REVIT: The latest innovation in BIM…taking programming to the next level
Building Information Model is one of the greatest innovations in the architectural industry in the 21st century. It has become an integral part of all the architectural design projects. It supports the entire process from visualisation to construction. The BIM model helps in enabling quicker, stronger and smarter designs, which is economically beneficial. It also has a lower impact on the environment. It enables the team to connect with each other and the clients in a more effective way.
Revit is a BIM tool designed for architects, designers, structural engineers, contractors and MEP engineers. It has modified the architectural design, drafting and modeling process, which has further helped in enhancing the workflow. Revit allows complex building structures to be designed explicitly and documented in a short span of time by leveraging dynamic information in intelligent models. Each model that is built with Revit software is a representation of one entire project, which is stored in a single database file. So when changes and modifications are made in one part of the model it is automatically transmitted to the other parts. For example, when using Revit, while the architects and designers are operating in one view like a floor plan, alternative views are automatically being generated similarly, like an elevation. Thus, Revit is considered to be the best tool for modeling, generating cost schedules, collaboration and change management.
There are a whole lot of reasons why Revit is being globally accepted in the architectural industry. Here are a few advantages of Revit that will give you an insight to the growing acceptance of this powerful design tool.
Reusable customized parametric objects saves time
Revit architecture comes with an entire set of parametric design components that can be customized. These parametric building objects can be reused in different projects and it also allows changes to the existing components. When the architects start a new project they can use this vast collection of stored design components as references.
Error-free, high quality construction documentation
This BIM software allows the detection of errors and clashes in the building project at a very early stage. This enables the architects and designers to resolve these issues very early in the building process. This plays a huge role in developing error free and high quality construction documentation that equals big savings on time and money.
Repetition in Revit is out of question
Revit allows the team to make quick changes to the designs. This leaves no room for repetitive tasks. The designing and drafting with Revit architecture becomes very quick and precise. In an intelligent model, the building elements are interconnected. The modifications are made quite frequently for the building structures and floor plans. When these changes are made to the model, Revit allows automatic propagation of every other element connected hence modifying the whole model. Hence, a change in one view is a simultaneous change in all views.
High accuracy in material quantity and cost
Revit software enables the automatic generation of bill of quantities. It helps in producing accurate material quantity required for a particular project more efficiently without putting in a lot of effort. This accurate data helps the team and the clients to understand if the project cost in accordance to the budget allotted.
Flexible, dynamic and highly coordinated
Since Revit enables the project data to be stored in a single file, it allows multiple users to work on the same file and merge the modifications with every save. All the modifications made by the team on separate computers are coordinated across the entire project. Revit enables unification of design, drafting, construction and facility management operations in a single environment avoiding any conflicts and risks. This facilitates in improving the overall coordination by allowing the team members to be aware of their responsibilities.
Revit looks great in front of the clients
The Revit software allows the architectures and designers to draw a rough layout of any part of the model, such as the floor plan. It also assists them to make any kind of changes or modifications to the standard set of building designs. Architects get to try different design plans and ideas that help them to make design decisions at a primary stage. This benefits the clients as they get a quick preview of their future homes. They get to see the model, recommend changes, that in turn help the designers to resolve issues and make decisions. This way the clients feel more involved and invested in their projects.
A large number of architectural companies are migrating and adopting Revit. Let’s discover together how the use of Revit can add flexibility, quality and great coordination to your future projects. Contact us to make a change today.