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Things that BIM and Revit can do together

Revit- A BIM software!

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Published: 21/05/2019

Hope that through my last article - Are Revit & BIM the same? I was able to clear the doubts about Revit & BIM’s relation.

This article intends to answer why Revit software aims to be a BIM software!

Now, let us now get the drift of Revit and its robust BIM features….

A multi-disciplinary solution: Revit supports Architectural, Structural and MEPF (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire-fighting) Modelling as well as their co-ordination.

Analysis: Revit helps you to perform energy analysis, solar study analysis, heating and cooling analysis over the model to get early insights of the model.

Bi-direction Associativity: In Revit, a change anywhere is change everywhere. Meaning, if a change is done in a plan view, it gets updated in each of the views evading the need to edit it manually in each view.


Revit supports worksharing of a single project i.e. Multiple project contributors can access centrally shared models which results in better co-ordination, which helps reduce clashes and re-work.

Detailing and Drafting:

Revit allows you to create detailed views providing clarity about the elements and the constituents it is made up of. This helps in documentation.

Documentation & BOQs:

Revit helps you to create a set of construction documentation based on the input/data each of element in the project holds and generate Schedules/BOQ’s which are tables used as a report in a construction documentation set.

High-end Visualization:

Revit helps you to apply materials from material library and use a large repository of Revit families to enhance your model to communicate design intent more effectively to project owners and team members by using models to create high-impact 3D visuals. If you require some unique materials or families to be used in the project, they can be downloaded. In case of the families, they can be downloaded from various sources or even be modelled to meet the project needs.


Revit imports, exports and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC, DWG and DGN. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open file format to facilitate interoperability of BIM models.

Parametric Components:

Revit comprises of Parametric components which enables you to create a project with parametric building elements like- Door, Window, Wall etc. which can be edited as the project demands.


Revit also allows you to model the elements phase wise with the help of Phase attribute to determine the phases of elements/work that you want to track for the project by assigning appropriate Phase (time periods) like Existing, Demolished, New Construction respectively to the elements.

Thus, Revit is capable of tracking the construction’s entire lifecycle from conceptualization upto demolition.



The complete 3D model (virtual building data) with its representations (floor plans, sections, 3D views, schedules, etc.) and the final drawing sheets (layouts) are all included in one Revit Project file(.rvt).

Aren’t all these features of Revit of great help to create BIM models and maintain high consistency throughout projects, thus, maximizing productivity and enabling faster project delivery.

 Revit is one of the best implementations of BIM available today and someone has stated it so correct that -“BIM is poised to be a major innovation in architecture industry in the 21st century, and Revit supplies oxygen to this wonderful innovation. There are number of reasons behind the increasing acceptance of Revit software in AEC industry.”- Anonymous.

Let me know if you need any further information on Revit or have any queries which you wish to discuss. I would be glad to help you answer them.

 Also, you may find the link below to view a brief .ppt showcasing Revit abilities.

 Salient Features of Revit!

-BIM will make it easy. 

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