When building a parametric component based on the Curtain Panel by Pattern template, you can apply the form-making tools to create variety of shapes.


Compatibility

Revit aims to be an all-inclusive software, yet remain non-exclusive.


Compatibility • CAD formats: ADSK, DGN, DWF™, DWG™, DXF™, IFC, SAT, and SKP • Image formats: BMP, PNG, JPG, AVI, PAN, IVR, TGA, and TIF

• Other formats: ODBC, HTML, TXT, MDB, XLS, FBX, and gbXML Third-party plug-ins are available for energy analysis and specification writing using Revit's export-to-ODBC functionality


Competitors & Reviews

The virtue is not in the user but in the program.

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=14470&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=40


Competitors BIM enabled software

ArchiCad-Graphisoft Vectorworks- Nemetschek Microstation-Bentley


Reviews

Revit is truly bidirectional in that any change to any object or any document view, including views on sheets ready to plot, is expressed in all documents and views. The program is very intuitive and has an easy initial learning curve.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BLL/is_1_22/ai_n11836215/pg_3/?tag=content;col1


Reviews

With only 3-4 month's experience, using REVIT, I felt I could do things that "Gurus" ArchiCAD users (with eight years experience or more) couldn't do.

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=14470&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=40


Pros + Excellent tool for companies(schedules, merging etc)

+ Drawing possible in any view + New abilities to draw more organic forms + Includes Accurender but is compatible with other 3D rendering software


Cons

-Confusing User interface (with 2010 version) -Questionable suitability for the young Designer -Complicated command sequences -Knowledge of terms essential


http://www.augi.com/revit/default.asp http://bimboom.blogspot.com/search/label/Revit%202010 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revit

http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/revit_architecture_2010_brochure.p df http://www.cadinfo.net/reviews/revit.htm http://archicadtalk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=14470&postdays=0&po storder=asc&&start=40 http://www.simplylinks.co.za/article407_simplicitywithautodeskrevitarchite cture.htm http://www.bimmanager.com/

http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/software-services-applicationscomputer/6586319-1.html http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=139625 47&linkID=8397642

References


Revit 2010