Saturday, February 6, 2010

Revit- BIM Booms - Introduction to the power of Revit

INTRODUCTION TO Autodesk Revit Architecture

Welcome to the realm of Autodesk Revit Architecture, a powerful building modeler that has changed the outlook of the building industry about computer aided designs. Autodesk Revit Architecture is a design and documentation platform that enables you to use a single, integrated building information model to conceptualize, design, and finally document a project. Its integrated parametric modeling technology is used to create the information model of a project, collect and coordinate information across all its representations. In Autodesk Revit Architecture, drawing sheets, 2D views, 3D views, and schedules are a direct representation of the same building information model. Using its parametric change engine, you can modify the design at any stage of a project. These changes are automatically made and represented in all views of a project, resulting in the development of better designs, along with an improved coordination. The use of Autodesk Revit Architecture provides a competitive advantage and a higher profitability to architects and building industry professionals.


The history of computer aided design and documentation dates back to the early 1980s when architects began using this technology for documenting their projects. Realizing its advantages, information sharing capabilities were developed, especially to share data with other consultants. This led to the development of object-based CAD systems in the early 1990s. Before the development of these systems, objects such as walls, doors, windows were stored as a non-graphical data with the assigned graphics. These systems arranged the information logically, but were unable to optimize its usage in a building project. Realizing the advantages of the solid modeling tools, the mechanical and manufacturing industry professionals began using the information modeling CAD technology. This technology enabled them to extract data based on the relationship between model elements.

In 1997, a group of mechanical CAD technologists began working on a new software for the building industry. The Building Information Modeling (BIM) provided an alternative approach to building design, construction and management. This approach, however, required a suitable technology to implement and reap its benefits. In such a situation the use of parametric technology with the Building Information Modeling approach was envisaged as an ideal combination. They developed a software that was suitable for creating building projects. This led to the development of a software later came to be known as Autodesk Revit Building, and has now been changed to Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Autodesk Revit Architecture is a building design and documentation platform, in which a digital building model is created using the parametric elements such as walls, doors, windows, and so on. All building elements have inherent relationship with one another, which can be tracked, managed, and maintained by the computer.
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