Revit is a piece of software for building information modelling (BIM). It includes features for architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), structural engineering and other construction-related professionals. Building owners and facility managers may also use Revit to support their use of BIM to analyse spatial information, track inventories, perform cost analysis and so on.
In 2020, some Revit users confronted Autodesk over interoperability concerns, lack of development and other business-related issues. Autodesk acknowledged its neglect of the 20-year-old tool, including statements about the future of Revit and the admission that a complete redevelopment of Revit was unlikely.
On 19 September 2020, AEC Magazine published an article, The Future of Revit, written by Martyn Day. In the article, Day stated, “There is no Revit 2.0, and the future appears to be some kind of slow absorption into a cloud-based construction system with new thick client applications eventually replacing the single monolithic Revit application.”
- Building information modelling.
- Computer aided design CAD.
- File formats for BIM.
- Free Revit families.
- How should Facility managers use Revit BIM?
- MEP Coordination.
- NBS National BIM Report 2016.
- Revit families.
- The future of construction - BIM.
- What does BIM have in store for the construction industry?
- Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, The future of Revit, 19 September 2020.