The Autodesk Revit structure is a standalone building information modelling (BIM) Windows software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors developed by Autodesk to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model’s database.
Autodesk Revit structure is a 4D building information modelling capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building’s lifecycle, from concept to construction and later maintenance and/or demolition.
Autodesk Revit structure work environment allows users to manipulate whole buildings or assemblies (in the project environment) or individual 3D shapes (in the family editor environment). Modelling tools can be used with pre-made solid objects or imported geometric models.
When a user makes a building, model, or any other kind of object in Autodesk Revit structure, they may use Revit’s rendering engine to make a more realistic image of what is otherwise a very diagrammatic model. This is accomplished by either using the pre-made model, wall, floor, etc.
Autodesk Revit Structure Full Features Platform Designing
Parametric components: An open, graphical system for design and form-making, and the basis for all building components designed in Revit.
Worksharing: Contributors from multiple disciplines can share and save their work to the same centrally shared file.
Schedules: Create a tabular display of model information extracted from the properties of the elements in a project.
Interoperability and IFC: Revit imports, exports, and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC4.
Add-ins: Extend Revit functionality with API access, add-ins, and an expanded content library on the Autodesk App Store.
Annotation: Communicate designs more effectively with WYSIWYG editing, and features that let you control text appearance.
Dynamo for Revit: Expand and optimize BIM workflows with an open-source graphical programming interface that installs with Revit.
Faster software performance: Autodesk Revit structure optimizes hardware usage and performs processes in the background.
Analysis with Insight: Optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
Conceptual design tools: Sketch and create free-form models and create massing studies.
3D design visualization: Explore, validate, and communicate designs. Render more quickly and accurately with Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine.
Cloud rendering: Produce photorealistic visualizations without tying up your desktop or using special rendering hardware.
Point cloud tools: Connect laser scans directly to the BIM process to author an as-built model.
FormIt Converter: Share data for conceptual designs that were created in FormIt with Revit to continue to develop designs with BIM.
Architectural modelling: Add architectural elements to the building model, including walls, doors, windows, and components.
Structural engineering and fabrication
Physical and analytical model: Create a physical model for coördination and documentation, and an associated analytical model for structural analysis.
Structural Analysis for Revit: Perform cloud-based static and gravity analysis while you work in Revit or run the parallel analysis. Explore and visualize results within Revit.
Reinforcement detailing: Create 3D reinforcement designs. Produce reinforcement shop drawing documentation with rebar schedules.
Structural steel modelling: Model connections with a higher level of detail using a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit.
Structural documentation: Create an accurate and detailed structural documentation of multi-material designs.
Bidirectional linking with analysis: Integrate analysis results into the BIM process and work in an iterative design workflow.
Linking with structural fabrication: Interoperability between Revit and Advance Steel helps provide a seamless BIM workflow from steel design to fabrication.
Dynamo for structural engineering: Dynamo gives structural engineers tools to develop optimized structural systems using computational logic.
MEP engineering and fabrication
AWWA valves and pump content: Revit includes an expanded library of wastewater-system content based on the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards.
Insight integration: Insight lets you optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
Fabrication service conversion: Use the Design Fabrication tool to convert design-level model elements to construction level-of-detail elements.
Fabrication documentation: Document model layout more effectively. Autodesk Revit structure offers features that let you document, schedule, and tag fabrication elements.
HVAC design and documentation: Design complex duct and pipe systems to express intent, and model duct and pipe systems with mechanical design content.
Electrical design and documentation: Design, model, and document electrical systems. Keep track of electrical loads throughout the distribution system.
Plumbing design and documentation: Create sanitary plumbing systems with sloped piping and layout piping systems to design and document intent.
MEP fabrication detailing: Create fabrication-ready models in Revit. You can model and coördinate MEP LOD 400 components.
Construction modelling: Derive construction insight from design models. Split and manipulate wall layers and concrete pours, and prepare shop drawings for fabrication.
Construction coördination: Upload Revit models into BIM 360 Glue and sync with BIM 360 Layout. View and share point sets in the BIM 360 Glue web interface or the BIM 360 Layout iPad app.
Fabrication for structural engineering: Link to Advance Steel for steel detailing and fabrication to help accelerate design-to-steel construction.
Fabrication of MEP engineering: Convert design level-of-detail model elements to fabrication level-of-detail elements for detailed coördination, fabrication, and installation. Students can get free software for 3 years. Tools for architectural design, MEP, and structural engineering. Available for Windows 64-bit
Autodesk Revit Architecture is an important cornerstone of Autodesk’s global building information modelling software strategy to the point that it has become “must-have” CAD software technology for architectural practices, and is fast replacing traditional AutoCAD workflows.
Building information modelling (BIM) has gained support for over a decade and is now often a pre-requisite for any request for tender. Autodesk Revit Architecture empowers architectural practices of all sizes to take part in the building information modelling process whether they are working on a small local housing development or even a major construction project within collaborative framework agreements
The use of Autodesk Revit Architecture brings a host of tangible and intangible benefits to architectural practices allowing them to conceptualize creative ideas very early in the design process, conduct cost comparisons and quickly test potential building cost scenarios.
You can even create and re-use parametric building components and part families for increased productivity and even make changes in the model and have all views, plans and section automatically update saving days or even weeks of draughting time.
Autodesk Revit Architecture System Requirements (Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
– Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit: Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
– Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit: Enterprise, or Pro
CPU Type: Single or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
– Autodesk Revit software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.
Memory: 4 GB RAM
– Usually enough for a typical editing session for a single model up to about 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
– Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display: 1280 x 1024 with true colour
Video Adapter: Basic Graphics: Display adapter capable of 24-bit colour
– Advanced Graphics: DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3. A list of certified cards can be found on the Autodesk Certified Hardware page.
Disk Space: 5 GB free disk space
Media: Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key
Pointing Device: MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)
Connectivity: Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download. Read more
Autodesk Revit Architecture is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coördinated and consistent model-based approach.
It includes the functionality of all the Revit disciplines (architecture, MEP, and structure) in one unified interface. You can download the latest and older version of the software on the Autodesk knowledge network website